Philadelphia District Attorney Says Meek Mill Conviction Should Be Tossed

Philadelphia District Attorney Says Meek Mill Conviction Should Be Tossed

Prosecutors in Meek Mill's case want his original drug conviction to be vacated, which would mean immediate freedom for the rapper - but, once again, the judge is refusing to bend.

Meek Mill's lawyer has said that they will appeal to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. The officer is among the police officers the prosecutor's office has sought to keep off the stand in cases across the city because of credibility questions.

"Now, the fact that he's not out on bail is even more egregious and more outrageous, because the District Attorney's Office just agreed that this conviction should be overturned", said Tacopina.

Since the sentencing, the rapper has received support from fans and high-profile figures, including New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin and Mayor Jim Kenney. A group of supporters are rallying outside of the courthouse and celebrated the announcement from the district attorney. "He picks me up from school".

But the judge in the case, Genece Brinkley, refused to toss the charges and instead scheduled another hearing for June 18.

Mill, 30, tweeted a quote from attorney Angelo Pinto shorty after Monday's announcement.

She added that "none of the allegations by (the) defendant constitute evidence that this court is unable to act impartially and without personal bias or prejudice with respect to this matter".

For whatever reason, Judge Brinkley's standing her ground.

Related Articles

  • HC dismisses plea against order stalling West Bengal panchayat elections

    HC dismisses plea against order stalling West Bengal panchayat elections

    State Congress president Adhir Chowdhury, who participated in the protest, said the votes will be a farce without central forces. The state panchayat polls are scheduled to be held on May 1, 3 and 5.

    Newell Brands Inc. (NWL) receives consensus rating of 2.70

    Richard Bernstein Advsr Ltd accumulated 150 shares. 11,968 were accumulated by Profund Advisors Ltd Limited Liability Company. Newell Rubbermaid Inc ( NWL ) has ended the week in the red, yielding negative results for the shares at they ticked -0.27%.
    TV presenter Ant McPartlin learns fate

    TV presenter Ant McPartlin learns fate

    Ant's driving ban could be reduced to 15 months, provided he completes a referral programme by the middle of May next year. When he was breathalysed by police he was found to have 75mcg of alcohol per 100ml of breath - the legal limit is 35 mcg.
  • Cosby trial: Constand set to return to stand

    Cosby trial: Constand set to return to stand

    Cosby's first trial ended in June when a jury deadlocked on all charges after more than 50 hours of deliberations. Bill Cosby is accused of drugging and sexually molesting Andrea Constand in his Cheltenham Township home in 2004.
    Top 14 side Clermont respond to Paddy Jackson rumours

    Top 14 side Clermont respond to Paddy Jackson rumours

    Ulster Rugby fans are considering five options as a response to the sackings of Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding over the weekend. Both Jackson and Olding have expressed regret and admitted their behaviour fell short of what was expected of them.
    Trump's personal lawyer names mystery client in court: Sean Hannity

    Trump's personal lawyer names mystery client in court: Sean Hannity

    A judge on Friday ordered that Mr Cohen be present at Monday's hearing so that he could answer questions about his clients. Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for Stormy Daniels , who is suing Cohen in a separate case, also came to court.
  • $2.01 Earnings Per Share Expected for Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B) This Quarter

    Berkshire Hathaway Inc . now has a PEG ratio of 3.30.Most importantly investors want to know where the stock is headed from here. YTD calculations are commonly used by investors and analysts in the assessment of portfolio performance due to their simplicity.
    Technical Snapshots for Investors - Micron Technology (NASDAQ: MU)

    Technical Snapshots for Investors - Micron Technology (NASDAQ: MU)

    On Wednesday, February 14 Mondry Lawrence N sold $2.17 million worth of Micron Technology, Inc . ( NASDAQ : MU ) for 2,281 shares. In Play Stocks are volatile enough to produce good risk and reward trading opportunities for both bull and bear traders intraday.
    Study Finds Thousands of Android Apps Tracking Children

    Study Finds Thousands of Android Apps Tracking Children

    All told, 40 percent of apps included in the research had passed on info without taking "reasonable" security measures. A whopping 92 percent of Facebook-linked apps failed to hinder use by children under the age of 13.
  • Jefferies Group Analysts Give Pfizer (PFE) a $38.00 Price Target

    The biopharmaceutical company reported $0.62 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.56 by $0.06. Bernstein set a $43.00 price objective on Pfizer and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 30th.

    Stocks with Performance Valuation Turns Game Changers: Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY)

    Mycio Wealth Ltd Llc accumulated 6,338 shares or 0.05% of the stock. (NYSE: OXY ) traded down 0.168% on Friday, reaching $62.395. Timber Hill Limited Liability Company owns 0.37% invested in Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: OXY ) for 78,371 shs.
    Australia Facing 'Worsening Epidemic' Of Flesh-Eating Ulcer

    Australia Facing 'Worsening Epidemic' Of Flesh-Eating Ulcer

    It was unclear why the ulcer, typically found in tropical areas, had emerged in the temperate climate of Victoria, he said. There have been no reported cases in New South Wales, South Australia or Tasmania; the three states closest to Victoria.