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Meek Mill released from prison on bail following #FreeMeekMill movement

Meek Mill released from prison on bail following #FreeMeekMill movement

Rapper Meek Mill won freedom from prison on Tuesday after an unusually harsh sentence triggered protests that pointed to racial biases in U.S. probation laws.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ordered an immediate release for Williams directing judge Genece Brinkely to release him on unsecured bail.

Prosecutors say they believe Mill should get a new trial because of questions raised about the credibility of the officer in his 2007 arrest.

Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin sits down with CBS3 to discuss Meek Mill's release from prison.

One major goal: to have Mill ring the bell at Tuesday night's Sixers game. Philadelphia beat the Heat to advance to the Eastern Conference semi-final. The 76ers won a mere 10 games just two seasons ago.

Mill also acknowledged that he isn't running from his case and there's more that needs to be done.

"I don't think the Pennsylvania Supreme Court is going to be fully-swayed by any publicity or celebrities or the public speaking out". I ain't feel free since I caught this case at the age of 19. "If Meek's legal team present a strong enough case and evidence at the hearing that the cop was corrupted, then she will overturn Meek's conviction", Peruto added.

Mill immediately turned to Instagram to thank the multitude of supporters, fans, family members, members of the judicial system - and even the district attorney's office - for helping him obtain his freedom.




He said he would focus his attention on getting his convictions overturned, and that he looks forward to resuming his music career.

Meek Mill is signed to Jay-Z's Roc Nation management group. "While the past five months have been a nightmare, the prayers, visits, calls, letters and rallies have helped me stay positive", Mill wrote.

"To the Philly District Attorney's office, I'm grateful for your commitment to justice". "I understand that many people of color across the country don't have that luxury and I plan to use my platform to shine a light on those issues".

The Philadelphia Eagles historic Super Bowl run was due in part to Meek Mill's imprisonment.

TMZ reports that Brinkley has refused to recuse herself from the case, as she claims she has been fair to Mill and will continue to do so. The sentence came against the recommendation of the prosecutor who said Meek Mill had matured since his original crime.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Rapper Meek Mill said Wednesday that now that he's out of prison, a lot of people facing similar battles with the criminal justice system are depending on him.

His original sentencing, which took place on November 6, sparked large protests and drew hundreds of demonstrators, including a number of celebrities and athletes, to the streets of Philadelphia to demand justice for the rapper.

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