Judge to Keep Meek Mill in Prison Despite Outcry

The Associated Press
By The Associated Press
December 4, 2017US News
Judge to Keep Meek Mill in Prison Despite Outcry
In this Nov. 6, 2017 file photo rapper Meek Mill arrives at the criminal justice center in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

PHILADELPHIA—A Philadelphia judge says Meek Mill will stay in prison because he’s a “danger to the community.”

Common Pleas Judge Genece Brinkley on Friday denied a request to allow the 30-year-old rapper to be bailed out of a Pennsylvania prison.

Mill’s attorney says they plan to appeal her ruling, saying it continues a “long pattern of unfair treatment.”

The judge’s decision comes after the state Superior Court last week told her to act “without further delay” on a 2-week-old request to free the rapper.

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This November 2017 photo provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections shows rapper Meek Mill, whose real name is Robert Williams, sentenced to serve two to four years in prison for violating probation in a nearly decade-old gun and drug case. (Pennsylvania Department of Corrections via AP)

Mill was sentenced last month to two to four years for violating probation on a roughly decade-old gun and drug case.

Mill’s probation officer and a prosecutor had recommended he not be jailed.

His imprisonment has sparked backlash in opinion pieces, rallies, billboards and bus ads.

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People walk past a placard posted on a newsstand with a message of support for imprisoned rapper Meek Mill, in Philadelphia, on Dec. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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