Meek Mill Petition Launched
A new petition on Change.org has called been launched asking the governor of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, to review the recent sentencing of Meek Mill. The petition reads,
Meek Mill has been a powerful voice in the community for our youth. He has made positive contributions to many communities and programs, dedicating time and money to the cultivation of our youth and neighborhoods; even through his own adversities. He has continued to be dedicated and shown an immaculate work ethic, even at times when the system tried to prevent him from being able to tour, which is how he makes a living.
The petition adds,
The judicial system is adamant that defendants work in order to be productive citizens, but at times, made it difficult for him to be able to work. However, he still remained dedicated to making a difference not just in his city of Philadelphia, but worldwide. He has inspired not only his fans, but anyone who has come in contact with him, to keep moving forward regardless of their past, through his music, interviews, community service and energy. He has adhered to several rules and regulations as a part of his parole such as: reporting to and passing mandatory drug tests, community service, meeting with his parole officer, and reporting his whereabouts and obtaining permission prior to leaving the city.
This week, Meek was sentenced two to four years for violating his probation in a nearly decade-old gun and drug case. Critics of the sentencing believe that his sentencing was excessive. The rapper is now at the Pennsylvania State Correctional Institution at Graterford in Montgomery County.
Currently the petition has 151,859 signatures.