I’d like to thank God, my family, and all my public advocates for their love, support and encouragement during this difficult time. While the past five months have been a nightmare, the prayers, visits, calls, letters and rallies have helped me stay positive.— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) April 24, 2018
As the Philadelphia 76ers are gearing up to clinch the playoffs against the Miami Heat, the team’s co-owner, Michael Rubin is getting ready to pick Meek Mill up from prison.
Rubin organized prison visits for Sixers’ players during Meek’s imprisonment and according to New York Times writer, Daniel Victor, If Rubin can Meek to the arena in time he will attend game 5 on Tuesday night and ring the ceremonial bell before the game starts.
Upon Mills release, his attorney, Joe Tacopina, was one of the many people that were thrilled to hear the 30-year-old was out. Per CBS News:
"We are thrilled that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has directed Judge Brinkley to immediately issue an order releasing Meek on bail. As we have said all along, Meek was unjustly convicted and should not have spent a single day in jail. We are also pleased that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has noted that Judge Brinkley may opt to remove herself from presiding over any further proceedings in Meek's case in the interests of justice. Meek is excited to be reunited with his family, and we, along with Meek, intend to continue to shine the light on a justice system in need of reform to prevent any other citizen from being put through what Meek has endured."
Kevin Hart, who is a Sixers fan and a good friend of Meek Mill, also shared his thoughts on the news saying that he think the rapper is innocent. Here's another quote from CBS News:
"The frustration for me is, why is he still there? I still don't understand why he's still in jail after so much has been pointed out. I think the good with the situation is that he now has a platform. And I think coming out, he will be able to use that platform to really shine a light on how corrupt this system is and hopefully also keep this younger generation from going through this. And also, a lot of people that are incarcerated now that are doing unnecessary time.When you know that you're innocent, it's tough to sit through something that you know that you didn't do."
Meek Mill was sentenced back in November of 2017 for violating his probation by failing a drug test.
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