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Judge ordered to grant Meek Mill bail

Judge ordered to grant Meek Mill bail

"He is representative of something far more than his stardom - he's a symbol of the abuse of this system".

According to new court docs, obtained by TMZ, Meek tried to get a higher court to spring him from prison, where Judge Genece Brinkley sentenced him to 2 to 4 years after a probation violation.

Judge Brinkley has been criticized in this case, with many activists claiming that the sentencing was too harsh. Mill was sentenced to two to four years in jail for a probation violation.

The Rev. Al Sharpton arrives to visit with Rapper Meek Mill at the state correctional institution in Chester Pa. Monday Nov. 27 2017. Mill was sentenced to serve two to four years in prison for violating probation in a nearly decade-old gun and drug

Mill's case led to outrage and sparked a national debate about race and the criminal justice system after a Common Pleas Court judge gave him a sentence of two to four years in prison for violating his probation in a 2008 drug-and-gun case. In August, he was arrested in New York City and charged with reckless endangerment after posting video on social media of him riding a dirt bike without a helmet.

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 almost decade-old gun and drug case. However, the higher courts also took issue with Judge Brinkley, telling her to deliver a verdict on Meek's bail hearing "without further delay". The rapper and his legal team have filed an appeal as well as a motion to have Judge Genece Brinkley removed from the case because they feel she has some sort of personal vendetta against Meek, especially because he rejected her offer to drop his management company, Roc Nation, and sign with her friend's.