Dallasblack.com: Colin Kaepernick Calls Out The ‘Radicalized Injustice’ Surrounding Meek Mill After Harsh Prison Sentence

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017 11:21 AM

Colin Kaepernick Calls Out The ‘Radicalized Injustice’ Surrounding Meek Mill After Harsh Prison Sentence

By: Monya Fleming

Colin Kaepernick Calls Out The ‘Radicalized Injustice’ Surrounding Meek Mill After Harsh Prison Sentence
Colin Kaepernick has come forward to show his support of Meek Mill, who was recently handed down a very harsh sentence of two to four years in prison over a probation violation. Kaepernick shared an Instagram post that criticized the criminal justice system, stating that the rapper was not treated fairly.

Meek is currently behind bars after a judge sentenced him to 2-4 years in prison for a parole violation. The sentence came after two arrests, but the charges were later dropped.

Most people feel Meek's sentence was overkill and have taken to social media to blast the ruling. Mill is now finding support in Kaepernick, who is known for protesting police brutality at football games. 


Kaepernick wrote on Instagram, "Disproportionately America's prisons are filled with Black bodies."
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"This criminal (in)justice system, ripe with racial discrimination, stigmatizes, profiles, and targets young Black men for arrest at a young age, having its roots in their hyper-policed neighborhoods that they are raised in, and sadly extending into what should be a safe space—the classroom, via the school to prison pipeline. Meek Mill is a victim of this systemic oppression."

Kaepernick also pointed out that the legal system appears to favor white people, citing the case of Brock Turner. He is the former Stanford swimmer that was found guilty of rape, but served just three months behind bars. 

Kaepernick continued, "There needs to be action surrounding sentencing reform, but there needs to also be action taken around abolishing the racialized norms of injustice that can lead to Meek Mill serving 2-4 years in prison for non-violent parole violations, and Brock Turner only serving 3 months in prison for three felony counts of sexual assault."

Roughly 2.2 million people are incarcerated in the United States, an increase of 1.9 million since 1972. America professes to be the land of the free, yet it has the world’s largest prison population – with one-quarter of the globes prisoners, and just 5% of the total population. Disproportionately America’s prisons are filled with Black bodies. This criminal (in)justice system, ripe with racial discrimination, stigmatizes, profiles, and targets young Black men for arrest at a young age, having its roots in their hyper-policed neighborhoods that they are raised in, and sadly extending into what should be a safe space—the classroom, via the school to prison pipeline. Meek Mill is a victim of this systemic oppression. Yes, there needs to be action surrounding sentencing reform, but there needs to also be action taken around abolishing the racialized norms of injustice that can lead to Meek Mill serving 2-4 years in prison for non-violent parole violations, and Brock Turner only serving 3 months in prison for three felony counts of sexual assault. 📸: @karlfergusonjr

Many other famous faces have come forward to speak out on Meek's sentencing. Rapper Rick Ross, basketball legend Julius Erving and several players from the Philadelphia Eagles showed up for a Free Meek rally in Philadelphia.


Ross stated at the rally, "I'm here to support my brother Meek Mill. I want y'all to understand that if it take Meek Mill to draw this attention, we gonna use Meek Mill to draw this attention that is gonna speak for so many others."

Jay Z also previously spoke out on Mill's sentence, calling the judge's ruling "unjust and heavy-handed."

Demonstrators flooded the street outside of Philadelphia’s Criminal Justice Center on Monday evening. The group want Judge Genece Brinkley to recuse herself after handing down Meek's sentence.


It was revealed today that Judge Brinkley is being investigated by the FBI. Page Six reported, "The feds have an interest in the judge and [her] potential relationships. This is an investigation looking into a possible extortionate demand. Undercover agents have been in the courtroom monitoring the Meek proceedings since April 2016."



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