A judge sentenced Meek Mill to 2-4 years in jail for violating probation. While some sort of punishment may seem fair, the jail sentence seems to be too much. Well Philly fans definitely came out to support and protest for Meek and the injustice. They want want Meek to be free. But some of those supporters also included his label mate, Rick Ross, Freeway, and others. Even Colin Kaepernick jumped on Instagram to say that the system is broken in Meek's case. Colin said Meek is the victim of radicalized injustice. Check out his post.
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