The Supreme Court Of Pennsylvania has overruled Judge Genece Brinkley and Meek Mill will be a free man within the hour.
The court ruled Meek will be able to post bail while he appeals his probation violation conviction on the grounds that the police officer who first arrested him over a decade ago was on a list of dirty cops compiled by the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office. The DA's office had said they approved of Meek getting bail, but Brinkley shot him down.
Meek's legal team has argued that Brinkley has a grudge against Meek.
Meek reacted to this latest development.
"I’d like to thank God, my family, my friends, my attorneys, my team at Roc Nation including JAY-Z, Desiree Perez, my good friend Michael Rubin, my fans, The Pennsylvania Supreme Court and all my public advocates for their love, support and encouragement during this difficult time," Meek said in statement.
"While the past five months have been a nightmare, the prayers, visits, calls, letters and rallies have helped me stay positive. To the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office, I’m grateful for your commitment to justice – not only for my case, but for others that have been wrongfully jailed due to police misconduct. Although I’m blessed to have the resources to fight this unjust situation, I understand that many people of color across the country don’t have that luxury and I plan to use my platform to shine a light on those issues. In the meantime, I plan to work closely with my legal team to overturn this unwarranted conviction and look forward to reuniting with my family and resuming my music career."
They're going to go crazy at the Wells Fargo Center if Meek Mill makes tonight's Sixers-Miami Heat Game Five.
Update: It looks like Meek will be at the game because Sixers owner Michael Rubin is picking him up from prison.