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14 November 2017

Colin Kaepernick Shows Support for Meek Mill, Says Legal System Requires ‘Swift Overhaul’

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“Sadly there are Black folks going through the same radicalized injustice(s) within the justice system that Meek Mill has experienced for over a decade EVERY SINGLE DAY.”

After being lauded for his newest cover on GQ where he was named Citizen of the Year, Colin Kaepernick continues to fight against the injustices plaguing African Americans in the United States. On Monday (Nov. 13), the quarterback posted a picture of Meek Mill on Twitter, voicing his support for the embattled rapper, who is currently serving time in prison for violating his probation.

“Sadly there are Black folks going through the same radicalized injustice(s) within the justice system that Meek Mill has experienced for over a decade EVERY SINGLE DAY,” says Kaepernick. “This requires more than just gradual reform in laws—It requires a swift overhaul.”

Last week, Meek was sentenced two to four years after Common Pleas Judge Genece Brinkley found him guilty of violating his probation from a 2008 gun and drugs case. That decision sparked outrage in the hip-hop community, as notable figures such as JAY-Z, T.I. and more chimed in on the matter.

“The sentence handed down by the Judge – against the recommendation of the Assistant District Attorney and Probation Officer – is unjust and heavy-handed,” JAY-Z wrote as a Facebook post last week. “We will always stand by and support Meek Mill, both as he attempts to right this wrongful sentence and then in returning to his musical career.”

Meek’s attorney, Joe Tacopina, confirmed to Billboard that he’s filing a motion to remove Judge Brinkley from his client’s case, claiming that she has a personal vendetta against him. See Kaepernick’s below.

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