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Philadelphia 76ers, Drugs, and Meek Mill: Sixers Co-Owner Talks Supporting Meek Mill, Says The Judge ls "A Danger To Sodety'@balleralert Read More: www.balleralert.com Sixers Co-Owner Talks Supporting Meek Mill, Says The Judge Is “A Danger To Society” – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In the weeks since MeekMill was sentenced to 2-4 years in prison for violating probation, the rapper has received support from civil rights leaders, celebrities and high-level executives, including Philadelphia 76ers co-owner MichaelRubin. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Upon learning of the Philadelphia native’s probation violation hearing, Rubin believed Meek would receive light punishment. But, when the judge prohibited Meek from leaving the city, Rubin grew concerned about the case, Bleacher Report states. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “He was at too many games because he wasn’t allowed to leave the city,” Rubin said. “It didn’t make any sense to me. His job is to perform, and the judge wasn’t letting him perform. He was giving up millions of dollars.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to Bleacher Report, as he kept an eye on the case, he realized that everything that he heard about the judge had been true. From the harsh sentence for violating probation, which stems from decade-old drugs and gun charges to the outlandish demands of changes in Meek’s music career, “Everything I’d heard about this judge was accurate,” Rubin, who attended the hearing, said. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Had I not seen it in person, I probably would not have gotten to this point of feeling like I have to stand up for him because he’s being treated so unfairly, and he can’t do this on his own,” Rubin continued. “Meek is a diehard Sixers fan-they generally play his music for the intro. He’s a staple-someone the team .....to read the rest log on to BallerAlert.com (clickable link on profile)
Philadelphia 76ers, Drugs, and Meek Mill: Sixers Co-Owner Talks Supporting Meek
 Mill, Says The Judge ls "A Danger To
 Sodety'@balleralert
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Sixers Co-Owner Talks Supporting Meek Mill, Says The Judge Is “A Danger To Society” – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In the weeks since MeekMill was sentenced to 2-4 years in prison for violating probation, the rapper has received support from civil rights leaders, celebrities and high-level executives, including Philadelphia 76ers co-owner MichaelRubin. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Upon learning of the Philadelphia native’s probation violation hearing, Rubin believed Meek would receive light punishment. But, when the judge prohibited Meek from leaving the city, Rubin grew concerned about the case, Bleacher Report states. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “He was at too many games because he wasn’t allowed to leave the city,” Rubin said. “It didn’t make any sense to me. His job is to perform, and the judge wasn’t letting him perform. He was giving up millions of dollars.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to Bleacher Report, as he kept an eye on the case, he realized that everything that he heard about the judge had been true. From the harsh sentence for violating probation, which stems from decade-old drugs and gun charges to the outlandish demands of changes in Meek’s music career, “Everything I’d heard about this judge was accurate,” Rubin, who attended the hearing, said. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Had I not seen it in person, I probably would not have gotten to this point of feeling like I have to stand up for him because he’s being treated so unfairly, and he can’t do this on his own,” Rubin continued. “Meek is a diehard Sixers fan-they generally play his music for the intro. He’s a staple-someone the team .....to read the rest log on to BallerAlert.com (clickable link on profile)

Sixers Co-Owner Talks Supporting Meek Mill, Says The Judge Is “A Danger To Society” – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In the weeks sinc...

Children, Memes, and Money: Former Congresswoman Corrine Brown Steals Charity Money From Impoverished Kids; Sentenced to Five Years In Prison @balleralert Former Congresswoman Corrine Brown Steals Charity Money From Impoverished Kids; Sentenced to Five Years In Prison - Blogged by: @RaquelHarrisTV ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Former Congresswoman CorrineBrown has just been sentenced to serve five years in prison for using charity donations for underprivileged students for personal use. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It’s been months since a jury convicted Brown, but today (Dec. 4.) Brown was given her sentence by a federal judge. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Brown faced several allegations including fraud, lying on tax forms as well Congressional disclosures; which ended with Brown losing her seat. Amid the scandal, she also lost the primary election last year. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to the Associated Press, officials accused Brown of using $800,000 of impoverished children’s charity money for her own. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Brown started her political career in the 1980s as a legislature and joined the House of Representatives in 1993. Brown served 25 years before her conviction in May.
Children, Memes, and Money: Former Congresswoman Corrine Brown
 Steals Charity Money From Impoverished
 Kids; Sentenced to Five Years In Prison
 @balleralert
Former Congresswoman Corrine Brown Steals Charity Money From Impoverished Kids; Sentenced to Five Years In Prison - Blogged by: @RaquelHarrisTV ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Former Congresswoman CorrineBrown has just been sentenced to serve five years in prison for using charity donations for underprivileged students for personal use. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It’s been months since a jury convicted Brown, but today (Dec. 4.) Brown was given her sentence by a federal judge. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Brown faced several allegations including fraud, lying on tax forms as well Congressional disclosures; which ended with Brown losing her seat. Amid the scandal, she also lost the primary election last year. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to the Associated Press, officials accused Brown of using $800,000 of impoverished children’s charity money for her own. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Brown started her political career in the 1980s as a legislature and joined the House of Representatives in 1993. Brown served 25 years before her conviction in May.

Former Congresswoman Corrine Brown Steals Charity Money From Impoverished Kids; Sentenced to Five Years In Prison - Blogged by: @RaquelHarri...

Drake, Drugs, and Girls: Colorado Man Sentenced to 472 Years in Prison for Human Trafficking it Young Girls @balleralert Colorado Man Sentenced to 472 Years in Prison for Human Trafficking of Young Girls-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ A convicted child sex trafficker will spend life in prison after receiving the longest sentence for a human trafficking case in United States history. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 31-year-old Brock Franklin was sentenced to 472 years in prison for operating a prostitution ring that preyed on women, including younger girls. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Franklin was found guilty on 30 counts of human trafficking, sexual exploitation of a child, child prostitution, and kidnapping by an Arapahoe County jury. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Franklin was originally indicted by a grand jury in 2015. Prosecutors claimed that he used drugs and violence to force the young girls to partake in sexual behavior. He also forced the girls to have sex with him, while also selling their services on the internet. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “A 400 year sentence sends a strong message across the country that we’re not going to tolerate this kind of violence to women and vulnerable populations,” said Janet Drake of the Colorado Attorney General’s office. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The crimes took place in the Denver metro area in multiple hotels. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “I can’t begin to even explain what he did to my life,” Brehannah Leary, one of Franklin’s victims, said in court. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “Reading it today, and speaking and actually saying how I felt, and him having hearing and have to sit there and listen and listen to me, that brought me so much joy and that’s why I came today,” she said. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Franklin’s defense team originally requested that their client receive a minimum sentence of 96 years behind bars. However, the victims and prosecutors felt that punishment was not severe enough. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “He deserves every single minute in those walls,” Leary told FOX 31 News.
Drake, Drugs, and Girls: Colorado Man Sentenced to 472
 Years in Prison for Human
 Trafficking it Young Girls
 @balleralert
Colorado Man Sentenced to 472 Years in Prison for Human Trafficking of Young Girls-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ A convicted child sex trafficker will spend life in prison after receiving the longest sentence for a human trafficking case in United States history. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 31-year-old Brock Franklin was sentenced to 472 years in prison for operating a prostitution ring that preyed on women, including younger girls. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Franklin was found guilty on 30 counts of human trafficking, sexual exploitation of a child, child prostitution, and kidnapping by an Arapahoe County jury. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Franklin was originally indicted by a grand jury in 2015. Prosecutors claimed that he used drugs and violence to force the young girls to partake in sexual behavior. He also forced the girls to have sex with him, while also selling their services on the internet. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “A 400 year sentence sends a strong message across the country that we’re not going to tolerate this kind of violence to women and vulnerable populations,” said Janet Drake of the Colorado Attorney General’s office. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The crimes took place in the Denver metro area in multiple hotels. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “I can’t begin to even explain what he did to my life,” Brehannah Leary, one of Franklin’s victims, said in court. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “Reading it today, and speaking and actually saying how I felt, and him having hearing and have to sit there and listen and listen to me, that brought me so much joy and that’s why I came today,” she said. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Franklin’s defense team originally requested that their client receive a minimum sentence of 96 years behind bars. However, the victims and prosecutors felt that punishment was not severe enough. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ “He deserves every single minute in those walls,” Leary told FOX 31 News.

Colorado Man Sentenced to 472 Years in Prison for Human Trafficking of Young Girls-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ A convicted child s...

Memes, Supreme, and Supreme Court: New Report Finds That Black Men Receive Sentences Nearly 20 Percent Longer Than White Men For Similar Crimes @balleralert 25 19.5 19.1 20 15.2 15 11.2 10 5.5 5 -5 -10 Black Male vs. White Male New Report Finds That Black Men Receive Sentences Nearly 20 Percent Longer Than White Men For Similar Crimes - blogged by @baetoven_ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to a new report by the U.S. Sentencing Commission, Black men are given nearly 20 percent more prison time than White men for similar crimes. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The study examined sentences from 2011 to 2016, finding that Black men were given sentences that were 19.1 percent longer than ones that were “similarly situated” by White male offenders. The study also highlighted potential reasons for the findings like criminal histories but found that they were not factors. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The same disparity was around 11 percent for 1998 to 2003 and 5 percent for 2003 to 2005, but skyrocketed to 15 percent for 2005 to 2007 and is close to 20 percent in the present day, according to previous USSC reports. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And according to another USSC report from 2010, the gaps "have increased steadily" since the Supreme Court ruled to increase judges' discretion in sentencing in the 2005 case of United States v. Booker. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But Marc Mauer, director of the SentencingProject, told the HuffingtonPost that judges aren't the only factor. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "It’s not necessarily racist judges,” Mauer said. “But much of [the] disparity [is] likely due to decision-making by prosecutors.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ His organization also found that Black men are nearly six times as likely as White men to be jailed, according to ESSENCE.
Memes, Supreme, and Supreme Court: New Report Finds That Black Men Receive
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New Report Finds That Black Men Receive Sentences Nearly 20 Percent Longer Than White Men For Similar Crimes - blogged by @baetoven_ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to a new report by the U.S. Sentencing Commission, Black men are given nearly 20 percent more prison time than White men for similar crimes. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The study examined sentences from 2011 to 2016, finding that Black men were given sentences that were 19.1 percent longer than ones that were “similarly situated” by White male offenders. The study also highlighted potential reasons for the findings like criminal histories but found that they were not factors. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The same disparity was around 11 percent for 1998 to 2003 and 5 percent for 2003 to 2005, but skyrocketed to 15 percent for 2005 to 2007 and is close to 20 percent in the present day, according to previous USSC reports. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And according to another USSC report from 2010, the gaps "have increased steadily" since the Supreme Court ruled to increase judges' discretion in sentencing in the 2005 case of United States v. Booker. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But Marc Mauer, director of the SentencingProject, told the HuffingtonPost that judges aren't the only factor. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "It’s not necessarily racist judges,” Mauer said. “But much of [the] disparity [is] likely due to decision-making by prosecutors.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ His organization also found that Black men are nearly six times as likely as White men to be jailed, according to ESSENCE.

New Report Finds That Black Men Receive Sentences Nearly 20 Percent Longer Than White Men For Similar Crimes - blogged by @baetoven_ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀...

Doctor, Memes, and Queen: Mother Sentenced To Prison Over Son's Strep Throat Death After Failing To Bring Him To The Doctor @balleralert Mother Sentenced To Prison Over Son’s Strep Throat Death After Failing To Bring Him To The Doctor – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Last week, a Canadian mother was sentenced to prison time after attempting to treat her son’s strep throat with “holistic remedies.” Back in 2013, Tamara Lovett was found guilty in the “senseless death” of her 7-year-old son after refusing to get him proper medical care from an actual doctor. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to reports, Lovett’s son caught strep throat in March of 2013 and died 10 days later. Lovett believed her son was plagued with the common cold or flu, a sickness she thought she’d be able to kick with dandelion tea. However, more than a week later, Lovett’s son was pronounced dead at their home after suffering from strep throat, pneumonia, and meningitis. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “[Lovett’s] actions resulted in the senseless death of an innocent child who needed her protection,” Kristine Eidsvik, the Court of Queen’s Bench Justice said. “If your child is not getting better, you are legally and morally bound to take your child to an actual doctor for actual medical care.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Eidsvik continued, saying the boy died “an excruciating, unnecessary death” because he “was completely dependent on his mother for using common sense in treatment choices.” As a result, Lovett, who hoped others learned from her ignorance in her son’s death, was sentenced to three years in prison.
Doctor, Memes, and Queen: Mother Sentenced To Prison Over Son's Strep
 Throat Death After Failing To Bring Him To The
 Doctor
 @balleralert
Mother Sentenced To Prison Over Son’s Strep Throat Death After Failing To Bring Him To The Doctor – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Last week, a Canadian mother was sentenced to prison time after attempting to treat her son’s strep throat with “holistic remedies.” Back in 2013, Tamara Lovett was found guilty in the “senseless death” of her 7-year-old son after refusing to get him proper medical care from an actual doctor. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to reports, Lovett’s son caught strep throat in March of 2013 and died 10 days later. Lovett believed her son was plagued with the common cold or flu, a sickness she thought she’d be able to kick with dandelion tea. However, more than a week later, Lovett’s son was pronounced dead at their home after suffering from strep throat, pneumonia, and meningitis. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “[Lovett’s] actions resulted in the senseless death of an innocent child who needed her protection,” Kristine Eidsvik, the Court of Queen’s Bench Justice said. “If your child is not getting better, you are legally and morally bound to take your child to an actual doctor for actual medical care.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Eidsvik continued, saying the boy died “an excruciating, unnecessary death” because he “was completely dependent on his mother for using common sense in treatment choices.” As a result, Lovett, who hoped others learned from her ignorance in her son’s death, was sentenced to three years in prison.

Mother Sentenced To Prison Over Son’s Strep Throat Death After Failing To Bring Him To The Doctor – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Las...

Jay, Jay Z, and Meek Mill: JAY-Z Pens Report In Support Of Meek Mill: "Probation ls A Trap And We Must Fight For Meek And Everyone Else Unjustly Sent To Prison" @balleralert JAY-Z Pens Report In Support Of Meek Mill: "Probation Is A Trap And We Must Fight For Meek And Everyone Else Unjustly Sent To Prison" - blogged by @baetoven_ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In an opinion piece for the NewYorkTimes titled, “The Criminal Justice System Stalks Black People Like Meek Mill," JAYZ outlined flaws in the criminal justice system and continued his support of his Roc Nation artist in the wake of Meek’s recent prison sentence. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Jay-Z begins by arguing that "For about a decade, [Meek]'s been stalked by a system that considers the slightest infraction a justification for locking him back inside." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "What’s happening to MeekMill is just one example of how our criminal justice system entraps and harasses hundreds of thousands of black people every day," the "4:44" artist wrote. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "Probation is a trap and we must fight for Meek and everyone else unjustly sent to prison," he continued. "It’s time we highlight the random ways people trapped in the criminal justice system are punished every day. The system treats them as a danger to society, consistently monitors and follows them for any minor infraction — with the goal of putting them back in prison." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Jay-Z concluded the piece by directing readers to Color of Change, an organization that advocates for courts to treat people on parole or probation in Philadelphia more fairly. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The music mogul, who previously called Meek's sentence "unjust and heavy-handed" also stopped his show in Dallas last week to denounce Meek's two to four-year prison sentence.
Jay, Jay Z, and Meek Mill: JAY-Z Pens Report In Support Of
 Meek Mill: "Probation ls A Trap And
 We Must Fight For Meek And
 Everyone Else Unjustly Sent To
 Prison"
 @balleralert
JAY-Z Pens Report In Support Of Meek Mill: "Probation Is A Trap And We Must Fight For Meek And Everyone Else Unjustly Sent To Prison" - blogged by @baetoven_ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In an opinion piece for the NewYorkTimes titled, “The Criminal Justice System Stalks Black People Like Meek Mill," JAYZ outlined flaws in the criminal justice system and continued his support of his Roc Nation artist in the wake of Meek’s recent prison sentence. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Jay-Z begins by arguing that "For about a decade, [Meek]'s been stalked by a system that considers the slightest infraction a justification for locking him back inside." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "What’s happening to MeekMill is just one example of how our criminal justice system entraps and harasses hundreds of thousands of black people every day," the "4:44" artist wrote. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "Probation is a trap and we must fight for Meek and everyone else unjustly sent to prison," he continued. "It’s time we highlight the random ways people trapped in the criminal justice system are punished every day. The system treats them as a danger to society, consistently monitors and follows them for any minor infraction — with the goal of putting them back in prison." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Jay-Z concluded the piece by directing readers to Color of Change, an organization that advocates for courts to treat people on parole or probation in Philadelphia more fairly. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The music mogul, who previously called Meek's sentence "unjust and heavy-handed" also stopped his show in Dallas last week to denounce Meek's two to four-year prison sentence.

JAY-Z Pens Report In Support Of Meek Mill: "Probation Is A Trap And We Must Fight For Meek And Everyone Else Unjustly Sent To Prison" - blog...

Friends, Lawyer, and Meek Mill: Meek Mill's Lawyer Files Motion to Get Judge, Who Reportedly Asked For Shout out On A Song, Off His Case @balleralert Meek Mill’s Lawyer Files Motion to Get Judge, Who Reportedly Asked For Shout out On A Song, Off His Case – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Just days after MeekMill was sentenced to 2-4 years for violating probation, the rapper’s attorney called the judge’s intentions into question. Joe Tacopina accused the judge of handing down a heavy sentence because of her personal vendetta against the rapper, despite previous easy breaks. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The judge reportedly had a 10-year history with the rapper, stemming from his 2008 charges. Over the years, according to Tacopina, the judge had asked Meek to compromise his music career for her personal gain. He said the judge asked the rapper to change management and sign with one of her hometown friends. He also said she asked for a personal shout-out in a Boyz II Men song remake, but Meek refused. Now, Tacopina believes she is using her power to hurt him. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As a result, the lawyer is filing a motion for the judge to take herself off the case. According to TMZ, Tacopina will be filing a complaint with the judicial conduct board to report the judge’s alleged acts. In addition, TMZ reports that the rapper will also be applying to Pennsylvania’s Board of Pardons, however, that process usually takes at least three years to complete. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Meanwhile, a petition, orchestrated by Governor Tom Wolf, to have the “unjust prison sentenced remedied” has now reached over 300,000 signatures. However, TMZ reports it may not be much help.
Friends, Lawyer, and Meek Mill: Meek Mill's Lawyer Files Motion to Get Judge,
 Who Reportedly Asked For Shout out On A
 Song, Off His Case
 @balleralert
Meek Mill’s Lawyer Files Motion to Get Judge, Who Reportedly Asked For Shout out On A Song, Off His Case – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Just days after MeekMill was sentenced to 2-4 years for violating probation, the rapper’s attorney called the judge’s intentions into question. Joe Tacopina accused the judge of handing down a heavy sentence because of her personal vendetta against the rapper, despite previous easy breaks. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The judge reportedly had a 10-year history with the rapper, stemming from his 2008 charges. Over the years, according to Tacopina, the judge had asked Meek to compromise his music career for her personal gain. He said the judge asked the rapper to change management and sign with one of her hometown friends. He also said she asked for a personal shout-out in a Boyz II Men song remake, but Meek refused. Now, Tacopina believes she is using her power to hurt him. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As a result, the lawyer is filing a motion for the judge to take herself off the case. According to TMZ, Tacopina will be filing a complaint with the judicial conduct board to report the judge’s alleged acts. In addition, TMZ reports that the rapper will also be applying to Pennsylvania’s Board of Pardons, however, that process usually takes at least three years to complete. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Meanwhile, a petition, orchestrated by Governor Tom Wolf, to have the “unjust prison sentenced remedied” has now reached over 300,000 signatures. However, TMZ reports it may not be much help.

Meek Mill’s Lawyer Files Motion to Get Judge, Who Reportedly Asked For Shout out On A Song, Off His Case – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀...

Basketball, Family, and Friday: Lavar Ball's Son, LiAngelo, Released on Bail After Shoplifting Arrest in China; Could Face 3-10 Years in Prison, If Convicted @balleralert Lavar Ball’s Son, LiAngelo, Released on Bail After Shoplifting Arrest in China; Could Face 3-10 Years in Prison, If Convicted – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On Tuesday, LavarBall’s middle son, LiAngeloBall was arrested in mainland China on suspicion of shoplifting. Under standard practices, according to Yahoo, Ball, along with the three other UCLA basketball players, could face between three and 10 years in prison, if convicted. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Officials say the three players, including freshmen Cody Riley and Jalen Hill, were caught stealing sunglasses from a Louis Vuitton store near the team’s hotel in Hangzhou. The team had been staying at the Hyatt Regency in preparation for their game against Georgia Tech in Shanghai later this week. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ After officials questioned players from both teams, Ball, Riley, and Hill were taken into custody. Hours later, the three were released on bail and ordered to remain in their hotel until the legal battle was resolved. As a result, they will not suit up on Friday against Georgia Tech. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “We are aware of a situation involving UCLA student-athletes in Hangzhou, China,” UCLA said in a statement. “The University is cooperating fully with local authorities on this matter, and we have no further comment at this time.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ball’s father spoke to reporters as well, revealing that his son will be fine when the legal issues are settled. But, as for details on the case, he was advised to remain mum. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Everybody making it a big deal. It isn’t that big of a deal,” he said. In a later released statement, he added, “It is a very unfortunate situation that the Ball family and UCLA has to deal with at this particular time. We will comment shortly.”
Basketball, Family, and Friday: Lavar Ball's Son, LiAngelo, Released on Bail
 After Shoplifting Arrest in China; Could Face
 3-10 Years in Prison, If Convicted
 @balleralert
Lavar Ball’s Son, LiAngelo, Released on Bail After Shoplifting Arrest in China; Could Face 3-10 Years in Prison, If Convicted – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On Tuesday, LavarBall’s middle son, LiAngeloBall was arrested in mainland China on suspicion of shoplifting. Under standard practices, according to Yahoo, Ball, along with the three other UCLA basketball players, could face between three and 10 years in prison, if convicted. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Officials say the three players, including freshmen Cody Riley and Jalen Hill, were caught stealing sunglasses from a Louis Vuitton store near the team’s hotel in Hangzhou. The team had been staying at the Hyatt Regency in preparation for their game against Georgia Tech in Shanghai later this week. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ After officials questioned players from both teams, Ball, Riley, and Hill were taken into custody. Hours later, the three were released on bail and ordered to remain in their hotel until the legal battle was resolved. As a result, they will not suit up on Friday against Georgia Tech. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “We are aware of a situation involving UCLA student-athletes in Hangzhou, China,” UCLA said in a statement. “The University is cooperating fully with local authorities on this matter, and we have no further comment at this time.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ball’s father spoke to reporters as well, revealing that his son will be fine when the legal issues are settled. But, as for details on the case, he was advised to remain mum. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Everybody making it a big deal. It isn’t that big of a deal,” he said. In a later released statement, he added, “It is a very unfortunate situation that the Ball family and UCLA has to deal with at this particular time. We will comment shortly.”

Lavar Ball’s Son, LiAngelo, Released on Bail After Shoplifting Arrest in China; Could Face 3-10 Years in Prison, If Convicted – blogged by @...