In a rare interview, Meek Mill spoke to Page Six about his current incarceration stemming from being found guilty of violating probation. “I am a political prisoner," he told the tabloid in a phone interview from the State Correctional Institution in Chester, Pennsylvania. "Yes, I’m frustrated there’s no way in a million years I could get a fair trial in front of this judge...Yeah, I am angry, but I am a prisoner of politics—me being in this situation, has brought light to the people who are serving time because of other corrupt cops."
Back in 2008, a cop said Meek sold cocaine to an informant and pointed a gun at the police. Meek was later convicted on gun and drug charges and sentenced to 23 months in jail and probation that's been continually extended. Last August, he was arrested for "reckless endangerment" after popping wheelies on a dirt bike while not wearing a helmet. Three months later, he was sentenced to two to four years in jail.
Meek's lawyers have claimed that the judge presiding over his case, Judge Genece Brinkley, has an "unusual interest" in him, while Meek himself has denied that he committed the crimes in the first place. Last month, it was revealed that the officer who arrested Meek, Reginald V. Graham, was included in the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office's “secret list” of city officers with a history of lying, racial bias, and/or brutality. Meek's legal team has called his credibility into question, noting that he was the only witness in the 2008 trial that led to his ongoing legal dilemma.
"Anybody in the world—you don’t even have to be a judge—knows I didn’t point a gun at these cops. I don’t have a reason to point a gun at a police officer, I am not a suicidal person, I never thought about suicide, I don’t want to kill myself. Pointing a gun at a cop is suicide," he said. "They [the officers] are supposed to bring the crack to court as evidence, most of the time they give the informant marked money...I didn’t have any of that in my case, and she [Judge Brinkley] found me guilty on all charges...Now there’s all this evidence coming forward that the cop that testified against me is corrupt, he’s not allowed to testify [again] in the city of Philadelphia."