Since the news broke about Meek Mill being sentenced to 2-4 years in prison for a probation violation. People are very unhappy about it, and now a petition has been started calling for Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf to reevaluate Meek’s prison sentence, which was handed down after he violated probation for a charge that was already dropped. According to Billboard and many other news outlets Meeks’s lawyer has been on a press run detailing the unjust way his client has been treated.
The petition echoes JAY-Z’s sentiments, saying Meek’s punishment is harsh and unjust. It also highlights the positive contributions the Philly native has made to his community.
“In regards to the harsh, undeserving sentencing of Robert Rihmeek Williams (Meek Mill), I felt the need to create a petition to reevaluate the charges, his impact in the community and the subsequent sentencing,” reads one part of the petition description. “More than just a celebrity or rapper, Meek Mill has been a powerful voice in the community for our youth. He has made positive contributions to many communities and programs, dedicating time and money to the cultivation of our youth and neighborhoods; even through his own adversities. He has continued to be dedicated and shown an immaculate work ethic, even at times when the system tried to prevent him from being able to tour, which is how he makes a living.”
The petition is designed to draw attention to the large number of people who believe Meek’s sentence to be overly harsh. After being up for less than two days, the petition already has over 30,000 signatures. You can sign the petition on Change.org.