Rick Ross, Julius Erving & Others Rally for Meek Mill in Philadelphia

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For many critics, Meek's sentencing isn't just about the Philly rapper, but rather, indicative of the pressing need for criminal justice reform and the way black men end up caught in the system for years, boosting for-profit prisons.

Meek Mill received the prison sentence after multiple probation violations that include an arrest involving ATV riding charges in NY and for an altercation at a St. Louis airport earlier this year. Meek Mill is a victim of this systemic oppression. "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", he wrote. All that shit contributes to unjust sentences, so when you posting " Click-Bait" know that YOU are facilitating the problem too.

It is scheduled for 5 p.m. outside Philadelphia's Criminal Justice Center.

From the videos making rounds on social media, the fans were also joined by top celebrities like the rapper's boss, Rick Ross, and basketball legend Julius "Dr. J".

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Mill has also found support beyond Philadelphia.

Meek was charged with misdemeanor assault after an altercation with the employees of St. Louis International Airport in March and agreed to attend his community service so the charges were later dropped.

Michael Rubin, who is also the executive chairman of the apparel company Fanatics and the co-owner of the NHL's New Jersey Devils, penned a letter to Judge Genece E. Brinkley, who handed down the sentence after Mill failed a drug test and violated travel restrictions set out by probation.

A number of Philadelphia Eagles players also showed up today at the rally. I'm asking for mercy.

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