The Meek Mill case fascinates me mainly because of the corrupt judicial official in the middle of it. The Judge who stalks a criminal defendant, tracking him down while he is doing his mandatory community service to watch him work. A 25 year long practicing criminal lawyer on the view remarked, “I’ve never heard of such a thing.” Indeed Brinkley did show up, and she fumed when she saw him folding T-Shirts instead of serving food. The shelter said that the celebrity would hold up the food line if he served food. When she complained, he protested, “this is what they told me to do.” When she asked the director about it, the director replied “He’d hold up the food line and we are volunteer operated on a limited time frame,” and “Meek not only showed up early, but he brought his own clothes with him to donate.” Brinkley steamed, and moments later Meek Mill was in the food line, which was now massively clogged. Brinkley, still was unsatisfied, and asked “Why isn’t he wearing a hair net?” The director of the shelter informed hair nets were for people with hair an inch or longer. Moments later, Meek Mill was wearing a hair net.
But this was not the end of it by any stretch of the imagination. Brinkley began demanding that Meek Mill turn over his schedule to her on a daily basis. She didn’t ask that he turn over his schedule to the probation officer. She wanted a copy of his schedule daily turned over directly to her. She began to eliminate items and dictate the musician’s schedule. She started recommending another record company, saying to the rapper “I’m going to turn you into Dre or Jay-Z.” When he protested, she eliminated his ability to travel, “Don’t leave this state,” she said in the middle of his plans for a nationwide tour to promote his new album. She loved it when Meek Mill came to court, so court appearances are frequent. Everytime Mill came to court it made front page news, so as a result she was front page news.
Low and behold, Meek Mill came on a “technical violation of his probation.” A fight broke out in one of Mill’s business meetings. Cops were called and Meek was charged. They pulled the surviellance video which revealed the details. Two men started fighting at an airport and Meek Mill jumped in the middle to break it up. The charges were dropped after the surveillance tapes were released.
Then another violation: Meek Mill was acting on the set of a film, where he was hired to ride a motorcycle and do wheelies. Onlooking cops charged him. The director of the film protested, “We have a goddamn permit for this.” The director was right, and the charges were quickly dropped.
Meek Mill also fell into the national opioid epidemic, becoming addicted to percoset after a back injury. His lawyers were able to negotiate rehab instead of jail. Meek Mill on an interview with NBC said, “I got counseling, I went to rehab, and now I’m clean, but some people struggling with this don’t have the resources I do.” He questioned why probationers who fall into drug or alcohol addiction are put into jails instead of rehabs. He ruminated on how little sense that made. He was questioning the system even before he was returned to jail on these “technical violations” of probation.
Genece Brinkley was having none of it, looking for every reason to keep him on probation longer or return him to prison. At a probation hearing, she called him back into chambers. Off the record, in front of his lawyers, she asked him that he do a “shout out” to her through a re-make of a Boyz to Men song. Meek responded “are you kidding me?”
She said “Have it your way.”
Shortly thereafter, she called another hearing. When Meek arrived to court, the courtroom was swarming with deputies. The backdoor, where they take inmates in, was thrown wide open. Someone had tipped off the press, who was photographing Meek Mill as he walked in with a look of dread on his face.
His neighbor, owner of the 76-ers, had recently asked him: “Meek why are you around all the time?” He wondered why Mill wasn’t traveling, why as a famous musician Meek wasn’t touring or promoting himself…. Meek said “You don’t understand dude, I’m not allowed to leave the state.”
Mill’s attorney’s knew before the hearing began what was about to happen. The enormous presence of deputies and the back door of the courtroom thrown open was a clear indication of what was about to transpire.
Meek was cuffed, and sentenced to serve four years. Four years, and then yet another 10 years of probation, which would leave him under Brinkley’s thumb for another 14 years total.
Mill was hauled off to jail in 2017. His lawyers appealed the jail sentence, and the Judge dragged out her return on the ruling for the longest possible time, filing it an hour before the deadline expired. Meek’s lawyer Brian McMonagle appealed to superior court. Four months later the superior court affirmed, and Meek Mill was released after all the Judges affirmed that the sentence was unreasonable. It had been a crazy sentence. In fact, the prosecuting attorney had not recommended jail for Mill at all. Brinkley had gone against the recommendations of the attorney for the commonwealth, and now the Superior Court was affirming that the sentence was inappropriate.
Monday, June 18, Meek Mill. The motion to recuse Brinkley had been denied after a 3-3 judicial vote on appeal. Mill’s lawyers had moved on a PCRA appeal for a new trial. Even before the hearing began, Brinkley said something to the effect of “when this goes to a higher court….” Meaning she had made up her mind even before hearing the evidence. Mill’s lawyers called their witnesses, Brinkley ridiculed the public defender they called to the stand. The public defender had testified that all cases involving corrupt cops were summarily referred up to a specific judge by way of procedure. That judge had dismissed two convictions involving Mill’s arresting cop, Reginald Graham, without even holding a hearing. Graham was on bad news. He was one of the select few names of police officers who had been placed on Larry Krasner’s “Do Not Call” list, which was a list of police officers who were not ever to be called to testify because they were caught lying on the stand. In fact Graham had done more than perjury, a few years back he had been under indictment by grand jury for fabricating evidence and stealing drug forfeiture money from crime scenes.
The prosecution was unwilling to offer any rebuttel or present any case on Monday. They stood up and said “we have no objection to a retrial in this matter,” in the same way they had stood up five months ago and said “we don’t recommend any jail time for this defendant.”
Brinkley wasn’t having it. She huffed and puffed, and decided then that if the prosecution wasn’t going to present any case, she would present one for them. She spent almost all of the entire two hour hearing defending the crooked cop.
Maybe Mill should have done that Boyz to Men “shoutout.” Maybe he could have avoided jail time. Maybe he should have listened to her terms of probation recommending he switch record companies. Maybe Genece Brinkley is YET ANOTHER corrupt democrat in Philadelphia who needs taken down. Indeed she is being investigated by the judicial conduct board and the FBI.
Mill’s lawyers also revealed the Brinkley filed “dozens” of lawsuits on her own personal behalf as a Plaintiff. In one case a contractor had created an extension on her house, and she had defaulted on payment. She sued him so she didn’t have to pay the balance. In another case she was in a motor vehicle accident where she received money for permanent psychological and emotional disability as a result of her injuries. These are two among the “dozens” of frivolous lawsuits she filed attempting to grab money.
Recently Brinkley has hired a lawyer preparing to sue again. She hired Chuck Peruto, a lawyer notorious for his deviated septum (caused by massive cocaine habit) and impulsive constant sniffing while speaking. He also is the lawyer known well for the police finding a dead girl, Juliet Law, in his bathtub. Brinkley probably hired Peruto because no other self respecting lawyer in Philadelphia would take her case. She plans to sue people like me, who publicly criticize her for her handling of Meek Mill’s case. God forbid any American offer public criticism of the actions of their government or exercise their right to free speech.