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Philadelphia 76ers Co-Owner Writes Letter to Judge in Support of Meek Mill

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Rally protesting Meek Mill's prison sentence to be held Monday

He not only has a bright future but also a unique opportunity to inspire young men at a time when others are tearing them down. So when she handed down the two-to-four-year sentence, it took many by surprise. "I truly believe that such a sentence would destroy his future".

Meanwhile, a crowd of demonstrators took to the streets and rallied for Mill outside of Philadelphia's Criminal Justice Center on Monday evening.

A poster to get the word out about the event said: "Our criminal justice system has failed Meek Mill and millions of others like him".

Over the last 24 hours, various high-profile entertainers showed their support for today's Philadelphia rally.

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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".

"Yes, there needs to be action surrounding sentencing reform, but there needs to also be action taken around abolishing the racialized norms of injustice that can lead to Meek Mill serving 2-4 years in prison for non-violent parole violations, and Brock Turner only serving 3 months in prison for three felony counts of sexual assault".

A petition calling for Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf to pardon the musician, real name Robert Rihmeek Williams, has also garnered more than 300,000 signatures, although authorities insist Wolf does not have the power to interfere in the case. Probation officers, attorneys, legal experts and members of the community urged Judge Brinkley that no prison time was necessary in Mill's case. Mill's lawyer Joe Tacopina told the site that he's filing the motions because he claims the judge has a personal vendetta against Mill.

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