PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania — According to Change.org, 227,159 have signed a petition rendering that the state of Pennsylvania’s Governor Tom Wolf and Board of Pardons Investigate the sentencing of Robert Rihmeek Williams known as hip-hop artist Meek Mill.
Earlier this week, he was sentenced to 2-4 years in prison after he was arrested twice this year, once for assault in St. Louis and once for reckless driving in New York. The charges on those cases were dropped, but the arrests were deemed violations of his probation. He has been on probation since 2009, stemming from a drug and gun case. His probation has been extended due to other violations.
Several celebrities have come to his defense including rap mogul Jay-Z, Fat Joe, T.I., Rick Ross amongst others. This statement of his social economic impact was released about Meek Mill via the wesbsite:
“More than just a celebrity or rapper, Meek Mill has been a powerful voice in the community for young people all across the country – and the world. Meek has made positive contributions to many communities and programs, dedicating his time and money to the cultivation of our youth and our neighborhoods; even while overcoming his own adversities. Meek has continued to be dedicated to being a positive force in the world and shown an immaculate work ethic, even while the overly restrictive conditions of his probation made it nearly impossible to tour, which is how he makes a living.”
Those who wish to sign the petition can do so via Change.org.