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Colin Kaepernick Says Meek Mill Is ‘In Good Spirits’ And ‘Humbled By The Support’

Source: Twitter

Colin Kaepernick recently offered an update on Meek Mill.

READ: Meek Mill Sentenced To Two To Four Years For Violating His Probation

The former NFL athlete turned activist took to Twitter to speak on the Philadelphia rapper’s current situation.

“Spoke to Meek Mill & he wanted ppl to know regardless of his unjust situation, he’s in good spirits & humbled by the support the people have shown him,” Kaepernick wrote. “We’ll continue to fight against the harsh sentencing practices that have affected Meek & millions of other POC for generations.”

Recently, Jay-Z penned an op-ed for the New York Times defending Meek, as well as calling out America’s flawed criminal justice system.

“Meek was around 19 when he was convicted on charges relating to drug and gun possession, and he served an eight-month sentence. Now he’s 30, so he has been on probation for basically his entire adult life,” Jay-Z wrote. “For about a decade, he’s been stalked by a system that considers the slightest infraction a justification for locking him back inside.”

“What’s happening to Meek Mill is just one example of how our criminal justice system entraps and harasses hundreds of thousands of black people every day. I saw this up close when I was growing up in Brooklyn during the 1970s and 1980s,” the rapper continued. “Instead of a second chance, probation ends up being a land mine, with a random misstep bringing consequences greater than the crime. A person on probation can end up in jail over a technical violation like missing a curfew.”

Elijah C. Watson

Elijah Watson serves as Okayplayer's News & Culture Editor. When he's not writing he's listening to Sade and crying or watching My Hero Academia with his partner.

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