Al Sharpton Writes Letter To Get Philadelphia Judge Removed From Meek Mill's Case
Al Sharpton is on a mission to get Meek Mill out of jail.
Reverend Al Sharpton has just added another civil rights case to his roster; this time, he’s fighting for Meek Mill. On Friday, Sharpton delivered a letter to Judge Sheila A. Woods-Skipper, the current judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia requesting that Judge Genece Brinkley be removed from handling Meek Mill’s case.
In the letter, Sharpton writes,
“Mr. Williams, in my view, has been subjected to an injustice. Judge Brinkley has been deaf to the questions raised about her potential conflicts of interest with Mr. Williams or simply has disregarded her oath of office to carry out her duties in a manner consistent with the Code of Conduct for Judges of the Court of Common Pleas. I understand the gravity of raising such an issue concerning the conduct of a Judge. I am compelled in this matter to speak truth to power.
I believe that Judge Brinkley must be removed from the case involving Mr. Williams and a Judge assigned who can conduct and preside in a fair and impartial manner.”
In November, Meek Mill was sentenced to two to four years in prison for violating a probation sentence he received following a 2009 case involving weapons and drugs.
The rapper caught two cases recently; an assault case at a St. Louis airport (that was ultimately dropped), and a reckless driving arrest in New York City.