The court case is over.
He’s no longer on probation:
#Breaking: "Meek freed, I'm not on probation" @MeekMill thanks supporters after final court hearing where he pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm without a license from his initial arrest in 2007. Tuesday's plea ends the rapper's 12 year legal battle. https://t.co/CMUG5zZ3nJ pic.twitter.com/YCyexQkUrV
— NBC10 Philadelphia (@NBCPhiladelphia) August 27, 2019
Common Pleas Court Judge Leon Tucker on Tuesday morning agreed to let Mill plead guilty to illegal possession of a firearm and the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office dropped all other charges against the celebrity rapper. Mill will face no further penalty as part of his plea agreement with prosecutors.
The decision closed the books on a years-long process in which the Philadelphia-born Mill was incarcerated for probation violations, freed early amid widespread outcry, and then became a high-profile and outspoken advocate for criminal justice reform.
Obviously there’s much more to the story, which is worth a read if you’re not familiar with the case. And I’m not even suggesting that you take one side or the other, I’m just saying it’s fascinating from a legal and social perspective.
More importantly, Meek will have to decide, moving forward, whether he wants to support his hometown sports teams or continue to be a New England Patriots supporter. The choice is his.
— Dave Portnoy (@stoolpresidente) February 4, 2019