The reverend discussed his plans to visit the Philly rapper during a rally in Harlem, held by his non-profit civil rights organization National Action Network at the end of last week.
“Just because someone does something that is wrong, does not give you the right to do wrong to them,” Sharpton told the crowd. “The sentence must fit the violation.”
As we’ve reported, Mill was sentenced to serve 2-4 years in prison earlier this month after a Philadelphia judge ruled that the rapper had violated his probation.
In the wake of his sentencing, multiple musicians have come out against it. JAY-Z called it “unjust and heavy-handed” and also wrote an op-ed in The New York Times about it.
One-time rival Drake also spoke out, saying, “Free Meek Mill” during a concert.
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Not leaving it all up to others to look out for him, Mill filed a motion to appeal the sentencing, and has also requested that Genece Brinkley, the judge who handed down the sentence, recuse herself.
Speaking of Judge Brinkley, a Page Six report says the FBI has launched an investigation into her.
Sources from the site say the FBI has been monitoring the Meek Mill proceedings for a sometime now, and they’re looking into Judge Brinkley’s possible missuse of power.
“The feds have an interest in the judge and [her] potential relationships. This is an investigation looking into a possible extortionate demand. Undercover agents have been in the courtroom monitoring the Meek proceedings since April 2016,” according to the source.