Meek Mill Judge's Investigation Urged By Two Social Justice Organizations
After Meek Mill received an unjust sentencing for violating his probation, even against the recommendation his probation ficers, Meek Mill's lawyers and supporters have been rallying to get him out. It's been a tough battle and earlier this week, he was denied bail. Now, two major social justice organizations are putting their efforts on the forefront to get the judge in Meek Mill's case, Genece Brinkley, to undergo an ethics investigation.
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#Cut50 and Color Of Change are rallying for an ethics investigation for Genece Brinkley, the judge behind Meek Mill's sentencing. On #Cut50's website they say that after a review her "Statement Financial Interests" forms that were filed with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court from 2007 up until last year showcased 44 different instances the judge not disclosing her rental income nor her ownership interest in various for-prit businesses., In addition to that, he also didn't disclose her status as an ficer for one those businesses. Judges in the state are demanded to fill these forms out annually as well as for their spouses as well. Aside from the rental property, they are required to disclose aspects property assets, gifts, debts, the source income and corporate affiliations.
Judge Genece Brinkley has made herself a notorious judge within Philly and is noted as having one the highest rates jailing people for probation violation. Jessica Jackson, who is the National Director #Cut50 as well as the Mayor Mill Valley, CA expressed how alarming it is that a judge like Genece Brinkley makes decisions for the community.
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"It’s shocking and concerning to me that this judge, with her history inappropriate and unethical conduct, continues to be in a position to make critical decisions," she said, "If an ficial or a judge cannot be trusted to be transparent and ethical, how can we possibly trust them with power over people's lives? We must hold our judges to the highest ethical standard to preserve trust and confidence in our criminal justice system."
You could read more on the missions #Cut50 here and Color Change here.