Van Jones Affirms Meek Mill Will Have 2008 Conviction Overturned In 3-6 Weeks
Van Jones, CEO of the REFORM Alliance, is confident that Meek Mill will have his 2008 drug and weapons conviction overturned in the next 3-6 weeks.
Following an appearance in Pennsylvania’s Superior Court Tuesday (July 16), where the rapper and his legal team demanded a retrial citing numerous credibility concerns, Jones affirmed his statement.
So, outside the courthouse he says, “We are one step closer to justice. This hearing was an extraordinary moment where you have attorneys on both sides saying that a new trial should go forward. I have been in criminal justice for 25 years, I’ve never seen a district attorney’s office be calling for a new trial at the same time the defendant is calling for a new trial.”
In addition, he adds, “Meek Mill should have never been convicted in the first place. He was convicted on the testimony on a completely disgraced and discredited police officer. …] The judges themselves seem convinced that the underlying facts are not at dispute: The cop that put Meek Mill in prison is completely not credible […] We are one step closer to justice for Meek Mill and one step closer to justice in Pennsylvania.”
Also, on the arresting officer, Reginald Graham helping prosecutors in a potential retrial, Jones says, “That cop cannot be called in the case. So if a new trial is ordered, it is hard for us to imagine the District Attorney being able to go forward. We think we are three to six weeks away from a decision in this case that will right an injustice that has been on the books and ruining Meek’s life […].”
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