Judge and fury

Meek Mill att’y: Jurist made ‘farce’ of case

New York Daily News - - NEWS - BY GRA­HAM RAY­MAN BILLY THE KID PAT GAR­RETT With Vic­to­ria Bekiem­pis Con­stance Gibbs

EX­PERTS NOW be­lieve a photo pur­chased at a flea mar­ket for $10 shows Billy the Kid stand­ing with the law­man who killed him, mak­ing the snap­shot po­ten­tially worth mil­lions.

Frank Abrams, a North Carolina at­tor­ney, first spot­ted the tin­type photo in Asheville in 2011.

Af­ter see­ing a TV pro­gram in 2015 about the dis­cov­ery of a photo of the out­law play­ing cro­quet, Abrams was in­spired to re­search him fur­ther. That’s when LAWYERS FOR jailed rap­per Meek Mill asked the judge who sent him there to take her­self off the case Tues­day be­cause of a se­ries of state­ments that pushed eth­i­cal bound­aries, court records show.

They want a new judge to re­con­sider Judge Genece Brink­ley’s de­ci­sion last week to send Mill, 30, to state prison for up to four years for pro­ba­tion vi­o­la­tions.

“Last week’s hear­ing was a farce. It was a mis­car­riage of jus­tice that lacked any sem­blance of fair­ness,” said Mill’s Philadel­phia-based lawyer Brian McMona­gle. “Today we have asked this judge to step aside and al­low an­other jurist to right this wrong and bring this man home to his friends and fam­ily.”

Gabe Roberts, a courts spokesman, de­clined to com­ment. Brink­ley could not be reached.

Mill (photo right) is in soli­tary con­fine­ment and locked in his cell he thought he rec­og­nized Pat Gar­rett, Billy the Kid’s for­mer friend and the sher­iff who gunned him down.

A Los An­ge­les foren­sic video ex­pert said fa­cial recog­ni­tion soft­ware in­di­cates that it is most likely Gar­rett and Billy the Kid in the pic­ture, ac­cord­ing to a signed dec­la­ra­tion.

A hand­writ­ing ex­pert in Texas de­clared the hand­writ­ing on the photo a match to Gar­rett. 23 hours a day in Camp Hill state prison near Har­ris­burg, Pa.

Mill had been on pro­ba­tion for al­most a decade for a 2008 gun and drug con­vic­tion. He was ar­rested in March af­ter he got into a fight in St. Louis and busted in Au­gust in New York for pop­ping wheel­ies on a dirt bike. The New York case was dis­missed and the St. Louis case was dis­posed of in ex­change for Mill do­ing com­mu­nity ser­vice.

Brink­ley (photo left) said the rap­per also failed a drug test and claimed he didn’t get her OK to leave Penn­syl­va­nia.

“I’ve been try­ing to help you since 2009,” Brink­ley told Mill at the sen­tenc­ing. “You ba­si­cally thumbed your nose at me.”

The pros­e­cu­tor and Mill’s pro­ba­tion of­fi­cer rec­om­mended no jail time, but Brink­ley ig­nored them.

Mill’s lawyers al­lege the judge vis­ited a com­mu­nity ser­vice site where Mill was serv­ing the home­less in 2016.

In Fe­bru­ary 2016, Brink­ley in­vited the rap­per and then-girl­friend Nicki Mi­naj into cham­bers with­out lawyers and sug­gested he record a cover of a Boyz II Men song and men­tion the judge. Mill re­fused, and Brink­ley replied, “Suit your­self.”

They ac­cused her of try­ing to keep those state­ments off the record so they couldn’t chal­lenge her on them. Part of that in­volved en­cour­ag­ing Mill to go back to his old man­ager. “Brink­ley has re­peat­edly sug­gested to him that he break his con­tract with Roc Na­tion and re­turn to his prior man­age­ment with Mack,” the mo­tion said.

Mill’s New York-based lawyer Joe Ta­copina de­clined to com­ment on re­ports that the FBI was in­ves­ti­gat­ing Brink­ley’s han­dling of the case.

A 2014 tran­script shows an ex­change be­tween Brink­ley and pros­e­cu­tor Noel DeSan­tis in which it emerged that Brink­ley al­lowed Mill to meet with Mack even though he is a con­victed felon, TMZ re­ported.

Such a meet­ing would have vi­o­lated Mill’s terms of pro­ba­tion with­out the judge’s waiver.

Brink­ley also made a se­ries of per­sonal com­ments di­rected at Mill in open court, ac­cord­ing to the mo­tion filed Tues­day.

“Talk about your fans be­ing dis­ap­pointed, how about me?" she said in 2014.

On Nov. 6, she said Mill could be “greater than JAY-Z,” and took credit for notic­ing that po­ten­tial “back in 2009.” Char­lie IT’S THE ul­ti­mate in self-re­port­ing.

For the first time, track­ing sensors can be added to Abil­ify oral tablets, an an­tipsy­chotic med­i­ca­tion for schizophre­nia, bipo­lar dis­or­der, de­pres­sion and Tourette syn­drome, ac­cord­ing to the Food and Drug Ad­min­is­tra­tion.

Af­ter the pill, called Abil­ify MyCite, is in­gested, a mi­crochip ac­ti­vates when it hits the stom­ach fluid. Then, be­fore it dis­in­te­grates, it sends a sig­nal to a patch pa­tients wear on their ab­domens, which sends a sig­nal to an app that pa­tients or doc­tors can track.

The sen­sor is made of cop­per, mag­ne­sium and sil­i­con and cre­ates an elec­tric sig­nal when it hits the stom­ach. It takes the tracker about five min­utes to dis­solve and 30 min­utes to two hours to send the sig­nal.

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