Judge and fury
Meek Mill att’y: Jurist made ‘farce’ of case
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.
The Associated Press