With Baltimore in a state of emergency and police at odds with rowdy protesters over the death of Freddie Gray, Meek Mill was reminded of his experience with police brutality.
The MMG rapper took to his Instagram account Tuesday and posted a picture of his younger self with two swollen eyes after an encounter with police. The shot was accompanied by a story of police brutality and injustice.
"Lips swollen .... Stitches in both swollen eyes! One of my braids ripped out! I weighed about 130 at the time And I was found guilty of assaulting cops!" Meek passionately described of his encounter with police years ago. "It's clear 2 see I was punched and stomped by a few cops! If I wasn't blessed the way I am I still would have hatred in my heart towards cops but I forgave bcuz I know all cops ain't the same! 2 'black cops' got on the stand and lied and cried about how I chased them down with a gun and tried to kill them! I caught that case at 18 and was stripped of my freedom and taken away from my family 4 times for the same case and still on probation.. 1 step away from jail if I make one mistake!
"I can't blame my judge because the law labels cops as "expert witnesses" and it was cops against a black kid and she's suppose to believe a cops testimony first!!" he added. "I never got a chance to speak to my judge about this from young man to woman and I hope she sees this to help other young men that won't b able to make it thru what I made it thru! After I caught the case I had no choice [but] to hustle in the streets to get a good lawyer aka a good liar to help me get my freedom!"
Since Meek splashed on the hip hop scene, he has always been vocal about police and prosecutors in his hometown of Philadelphia.
Last July, Meek was sentenced to prison for what the Philadelphia District Attorney felt was questionable behavior while on parole. He was released last December.
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(Photo: Meek Mill via Instagram)