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Sport Robert Kraft Calls Meek Mill "A Great Guy" After Visiting Him In Prison

03:35  11 april  2018
03:35  11 april  2018 Source:   deadspin.com

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Patriots owner Robert Kraft , of all people, and 76ers owner Michael Rubin visited Meek Mill in Pennsylvania prison today, where the Philly rapper is currently serving time for a probation violation. “It’s just sad,” Kraft said. “This guy is a great guy and shouldn’t be here.”

Patriots owner visits jailed rapper in Pennsylvania state prison . After visit , Kraft calls for criminal justice reform: ‘It’s just wrong’. Patriots owner Robert Kraft and rapper Meek Mill attend a Super Bowl party in Houston last year. This guy is a great guy .

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Patriots owner Robert Kraft, of all people, and 76ers owner Michael Rubin visited Meek Mill in Pennsylvania prison today, where the Philly rapper is currently serving time for a probation violation. Kraft talked to the media afterward and—if you adjust your standards for his wealth, age, and race— actually made a coherent point about mass incarceration.

“He’s an amazing young man,” Kraft told reporters. “I know how I’d feel if I were in the situation he is.”

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Bon Jovi isn’t the only music star with Robert Kraft on his side. The Patriots owner is calling for the release of imprisoned rapper Meek Mill “It’s just sad,” Kraft told reporters Tuesday, after visiting the 30-year-old rapper at a prison outside Philadelphia. “This guy is a great guy and shouldn’t be here.”

Its just a show by Kraft but what am I missing here about Meek Mill - sold drugs, illegal gun possession, multiple probation violations & beat up a cop - how did the system fail him ? why the hell is kraft visiting meek mill in prison ?

Kraft proceeded to call Meek “very intelligent” a couple of times, and said that he’d gotten to know the rapper through Rubin, who’s publicly supported Meek in the past. (Kraft and Meek were also spotted hanging in Miami last summer.) Meek is currently serving a two-to-four year in prison sentence, which began in November 2017, for violating a probation that began nearly 10 years ago.

“It’s just sad,” Kraft said. “This guy is a great guy and shouldn’t be here.”

It’s not just famous rappers who get stuck in jail under these conditions, though. According to The Atlantic, 50 percent of Philadelphia’s pretrial jail population is held without bail for violating their parole or probation. And nationwide, the number of people incarcerated for minor parole violations is at least 60,000.

The irony of Robert Kraft visiting Meek Mill in prison (opinion) .
Robert Kraft said we need criminal justice reform, Issac bailey writes, but it doesn't mean much as long as the New England Patriots owner refuses to use his status to speak on behalf of Colin Kaepernick, who has been peacefully protesting for the same reform.Kraft said the right things while discussing Mill's predicament, but it's odd to see him come to the defense of a rapper he can do little for while refusing to use his status to speak on behalf of someone he can help: Colin Kaepernick.

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