Philly.com- Common Pleas Court Judge Genece Brinkley has denied Meek Mill’s most recent attempt to have his decade-old conviction overturned.
Brinkley wrote in a 47-page opinion that Mill did not meet his burden of proof in seeking to cast doubt on the evidence used to secure his arrest in 2007 on gun and drug charges.
The decision is all but certain to keep alive the high-profile feud between the rapper and the judge.
In an interview, Joe Tacopina, one of Mill’s attorneys, said Brinkley was acting like an “immature, petulant, ignorant child,” and added: “I didn’t think I could question her ability to be qualified to sit as a judge anymore … but I have now reached a new high.”
Brinkley, who has consistently defended her handling of the case, pushed back against Mill’s attorneys suggestion that she should recuse herself. She has been facing mounting criticism since November, when she ordered Mill to serve two to four years in prison for violating the terms of his probation.
Brinkley’s attorney, A. Charles Peruto Jr., said Tuesday: “If Joe Tacopina had any dignity, we would dignify that with a response.”