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Aug092019

#FreeMeek: Amazon's new series is a redemption story in which Meek Mill "always envisioned" he'd make it far

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Meek Mill's grueling 12-year legal saga, which sparked national outrage, is now chronicled in Amazon's newest docuseries, Free Meek, which is streaming now.

The five-part series highlights the Championships rapper's fight for exoneration on a 2007 gun and drug charge, while exposing the broader flaws of the U.S. criminal justice system.

As Meek, his family and his legal team fight for his freedom, cameras capture his artistic evolution, the #FREEMEEK movement, the launch of the REFORM Alliance and the re-investigation of his case.

Private investigators Tyler Maroney and Luke Brindle-Khym dug into how the testimony of an allegedly corrupt cop caused Meek's decade-long legal woes.  It's just one example, they say, of the injustice inherent in the system.

"Our system has flaws, but a serious interrogation of those flaws will lead to the kind of justice that Meek got." Maroney tells ABC Radio.

"The one police officer that is responsible for Meek's arrest arrested hundreds if not thousands of other people. Let's go back and look at every single one of those arrests," he adds. "You might be able to get mass exonerations of people who are victims of the same exact misconduct that led to Meek's arrest." 

The 2007 arrest allegedly involved the rapper pointing a gun at an officer during a drug raid of his childhood home. Meek vehemently denied doing so, but was in and out of jail as a result of the arrest for years. 

Since his release, Meek -- now off probation --  has enjoyed a comeback for the ages, with a chart-topping album and a new label deal with Roc Nation. But the rapper always believed that his redemption story was on the horizon.

"I always envisioned I'd make it far, that was always like my motto: 'Laws of attraction. Seeing it before you get it,'" Meek tells ABC Radio. "But you know, you can't always see it this clear."

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