It's not jail but it's still HELL !!!
I'm not a big Meek fan but they need to leave him alone...
A Philadelphia judge is giving Robert Williams at least three months to earn back his status as rapper Meek Mill.
Common Pleas Judge Genece Brinkley on Friday ordered Mill to serve 90 days on house arrest, effective March 1, for violating the terms of his parole in a 2009 drug and gun case.
Mill ws found in violation of his parole in December. He blamed his erratic concert schedule, but Philadelphia prosecutors linked the problem to his romance with Nicki Minaj, who sat in the front row for Friday's hearing.
Before the judge issued his sentence, Mill - who has alternately complained about probation and credited the judge with helping him succeed - thanked her for giving him a chance, regardless of her decision.
"I just want to ask you for a chance to turn that corner and be a changed man," he said. "You said you saw something in me ... I want to prove you right. I believe I can be the bright star you intended me to be."
Mill cannot work during the three-month period and must do daily community service with groups serving adults, not the young people who idolize him.
In the seven weeks since his last court hearing, Mill has visited several high schools, including a local boys' charter school, where he urged students to work hard before letting them take photographs with him.
Brinkley also sentenced Mill to six more years of probation. The judge has kept tight reins on the 28-year-old Mill after giving him a break in his initial case. She once sent him back to jail and this time threatened to send him to state prison for two years.
Prosecutors described violations that include unapproved travel to New York for a benefit concert and efforts to join Minaj in various cities. They also said he turned in cold water instead of urine for a drug test, making the judge question if a prior problem with painkillers was at issue.
Minaj told the judge in December that she was trying to help her boyfriend become more organized and responsible. They have been frequently been seated courtside at the Philadelphia 76ers games for the past two months, since Brinkley ordered Mill not to leave the Philadelphia area.
Minaj did not testify Friday. At one point during the judge's remarks, she appeared to have been crying.
The sentencing followed a four-hour hearing that included testimony on Mill's behalf from a life coach and the principal of Boys Latin High School, which Mill had visited Thursday, along with music executive Kenny Gamble and others.
SOUTH PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) --
The search continues for the driver who struck a mother and her two children in South Philadelphia.
The hit and run happened at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday along South Broad Street near Dickinson.
Surveillance footage captured the driver barreling into the victims.
"We said, 'Whoa, what's going on?' That car shot down here, and kept going. It knew it did something wrong when it shot out of there," Reverend Paul 'Earthquake' Moore said.
Moore saw the moments after the crash.
He immediately stopped his city sanitation route to help.
"The little girl had all these abrasions on her face, a whole lot of them, but the mother was over on the ground. I said, 'My name is Reverend Paul 'Earthquake' Moore, I'm here to comfort you, but I'm going to take your baby out of the harness so you won't roll over on the baby and suffocate the baby,'" Moore said.
The video shows the driver heading east on Dickinson.
Police say the mother was taken to Hahnemann University Hospital in critical but stable condition.
Her 6-month-old and a 5-year-old children were taken to St. Christopher's Hospital. There was no word on their conditions.
"If I wasn't working for the city and was off, I would have went to the hospital with her. I had to do God's will and evidently God had me at the right place at the right time," Moore said.
Police have retrieved the car's passenger mirror.
The striking vehicle is described as a red Honda Accord.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Philadelphia police.
JUNIATA PARK (WPVI) --
A 20-year-old man who was shot and killed in the Juniata Park section of Philadelphia Wednesday evening has been identified.
Police say Donald Green was leaving Edwards Grocery store when he was hit at point-blank range.
The shooting happened around 8:15 p.m. on Neilson Street and Hunting Park Avenue.
Initial reports indicated that Green and another 19-year-old man were the victims of a robbery.
Police found Green unresponsive in the doorway of the store with multiple gunshot wounds.
Officers rushed him to Temple University Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
One suspect is described as a black male, light complexion, 19-20-years-old, 6' tall, thin build. He was wearing dark pants, dark grey hooded sweatshirt, and has no facial hair.
The second suspect is described as a black male, light complexion, mid 20s, 5'6" tall, stocky build. He was wearing a black pea coat, dark skull cap, and black boots.
Police have made no arrests.
FRANKFORD (WPVI) --
Philadelphia and SEPTA police are searching for the person stabbed a man on a bus in the city's Frankford section.
The incident occurred around 2 p.m. Friday on a Route 56 bus, number 5680, in the area of Torresdale Avenue and Paul Street.
Investigators say two males were arguing on the bus, and when the argument escalated one of the males stabbed the other.
The suspect then got off the bus and fled the scene.
The victim was treated for injuries at the scene.