A week ago, news and video footage surfaced of Trump supporters taking to the U.S. capitol and invading the building, which resulted in the deaths of numerous people, including capitol officers. Despite the melee, people were not arrested until days after, and one man whose face was prominently shown in the news even requested “organic food” to be served to him in jail— a request that was allegedly met. Now, Meek Mill, who has been outspoken about injustices in America, has taken to social media to call out the double standard for the predominantly white rioters as opposed to Black people in the United States.
Via IG, Meek posted a screenshot of a Politico headline that showed rioter Richard Barnett—the man who was seen with his feet up on Nancy Pelosi’s desk in her office. The headline said Barnett reportedly won permission to return home as he waits for his trial to begin. Barnett was charged with entering capitol ground with a stun gun, theft, and disorderly conduct.
Meek called out the double standard for the white rioter, saying, “My whole race in jail for tryna protect themselves or some petty drugs! We living in the middle of a silent war! You can run in the state capitol and get house arrest? just pay attention to that part ...ain’t no protest that can fix that! We have no protection in the system as black folks, and it’s not no telling what’s next!!!! Didn’t people die in that s**t ....we would of had conspiracy to terrorism or something they made up....Y’all people are really on some KKK S**T!” Take a look above.