Thursday, June 02, 2022

Young Thug Denied Bond - Gang Members Testify Against Him

Last month rapper Young Thug and 28 others were arrested on RICO charges in a wide ranging sweep [click here if you missed that]. 

Thug has been denied bond and will remain in custody until trial...

From 11 Alive
A judge in Fulton County on Thursday denied bond to rapper Young Thug, accused in a sweeping RICO indictment of being the leader of the Young Slime Life street gang.
An expected trial date, the judge said in court, would be January 9, 2023.
Prosecutors arguing against bond on Thursday reiterated charges in the 80-plus page indictment that Young Thug -- whose legal name Jeffery Williams -- is is the "head" of Young Slime Life.
Young Thug, they said, is "the top dog, the most dangerous man here, because he doesn't have to get his hands dirty, he has others to do his business."
They said they had "statements from YSL gang members that he 'is dangerous, they are afraid of him, that if they cross him he will kill them and their family,'" and that "he is the one they're all afraid of, he's the one that's King Slime, he's pulling the shots."
Young Thug's attorneys presented several witnesses on Thursday to testify to counter this image of the rapper - pointing to his involvement in and support for the community, as well as a private investigator who testified about the logistics of potential home confinement and its feasibility.