One other large indictment has swept a bunch of rappers over alleged felony costs in Bronx, New York.
The New York Police Division and Bronx District Lawyer Darcel Clark served a 65-count grand indictment that charged over 30 hip-hop artists within the Bronx space.
The indictment got here on the heels of the current shootings that passed off across the neighborhood of the Rivers Park Towers advanced final Could 24, 2022.
A complete of 34 folks had been named on the indictment, together with a number of drill rappers and, most notably, DThang Gz. (by way of HipHop DX)
The indicted folks had been alleged members of the massive community of Bloods-affiliated RPT organizations.
Among the many charged circumstances had been conspiracy to commit homicide, tried assault, tried homicide, animal cruelty, and legal possession of a weapon, amongst many others.
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Seven out of the 34 accused are charged with tried homicide for an incident that passed off final August 2020. The group allegedly fired 11 photographs right into a constructing vestibule, nearly hitting their goal’s head.
No more than a yr later, members of the RPT group, together with their allies, had been additionally accused of committing a gang assault on a member of the Crips at Riker’s Island.
In continuation with their intimidation of the rival gang Crips, the group has additionally live-streamed themselves senselessly beating a pigeon which they in comparison with a Crip wandering on their aspect of city.
The grotesque homicide of the fowl was placed on Fb Reside, thus the animal cruelty costs.
“I’m calling on rappers from the Bronx to cease utilizing music to encourage shootings and use it to higher the neighborhood. I’m asking to have a summit with aspiring rappers and the rap stars who come from the Bronx, file corporations, radio stations and social media so we are able to discover options to stop additional violence,” Bronx District Lawyer Darcel Clark mentioned.
Per Clark, he’s in coordination with the NYPD in battling the gun scourge, as these defendants have irresponsibly engaged in quite a few gun violence encounters.
Most not too long ago, a invoice within the New York State Senate was handed to restrict authorities to prosecute artists, significantly rappers, for utilizing their music lyrics as proof in opposition to them in court docket.
The indictment got here weeks after an nearly comparable case passed off in Atlanta, Georgia – indicting rapper Younger Thug, Gunna, and members of the YSL (Younger Slime Life) gang over RICO costs and alleged legal exercise.
Each rappers had been denied bail as they had been prosecuted based mostly on the lyrics of one among their songs.
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