Florida rapper Kodak Black‘s attorney is speaking out. The hip-hop entertainer’s legal representation has come forward to address his client’s legal battle in Miami.
On Wednesday, Bradford Cohen relied on his Instagram page to provide fans with updates on his client’s situation. He specifically called out Miami Dade law enforcement over its treatment of Black after his arrest on a weapons charge.
“Now to discuss the Miami Dade case how it evolved and why its moving forward. The Miami Stare attorney Katherine Fenandez Rundle @saomiami has an opponent this year that speaks about fairness and judicial reform. Her name is Melba Pearson, @resident_legal_diva . Ms. Rundle has yet to speak about her position on the fairness of an individual being charged for the same weapons in 3 different courts , like @kodak has been charged. Also to be addressed, Miami Dade Police arrested Mr Kapri, held him in their station, took pictures of him like an animal in handcuffs and sent them to a reporter, in violation of his rights, yet never served him with the state warrant they had sitting on their desk. “
Cohen had a lot more to say. Bradford even explained his issues with Black having his civil rights violated and getting charged with an obscure law.
“Why you may ask? Well the communications that I will be sharing speak volumes. They wanted to make sure they “stacked” his sentence. That is why they waited and never even put a detainer on him, before he was shipped to Kentucky. They want to attempt to wait as long as they can to get him here. What is the other issue with the case besides his rights being violated, an attempt to skirt speedy trial rules and the current state of the law? There are issues with the actual case itself. @kodak was never a convicted felon. The Miami Dade State Attornry is charging him with a very obscure law, that most defendants dont know about. The law states that if you have a juvenile charge that was a felony, no matter if adj or not, you cannot possess a firearm until you are 24 years old. Now Federal has no such law, and if you walked into a gun store they could sell you a firearm and they would have no idea about the law, because it isn’t a question asked on the federal form. Should that be changed? I believe so, another issue of a gun loophole, that no State Attorney wishes to change, because it helps them charge individuals that dont know about the law. The last piece of the puzzle is to make it sexy, the state attempts to say he is a qualified offender to double the penalties, again they are wrong and in the communications I have seen they knew he wasnt qualified, but they made the announcement anyway. The communications between the line prosecutor and others are quite revealing.”
Wait, There’s More
Earlier in the week, Kodak’s attorney broke major news. Cohen admitted he did not represent Black in a New York case and said his client received additional time in a separate weapons bust.
“Some good news and some frustration in regards to @kodakblack . The case in New York is resolved. I was not his attorney on that case. Although it should have been completely dismissed, as it was for the other 2 individuals in the same car, who testified that @kodakblack knew nothing about the firearm in the vehicle, and it was registered and legal to one of the other individuals he was with, they agreed to 12 month to run concurrent with his current sentence. Even the Judge asked the prosecutor why are they not dismissing. @kodakblack just wanted to resolve it so he doesn’t lose anytime in federal.”
Before You Go
Cohen kept spilling legal tea. Bradford also defended Black and said his client is being treated differently than other inmates.
“You see when you are out of federal custody you lose that time on your federal case. Now with the Coronavirus, its unknown when they will pick him up due to this virus. The BUREAU OF PRISONS @bureauofprisons needs to address these issues that federal inmates are credited back time they miss due to this outbreak. More information to follow this, as we really need to delve deep into how @kodakblack is being treated differently than any other inmate and any other defendant. Next up we will discuss what I say is triple jeopardy and the holding off on charges to attempt to stack a defendant with extra time, like in the case in @saomiami“