Young Thug’s lawyer, Brian Steel, filed an emergency motion Friday. The motion claimed that the rapper was being held in inhumane conditions in a Georgia jail. As of today, the rapper’s confinement remains the same as they await the court’s response.
The Emergency Motion
Young Thug’s lawyer, Brian Steel, filed an emergency motion Friday. Steel made an appeal to the court on behalf of his client, born Jeffery Lamar Williams, stating that his client was placed in “solitary confinement” in a Georgia jail, with a “windowless cement compartment with only a bed and a toilet and an overhead light which remains on 24 hours per day.” Steel also pointed out that the rapper is unable to sleep, rest, or meditate due to having “no opportunity to exercise, shower or have human contact.”
Steel, an accomplished and highly successful defense attorney, wants the rapper to be released on bond or given more humane treatment while fighting his “unconscionable and unconstitutional” RICO indictment.
Young Thug, along with YSL rapper, Gunna, are two of 28 people indicted last week in Georgia on conspiracy to violate the RICO Act.
“Mr. Williams, an innocent man, who is wholly isolated from the world, must obtain immediate relief,” was written in the motion.
In the motion, there was also heavy criticism over the attempt to portray Williams’ lyrics as “overt” evidence Young Thug had participated in actions that served “in furtherance of the conspiracy.” Williams, claims Steel, was “lawfully exercising his freedom of speech and expression in his profession as a musical artist” when these songs were recorded.
“To weaponize these words by charging overt acts to support a supposed conspiracy is unconscionable and unconstitutional pursuant to the First and Fourteenth Amendment rights under the United States Constitution,” he wrote.
Steel also argued the allegation in the indictment that Williams was responsible for the January 10, 2015 murder of rival gang member Donovan Thomas Jr. because he rented a 2014 silver Infiniti Q50 sedan allegedly linked to the homicide.
“The indictment alleges that over seven years ago, Mr. Williams rented a vehicle from Hertz Rent-A-Car on a date unknown. and other persons, days later, supposedly used this rented vehicle to commit the crime of murder. There is no allegation by the grand jury that Mr. Williams had knowledge of this crime, had knowledge that this rented vehicle would be used in any supposed crime or that Mr. Williams was a party to this supposed crime,” he argued.
Casanova 2X Joins Young Thug & Gunna In Racketeering Roundup; Pleads Guilty
Brooklyn’s Casanova 2X is one of 18 people indicted in connection with a litany of gang-related crimes including racketeering, murder, drugs, firearms, and fraud offenses. He has pleaded guilty to various charges.
Casanova pleaded guilty to various charges. He has admitted to being a gang leader and aiding in the crimes and is faced with a 60-year sentence.
Casanova, whose government name is Caswell Senior, admitted to a shooting and a robbery. He also admitted being a gang leader in the Untouchable Gorilla Stone Nation Bloods Gang. As of this moment, he is the 13th person to plead guilty in the case.