Boosie was reportedly set on $50,000 bail after a court hearing on Tuesday. As The Shade Room previously reported, the rapper was arrested last week on federal gun charges in San Diego, California.
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More information on Boosey’s bond and potential release
According to The San Diego Union-Tribune, a “controversial hearing” took place in US District Court on Tuesday. The outlet reports that the hearing was held so authorities can decide whether or not to keep the rapper “in custody.”
Boosie’s attorney reportedly argued that the case against the rapper is an “unnecessary federal prosecution”. while the Assistant US Attorney reportedly argued that Boosie is a “flight risk”, which justifies his continued detention.
Despite this argument, US Magistrate Judge Allison Goddard set the rapper on $50,000 bond.
In addition, the judge also denied the prosecution’s request for a “two-day delay” in Boosey’s release.
Currently, the release date of the rapper is unclear. However, he is scheduled to return to court on Thursday, June 29, as first reported by The Shade Room.
Boosie’s legal team reportedly denounced the police for arresting the rapper
According to The San Diego Union-Tribune, the rapper’s legal team also condemned law enforcement for “misusing” resources during Boosie’s arrest.
The rapper’s attorney reportedly argued that it was “outrageous” to use “so many resources”, including helicopters. Meanwhile, his only charge was “felony possessing a firearm”.
Furthermore, the rapper’s legal team also argued that he is neither a danger to the community nor a flight risk. Instead, he believes that Boosie “is being targeted because he is a wealthy, successful black man.”
Meghan Blanco, one of the rapper’s attorneys, also informed the judge that because of Boosie’s detention, he missed performing at “several” Juneteenth events, which cost him a total of $160,000.
A second attorney for the rapper, Damon Elmauri, called the case a “scream of racism” and “harassment, not prosecution”.
More details about the initial federal arrest of Boosie
As The Shade Room previously reported, Boosie was arrested outside the San Diego Courthouse shortly after the state gun charges were dismissed.
A few days later, prosecutors reportedly sealed the rapper’s arrest warrant and criminal complaint, leaving the details of his arrest undisclosed. However, it soon emerged that Boosie had been convicted of a felony for possession of a weapon.
Additionally, it was revealed that federal agents used footage from Instagram Live to justify arresting the rapper. The footage shows the rapper recording a music video with a shotgun in his waistband.
In addition, the rapper was also found with a weapon in his vehicle during his May 6 arrest, as reported by The San Diego Union-Tribune.
The rapper’s prior felony conviction barred him from possessing a weapon, which prompted Boosie to apologize to his children following his arrest.