How to watch Young Thug RICO trial live
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Swisher Post will host a daily live stream of the trial, courtesy of Law & Crime. This provides an opportunity for fans and observers in the country to follow the proceedings in real time.
What’s the latest in the trial?
On Day 29 of the Young Thug YSL RICO trial, the Fulton County District Attorney withdrew their motion to ban cameras in the courtroom, allowing the trial to remain public.
The focus of the day included testimony and cross-examination related to Young Thug’s social media activity.
Additionally, there were discussions about providing anonymity to certain witnesses during their testimonies, with the court considering these requests on a case-by-case basis.
Background on the YSL RICO trial and Young Thug’s involvement
Young Thug, born Jeffery Williams, faces charges under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organisations Act (RICO), along with over two dozen others. The charges stem from allegations of his involvement with Young Slime Life (YSL), a street gang linked to violent acts and affiliated with the national Bloods gang.
The rapper is accused of being a violent gang leader, with prosecutors citing various instances, including threats of violence and gang-related activities. Young Thug’s defence has strongly denied these accusations, highlighting his positive contributions to the community.
The trial, expected to be lengthy and with a star-studded witness list, has garnered national attention. It has also sparked debate over the use of rap lyrics in court, viewed by some as a racially biased practice against artists of colour.
In response to these concerns, some US states have enacted laws limiting the use of creative expression as evidence, highlighting the growing awareness and pushback against this practice.