Young Thug Prosecutors Submit A Motion To Prohibit Video Cameras During The Rico Trial
The prosection has filed a motion to prohibit video cameras from being used during the proceedings of Young Thug’s ongoing RICO trial due to safety concerns. Young Thug is currently awaiting another pre-trial judgement.
According to Fresh Court records that AllHipHop has access to Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis submitted the application November 30 and asked the Superior Court Judge Ural Glanville to take into consideration as an effort to safeguard the identities of potential witness.
“Several witnesses have expressed safety concerns to the State and they are concerned about the safety of themselves and their families who choose to testify,” the motion read. ” The State is concerned that video recordings witnesses’ and victims faces could endanger these individuals safety.”
Fani Willis added that she was also concerned about how the presence of video cameras at trial might impact the witnesses’ willingness to provide accurate and complete testimonies when called upon.
“The State is concerned about the Impact upon due process and the truth-finding function of the judicial proceedings,” she continued, “witnesses may be afraid to testify and provide full information if they are aware they are being video-recorded, and that is their personal safety could be jeopardized as a result of their testimony.”
Fulton County DA, however, conceded to having audio recording devices in the courtroom once the trial begins on 9th January.
“This court has the discretion to determine whether or not to allow electronic and photographic coverage of the proceedings,” Willis added, the State simply asks this Court to prohibit video recordings of the trial, while permitting audio recordings so the process will remain open to public.”
The prosecution’s latest motion was filed against Young Thug’s legal team and they submitted a motion of their own, asking to exclude songs, lyrics, music videos and social posts from admitted evidences in the case.
“The admission against Young Thug and the use of lyrics, pottery, and artist against Young Thug in his upcoming trial would result to constitutional violation and an abuse of discretion, prejudicial and unconstitutional,” the motion read.
“Moreover using these lyrics, poetry, artistry and speech against Young Thug is racist and discriminatory because the Jury will be so poisoned and prejudiced by these lyrics, poetry artistry and speech.”
Once it begins next month, the trial against Thug, Gunna and multiple members of their YSL collective could last for more than half a year. Those named in the 56-count indictment have been behind bars since May, with both Thug and Gunna being denied their bonds requests multiple times.
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