In a hearing in a federal courtroom on Wednesday morning, U.S. District Court Judge, Federico Moreno said Kodak Black was a “danger to the community” based on his long rap sheet. Minutes later, the judge ruled that Kodak will remain detained until his trial.
Kodak Black was arrested earlier this month right before he was set to perform at Rolling Loud Miami. He was booked on charges related to falsifying information to purchase (at least) three firearms. A judge initially set Kodak’s bond at $550,000. Prosecutors appealed that judge’s decision. On Wednesday morning, a federal judge sided with prosecutors and ruled that Kodak will be held without bail until his trial date.
“I’m very concerned with the type of guns he wanted to get a hold of, and that he has a prior criminal history. He was out on bond (on another case) and he committed an offense.” U.S District Judge Federico Moreno said from the bench according to The Miami Herald @MiamiHerald.
Prosecutors allege that one of the guns Kodak purchased when he falsified the info, was connected to a shooting that took place in March. According to the feds, Kodak’s fingerprints were found on the gun that was left at the scene of the crime. No one was hit in the shooting. A Porsche Panamera that was seen at the scene of the crime was later found abandoned nearby. No word yet on if the Porsche was also connected to the rapper. Chances are, it probably will, when the prosecution releases all of the evidence related to the case, or when it comes up at trial, otherwise the Porsche likely wouldn’t have been mentioned at all.
Coweta County, GA
Rapper Boosie Badazz has been arrested after a traffic stop in Georgia. Boosie got released from prison in 2014. He completed his parole in 2018. Boosie has mostly stayed out of any type of trouble since his 2014 release from prison. Even though official charges usually sound a lot worse than the reality of what they really are, any time you add a pistol into the mix, things are usually all bad.
TMZ (@tmz) reported, Georgia court records show that Boosie and another man, identified as Antonio Allen, are currently being held in the Coweta County jail facing marijuana and possession of narcotics charges. Along with another charge for possession of a firearm. It’s not clear which man was in possession of the gun, but it looks like both were charged with it. Boosie and Allen were reportedly pulled over after a police officer allegedly witnessed the Dodge Charger the men were riding in, swerving in and out of traffic lanes. The officer reported that the Charger nearly sideswiped multiple other vehicles on the road. When the cop pulled the car over, he claimed that it had a strong odor of marijuana…. which I’m guessing gave them the excuse to search the car. Police say they found an unloaded 9mm handgun under the passenger seat. They also found a vape pen and a bag of cash. The gun was reportedly found under the passenger seat where Allen was sitting. But, like I said earlier, on record, both men have been charged with possession of a firearm. No word on bond amount or next court date at the moment.
Seaside City, California
In news that should come as no surprise to anyone, a teacher with a gun inside of a school, injured a student. The teacher was actually teaching a public safety class when the incident took place.
CNN (@cnn) reports, Seaside City’s Mayor pro tem and reserve officer with the Sandy City Police Department, Dennis Alexander, was teaching a lesson at a Seaside High School in Seaside when he pointed his gun toward the ceiling and accidentally fired it, said Abdul Pridgen, the city’s police chief. A 17-year old student was injured by a bullet fragment or by debris that fell from the ceiling, Pridgen said.
Alexander has been placed on administrative leave from his teaching job according to a spokesperson with the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District.
“I think a lot of questions on parents’ minds are, why a teacher would be pointing a loaded firearm at the ceiling in front of students. Clearly, in this incident, protocols were not followed.” Superintendent PK Diffenbaugh told KSBW News. It’s still unclear why the teacher was displaying the firearm in the first place. This one incident goes into the category of a bigger National debate. Should teachers be armed with guns in school?