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Bronx Rapper Detained As Fugitive Doing Sh*t Lyrics Read Out In SDNY Magistrates Court

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SDNY COURTHOUSE, Sept 25 – A 20-year old Bronx rapper on the run from Federal law enforcement since April has been captured after posting to Facebook from a newly bought cell phone.

 On September 25 U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Magistrate Judge Sarah Netburn held a detention proceeding. Inner City Press exclusively covered it. 

Assistant US Attorney Adam Hobson recounted how Count Cooks was named in a multi-defendant drug conspiracy indictment in April, and on the run since then. He made a point of quoting Cooks' lyrics from a recent song: "I'm a fugitive, but I'm still doin' sh*t."  More on Patreon here.

 Cooks' assigned Criminal Justice Act lawyer from Kramer Levin, who had just consented to the detention of other assigned clients named Hill and Martinez, made an application for bail.

He said later in the case there could be consideration of the evidentiary weight of rap lyrics, a topic Inner City Press has written and been quoted on (here on the SDNY trial with Tekashi69 in The New Yorker).

  But in this case, Judge Netburn concluded that there were not set of condition that could assure the safety of the community.

 Cooks was detained, and there is no listed court appearance until November. In the indictment he is a/k/a CJay. Inner City Press will stay on this and other cases in the SDNY.


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