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NYPD officials expressed outrage after a 16-year-old rapper and gang banger who shot a cop walked free on bond Thursday.

Aspiring rapper C Blu - real name Camrin Williams - was locked up in a Brooklyn juvenile facility after shooting Officer Kaseem Pennant, 27, on Jan. 18.

According to DailyMail.com, Pennant and other officers responded to a disturbance call and clashed with Williams who refused to remove his hands from his pockets.

Williams began fighting with the officers and refused orders to comply. A pistol he was carrying went off, firing a single bullet that struck both Officer Pennant and Williams.

They were treated and released from the hospital hours later. But Williams was transported to a juvenile facility where he should have remained since he was already on probation for weapons possession.

However, a liberal judge released the rapper on $250,000 bond on Thursday.

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Williams allegedly used money he received as an advance on a record deal he signed with Interscope Records.

The president of a union representing NYPD officers expressed his outrage on Thursday.

"If anybody wants to know why we have a crisis of violence in this city, or why we're about to bury two hero police officers, look no further than this disgraceful bail release," NYC PBA President Pat Lynch said, referring to the fatal shooting of two other NYPD officers last week.

Lynch blamed Judge Denis Boyle who previously released a 16-year-old who went on to murder a 34-year-old father of two in May of 2021.

"Shame on Judge Denis Boyle for allowing this to happen," Lynch said. "The people of the Bronx won't be safe as long as he's on the bench."

However, Lucian Chalfen, spokesman for the state office of court administration, said the union president shouldn't blame the judge, who is simply following the rule of law in NY.

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"Camrin has been released and will be back to his regular productive life of focusing on schoolwork and his music career," said Williams' attorney Dawn Florio who previously represented troubled rapper 6ix9ine.

Record labels typically sign untalented gang bangers to record deals because the labels see a higher rate of return on their investments when the aspiring rappers are killed by other gang bangers or the police.

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Drug kingpin Fetty Wap was released on $500,000 secured bond on Friday, following his arrest on federal drug trafficking charges.

The 30-year-old rapper left the jail wearing a tracksuit with a grey hoodie pulled over his head in Central Islip, NY on Friday. He was carrying a black trash bag and wearing a face mask.

Pictures taken outside the jail show Fetty wearing a GPS monitor on his left ankle. He was accompanied by his sister Divinity Maxwell and he held hands with his girlfriend as he left the jail.

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Fetty, born William Junior Maxwell II, was arrested Thursday, Oct. 28, ahead of his performance at the Rolling Loud Music Festival in New York.

He is ordered to undergo random drug tests while out on bond and he must surrender his passport. Fetty will be allowed to travel if he gets permission, according to MSN News.

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Fetty and five other individuals, including a corrections officer, are charged with "conspiring to distribute and possess controlled substances" including cocaine, heroin and fentanyl.

The U.S. Attorney's Office called Fetty Wap "a kilogram-level redistributor for the trafficking organization," according to a press release.

He is accused of using private jets and the US Postal Service to transport mass quantities of drugs from California to the New York and New Jersey areas.

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The Suffolk County DA's Office released photos of drugs, cash in clear bags, firearms, and disposable cell phones seized from the rapper and his five associates. The haul included 16 kilos of cocaine, 2 kilos of heroin, hundreds of fentanyl pills, 5 guns, and around $1.5 million in cash.

"The fact that we arrested a chart-topping rap artist and a corrections officer as part of the conspiracy illustrates just how vile the drug trade has become," said Michael J. Driscoll, assistant director-in-charge at the New York Field Office of the FBI.

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Rapper YoungBoy Never Broke Again has been released from St. Martin Parish Jail on $500,000 cash bond.

The rapper, formerly known as NBA YoungBoy, was released from jail on Tuesday, Oct. 26, after 7 months behind bars on a federal weapons charge.

YoungBoy, real name Kentrell Gaulden, was ordered to wear an ankle monitor on house arrest in Utah -- far from his gang affiliates in Atlanta and Louisiana.

YoungBoy's attorneys begged the judge to release him on strict house arrest in Utah near a man who mentored him as a child.

The rapper reportedly purchased a home in Utah near his childhood tutor. YoungBoy also has relatives and some of his children living in Utah.

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However, prosecutors say the Baton Rouge rapper still committed crimes while in contact with his extended family in Utah.

Prosecutors also alleged YoungBoy paid his childhood tutor $600,000 between January 4 and February 1st for "celebrity assistant" services.

The judge ordered YoungBoy to hire three ex-military soldiers as around-the-clock security while he awaits trial on federal gun charges.

Prosecutors point out that YoungBoy will pay the ex-military soldiers $21,000 a week.

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YoungBoy was originally ordered released from a St. Martin Parish Jail on Friday, but a California court had an outstanding warrant on the rapper. That warrant was dropped, paving the way for his release.

YoungBoy is now expected to get to work on his next album from a recording studio at his Utah home, although Chief U.S. District Judge Shelly Dick stressed that visitors will be limited to three at any time. The visitors also have to be approved by the judge.

YoungBoy is ranked No. 9 on Sandrarose.com's list of prolific breeders in Hip-Hop. The 22-year-old rapper has 8 children by at least seven women.

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The teenager who shot four people in an Arlington, Texas high school on Wednesday was released on $75,000 bond after turning himself in.

Timothy George Simpkins, 18, walked free from jail after he turned himself accompanied by his attorney on Wednesday evening.

The teenager posted bond hours after he shot up a classroom at Timberview High School on Oct. 6.

Family members say Simpkins was constantly "bullied" because he "was rich" and "had nice things."

Carol Harrison Lafayette, a spokesperson for the family, told reporters that Simpkins had been bullied and robbed twice at school.

"This is a situation where Timothy was being bullied," Harrison Lafayette said.

"It had been reported to the principals right along with the teachers. I'm not trying to justify the gun that was brought, but when you're being bullied, when there's bullies, throughout this nation you hear of young people ... committing suicide."

She described Simpkins as an "outgoing, loving person" who lives with his grandmother who helped raise him.

"He's been around his grandmother, his loving mother, they taught him to love, and he was a giver... mostly well liked up until the point where he got into his senior year... He was looking forward to graduating and doing something with his life."

Cell phone video taken by another student shows a boy who looks like Simpkins covering his head with his hands while a 15-year-old boy punched him repeatedly.
 

After the fight, Simpkins reportedly retrieved a black Glock handgun from his backpack and shot the 15-year-old, who is still hospitalized.

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An Instagram photo shows Simpkins sitting in his silver Dodge Charger with a black handgun visible in the driver's side door pocket.

Simpkins also allegedly shot 25-year-old Calvin Pettitt, a male teacher who broke up the fight. Pettitt was shot in the back. A female student who was grazed by a bullet was released from the hospital on Wednesday.

It isn't clear why Simpkins was in the same class as a 15-year-old.

Simpkins' family claims he was bullied by other students because he has nice things. They claim he lashed out in self-defense.

His family described Simpkins as a 'lovable' kid who was only trying to defend himself.
 

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The press release sounded too good to be true: Atlanta rappers Young Thug and Gunna posted bail for "30 low-level offenders to reunite with their families."

In reality, Young Thug and Gunna paid about $300,000 to bond out only 6 inmates from the over-crowded Fulton County Jail on April 23.

One of those inmates was a murder suspect who had already spent three years in jail awaiting trial. Five of the "low-level offenders" were in jail on felony charges.

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If you recall, Young Thug, real name Jefferey Williams (left), said he and Gunna (right) "woke up and went to the jail ... and just got as many people as we can out."

Of the six people released that day, the murder suspect's bond was the highest. The two rappers paid $239,000 cash to spring him from jail.

On Monday, a judge revoked the man's bond and he was re-arrested. Online records obtained by AJC.com show that, as of Tuesday, he remained in jail.

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According to AJC.com, newly elected Fulton Sheriff Patrick Labat confirmed that the PR stunt was planned days in advance with Young Thug and Gunna (pictured).

Labat said his agency gave the rappers a list of 40 inmates in response to their request for inmates who could be easily released.

It isn't clear how a murder suspect got on that list.

Crews filmed the six inmates walking out of jail into their loved ones' arms. The footage will be part of a music video, according to Channel 2 Action News.

Sheriff Labat said he was asked to appear in the music video, alongside the two rappers and the newly released inmates. But he declined.

"That's not my job," he told Channel 2's Michael Seiden.

Thug and Gunna previously denied reports that the $300,000 bonds were part of a stunt to promote their album, Slime Language 2.

The album, released on Young Thug's Young Stoner Life (YSL) label on April 16 debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart.

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Rapper Quando Rondo and King Von's alleged killer Lul Timm (right) celebrated after Timm was released from an Atlanta jail over the weekend.

Lul Timm, real name Timothy Leeks, is accused of gunning down Chicago rapper King Von outside the Monaco Hookah Lounge in downtown Atlanta in November.

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King Von, born Dayvon Bennett, was involved in a fistfight with Rondo at the time of the shooting. Von died hours later during surgery at an Atlanta hospital. He was 26.

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Timm was released from jail after Rondo (pictured in 2019) allegedly paid his $100,000 bond. Timm shared an Instagram photo of himself wearing all black on Saturday.

Timm captioned the image: "I got bruddas that didn’t come from my mother but we locced in 4L [sic]."
 

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Rondo was not charged in Von's murder, but his life is in constant danger. Rumor has it that rapper Lil Durk (pictured left with Von) put a $5 million bounty on Rondo's head.

A King Von fan wrote this comment on Timm's IG page: "You are a living dead... When you go out of jail just remember this. F*** your life pu**y. You are next."

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YFN Lucci is a free man after a judge released him on $500,000 bond on Monday.

Video footage shows the rapper emerging from jail around 4 p.m. on Monday after posting $50,000 cash, 10% of his bond.

Lucci, real name Rayshawn Bennett, 29, was arrested for murder in the shooting death of 28-year-old James Adams in Atlanta.

A judge ordered Lucci to surrender his passport and wear an ankle monitor. He has to remain home between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m.

He can only leave home to meet with his lawyer or for doctor's appointments.

Lucci is not allowed to communicate with his alleged victims, witnesses or co-defendants in the case. He also can't associate with any known gang members or convicted felons, according to TMZ.

Don't expect to welcome Lucci back to the internet. The judge ordered him to stay off social media, he can't leave the state to book shows, and he can't visit a certain recording studio.

His attorney tells TMZ, "The bond was negotiated last week and finalized today. He was released just before 4 pm. There are a variety of conditions which is somewhat consistent with these cases, which included surrendering his passport."

Lucci is best known for dating rapper Lil Wayne's only daughter, Reginae Carter, 22.

It isn't clear if he is allowed to hook up with Reginae, although rumor has it that she put up the bond money for her man.

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Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old who shot and killed two Black Lives Matter protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin was released on bond Friday.

Rittenhouse, who was charged with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide, posted $2 million bond -- mostly donations raised through crowdfunding websites.

He posted bond through his attorney at about 2 pm, Kenosha county sheriff's Sgt David Wright told reporters.

The teenager is accused of fatally shooting Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber and wounding Gaige Grosskreutz during violent Jacob Blake protests on August 25.

Rittenhouse, of Antioch, Illinois, told police he was attacked by the protesters. At least one protester was armed with a gun.

Conservatives praised Rittenhouse as a hero who was exercising his right to bear arms during the unrest in Kenosha.

His initial bail amount was $1 million, but an Illinois judge increased the amount to $2 million after Rittenouse's supporters quickly raised the $1 million to pay his bail.

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Remy Ma is back home with her husband, Papoose, and infant daughter after she was released from jail on $1,500 bail on Wednesday, May 1. The 38-year-old rapper was arrested on Wednesday after she turned herself in to police on a felony assault charge of punching Love & Hip Hop co-star Brittney Taylor.

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The superfan who paid $100,000 of R. Kelly's $1 million bond is reportedly a 47-year-old female entrepreneur who owns a restaurant and daycare center in suburban Chicago, Illinois.

Fox 32 News anchor Tia Ewing reports the generous benefactor who helped spring the troubled R&B crooner from jail on Monday owns the Love on the Blu restaurant in Blue Island, Illinois.

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