Young Thug offered to go to great lengths to demonstrate he wouldn’t be a flight risk and wouldn’t harm witnesses if he were released on bond, from wearing an ankle monitor, to getting off-duty cops to make sure he didn’t leave his house, to having his communications monitored. How typical is it for someone to volunteer to do that, and how compelling did you find that offer?An ankle monitor is a standard tactic, but everything beyond that is extreme. I’ve never heard of anybody willing to pay for 24-hour security to watch them. That probably removes the threat of leaving the premises, leaving the state, or fleeing internationally. But I still think it would be possible, even with off-duty police officers on the premises, for somebody to make communications that threaten witnesses. When you’re using the bathroom, you’re probably not going to have an off-duty police officer in there with you.
“The RICO charge factors in just like if somebody was charged with murder. It’s a pretty serious charge.”
“They’ve got great lawyers, and they may find a way to pull a rabbit out of their hat. But I think it is likely that they will remain in custody until the time of their trial.”