West Coast rapper Brandon “Tiny Doo” Duncan can finally breathe a sigh of relief after having serious legal charges dropped against him over a previously released album cover and lyrics.
According to reports, a judge had Doo’s conspiracy charges removed.
Duncan’s attorney, Brian Watkins, talked to 10News on the phone after the ruling. “His spirits are up now,” said Watkins. “It’s been a terrible situation for him. He’s been in jail for over half a year.” Duncan and 14 other gang members were charged in a gang conspiracy involving nine shootings since April 2013. (10News)
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Doo appeared in court and made his plea last month.
A rapper with gang ties charged in San Diego under a conspiracy law that allows for the prosecution of gang members if they benefit from or promote crimes committed by other gang members pleaded not guilty Thursday and had his trial set for next month. Brandon Duncan, 32, is accused in a gang conspiracy involving nine local shootings between May 2013 and February of this year. (ABC 10 News)
Indiana rapper Freddie Gibbs publicly voiced support for Doo last year.
Recent reports claimed Doo could have become the first musician to land a jail sentence for an album cover decision on gang conspiracy charges.
Prosecutors will reportedly look to prove that the album art “willfully promotes, furthers, or assists in any felonious criminal conduct by members of that gang.” “That gang” refers to the San Diego Lincoln Park gang, of which Duncan is a member, according to San Diego police. According to the Times, at least 15 Lincoln Park gang members have been charged in a recent string of shootings in the city. (Breit Bart)