On July 8, 2020, American rapper Boosie Badazz (formerly known as Lil Boosie) was arrested in Georgia on gun charges. According to the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office, Boosie was pulled over for an unspecified traffic violation. During the stop, police found three firearms in the vehicle, one of which was reported stolen. Boosie was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a stolen firearm.
The arrest of Boosie Badazz was made possible due to the collaborative efforts of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office. The ATF had been tracking Boosie’s social media activity and noticed that he had posted pictures of himself with firearms on Instagram. The ATF then contacted the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office to help make the arrest.
This case highlights the power of social media in law enforcement. Social media has become an invaluable tool for police to track and investigate criminal activity. By monitoring social media, law enforcement can identify possible suspects, gather evidence, and even make arrests.
In Boosie Badazz’s case, the ATF and police were able to use Instagram to their advantage. By tracking Boosie’s social media activity, they were able to determine that he was in possession of firearms. This information allowed them to make the arrest and charge him with the appropriate crimes.
The arrest of Boosie Badazz is a reminder that social media can be a powerful tool in the fight against crime. Law enforcement has become increasingly adept at using social media to track and investigate criminal activity. This case serves as a warning to those who use social media to post pictures of themselves with firearms, as it could lead to serious consequences.