An aspiring rapper who arrested at a Georgia mall last year for allegedly selling his mixtape to shoppers appeared in court on Tuesday, reports CBS 46.
Video of the incident shows an off-duty officer approaching Corey Jackson, 12, at the Cumberland Shopping Center food court in Georgia last October, violently grabbing his and accusing the child of loitering.
Jackson, who goes by the name Lil C Note, had to appear in court to face charges of felony obstruction, misdemeanor obstruction, and criminal trespassing.
In the official police report, The arresting officer claims Jackson had been in trouble on two previous occasions for selling CDs in the mall, but his lawyer vehemently denies those charges.
“When he was there, he was not selling any c.d.s or doing anything that would have been prohibited he was there meeting other artists,” said Mawuli Davis.
2018: 12-year-old country singer Mason Ramsey yodeled in a Wal-Mart—Went viral & signed to a major record deal
2019: 12-year-old rapper Corey Jackson sold his CDs at Cumberland Mall in GA—Violently arrested & charged w/a felony
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On Monday, T.I took to social media to address the case and compared it to that of a white daycare worker Nataliia Karia who got a slap of the wrist for hanging a toddler.
“Give a 12 year old prison time for selling CDs And a middle aged witch probation for hanging a baby?!?!?! #ThisISAmerica #USorELSE,” Tip captioned an image of both headlines side by side.”
“Seriously like I really wake up everyday asking myself why would this police officer tell these ludicrous/ridiculous stories on me that now have me having to go to court facing a felony at 12 years old as if I’m really a robber, killer / Murderer or some kid that cuss out and fight police officers or sum!!” reads the caption to a post by Jackson.
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Seriously like I really wake up everyday asking myself why would this police officer tell these Ludacris /ridiculous stories on me that now have me having to go to court facing a felony at 12 years old as if I’m really a robber, killer / Murderer or some kid that cuss out and fight police officers or sum!!🤷🏾♂️ Like I’m jus so foreal I just don’t understand why a man would do this & have me going threw all this!! #NotWorthItAtAll 🤦🏾♂️ I wish they just hurry up with this and release all cameras especially the police officer body cam that he had on…🤷🏾♂️ #ReadyForThisToBeOver #coreyj #lilcnote