A 12-year-old boy appeared in court on Tuesday after he was arrested for allegedly selling his mixtape at a Georgia mall in October. Corey “Lil C Note” Jackson, a young rapper, faces charges of disorderly conduct with violence, criminal trespassing and an obstruction felony, local news station CBS 46 reported.
Jackson was in Georgia visiting family when he was arrested in the mall’s food court. Police allege that the young rapper was taken into custody after he was told twice to stop selling his mixtapes. But Jackson‘s lawyer, Mawuli Davis, has maintained his young client’s innocence. “When he was there, he was not selling any CDs,” Davis told CBS 46.
A video of the arrest shows a white police officer holding on to Jackson’s arm and refusing to speak to the boy’s father on the phone. Yahoo Lifestyle has reached out to Davis for further comment.
I wanna thank Jackson Atlanta for this special piece they did. I would love for everyone to see this & understand what happen to me is big but what’s much bigger than that is it’s happing everyday & ppl are losing there lives to cops.. That should not be the way our young & youth should have to leave this earth, I was always raised to honor & respect the law for they are to protect & serve us. But unfortunately now today I think about avoiding the police scared of what they may do to me just because maybe lack of training or because maybe he or she is having a bad day today or because I’m stereotyped in this world and looked at as a threat when clearly I’m not any threat… I have started a movement called #EndJustUs which I just dropped a New Ep out called #EndJustUs #Please Go Get It!! Download it now #LinkInMyBio it’s strictly about #empowerment & never giving up on your #dreams Thanks to @officialboosieig he also stands fully behind my movement & I look to have plenty more with the voice to speak to step up & let’s make a change… I’m standing & speaking for all that unfortunately not here with us on this earth due to some type of #Injustice #Repost✊🏾💪🏾💯 #ThaYouthMatters✊🏾💪🏾 #coreyj #jjacksonliveinatlantashow #thejasminebrand
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Jackson has posted about his run-in with the police on Instagram multiple times, explaining that he’s now scared of the police. In an interview with CBS 46 that he posted to his Instagram account, he said the whole situation was “mind-blowing.”
“I know that I didn’t do anything wrong,” Jackson said.
He added in an Instagram caption that he feels like the police treated him as if he were a robber or murderer and called for the police officer’s bodycam footage to be released.
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
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His lawyer reportedly denied the charges in court on Tuesday, but it’s unclear when Jackson will be summoned to appear again.
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