12-Year-Old Rapper From Viral Video Faces Felony Charges

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In October 2018, a video of an encounter between a baby and a police officer went viral. In the clip, 12-year-old Corey "Lil C Note" Jackson is seen being strong-armed by the officer whereas visiting the Cumberland Mall in Cobb County, Georgia after he was accused of illegally promoting his CDs. Police declare that Jackson was warned, twice, to cease hawking his mixtapes earlier than the final incident occurred. Off digicam and recording, Jackson's aunt is heard pleading with the officer to let the boy go, stating that Jackson's father was on the cellphone.

“You’re 12?” the officer stated to Jackson. "You’re about to go to jail. You’re going to go to a youth detention heart." The aunt says, “I've his father on the cellphone and also you received’t even communicate to him,” earlier than the officer replies, “Yup." What instantly occurs subsequent is not clear from the footage, however a scuffle ensues and the cellular phone recording the incident is knocked away. The officer then requires backup and warns the aunt to not "put her arms on" him once more, whereas she cries out that he must let her nephew free.

Jackson was arrested following the altercation and faces fees of legal trespassing, obstruction, and disorderly conduct with violence. The younger boy's lawyer, Mawuli Davis, acknowledged that Jackson did nothing incorrect and wasn't even promoting CDs whereas on the mall. Meanwhile, Jackson shared a information section about his recent trip to court. In the caption to the uploaded video, Jackson stated he is "prepared for it to be over."

"Seriously like I actually get up on daily basis asking myself why would this police officer inform these Ludacris /ridiculous tales on me that now have me having to go to court docket going through a felony at 12 years outdated," Jackson wrote. "As if I’m actually a robber, killer / Murderer or some child that cuss out and struggle cops or one thing! Like I’m simply so for actual I simply don’t perceive why a person would do that & have me going by means of all this!!"