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 digital camera 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 converse 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 prices of prison trespassing, obstruction, and disorderly conduct with violence. The younger boy’s lawyer, Mawuli Davis, said that Jackson did nothing fallacious 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inform these /ridiculous tales on me that now have me having to go to court docket dealing with a felony at 12 years outdated,” Jackson wrote. “As if I’m actually a robber, killer / Murderer or some child that cuss out and battle law enforcement officials 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!!”