This is seriously messed up. Corey Jackson, known as Corey J or Lil C-Note, shared a video on his social media that shows him being handled violently by a police officer. According to NBC News, Jackson was approached after he was allegedly selling CDs at a shopping mall in Georgia, which he had previously been warned not to do. Obviously, that’s not entirely a violent crime but for some reason, police decided to treat him like in the video below… Here’s the kicker: Corey J is only 12-years-old.
The confrontation was recorded in a viral video by Corey’s aunt, who is audibly concerned about the way her nephew is being treated. The police officer asks the child, “You’re 12?” before proceeding to tell him he’ll send him to jail. Then, after Corey offers his retort, the camera is shuffled around as the boy’s aunt yells at the officer. It appears Corey was brought to the ground. For what? Who knows… NBC notes that the camera was shaking because his aunt “got physical” with the officer after noticing how Lil C-Note was being handled. Corey J was charged with felony obstruction, misdemeanor obstruction and criminal trespassing and his aunt was charged with felony obstruction, giving false ID, criminal trespassing and misdemeanor obstruction.
The entire video can be seen below, posted on Corey’s Instagram page. The boy’s family states they have no clue why he was targeted, saying, “He doesn’t get into any trouble. He’s very well spoken and polite. Ask anyone who has met him and they would tell you that.”
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It’s jusssss like this! When God is blessing you🙏🏾 Tha Devil🧛🏾♂️ is always rite around tha corner to seek & destroy. Tha fact that he snatched me & was trying to drag me around like I’m sum criminal that’s stealing, robbing or killing or sum is #Crazy. But tha worst part is he trying to charging me with a #felony putting my hands on a #PoliceOfficer he say I tried to brake his fingers, he say I cussed him & he say I pushed him! Where in this video do it show I did anything but tell him I know my rights & then when he proceeded to try and drag me my auntie stepped in & got in between us to get tha #Police off me, cause he was treating me like uh lil rag dog he can sling around…. All #Police is not bad, a lot are good friends of mines. But it’s some of you that do not deserve to be in a #PoliceUniform & this guy is clearly 1!!! Right is Right / Wrong is Wrong!! #CobbCounty #Police We must get to tha bottom of this… I’m just a kid out here standing for tha right & Motivating other kids in a positive way. Why try to destroy & bring me down!?!?🤷🏾♂️🤷🏾♂️