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Cop Caught on Video Assaulting Black Boy In Mall, Police Chief Defends Him

By Victor Trammell and Nomalanga Mhauli-Moses

Another incident of police brutality has emerged out of Cobb County, Georgia, which was caught on camera and subsequently went viral.

This case involves a 12-year-old black boy named Corey Jackson and a Cobb County police officer who was working off duty. Jackson is an aspiring rapper who goes by the name Lil’ C-Note. At Cobb County’s Cumberland Mall, Jackson was recently attempting to sell and promote CDs of his music to patrons.

However, the small boy was approached and physically manhandled by an off-duty Cobb County officer who was working security at the mall. The cowardly and high-strung officer was recorded via cell phone video grabbing Jackson’s arm and twisting it. He spoke into the receiver of his body-mounted CV radio claiming to conduct a warrant check.

Jackson’s aunt was the one who recorded the situation and she is heard in the video yelling in fear and telling the officer to stop abusing her small nephew. A social justice activist named Simar shared the video on his Twitter page, which catapulted the unfortunate incident to viral status.

However, even after all the public damnation of the officer’s unnecessary and despicable acts of aggression, Cobb County’s Chief of Police defended the officer’s use of force. “[The officer] was within his rights,” Chief Michael Register told Channel 2 Action News, a local ABC-affiliated station based in Atlanta.

Jackson took to Instagram and posted a lengthy message on his page in which he shared his feelings after the incident. “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!?!?” Jackson wrote.

Public school “resource officers” abuse their power and trample on the rights of black children in incidents like these every day. For more information and a step by step guide on how to transition your children and family to homeschooling, visit:




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