Performer Da (Cry) Baby also took to social media to complain about his arrest after a pre-Christmas performance at Bojangles Arena on Monday December 23, 2019.
|Jonathan "DaBaby" Kirk Courtesy MCSO|
CMPD's statement is as follows:
On December 23, 2019, around 8;30 pm, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department officers with the North Tron Crime Reduction Unit and the Providence Division Crime Deduction Unit were working in an on duty capacity at the Bojangles Arena located at 2700 East Independence Boulevard. Jonathan Kirk, DOB 12-21-1991, aka DaBaby, was scheduled to perform a concert at the Bojangles Arena. At approximately 8:50 pm, a white Dodge Charger arrived at the Bojangles Arena, The vehicle was occupied by a driver and Kirk was in the rear driver's side of the vehicle. He entered the arena and while officer were outside providing security, they stated they smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Officer approached the white Dodge Charger and indicated they observed marijuana in plain view inside the Dodge Charger while utilizing their flashlights.
Based on probable cause of the marijuana in plain view officers stated they observed, they determined that they would speak with Kirk at the conclusion of the concert. Shortly before 11:00 pm, Kirk exited the Bojangles Arena and the officers stated the attempted to initiate a voluntary contact with Kirk. Officers stated they detained Kirk in handcuff and indicted they legally searched the vehicle. Officers stated they located marihuana in the vehicle and Kirk was transported to another location for the safety and security of Kirk and the officers.
Initially officers decided to arrest and charge Kirk with misdemeanor possession marijuana (N.C.G.S. 90-95(a)(3)) and resist, obstruct and delay (N.C.G.S.14-233). After transporting Kirk to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Department, officers decided that in lieu of arresting him, they would issue two North Carolina Uniform Citations for misdemeanor possession of marijuana and resist, obstruct and delay. Officers state that they offered to drive Kirk anywhere he wanted to go; however, he did not want a ride and walked out of the jail with his two citations.
The CMPD has launched an Internal Affairs investigation to determine if Officers followed department policies and directives during the incident.
The CMPD police report for this incident has been attached (2019-1223-210301). Any further information will be released by CMPD's Public Affairs Office.
CMPD Police Report:
DaBaby gave the usual "they were targeting me because I'm black" excuse to several news outlets.
As the word of his arrest spread, the twitter rats came out to condemn CMPD with the typical "FUCK CMPD" mantra.
Cedar's Take: I don't smoke weed, but I don't understand busting someone for a bunch of stems and seeds. I do understand the thinking behind the action, that if he's "ridin dirty" then the odds are if he's breaking one law he's breaking a car load of others.
Still I think they could have let it go.
On the other hand what sort of dumb ass rolls into the Bojangles Arena parking lot full of cops (as it always during events) with a car that is billowing clouds of "weed smoke" out the windows like freakin Cheech and Chong?
The long worn out excuse "CMPD arrested me because I'm black" is really getting no traction. No dude, they arrested you because weed ain't legal in North Carolina, the color of your skin ain't got nothing to do with it.
Hey Cry Baby - Stop blaming your skin color for your legal troubles, its got nothing to do with being black and everything to do with being stupid.
Should be noted CMPD officers showed considerable restraint by not arresting Mr. Kirk prior to the concert (never mind the riot that would have followed) and had Mr. Kirk maned up to the weed after the concert it is doubtful a search of the car would have been conducted and it is very likely no arrest would have occurred.
But Da Cry Baby resisted and so he won a free "midnight" tour of Charlotte and a walk home.
Let's not forget Jonathan Kirk was the only one charged in the Walmart shooting death of 19 year old Jayln Craig in November 2018. Most of those charges were dropped in March of 2019 then in June Kirk plead guilty and was sentenced to 12 months "unsupervised" probation on the concealed weapon charge.
No other suspect has been charged in the murder of Craig and the case is still considered open and active.
As if none of that matters, the liberal left, the local and national media and African Americans in mass immediately condemn CMPD officers. This is what is wrong with Black society and why I say "The African American Community has become a culture of violence, embracing criminality and gun play as a way of life".
Shooting someone to death in a Walmart is considered normal behavior by African Americans. And that is just fucked up.
As for "Da (Cry) Baby" Attitude, I've learned long ago has everything to do with why some people are arrested.
CP Update: This afternoon Thursday January 2, 2020 Da Cry Baby Jonathan Kirk found himself being "cuffed and stuffed" again. This time by Miami Police. No word as to charges or what led up to the arrest.
Kirk had been in Miami for the New Year's Eve celebrations and was most recently seen in the company of Sean "Puffy" Combs. More to follow I'm sure.
CP Update No. 2: Kirk was charged with "Battery" in regards to a strong arm robbery that took place earlier Thursday morning. Kirk was arrested and remains in the custody of Miami-Dade County Corrections. While his bond ($1,500.00) has been posted he remains in custody on a Fugitive Extradite Out Of State Warrant.
|Jonathan Lyndale Kirk (aka DaBaby) Courtesy MDCR|