Black Lives Matter Supporter Arrested for Kneeling on White Baby's Neck
Isaiah Jackson detained over viral photo of child abuse in support of BLM
A Black Lives Matter supporter has been arrested in Ohio after a disturbing viral image emerged of him kneeling on the neck of a visibly distressed white baby, according to reports.
20-year-old Isaiah Jackson was arrested and is being detained over the photo, which was widely circulated on social media this week, reports by multiple Dayton TV stations have confirmed.
The photo shows a shirtless black man, purportedly Mr. Jackson, kneeling on the neck of a crying white toddler while a different black person’s arms are holding the prostrate child’s arms behind his back.
The photo was uploaded to social media and shared with the caption “Blm now mf.”
Charges are pending review by the Clark County Prosecutor’s Office against the suspect, who deputies identified as Jackson, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.
Jackson has been booked in the Clark County Jail on a probation violation and remains in custody, according to online jail records.
The sheriff’s office said a case against Jackson has been presented to the prosecutor’s office.
Prosecutors will “provide a determination on the scope and breadth of the felony charges” that Jackson will face in the alleged incident, Clark County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Kristopher Shultz said in a media release.
Investigators did not detail the crimes Jackson might be charged with.
Deputies said an investigation was launched Tuesday after they were made aware of the photo, which shows a man with his knee on the back of a child’s neck.
Investigators made contact with the child, their mother, and Jackson.
The child was transported to an area hospital for examination.
However, the victim did not suffer any injuries from the incident, deputies said.
“Subsequent interview with the mother revealed that she was unaware of the photo having been taken, or its contents, until she had been informed by other parties,” Shultz said.
As Neon Nettle previously reported, an investigation was launched after the disturbing image of a Black Lives Matter supporter, seemingly kneeling on the neck of a white baby, emerged on social media.
The photo quickly went viral, triggering outrage and calls for justice.
The Black Lives Matter movement received a huge boost by the Memorial Day death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis policeman who kneeled on his neck for eight minutes.
BLM activists have since adopted the kneeling pose as part of their protests.
Jackson appeared to be echoing the kneeling protest and abused the young child to make a statement in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.