Ohio man, 20, arrested for kneeling on White 2-year-old boy's neck in social media pic captioned 'BLM now MF'
An Ohio man seen kneeling on the neck of a 2-year-old child on social media has been arrested, authorities revealed on Thursday, July 23. The man Isaiah Jackson, 20, was booked into jail on a probation violation after the Clark County Sheriff's Office launched an investigation into the picture of Jackson kneeling on a White child's neck. Click to see picture here.
The image was captioned, "BLM now mf." Another person can be seen in the image, holding the toddler's hands behind his back. Authorities were able to find where the incident had taken place and made contact with Jackson, the child, and the child's mother.
The 20-year-old was later taken into custody after investigators found that he had a parole authority hold from the State's Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, authorities said. As reported by NY Post, the child was taken to hospital but had not suffered from any injuries. The authorities also shared that the child's mother was not aware of the incident until an investigation had started.
Sheriff's officials had released a statement on Thursday, July 23, and said, "Detectives continue to investigate, and are continuing to compile evidence related to several other persons who were directly involved."
The exact charges that Jackson will face have not yet been specified by the officials. As of Thursday afternoon, Jackson is in custody, jail records have revealed. The Clark County Sheriff's Office revealed that they had handed Jackson's case and picture to the prosecutor's office. The authorities said that prosecutors will "provide a determination on the scope and breadth of the felony charges." He is currently being held without bond and his next court appearance has not been listed.
According to The Sun, the picture and stunt is said to be a part of a "George Floyd Challenge" which is circulating around social media. People have been mimicking the actions of former Minneapolis cop, Derek Chauvin. Chauvin had knelt on the neck of 46-year-old George Floyd for almost nine minutes despite the latter pleading for his life and saying that he could not breathe.
We had earlier reported that Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo said that Chauvin "knew what he was doing" as he had undergone specific training on preventing "positional asphyxiation" or suffocation.
Arradondo released a statement where he said, "Mr George Floyd's tragic death was not due to a lack of training -- the training was there. Chauvin knew what he was doing." "The officers knew what was happening -- one intentionally caused it and the others failed to prevent it. This was murder -- it wasn't a lack of training," he continued.
The lawyer for the Floyd family, Benjamin Crump, said, "Beyond doubt, he would be alive today if not for the pressure applied to his neck by officer Derek Chauvin and the strain on his body by two other officers. The ambulance was his hearse." Chauvin was initially charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter but had his charges upped to second-degree murder and manslaughter.
The other three now-former officers -- Thao, Thomas Lane, and J Alexander Kueng -- involved in the killing of Floyd were charged with aiding and abetting murder.