Man arrested after viral photo shows him kneeling on white toddler's neck in support of BLM

by Adam Ford · Jul 23rd, 2020 10:24 am
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Last Updated Jul 25th, 2020 at 12:17 pm

Ohio man Isaiah Jackson has been arrested after sharing a disturbing photo on social media, which went viral, showing him kneeling on the neck of a white toddler in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

The image, which Jackson captioned "Blm now [expletive]," shows the two-year-old appearing to be screaming or crying while Jackson kneels on his or her neck and another black person holds the child's arms behind his or her back.

Deputies identified Jackson, 20, as the man in the image. He has been booked into Clark County Jail on a probation violation and remains in the jail Wednesday afternoon, according to online jail records.

WHIO reports:

The sheriff's office said a case against Jackson has been presented to the prosecutor's office who 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 charges Jackson might be charged with.

The child's mother was unaware of the photo having been taken until she was informed by other parties, police said.


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