The 20-year-old man presses his knee to the neck of a young child in the photo posted online, calling for the killing of George Floyd
The 20-year-old Ohio man is arrested for ‘kneeling on the neck of a crying child’ in social media photo captioned ‘BLM’ in scenes reminiscent of the murder of George Floyd
- Isaiah Jackson, 20, of Clark County, Ohio, was pictured pressing his knee to the neck of a crying child in a social media post calling for the murder of George Floyd
- The photo circulating online had the caption ‘BLM nu MF’, in reference to the Black Lives Matter Movement
- Jackson was localized by police officers on Tuesday and paroled on possible charges of image, according to prosecutors.
- The unidentified child, whose arms are held by a second person, was taken to a hospital and found not injured
A 20-year-old Ohio man has been arrested after being shown pressing his knee to the neck of a crying child in a scene evoking the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
Isaiah Jackson was taken into custody by the Clark County Sheriff’s Office on parole this week and faces potential felony charges for the image circulating on social media with the caption ‘BLM now MF’ in a reference to the Black Lives Matter Movement .
Investigators found Jackson on Tuesday after they said they had been made aware of the image circulating online.
Clark County Sheriff’s Ohio office says the man in a social media post presses his knee to a young child’s neck (photo) Isaiah Jackson, 20
Jackson, pictured in a previous arrest photo, was being held on probation for a violation. Prosecutors weigh possible felony charges for social media image, triggering the murder of George Floyd
The unnamed child, holding his arms behind his back by a second person whose face is not visible in the picture, was taken to a hospital and found to be uninjured, authorities said.
Agents, who also found the mother with the child when they found Jackson, said she was unaware of the photo taken or what it showed. The police did not say what her relationship with Jackson was.
The Clark County Sheriff’s office reported the incident to local prosecutors, who are currently weighing the charges against Jackson.
Clark County Prosecutor Dan Driscoll told DailyMail.com on Thursday that Jackson is still on parole and the case is under investigation.
Similar images have been posted online, but of people taking part in a ‘George Floyd Challenge’ which mocks the image of the 46-year-old black father of five when he died on a Memorial Day arrest.
The photo of bystander footage shows officer Derek Chauvin, who is white, pressing his knee to Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes, leading to his death.
Chauvin lost his job and was charged with the murder of Floyd on the incident, sparking protests by Black Lives Matter across the country, calling for an end to police brutality and systematic racism.
Agent Derek Chauvin pressed his knee to George Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes, leading to his death
The challenge that emerged on Snapchat showed that dozens of teens were disgustingly mocking the fatal arrest. The participants, mostly white men, are seen smiling in the pictures and kneel in the neck of their friends.
Jackson’s post appears to be a critical response to the challenge, although authorities are still investigating the motive and who else might be involved.
“Detectives continue to investigate and continue to gather evidence regarding several other people directly involved,” said the delegates.
“The Clark County Sheriff’s Office Investigation Office has prepared the case against the male in the photo,” authorities said.
Detectives said they are now “awaiting the Prosecutor’s office to make a decision on the size and scope of the charges that will be supported by that office for presentation in court.”