Kassidy Vavra, The Sun, July 23, 2020
Isaiah Jackson was arrested and faces charges after he pulled a sickening Black Lives Matter stunt.
The challenge emerged months after the death of George Floyd and ongoing protests across the nation as people call for an end to systemic racism and police brutality.
Who is Isaiah Jackson?
Isaiah Jackson is a 20-year-old living in Ohio.
Police said he was wanted by the parole authority from the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation & Correction, The Journal-News reported.
Jackson shared a picture of him kneeling on a child’s neck, which went viral on social media.
What was the Black Lives Matter stunt he did?
Jackson shared the picture of him kneeling on a toddler’s neck, with a caption that read “Blm now mf.”
Another person held the tot’s arms behind its back, as the child wore nothing but a diaper.
The kid was transported to a hospital, but did not suffer any injuries, WHIOTV reported.
Police said the child’s mother was not aware of the incident until an investigation began.
The stunt is said to be part of a “George Floyd Challenge” circulating social media.
Several others, including three British Teens, and 37-year-old mom Keriann Smith, have come under fire for allegedly taking part in the challenge.
The three teens were arrested and investigated for a possible hate crime, the New York Post reported.
Smith – who allegedly kneeled on her 14-year-old son’s neck and asked “Do you want to know how George Floyd died?” – faces charges for child abuse, strangulation and battery among other counts.
What charges does Jackson face?
The Clark County Sheriff’s Office said they handed Jackson’s case regarding the picture to the prosecutor’s office, WHIOTV reported.
Prosecutors will “provide a determination on the scope and breadth of the felony charges,” cops said.
Police records accessed by The Sun show Jackson was booked into the Clark County Jail for a violation of probation on Tuesday.
He is held without bond.
His next court appearance was not listed.