When Isaiah Jackson was arrested, Snopes declared the story only “mostly true.” Back in July, an image went viral that depicted a Black man and a helper assaulting a White toddler. 20-year-old Jackson was photographed kneeling on the child’s throat while the other adult held the toddler face down with his hands behind his back. The image was captioned “BLM now MF.”
Snopes hasn’t changed their verdict
Two months after Clark County prosecutors in Ohio formally charged Isaiah Jackson directly in connection with a racist photo, Snopes hasn’t updated their qualified verdict. Immediately after Jackson was arrested, the liberal fact checkers rushed to debunk the allegation that “Isaiah Anthony Wayne Jackson of Springfield, Ohio, was arrested in connection with a widely shared photograph of a man kneeling on a toddler’s neck along with the caption ‘BLM now mf.'”
Snopes refuses to admit that a Black man can be a “racist.” According to their decision dated July 27, “Jackson has not been charged, tried, or convicted in relation to the photograph” because he was being held on a parole violation. Guess what, he’s been charged. Quietly, with not a peep from the press to update the public.
A week after the fact checkers buried the story for good, on August 4th, 2020, Springfield News-Sun reported a list of 12 people who were indicted in Clark County, including “Isaiah Jackson, 20, of Dayton: abduction.”
As directly evidenced by the photograph in question, Jackson was charged with a crime defined as “by force or threat, restrain the liberty of another person under circumstances that create a risk of physical harm to the victim or place the other person in fear.”
Guess what, Snopes owes someone an apology and that decision should be retracted. Facebook and other social media platforms use those reviews to censor stories, calling them untrustworthy. The couple and their cat which approve or decline questionable news stories have been debunked, but nobody is fact-checking the fact checkers. Once again, the rats are guarding the cheese.
Mother had no clue
As soon as the image went viral “two divisions of the Clark County Sheriff’s Office immediately began an investigation to determine the location of the incident and the identities of the individuals involved.”
Someone else got lucky instead. Jackson was arrested for violating his parole regarding another case. It wasn’t until after he was in custody that “he was identified as the suspect in the viral photo.” Snopes used that to declare the story only “mostly” true.
Once Police knew that Jackson was the man they were looking for from the photo, they connected the dots and went looking for the child. When the cops told the mother what happened, she was “shocked.”
They subsequently had the toddler checked out at the local hospital and he was given a good report, apparently sustaining no injuries in the incident. Snopes still hasn’t updated their story.
According to Snopes, Jackson couldn’t be a Black Lives Matter aligned racist because he wasn’t charged in connection to the photo, only with violating parole from a case where he “deliberately rammed his truck into a car he knew was being driven by a woman with whom he has a daughter in common.”
At the time, the arresting officer testified that “the woman had said Jackson was ‘becoming [increasingly] aggressive and violent with her, threatening her and her family.'” Now he’s an aggressive and violent racist too, charged with abduction as shown in the photo.