Black Capitol rioter denied bail while many White participants granted release
The 20-year-old was seen holding a metal bat at the entrance to the Capitol during the riot
Activists have repeatedly drawn attention to the apparent inequality between the treatment of violent white Capitol rioters and peaceful Black Lives Matter protesters. But now it has been reported that a black participant from the Capitol siege has been denied bail while many of his white allies have been released.
Black Trump supporter Emanual Jackson of Capitol Heights was reportedly caught on surveillance video on Jan. 6 as he joined the crowd of "patriots" who attacked Capitol police during the siege.
Emanuel Jackson, the black Trump supporter who was discovered in the Capitol Riots on January 6th.
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The 20-year-old was seen holding a metal bat at the entrance to the Capitol during the riot when five people, including a Capitol police officer, were fatally wounded.
On January 15, the FBI confirmed that they are investigating over 140,000 pictures and videos sent to them by the public.
"For those of you who participated in the violence, here's what you need to know: Every FBI field office in the country is looking for you," Steven M. D'Antuono, assistant director of the FBI field office in Washington, said in a statement.
Arrested: Emanuel Jackson used a metal baseball bat to hit a line of police officers holding up plexiglass shields. He faces five federal charges, including assaulting an officer with a deadly weapon. https://t.co/jdqsqswUA3 pic.twitter.com/LVIoa40foc
- Cleavon MD (@Cleavon_MD) January 19, 2021
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“In fact, your friends and family even give us a tip. You might want to report yourself instead of wondering when we will knock on your door - because we will. "
On January 18, Jackson came forward and Newsweek reported that the young man had admitted "participating in the violent protest, identified himself in videos and photos shown to him by law enforcement, and confessed to the violent conduct to have "the affidavit.
Jackson is currently facing a number of charges, including "assaulting a federal law enforcement officer with a dangerous weapon; knowingly engage in physical violence against any person or property in a restricted building or site; and knowingly enter or remain in a restricted building or site without legal authority. "
Jackson, who is reportedly homeless and suffering from mental health problems, was not bonded. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for February 29 at 11:30 a.m.
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