Black Capitol Rioter Denied Bail Despite Many White Participants Being Released


Rioters in the attack at the U.S. Capitol building continue to be identified and arrested for their participation in the Jan. 6th riot. As more rioters have received their charges, many on social media are calling out the discrepancies between White rioters and a 20-year-old Black participant.

Emanuel Jackson turned himself into the Metropolitan Police Department in D.C. on Jan. 18 and admitted to “taking part in the violent protest, identified himself in video and photographs shown to him by law enforcement of himself, and confessed to perpetrating the violent conduct” that occurred at the U.S. Capitol building. According to The New York Times, Jackson was seen using a baseball bat on police officers who were holding up shields.

While many White participants have been able to await their hearings on house arrest or have been released, Jackson’s bond was denied and he will be held at a correctional treatment facility until his preliminary hearing next month. Defense attorney Brandi Harden pointed out that Jackson was recently homeless and living in a transitional housing program when he turned himself into authorities.

According to acting D.C. U.S. Attorney Michael Sherwin, 400 suspects have been identified and an estimated 135 people have been arrested for their participation in the Capitol attack.

Emanuel Jackson currently facing five federal charges, including assault on a federal law enforcement officer with a dangerous weapon, knowingly engaging in any acts of physical violence against any person or property in any restricted building or grounds, and knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building or grounds without lawful authority.

Source; NYtimes

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