His attorney, Joseph McBride, noted in a tweet that he managed to secure release for his client, Adam Jackson, after both were locked up and denied bail months ago.
“Adam Jackson retained me in June after a TX Judge locked him up for protesting on J6. He was then extradited from TX to the Northern Neck Regional Jail Gulag. I argued for his release last week. WE WON. Adam Jackson will be released today!!!” McBride noted in his tweet which contained a photo of the federal judge's release order.
BREAKING: Adam Jackson retained me in June after a TX Judge locked him up for protesting on J6.
He was then extradited from TX to the Northern Neck Regional Jail Gulag. I argued for his release last week.
WE WON. ??
Adam Jackson will be released today!!!
RT to show support! pic.twitter.com/tAci5wKnxO
— Joseph D. McBride, Esq. (@McBrideLawNYC) August 30, 2022
According to a report by KHOU-TV, Jackson and his brother, Brian Jackson, both from Katy, Texas, were placed in federal lockup days after their arrest earlier this summer and denied bail, which was in and of itself a horrendous injustice.
In his tweet, McBride did not mention Brian Jackson at all, so it's presumed that he is still behind bars.
Federal Magistrate Judge Andrew M. Edison called the pair a “threat to the community,” KTRK-TV reported before they were sent to Washington, D.C., for trial.
The two brothers were "charged in the District of Columbia with assaulting, resisting, or impeding officers, civil disorder, and related offenses," a Justice Department press release said at the time.
"According to court documents, the Jacksons were among rioters illegally on the grounds of the Capitol on Jan. 6. At approximately 5 p.m. that day, they assaulted a line of law enforcement officers outside of the tunnel area of the Lower West Terrace. Brian Jackson hurled a flagpole at officers," the press release further claims. "Adam Jackson hurled a large red or orange object at officers and then charged at the line of officers with what appeared to be a U.S. Capitol Police riot shield."
At a hearing on Adam Jackson’s detention, McBride called him “a man who while living freely from January 7, 2021 – June 7, 2022, broke no laws and committed no crimes,” as reported by Law & Crime.
“The Government, in its lust to jail anyone who went to the Capitol on January 6, 2021, has turned a blind eye to the fact that Mr. Jackson is a husband, father, grandfather, business owner, employer, mentor, coach, churchgoer, and law-abiding citizen,” McBride argued further.
He also said that the Capitol incursion “didn’t happen in a vacuum.”
“No matter how you feel about Jan. 6, or no matter how anybody feels about George Floyd and that situation, there is some commonality there,” he said.
“I’m referring to the fact that lots of people, when it came to the Black Lives Matter protests, participated in acts of violence, but they were largely given a pass,” McBride correctly noted -- and that included nightly attacks on a federal courthouse in Portland, Ore.
McBride said Jackson went to Washington “to protest what he saw as improper political results.”
In the end, however, if Donald Trump wins the presidency again, charges against the Jackson brothers and hundreds of others may become moot.
Trump, during a call-in to Wendy Bell’s radio show also broadcast on Newsmax TV Thursday, said he was financially supporting several of the jailed rioters and suggested they may get pardons if he is elected again.
“How do we right this wrong? What can you do?” Bell asked to begin the discussion.
“So I met with them a number of times, but I met with and I’m financially supporting people that are incredible, and they were in my office actually two days ago. That’s very much on my mind. It’s a disgrace what they’ve done to them, what they’ve done to these people. It’s disgraceful,” he declared.
“And mostly, I mean, you know, it’s firemen. They’re policemen. They’re people in the military. They’re people that were you know, you look at what took place with the police, where they’re ushering them in and so many different things," he added.