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Cops: Driver Meant To Mow Down Crowd

Waukesha (allegedly) homicidal driver Darrell E. Brooks, from a rap video

Not good. Not good at all:

Darrell E. Brooks, a 39-year-old Milwaukee man, faces five counts of first-degree intentional homicide after authorities said he drove a red S.U.V. into a Christmas parade on Sunday, killing at least five adults and injuring more than 40 others, including more than a dozen children.

The dead ranged in age from 52 to 81, Dan Thompson, chief of the Waukesha Police Department, told reporters on Monday.

Mr. Brooks steered the S.U.V. through barricades, ignoring the warnings of officers posted to protect the parade, moments after leaving the scene of a domestic disturbance, Chief Thompson said.

The incident was not related to terrorism, and Mr. Brooks was not being pursued by the police at the time, he added. He was captured shortly after speeding away from the scene, according to the chief, who said he was one of the first officers to arrive at the scene.

A police officer fired shots at Mr. Brooks’s vehicle, but “due to the amount of people” at the parade had to stop. No bystanders were struck, Mr. Thompson said.

He was not fleeing a knife fight, as earlier speculation had it. He was not being chased by police. Why did he do it? Why did he drive his car on purpose into a crowd of people at a Christmas parade?

We don’t yet know. But we do know from his social media postings that Darrell “MathBoi Fly” Brooks really hated white people:

And:

Here’s the source.

Again, this is all circumstantial. We can’t say what motivated Brooks to drive into that crowd of people. Was it anger over the Rittenhouse verdict? We will see. This will become clear in time, I think. But watch, listen, and read carefully to how the media report this unfolding story. A suspect with a record of posting anti-white hatred online plows his SUV into a crowd of what appears to be white people. There might well be no connection between his racial animus and what he did in Waukesha. But we all know perfectly well that if the races were reversed, we would be in media Armageddon now.

By the way, before he pointed his car towards those parade-goers, Brooks was already the scum of the earth. From the NYT:

Darrell E. Brooks Jr., who is accused of driving his maroon 2010 Ford Escape into the Christmas parade in Waukesha, has a long, violent criminal history — and was freed just six days ago on $1,000 bail after being accused of trying to run over his girlfriend with the same S.U.V.

Mr. Brooks, 39, who is from Milwaukee, has been charged with or convicted on an array of charges over the past 22 years, including battery, domestic violence, cocaine possession and resisting arrest in several jurisdictions in Wisconsin.

He has served at least two jail sentences and spent years on probation and in court-mandated work-release and anger management programs, records showed.

On Nov. 2, Mr. Brooks was arrested in Milwaukee after the mother of his child accused him of punching her in the face in a hotel room, then following her in his S.U.V. into the parking lot of a gas station, where he hit her with the car, according to the police.

“Officers observed tire tracks on her left pants leg,” wrote one of the officers, according to a criminal complaint, accompanying a charge of recklessly endangering the woman, which carries a possible sentence of 10 years in prison.

The woman was treated at a hospital for injuries that included facial cuts and bruises. The police observed “swelling on her lip and dried blood on her face.”

Prosecutors agreed to release Mr. Brooks on Nov. 11 for a fraction of the $10,000 bail they initially requested. In a statement on Monday, the Milwaukee district attorney, John T. Chisholm, described the state’s bail recommendation as “inappropriately low” in light of the seriousness of the charges and “not consistent” with office policy.

Only $1,000! Such a racist criminal justice system we have, right? He’s a career criminal and predator who should have been behind bars, not behind a wheel. Here he is explaining his sex offense conviction: he was pimping out a 16-year-old:

UPDATE:

about the author

Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. A veteran of three decades of magazine and newspaper journalism, he has also written three New York Times bestsellers—Live Not By Lies, The Benedict Option, and The Little Way of Ruthie Lemingas well as Crunchy Cons and How Dante Can Save Your Life. Dreher lives in Baton Rouge, La.

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