The man accused of mowing down dozens in a Christmas parade in Waukesha had a two-decade-long arrest record. His bail terms are under scrutiny from the left and right.
The suspect in the Waukesha Christmas parade massacre has been identified in mainstream media as Darrell Brooks, Jr, who was out on bond at the time of the massacre after “driving over a woman during a domestic dispute.”
- The local police chief said Brooks was fleeing the scene of a domestic dispute when he happened upon the parade, mowing down dozens and killing at least 5.
- Brooks will be charged with five counts of first-degree homicide.
- The five dead range in age from 52 to 81 years old.
- Brooks has a lengthy criminal history that began at 17 years old and includes drug charges, firearms violations, domestic violence, and obstructing police.
- CNN highlighted their coverage of the incident with a report on the Milwaukee Dancing Grannies, whose members were among the dead.
- The Washington Post framed the story around outrage over Brooks’ $1,000 cash bail just days before the incident despite his more than 20 years of violent run-ins with the law.
- The New York Times also noted the “inappropriately low” bail recommendation by prosecutors and detailed Brooks’ “long history of domestic abuse allegations.”
- Fox News and Daily Caller focused their reporting on Brooks’ recent arrests and release on bail twice this year, one of which involved allegedly shooting at his nephew.
- The Daily Wire dove into Brooks’ social media accounts, alleging posts the “express anti-Christian sentiment, disdain for Republican politicians” and “Black nationalist rhetoric.”
- Breitbart noted Brooks’ rap career in which he criticized former President Donald Trump and threatened to kill police officers.
© Dallas Gerber, 2021