Darrell Brooks, the radicalized black supremacist who intentionally sped his SUV through the crowd at the Waukesha Christmas parade, made his initial appearance in court on Tuesday for the horrific terror attack that killed 6 people and injured 60 more.
Brooks sat hunched over, restrained by handcuffs and a suicide prevention smock, as he was charged with five counts of first-degree intentional homicide and his bail was set for $5 million.
Court Commissioner Kevin Costello agreed with the prosecution’s request to set bail at $5 million, citing Brooks’ extensive criminal record that includes violent offenses and child sex crimes, his repeated pattern of jumping bail or resisting arrest, and the “shocking” nature of his latest offense.
All available evidence at this point shows that Brooks’ actions were in fact intentional, with detectives saying that his vehicle “seemed to swerve into individuals,” while avoiding hitting vehicles at other times. Witnesses also said he gained speed as he barreled his way down the street.
During his decision, Costello said he had never had seen a case like this one in his 40 years serving in law. He explained that even though the bail request was extremely high, it was warranted because of the severity of his heinous, intentional attack and the fact that if he is convicted on any charge he will serve the rest of his life behind bars.
Brooks should never have been out of jail in the first place, but thanks to felons-first Milwaukee DA John Chisholm, this violent felon was bailed out for just $1000.
“Two detectives opined that this was an intentional act, that the vehicle seemed to swerve into individuals, actually at one point tried to avoid other vehicles.”
The gravity of the offenses… If you [Brooks] are found guilty of one or more of these [charges] – even one – they put you in prison for the rest of your life. I believe you are a flight risk.
You are out on bail [right now] – those smallish bails that you were owed on didn’t do very well.
The nature of this offense is shocking – the detail I was not expecting here today that two detectives not only tried to stop this, but rendered an opinion that this was an intentional act.I have not seen anything like this in my very long career. It seems to be a very strong case for the state.”
I have no problem with that bail its extrodanarily high but its an extrodinarily big case, its an extrodinarily serious case with an extrordinary history of this gentleman of fleeing, of hurting people, of not following court orders, not following criminal laws, not following just your societal norms.
We now have five [deaths], attorney Opper informed us of the 6th, but that’s not here before us today.
#Waukesha Judge sets bail at $5 million for Darrell Brooks: “this offense is shocking…two detectives…not only tried to stop this but rendered an opinion this was an intentional act. You are presumed innocent sir but that’s what the allegations are.”
— Catherine Herridge (@CBS_Herridge) November 23, 2021
The full video of Brooks’ initial appearance can be found here.
A sixth count of intentional homicide for the most recent victim who fell victim to his injuries, an 8-year-old boy, will be added by the state in the next few days.
Waukesha County District Attorney Susan L. Opper explained that several other charges – in addition to homicide – are being considered and could be filed by the prosecution as more information is made available to them. She expects the 6th count of intentional homicide to be filed by early next week at the latest.
Domestic terrorism and – at the very least – hate crimes should be on the table, especially considering Brooks’ anti-white and extremely radical beliefs that he routinely professed – Where are Biden’s DOJ and FBI?
“There is a number of other charges that we are reviewing and considering, but certainly at the very least we do intend to file a sixth count of intentional homicide – maybe Friday or maybe early next week – depending on when we can accomplish that.
Certainly if we have any other deaths resulting from this incident, additional counts of homicide will be filed.”
Brooks has been in and out of prison for over 20 years and has a massive list of criminal charges in Wisconsin, Nevada, and Georgia. Opper began the hearing by reading off each charge, including resisting arrest, obstruction, battery, statutory sexual seduction, strangulation, suffocation, property destruction, illegal possession of a stolen firearm, bail jumping, domestic violence, drug charges, and child sex crimes.
Astoundingly, it took her almost 15 minutes just to finish the list – and she wasn’t providing any extra details.
Opper stressed to the court that Brooks is a danger to society and has demonstrated a history of violent behavior so his case needs to be treated with extraordinary consideration. She even says that people did “everything was done to get him to stop” his car during the horrific Christmas parade attack, but he just kept going “causing death and destruction in his path.”
“I want this court to know – and I think this court has read the complaint – there are not words to describe the risk that this defendent presents to our community, not only flight risks, but the dangerousness that he presents.
His history of violence and the allegations in this complaint where it is stated plainly that on several occasions he was told to stop by police officers – they risked their own safety to try and step infront of the car to stop him – everything was done to get him to stop and he just continued down the roadway causing death and destruction in his path.”
Brooks is a violent career criminal, child sex offender, radical race-supremacist, and an all-around sick monster who just carried out a terror attack that killed several innocent Americans and injured dozens more – just days after the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict no less – yet the media is shamelessly attempting to minimize what happened.
In other words, the media is trying to bury the incident because it doesn’t fit their bogus white nationalist domestic terrorism narrative.