Darrel E. Brooks is a convicted felon and child sex offender and who plowed his way through a Christmas parade in his Ford SUV, killing five people and injuring over 40 others.
The Christmas parade was taking place in Waukesha, Wisconsin, only a few miles from Kenosha, where Kyle Rittenhouse just celebrated his ‘Not Guilty’ verdict.
Just days before the attack, Brooks had been released on bail at a cost of $1000 by Milwaukee District Attorney John Chisholm after he had physically assaulted and then ran over his ex-girlfriend.
DA John Chisholm is a far-left George Soros crony and his limp wristed view on bail reform, allows criminals to go free once arrested.
The DA is a huge supporter of George Soros and pushes his agenda of “equity” and “fairness”. He also has a history of bragging on Twitter about finding ways to “avoid prosecution” for some criminal offences and that “it doesn’t benefit anybody for someone, for example, to be prison bound”, implying that criminals should have some type of alternative “prosecution model” if they have a “significant substance abuse issue” or a “history of mental health issues”.
In 2020, he published his hopes for reform, making the statement via Twitter that:
“As a prosecutor, I am committed to substantive reform that affirms procedural justice, proportional outcomes, and true public health and safety. In a paper released last month, MKE Co.’s chief public defender and I propose a paradigm for effective reform”.
Local authorities weighed in on the Christmas parade attack, at a press conference on Monday afternoon, with Waukesha Police Chief Dan Thompson saying, ‘This is not a terrorist event.’ While Fire Chief Steve Howard said the scene was ‘like a warzone’.
‘It was just, for lack of a better word, carnage. There were adults, children injured.
‘Some of our first responders were there with their families and they left their families to help treat people. People with military backgrounds likened it to a war zone.’
After it was discovered that Brooks had only recently been released on an exceptionally low bond, the District Attorney’s office, issued a statement:
‘The bail recommendation in this case is not consistent with the approach of the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office toward matters involving violent crime, nor was it consistent with the risk assessment of the defendant prior to setting of bail’.
‘This office is currently conducting an internal review of the decision to make the recent bail recommendation in this matter in order to determine the appropriate next steps,’ the statement said.
But this was not the first time that Brooks had been issued a low bond. From mid July 2020 to February 2021, Brooks was held in custody while awaiting trial for shooting at his nephew after they got into an altercation over an old cell phone.
The original bond was set at $7,500 but dropped to $500 because courts couldn’t give him a trial fast enough.
Brooks has a long criminal history, dating back to 1999, including charges for possession of drugs, strangulation and suffocation, battery, illegally possessing firearms as a convicted felon and resisting arrest.
It’s surprising that someone with such a rich criminal record, would be given such a low bond, when 17 year old Kyle Rittenhouse, a clear case of self defense, and no prior record, had to stump up $2 million.