There was an alleged mass murder attack on the Waukesha Christmas parade just a few days ago and yet we’re already seeing a strange description of the event, that is from media still covering it — media calling it a “crash” or an “accident.”
FAKE NEWS: MSNBC calling the Waukesha massacre an “accident”, media lies right before your very eyes
— Drew Hernandez (@DrewHLive) November 24, 2021
Again, this has been used multiple times. This is not an accident. pic.twitter.com/G726Roezwj
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) November 24, 2021
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) November 24, 2021
Lone Waukesha story on CNN's front page today refers to the suspect in the car plowing massacre as a "crash suspect": pic.twitter.com/5Yz4KBqBvw
— Sister Toldjah 😁 (@sistertoldjah) November 24, 2021
Now, this is not only bad journalism by the media, it’s diminishing a massacre. They know what the police said: it was intentional, as we reported. Even if the media can’t be bothered to follow the detailed facts like actual journalists; again, they should know the basic fact that it was intentional. Yet, they’re phrasing it this way which can only be termed as downplaying it — and that’s just despicable.
So what are the facts? It wasn’t just that it was intentional. According to a new complaint, Darrell Brooks was allegedly driving in a zigzag pattern to hit as many people as possible.
“However, the vehicle then appeared to rapidly accelerate, as Officer Butryn heard tires squeal. The vehicle took an abrupt left turn into the crowd of parade participants,” it continued.
“At this point, it was clear to Officer Butryn that this was an intentional act to strike and hurt as many people as possible. Officer Butryn continued to run westbound on East Main Street, trailing the vehicle and its path,” the complaint said. “He observed the vehicle appeared to be intentionally moving side to side, striking multiple people, and bodies and objects were flying from the area of the vehicle.”
By the time the officer got near a Subway restaurant in the area, he “began to encounter multiple casualties” and “multiple people were pulling at him, saying that they needed assistance with injured parties,” it added.
The complaint also cited a detective who claimed he spoke with multiple witnesses at the scene.
“One witness indicated, ‘As I continued to watch the SUV, it continued to drive in a zig-zag motion. It was like the SUV was trying to avoid vehicles, not people. There was no attempt made by the vehicle to stop, much less slow down,” the complaint said.
“Detective Trussoni spoke with another witness who described the same zig zag driving pattern by the SUV and the witness further indicated, he felt it was ‘a direct intent to hit as many parade participants,’” the complaint added.
— Kristen Barbaresi (@KristenBarbar) November 23, 2021
Waukesha Court Commissioner Kevin Costello set the bail at $5 million because of the “shocking” nature of the offense. They didn’t want to have him jumping bail again, so they wanted to basically make it impossible for him to get out.
“I have not seen anything like this in my very long career” – Costello #waukeshaChristmasParade
— Stephanie Pagones (@steph_pagones) November 23, 2021
But those thoughts are a little late in coming. People were righteously angry that he’d been let out after a prior criminal action at the beginning of the month on $1,000 bond.
It wasn’t just that he because he had a long criminal history, but that last incident itself not only should have required a much higher bail but, indeed, much more severe charges. He shouldn’t have been out at all. Here’s how that incident is described in court records.
Brooks allegedly punched her in the face after she refused to get in the car, according to the police report.
She told police that’s when Brooks allegedly “tried to kill her” as he ran her over and fled the scene.
According to the police report, the woman was found lying on the ground with tire marks on her pants. She was rushed to hospital suffering from a dislocated femur and fractured right ankle, police said.
The ex-girlfriend later told cops that Brooks had allegedly threatened to kill her on multiple occasions, but she never reported it to authorities.
She alleged Brooks had previously tried to choke her, and was jealous and controlling.
Brooks allegedly tried to run her over with the same red Ford Escape. But instead of getting charged with attempted murder and being held as an obvious danger, he was charged with 2nd-Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety and battery with “domestic abuse assessments.” He also had a resisting an officer charge in relation to that incident, as well as the bail jumping charge. All that, and only the $1,000 bond.
Brooks never should have been out at all, just on that charge alone, not to mention his long criminal history including sexual offenses. They need a real evaluation of what’s going on there, in terms of bail and charges, when this is allowed to happen.