Update (1415ET): Despite what CNN is peddling, Waukesha police believe Sunday's parade massacre was intentional.
According to CBS Chicago, Darrell Brooks, 39, has been charged with five counts of murder. According to the police chief, the deaths were "not a terrorist event."
The dead range in age from 52 to 81.
JUST IN - Darrell Brooks intentionally drove his vehicle into the Christmas parade in #Waukesha and is charged with 5 counts of intentional homicide, according to the police.— Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) November 22, 2021
More on Brooks' past via CBS Chicago:
CBS 2 found records for another ongoing case from July, 2020. He was charged with two counts of recklessly endangering safety with use of a dangerous weapon, and possession of a firearm/convicted of felony. He pleaded not guilty in this case.
- In 2011 Brooks was found guilty on a resisting/obstructing an officer charge.
- In 2010, he was found guilty on strangulation and suffocation felony charges in Wood County.
- In 1999, he was found guilty on substantial battery-intend bodily harm, a felony.
Waukesha Police Chief Dan Thompson gave no immediate details about the person or any possible motive.
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Update (1320ET): The suspect in the Waukesha mass murder, Darrell Brooks Jr., was released on an 'inappropriately low' bail on November 11 in an unrelated case, after posting just $1,000 cash bail following charges of Second Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety, Felony Bail Jumping, Battery, Obstructing and Officer and Disorderly Conduct in an existing case against him, according to Milwaukee County DA John T. Chisholm.
Waukesha update; Milwaukee County District Attorney says the state’s bail recommendation was “inappropriately low” in Darrell Brooks’ ongoing criminal case. pic.twitter.com/6AOUsEFraR— Mary Spicuzza (@MSpicuzzaMJS) November 22, 2021
Meanwhile, CNN is doing its best to push the narrative that Brooks - a BLM supporter whose social media accounts are riddled with anti-white hate speech, was simply fleeing a crime he had just committed and that slamming into the parade was an accident.
Exactly. Anyone that lives in an around Waukesha knows this. https://t.co/tlg2A09dap— Mythinformed MKE (@MythinformedMKE) November 22, 2021
Darrell Brooks, the suspect in the Waukesha attack, posted a whole bunch of anti-white posts on Facebook, where he weighed in on the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict and called for violence against white people. pic.twitter.com/qDMJDRHNCJ— Ian Miles Cheong @ stillgray.substack.com (@stillgray) November 22, 2021
What's more, Brooks was accused in his most recent case of "purposefully" running a woman over with his vehicle.
🚨🚨🚨NOT THE FIRST TIME *this month* that Waukesha suspect Darrell Brooks Jr. has been accused of trying to run people over!— crabcrawler (@crabcrawler1) November 22, 2021
Apparently it had happened before! And recently!https://t.co/oGQuzMd3sW pic.twitter.com/Ele41t1q7j
The same people who told you for 14 months that Kyle Rittenhouse intentionally murdered BLM protesters are now telling you that a career criminal unintentionally ran over a Christmas parade— Jack Posobiec ✝️ (@JackPosobiec) November 22, 2021
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Update (0830ET): As independent journalists and the MSM race to shape the narrative surrounding the alleged Waukesha attacker, one thread has exposed him as a potentially admitted child sex trafficker.
This is Darrell Brooks Jr.— Benny (@bennyjohnson) November 22, 2021
He killed at least 5 and injured 40+ when he plowed into a Christmas Parade.
He was released on $1,000 cash bail just two days before the attack and has an extensive criminal history.
Why was he allowed back on the streets? pic.twitter.com/iQSjOG5h1N
We'll leave digging through the detritus to our readers.
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Update (0600ET): Overnight, the City of Waukesha has confirmed that the body count for last night's horrific attack at its Christmas parade has risen to at least five, while more than 40 have been injured. The local PD has also confirmed a person of interest is in custody, as we reported earlier.
At this time, we can confirm that 5 people are deceased and over 40 are injured. However, these numbers may change as we collect additional information. Many people have self-transported to area hospitals. The Police Department has the person of interest in custody.— cityofwaukesha (@CityofWaukesha) November 22, 2021
The section of Main St. worst impacted by the attack will "not be open" before mid-day tomorrow.
Main Street is closed from Barstow & Main to Wisconsin and Main. The street will not be open before mid-day tomorrow, Monday, November 22nd. Businesses in this area should remain closed as entry and exit from Main Street will not be allowed.— cityofwaukesha (@CityofWaukesha) November 22, 2021
The City Council has asked that all items intended for a memorial be placed at Veterans' Park.
When the area is open, the City is requesting that any items for a temporary memorial be placed at Veterans Park.— cityofwaukesha (@CityofWaukesha) November 22, 2021
Many people witnessed traumatic events this evening. If you need to talk with someone, please call 211.
Overnight, the city said the scene was "still fluid", but across the country, journalists and ordinary Americans are waiting on the next update after a man drove his Ford Escape through a barricade and onto the parade route of the city's annual Christmas parade, causing immense damage and loss of life.
The scene is still fluid, and the investigation is ongoing. The community mourns the loss of our community members and those injured. We are asking for the community to come together during this time and to keep the families in your prayers.— cityofwaukesha (@CityofWaukesha) November 22, 2021
According to Red State, the NY Post and others, a person of interest has been identified as Darrell Brooks of Milwaukee. described as a "black man with dreadlocks" who was released on cash bail a few days ago.
Audio recorded by local independent journalists off police scanner chatter has police identifying the suspect as a "lighter skin, black male, dreadlocks, possibly no shoes", which matched the description from several outlets.
Darrell E. Brooks, black male, late 30s is the suspect in custody in Waukesha.— Karol Markowicz (@karol) November 22, 2021
I can confirm, as I have his birthday, that this is the man in custody in Waukesha. https://t.co/5xlJEc34Rm— Karol Markowicz (@karol) November 22, 2021
Info from the Wisconsin Courts page about Brooks shows his cash bond was posted just a few days ago; he is scheduled for a Zoom hearing just a few days before Christmas, according to WI court records.
Tipsters have also stumbled upon a Soundcloud page allegedly belonging to Brooks which included rap tracks with anti-Trump lyrics. They also featured samples of Malcolm X.
The question now, as Laura Loomer noted overnight, is who exactly paid for Brooks' cash bail? Meanwhile, local authorities said the next press conference will be held at 1300 local time on Monday.
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Update (2015ET): A person of interest has been taken into custody following today's horrific attack at the Waukesha Christmas parade according to VOA News' Steve Herman.
In addition to several fatalities, eleven adults and twelve 'pediatric patients' have been transported to local hospitals according to the fire chief.
"There were some fatalities:" Waukesha fire department officials say they have transported a total of 11 adults and 12 pediatric patients to area hospitals. pic.twitter.com/QzXBGlQAMF— CBS News (@CBSNews) November 22, 2021
Update (1940ET): Footage of the moment the SUV began plowing into parade participants has emerged.
TRIGGER WARNING: 🚨DISTURBING VIDEO🚨A viewer sent in horrifying video the moment a red SUV plowed through a crowd during the #Waukesha Holiday Parade. Its currently unclear how many people have been injured. Updates to come on @tmj4 pic.twitter.com/u6q10VgTJ1— Taylor Lumpkin (@TaylorLumpkinTV) November 22, 2021
Police have issued a Public Safety Alert asking people in Waukesha to shelter in place. pic.twitter.com/fjF0k0tIQB— Benny (@bennyjohnson) November 22, 2021
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A mass casualty event has occurred at the Waukesha, WI Christmas parade, after a red SUV allegedly broke through the police line, plowed through pedestrians, and began firing round out of the window. It is unclear at this time how many people have been injured or killed, however at least four people have been reported as having been hit and 'not moving.'
The driver has not been identified as of this writing.
This was recorded from the City of Waukesha’s Facebook account, which was streaming the parade.— Sam Kraemer (@SamKraemerTV) November 21, 2021
You can see a red SUV speed right past these band members, hear screams and then a law enforcement officer running. @fox6now pic.twitter.com/8lO5oRuP1I
According to WISN's Courtney Sisk, the SUV hit the "dancing grannies" before speeding off, leaving "at least four members" on the ground and were not moving. One of the group's members reportedly flew 'over the hood' of the SUV.
Reports of mass causality in Waukesha. An SUV plowed through the Christmas Parade. Witnesses on the phone just told me several members of the “Dancing Grannies” were hit and are not moving. We are on the way. @WISN12News pic.twitter.com/DvoJKg3KzI— Courtney Sisk (@Courtney_SiskTV) November 21, 2021
"At the Waukesha Holiday parade and a car just broke through the police line, plowing through pedestrians and firing rounds out the window. Family and I are safe. Happened 20 feet in front of us," wrote Twitter user Zach Heisler (@zrheisler).
At the Waukesha Holiday parade and a car just broke through the police line, plowing through pedestrians and firing rounds out the window. Family and I are safe. Happened 20 feet in front of us.— Zach Heisler (@zrheisler) November 21, 2021
⚠️🇺🇸#URGENT: Mass Causality Incident declared after car plows through parade in downtown Waukesha, Wisconsin#Waukesha l #WI— Intel Point ALERT (@IntelPointAlert) November 21, 2021
Dozens of injuries now reported after a suspect reportedly drove through police barricades at the Holiday Parade before opening fire.
Updates to follow! pic.twitter.com/SUvxVcO7vE