Darrel Brooks was a vicious career criminal who the local District Attorney’s office had coddled. On social media, Brooks promoted the BLM movement and fantasized about carrying out violence against White people.
On November 10th, 2021, Brooks was charged with a laundry list of crimes, including multiple felonies. Despite a long history of violence, as well as being a registered sex offender, he was released back onto the streets the next day with a comically low $1k bail. The local activist DA publicly opposes cash bail.
Ten days later, he used his car to commit a major terrorist attack on the Waukesha Christmas parade. Six people were killed, all of them White. Another sixty-two people were injured, many of them with severely debilitating injuries. The victims included seventeen children.
Brooks smashed threw a police barricade and then drove towards the parade. Witnesses say he accelerated and drove in a zig-zag pattern to hit as many people as possible.
Brooks targeted one of the Whitest areas of the Milwaukee metro area. Many media outlets, including NBC national news, falsely portrayed the attack as “an accident.”
Brooks is facing six counts of first-degree murder and sixty-one counts of first-degree reckless endangerment. He is also charged with many other crimes.
During the first day of the trial, Brooks repeatedly disrupted jury selection. He was eventually escorted out of court.
Brooks claimed in court that he was a “sovereign citizen.” A theme popular among some American Black supremacist groups. Brooks is currently representing himself. However, the judge threatened to revoke his right to self-representation.
The Waukesha Christmas Massacre was one of the biggest mass killings of 2021. It also had the most victims of any violent crime since the 2017 Las Vegas shooting.