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Waukesha killer freed on paltry bail for running over woman weeks before parade slaughter, DA admits mistake

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With friends and family members mourning the deaths of five people who were killed when a career criminal plowed through a Christmas parade in an unspeakable act of pre-holiday carnage, the facts are beginning to emerge that Darrell Brooks should never have been allowed on the streets to commit his monstrous deed.

Brooks, who is an amateur rapper as well as a convicted felon, was freed from jail earlier this month where he was being held for physically assaulting his ex-girlfriend and then allegedly running her over with the same SUV that he was driving when he mowed down paradegoers in Waukesha on a festive Sunday afternoon that turned bloody with several members of the Milwaukee Dancing Grannies being among the victims.

Despite his extensive criminal history and proclivity for violence, Brooks was freed on a meager $1,000 bond, the beneficiary of the ideological fervor of leftist politicians and officials who have made it their mission to overhaul the cash bail system, putting dangerous offenders back on the streets and exposing innocent citizens to danger as a consequence of their irresponsible acts.

With Sunday’s carnage, which some have likened to domestic terrorism, drawing shock and outrage, the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s office was forced to admit that they screwed up and that the 39-year-old mass killer should not have been released on such an obscenely small amount, calling it “inappropriately low” while passing the buck to the state.

The stunning admission came in a letter from District Attorney John Chisholm, a man who has advocated for the coddling of criminals and has been praised by progressives for being a leader in criminal justice reform, an idea that has widespread support with Democrats who may soon pay a political price for their role in enabling the plague of lawlessness that has taken root in major American cities.

According to the letter, a copy of which was posted on Twitter by a local reporter, “The state’s bail recommendation in this case was inappropriately low in light of the nature of the recent charges and the pending charges against Mr. Brooks.”

 

“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,” the DA’s office added.

The letter additionally states that they are reviewing the low bail decision: “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.”

As for Brooks, it was the second time this year that he has been freed on low bail, he was sprung in February for a paltry $500 for allegedly shooting at his nephew during a dispute last year. He is also a registered sex offender with a lengthy rap sheet dating back over two decades.

Prior to making his $1,000 bail, Brooks was in jail for running over the woman following a quarrel at the American Inn in Milwaukee where he “knocked on the door while yelling and using profanity,” according to a report by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.

After the woman answered, Brooks “snatched her phone and drove off with it,” afterward, “when the woman was walking to a gas station on the 7300 block of West Capitol Drive, Brooks rolled up by her and demanded she get in the car. She refused and he punched her in the face,” according to the paper which reported that “the woman then began walking away, but Brooks ran her over with his car in the parking lot of the gas station. She was hospitalized for her injuries.”

District Attorney Chisholm’s leftist inclinations regarding carrying out the duties of his office have been displayed by Twitter posts including praising San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin who term has been marked by a shocking rise in crime due to policies that have effectively decriminalized stealing, a brazen organized looting of a Nordstrom’s department store near the city by the bay made headlines over the weekend.

Chisholm was also the subject of a glowing 2015 New Yorker profile penned by none other than CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin who would later go to notoriety for masturbating during a Zoom call last year, a flagrant act of perversion that would have resulted in termination anywhere other than the self-proclaimed “most trusted name in news” where he was quickly back on the air to offer his insight.

Toobin wrote:

“I basically divide our world in two,” Chisholm told me in his office. “There are people who scare us, and people who irritate the hell out of us. The first group includes the people charged with homicide and other gun crimes. It’s about ten or fifteen per cent of our cases, a relatively small group, and there’s not much change with them from the old days. The most important thing we can do with those people is incapacitate them, so they can’t do any more harm.”

He added: “Chisholm decided to make changes in the larger pool—the ‘irritating” defendants. “The racial disparity spoke for itself, starting with the disparities in the state prison system,” he told me. “But there were very significant disparities in specific categories. The one that stood out the most was low-level drug offenders—possession of marijuana or drug paraphernalia. There were clearly a disparate number of African-Americans being charged and processed for those offenses.”

Today, Chisolm has egg dripping from his face as do the media which continues to struggle with the motive for Brooks’ rampage, primarily because it runs counter to their narrative.

Chris Donaldson

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