Parade Horror Update: It was revealed that four of the six deaths caused by an SUV driver plowing into a Christmas parade were members of a group known as the Milwaukee Dancing Grannies.
Other victims spanned a wide age range, and at least a dozen injured children were taken to hospitals, but so far, there have been no reports of children dying. I hope you will continue to pray for all the victims, both for full recoveries of the injured and for comfort for the families of those who were killed or injured.
As Deanna Fisher at the Victory Girls blog reports, there were a number of vile reactions on social media from people trying to score anti-Kyle Rittenhouse political points off of what so far appears to be a completely unrelated act allegedly committed by a known criminal. But as we’ve learned more about this outrage, a legitimate political issue has arisen, and it’s one the left would rather not talk about. Instapundit has a good round-up of the ways in which the media are trying to spin away what’s coming.
The suspect, Darrell Edwards Brooks Jr., is a black man with both a long criminal record and a string of social media posts that paint him as an anti-white, anti-Semitic BLM supporter. Early reports that he was fleeing police or a knife fight appear to be incorrect, and video shows that his rampage went on for half a mile through eight intersections, so it was hardly an accident. All of which supports the police department’s conclusion that the killing spree was intentional. Wait, it gets worse.
I already told you that despite his violent criminal record and his facing two felony and three misdemeanor charges, he was released two days before the parade on just $1,000 bail. One of those charges was for domestic abuse for hospitalizing his girlfriend by allegedly running over her with his vehicle.
Since 1999, Brooks has been charged with crimes 10 times, many of them very serious.
The office of District Attorney John Chisholm said it’s launching an internal review to find out why such an inappropriately low bail was set. This sounds like a CYA effort. This is kind of like the Biden White House’s investigation into why gas prices are so high, or launching an investigation to find out why you got sick after kissing Typhoid Mary.
Chisholm was elected in 2007 and has reportedly received thousands of dollars of support from far-left billionaire George Soros, who has funded the elections of other leftist DA’s whose idea of “justice reform” is to decriminalize crime, open the jails, handcuff police, and let criminals prey on the community at will. If any of them are arrested, they're released immediately on little or no bail. The only people they seem to want to prosecute are law-abiding citizens who try to defend themselves. Chisholm has even taken credit for inspiring the San Francisco DA, who has presided over a crime wave that’s sent businesses and residents fleeing.
While the Waukesha parade massacre is shocking for the sheer brutality, mindlessness and body count, it shouldn’t be a surprise that it’s come to this. How many other innocent people have already been killed or injured because of Soros-funded leftist “prosecutors” who refuse to prosecute and jail criminals? This steady string of tragedies and injustices didn’t happen all at once on camera, so it’s been easy for the media to ignore them. But this single atrocity brings it home in a chilling way.
Maybe there should be a federal election law requiring that a “Soros-funded DA” warning label be placed on all campaign materials for these people, the same way we put a skull and crossbones on bottles of poison, and for the same reason.