90 Miles From Tyranny : Waukesha Christmas parade suspect Darrell Brooks Jr. slapped with dozens of new charges for injured victims

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Waukesha Christmas parade suspect Darrell Brooks Jr. slapped with dozens of new charges for injured victims

The man accused of mowing down dozens of people during a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisc., killing six, now faces more than 70 new charges for those he left injured as well.

Darrell Brooks Jr. was hit with 71 new charges Wednesday, including 61 counts of first-degree recklessly endangering safety, one for each victim injured. He also faces six counts of committing a hit and run causing a death, two felony charges of bail jumping and two counts of domestic abuse.

Each of the reckless endangerment charges is punishable by up to 12 and a half months in prison.

That brings his total up to 77, adding to the six counts of first-degree intentional homicide.

Brooks, 39, remains behind bars at Waukesha County Jail and is due in court Friday. He is being held on a $5 million bail.

According to police, Brooks met up with his ex-girlfriend around 4 p.m. on Nov. 21, where the pair argued about why she hadn’t bailed him out of jail days earlier after he was arrested for driving over her with his car. Inside his red SUV, Brooks allegedly punched the woman in the face repeatedly until she got out.

That’s when he allegedly drove into the parade route, crushing dozens of people before abandoning the car and holing up in a nearby home after asking the owner to use his phone. Police tracked Brooks there and arrested him.

At the time of the parade rampage, Brooks was out on a $1,000 bail for the alleged domestic violence incident, which Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm has acknowledged was...

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Tsquared said...

He needs to be fast tracked to Mr. Sparky.

Scott said...

Momma said "He DINDU NUFFIN! He's gwan back to college, gonna be a DOCTAH!"

TVMA Doc said...

I think that he should be released...Just with ample notice to the family and friends of his victims and the assurance that there will be no police within a 2 mile range for a minimum of several hours. His other option is a plea deal to send him directly to the Reddi Kilowatt Chair.

Unsolicited opinion. said...

Love how his pic has most of his melanin removed. He is a lot darker in real life.
Wonder why.