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  • #91
    So they had a preliminary hearing and decided this anti-white domestic terrorist will stand trial for his 77 charges

    His defense lawyer seems to be trying a "He was high on weed, and couldn't turn off the parade route because there were barricades" defense, which is.... just wow. I've partook in the past and it sure as heck didn't have me gunning it and swerving through crowds of people. Indeed, you're more likely to find a place to go nice and slow. And as the prosecution noted, he simply needed to put his car into park, no 'turning off' needed.

    Apparently just before the incident, he was busy beating up his baby-momma because she didn't bail him out of jail (so one wonders where he got his minuscule 1000 dollar bail from), which he was in because.... wait for it..... he'd run the exact same woman over with the exact same car back in November.

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/judge-dec...044809364.html


    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Milwaukee man accused of killing six people and injuring dozens more when he drove an SUV through a suburban Christmas parade must stand trial, a court commissioner ordered Friday.

    Prosecutors have presented “ample” evidence to show Darrell Brooks Jr. probably committed felonies, Waukesha County Court Commissioner Kevin Costello said at the end of a preliminary hearing. That's the point in the criminal justice process where court officials decide whether there's enough proof to bind defendants over for trial.

    Brooks faces 77 charges in all, including six counts of homicide and multiple counts of reckless endangerment. He would face mandatory life in prison if convicted on even one of the homicide charges.

    District Attorney Susan Opper called just one witness, police detective Thomas Casey. He testified that he and other officers yelled at Brooks to stop as he drove the SUV through the parade in downtown Waukesha on Nov. 21.

    He described how the vehicle zig-zagged across the street for blocks, smashing into marchers from behind and running them over. He said Brooks injured 61 people, including the six people he killed.

    Brooks' attorney, public defender Anna Kees, suggested that Brooks was high during the incident, noting that officers who arrested him noticed he smelled of marijuana and his eyes were red and glassy.

    She maintained that he couldn't turn off the parade route because the side streets were barricaded and full of spectators. She noted, too, that he told detectives that he didn't mean to kill anyone and couldn't bring himself to look when detectives showed him photos of the carnage.

    Opper countered that all Brooks had to do was stop the vehicle and even if he was high on marijuana he still committed multiple crimes.

    Brooks sat quietly at the defense table in a red jail jumpsuit and surgical mask. He said nothing. Costello ordered him to appear for an arraignment on Feb. 11. That's the point where Brooks will enter a plea. He remains jailed on a $5 million cash bond.

    Any possible motives remain unclear. The complaint alleges Brooks beat the mother of his child minutes before driving into the parade because she refused to bail him out of jail after he was arrested for allegedly running her over with the same vehicle earlier in November.

    Brooks had been arrested in neighboring Milwaukee County in that alleged earlier incident. He walked out of jail on Nov. 19, two days before the parade, after posting $1,000 bail.



    Some more has come out about how this nutjob even got out of jail given his very long violent history and it looks like the DA (who has a long history of pushing to end cash bail and let people out despite admitting that someone was going to die eventually under his policies) is trying to put the blame on an assistant.

    Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm, a Democrat, has taken intense criticism for his office recommending bail be set so low for Brooks.

    Chisholm told county officials in December that the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a backlog of cases in his office. An evaluation of the risk Brooks posed to the community never made it into his office’s computer system and went unseen, Chisholm said, and a young, overworked assistant prosecutor recommended $1,000 bail for him so she could move on to other cases.

    A group of Milwaukee County taxpayers filed a complaint with Gov. Tony Evers in December demanding he remove Chisholm from office. An attorney the Evers administration hired to review the complaint concluded Tuesday that the complaint suffers from technical legal deficiencies and isn’t valid. Evers refused to take any action against Chisholm, a fellow Democrat.

    Chisholm has pushed for ending cash bail, saying it’s not fair to poor defendants. He wants a new system in which only violent offenders are jailed until trial.

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    • #92
      Originally posted by Gondwanaland View Post
      So they had a preliminary hearing and decided this anti-white domestic terrorist will stand trial for his 77 charges

      His defense lawyer seems to be trying a "He was high on weed, and couldn't turn off the parade route because there were barricades" defense, which is.... just wow. I've partook in the past and it sure as heck didn't have me gunning it and swerving through crowds of people. Indeed, you're more likely to find a place to go nice and slow. And as the prosecution noted, he simply needed to put his car into park, no 'turning off' needed.

      Apparently just before the incident, he was busy beating up his baby-momma because she didn't bail him out of jail (so one wonders where he got his minuscule 1000 dollar bail from), which he was in because.... wait for it..... he'd run the exact same woman over with the exact same car back in November.

      https://www.yahoo.com/news/judge-dec...044809364.html


      MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Milwaukee man accused of killing six people and injuring dozens more when he drove an SUV through a suburban Christmas parade must stand trial, a court commissioner ordered Friday.

      Prosecutors have presented “ample” evidence to show Darrell Brooks Jr. probably committed felonies, Waukesha County Court Commissioner Kevin Costello said at the end of a preliminary hearing. That's the point in the criminal justice process where court officials decide whether there's enough proof to bind defendants over for trial.

      Brooks faces 77 charges in all, including six counts of homicide and multiple counts of reckless endangerment. He would face mandatory life in prison if convicted on even one of the homicide charges.

      District Attorney Susan Opper called just one witness, police detective Thomas Casey. He testified that he and other officers yelled at Brooks to stop as he drove the SUV through the parade in downtown Waukesha on Nov. 21.

      He described how the vehicle zig-zagged across the street for blocks, smashing into marchers from behind and running them over. He said Brooks injured 61 people, including the six people he killed.

      Brooks' attorney, public defender Anna Kees, suggested that Brooks was high during the incident, noting that officers who arrested him noticed he smelled of marijuana and his eyes were red and glassy.

      She maintained that he couldn't turn off the parade route because the side streets were barricaded and full of spectators. She noted, too, that he told detectives that he didn't mean to kill anyone and couldn't bring himself to look when detectives showed him photos of the carnage.

      Opper countered that all Brooks had to do was stop the vehicle and even if he was high on marijuana he still committed multiple crimes.

      Brooks sat quietly at the defense table in a red jail jumpsuit and surgical mask. He said nothing. Costello ordered him to appear for an arraignment on Feb. 11. That's the point where Brooks will enter a plea. He remains jailed on a $5 million cash bond.

      Any possible motives remain unclear. The complaint alleges Brooks beat the mother of his child minutes before driving into the parade because she refused to bail him out of jail after he was arrested for allegedly running her over with the same vehicle earlier in November.

      Brooks had been arrested in neighboring Milwaukee County in that alleged earlier incident. He walked out of jail on Nov. 19, two days before the parade, after posting $1,000 bail.



      Some more has come out about how this nutjob even got out of jail given his very long violent history and it looks like the DA (who has a long history of pushing to end cash bail and let people out despite admitting that someone was going to die eventually under his policies) is trying to put the blame on an assistant.

      Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm, a Democrat, has taken intense criticism for his office recommending bail be set so low for Brooks.

      Chisholm told county officials in December that the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a backlog of cases in his office. An evaluation of the risk Brooks posed to the community never made it into his office’s computer system and went unseen, Chisholm said, and a young, overworked assistant prosecutor recommended $1,000 bail for him so she could move on to other cases.

      A group of Milwaukee County taxpayers filed a complaint with Gov. Tony Evers in December demanding he remove Chisholm from office. An attorney the Evers administration hired to review the complaint concluded Tuesday that the complaint suffers from technical legal deficiencies and isn’t valid. Evers refused to take any action against Chisholm, a fellow Democrat.

      Chisholm has pushed for ending cash bail, saying it’s not fair to poor defendants. He wants a new system in which only violent offenders are jailed until trial.

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      These sort of bail reductions are exactly what Chisholm has championed.

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      • #93
        Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
        These sort of bail reductions are exactly what Chisholm has championed.
        Yep, and apparently he recently let out someone on a signature bond (where they sign an agreement that they get let out without paying a dime and then if they commit a crime they have to pay the bond), who shot an off-duty cop yesterday:
        https://www.apg-wi.com/news/state/cr...015ae2.html#10


        EDIT: and apparently not long after the parade incident, someone who was arrested for domestic violence (and possession of a gun as a felon!) was let out on 250 dollar bail, and promptly went and murdered the girlfriend he had been arrested for beating:
        https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/...ss/9095156002/
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        • #94
          Originally posted by Gondwanaland View Post

          Yep, and apparently he recently let out someone on a signature bond (where they sign an agreement that they get let out without paying a dime and then if they commit a crime they have to pay the bond), who shot an off-duty cop yesterday:
          https://www.apg-wi.com/news/state/cr...015ae2.html#10


          EDIT: and apparently not long after the parade incident, someone who was arrested for domestic violence (and possession of a gun as a felon!) was let out on 250 dollar bail, and promptly went and murdered the girlfriend he had been arrested for beating:
          https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/...ss/9095156002/
          There was an article in the New Yorker several years ago by (IIRC) Jeffrey I-lost-my-pants Toobins which sang the praises of Chisolm (and by extension all the other Soros bought and paid for DAs) as the face of justice reform.

          I'm always still in trouble again

          "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
          "Overall I would rate the withdrawal from Afghanistan as by far the best thing Biden's done" --Starlight
          "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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