Police identified those killed in the deadly Christmas parade crash in Waukesha, Wisconsin as four women ages 52 to 79 and an 81-year-old man. Members of the “Dancing Grannies” club were among those killed, as was an employee of Citizens Bank. https://t.co/Os1SDBRQDR— The Associated Press (@AP) November 22, 2021
BREAKING: Police: Suspect in deadly Christmas parade crash in Waukesha, WI. was in a domestic disturbance just minutes before; no evidence of terrorism seen. There was no police pursuit. Darrell Brooks, 39, will be charged with 5 counts of intentional homicide. 48 people injured.— David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) November 22, 2021
UPDATE – Darrell Brooks has been charged multiple times with recklessly endangering the safety of others. In a very recent case, he purposefully ran a woman “over with his vehicle” at a gas station.https://t.co/EUudDoXXox— Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) November 22, 2021
???NOT THE FIRST TIME *this month* that Waukesha suspect Darrell Brooks Jr. has been accused of trying to run people over!— crabcrawler (@crabcrawler1) November 22, 2021
Apparently it had happened before! And recently!https://t.co/oGQuzMd3sW pic.twitter.com/Ele41t1q7j
Police say the Waukesha killer was not running from cops when he plowed into the parade. Yet they’re sure it wasn’t a terror attack. So he intentionally ran down 50 people but we know within 12 hours that he had no political or racial motive? Bullshit— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) November 22, 2021
Waukesha PD Chief provides update on Waukesha holiday parade tragedy: “Subject was taken into custody a short distance from the scene and we are confident he acted alone. There is no evidence that this is a terrorist incident.” pic.twitter.com/THm8VJjsZp— MSNBC (@MSNBC) November 22, 2021
Police say Brooks wasn’t being pursued.
Police say Brooks was in a “domestic dispute.”
Police charge Brooks with five counts of intentional homicide.
Police say it wasn’t a “terrorist” incident.
Police say Brooks was fond of running over people.
Police say the deceased were Dancing Grannies and an old man.
In sum, Brooks was just let out on bail for running over a woman. He was fond of running over people. He intentionally plowed his vehicle into a Christmas parade of Dancing Grannies and children.
NEW – Person taken into custody in connection with the Christmas parade rampage in #Waukesha that killed at least 5 people and injured more than 40, including children, has been identified as career criminal and rapper Darrell Brooks (aka MathBoi Fly) pic.twitter.com/mhksbaOHYo— Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) November 22, 2021
They've settled on the narrative. They're really going to try to convince us that Waukesha was unintentional. He was "fleeing the scene of another crime."— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) November 22, 2021
Bullshit. Don't let them insult your intelligence. We've seen the video. It was intentional. Now ask yourself why they'd lie
More people were killed and injured in Waukesha than Charlottesville, and it was thanks to the soft on crime policies that have been embraced by everyone from Trump and the Kushner-run America First Policy Institute to Van Jones and Karen Bass— Pedro L. Gonzalez (@emeriticus) November 22, 2021
Darrell Edward Brooks, the man who was taken into custody by police over the #Waukesha Christmas parade mass casualty event, had posted a quote in 2016 on a now-deactivated Facebook account: "Run them over. Keep traffic flowing & don't slow down for any of these idiots…" #BLM pic.twitter.com/d8bYZPv8bd— Andy Ngô ???? (@MrAndyNgo) November 22, 2021
Darrell Edward Brooks, the man who was taken into custody by police over the #Waukesha Christmas parade mass casualty incident, expressed hatred of former president Donald Trump in one of his rap tracks. He also expressed black nationalist antisemitic views. #BLM pic.twitter.com/BhT7BrX5mL— Andy Ngô ???? (@MrAndyNgo) November 22, 2021
Darrell Edward Brooks, the man who was taken into custody by police over the #Waukesha Christmas parade mass casualty incident, is a rapper who stars in a music video where he raps in front of a red vehicle that looks like the same one that ran over dozens of people yesterday. pic.twitter.com/p7oCimkqEm— Andy Ngô ???? (@MrAndyNgo) November 22, 2021
I decided to resist the temptation to post a hot take and to sleep on it last night and wait for more information to come out about this incident before jumping to conclusions.
I woke up this morning feeling slightly ashamed that I had done so. I reflexively wanted to wait for the facts to come to light. I care about the truth. My frontal lobes kicked in, quelled my emotions and stopped me from rushing to judgment. Has that ever stopped our opposition though?
If a White male had ran over a Christmas parade and killed a bunch of black children in Waukesha for whatever reason (premeditated or fleeing from the scene of a crime), what would have been the result? Would the “journalists” have waited for the facts to come in before blaming all White people, declaring it domestic terrorism and inciting a race riot? Would Waukesha have gone up in flames last night?
In Charlottesville, the media narrative was instant and unequivocal: James Fields, Jr. was a domestic terrorist. He intentionally drove his car into a crowd of peaceful protesters. There was zero interest in getting the facts right or his side of the story. The incident also reflected on the entire Alt-Right. The narrative that was swiftly built around James Fields, Jr. was impenetrable in the media.
In Waukesha, the police haven’t even announced the name of the suspect yet. We still don’t know the motive. We do know though that Darrell Brooks was a Black Lives Matter supporter and had explicitly posted on his Facebook page in favor of car attacks. He killed and injured more people than James Fields, Jr. Maybe this time we should just conclude that is good enough for us?
Why should we care about nuance? Why should we care about the facts? Why shouldn’t Whites just perceive this as a racially and ideologically motivated attack and roll with their anger even if it turns out that Brooks was a common criminal who was fleeing the scene of some other crime? No one on the other side gave a shit about the facts in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial.
Note: In Charlottesville, the GPS in Fields car routed him down that one way street, which is why he ended up in that situation. Did anyone in the media ever point that out even once?