Darrell Brooks Found Guilty of First-Degree Murder for All 6 Victims Killed in Waukesha Christmas Parade Massacre

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Darrell Brooks — the man accused of driving his SUV through a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, last year — has been convicted on all six counts of first-degree intentional homicide, after a tumultuous trial where the aspiring rap artist represented himself and made a mockery of the proceedings.
A person in the gallery was removed from court after yelling “burn in hell you piece of sh*t” as #DarrellBrooks’ guilty verdict was read. pic.twitter.com/LinCR5wmam
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A jury found Brooks guilty Wednesday morning of all 76 charges against him — including reckless endangering safety, hit-and-run involving death, bond jumping, and battery — with each count of homicide carrying a mandatory life sentence in prison. Just days before the parade massacre, Brooks had been released from prison on a mere $1,000 bail thanks to lenient Milwaukee County DA policies. It took the jury a little over three hours to reach its verdict.
Brooks, wearing a suit and tie, quietly leaned his bowed head on folded hands as the verdicts were read. His demeanor was a stark departure from previous days of the trial, when his sometimes outrageous behavior drew rebukes from the judge. He declared himself a “sovereign citizen,” refused to recognize his legal name as his own, and regularly fought with Judge Jennifer Dorow. In the final week of the trial, he piled up boxes of files to hide his face from the court’s cameras. He also tossed his copy of the jury instructions into the garbage.
Brooks drove his Ford Escape into the Christmas parade in Waukesha in suburban Milwaukee on Nov. 21 moments after fleeing a domestic disturbance with his ex-girlfriend, prosecutors said.


Six people were killed, including 8-year-old Jackson Sparks, who was marching in the parade with his baseball team, and three members of the Dancing Grannies, a group of grandmothers that dances in parades. Dozens of other people were hurt, some severely.


The incident deeply scarred the community of 70,000 people about 16 miles (25 kilometers) west of Milwaukee. Community members built memorials to the dead and held vigils. The anger was still evident Wednesday; someone in the gallery yelled “burn in hell” as the verdicts were read.


Brooks pleaded not guilty by reason of mental disease this year but withdrew the plea before his trial began with no explanation. Days before the trial started, he dismissed his public defenders, electing to represent himself.


District Attorney Susan Opper called to the stand police officers and paradegoers who testified they saw Brooks behind the wheel of the SUV.


Brooks struggled to mount a defense, launching into meandering cross-examinations, refusing to recognize his own name or the court’s jurisdiction over him, and muttering under his breath that the trial wasn’t fair.


He got into such intense arguments with Judge Jennifer Dorow that several times during the lead-up to jury selection she moved him into another courtroom where he could watch the proceedings via video and she could mute his microphone when he became disruptive.


One day after he was removed to the other courtroom, he stripped off his shirt and sat bare-chested on the defense table with his back to the camera.


Opper told jurors during her closing arguments Tuesday that Brooks’ refusal to stop once he entered the parade route shows he intended to kill people.


Dorow allowed Brooks back into the main courtroom to deliver his closing to jurors face to face. In a rambling, repetitive speech, he tried to raise doubts about whether the SUV’s throttle malfunctioned and whether the driver simply panicked. He lamented how he hasn’t been able to see his children since he was arrested and insisted he’s not a murderer.


Opper countered during her rebuttal that a Wisconsin State Patrol vehicle inspector testified earlier that the SUV was in good working order. She warned jurors that Brooks was just trying to play on their sympathy.
 
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    Here’s to hoping his peers make him sit while he pees and steal his Jello until he exhausts his appeals.

    And that he cries himself to sleep at night with a ball of gauze up his ass so that he doesn’t bleed through his undies.
     
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    At some point, if he’s lucid at all, it’s going to hit him that he will spend the rest of his life locked up in prison. That will be a bad time for the POS.



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    Darrell Brooks — the man accused of driving his SUV through a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, last year — has been convicted on all six counts of first-degree intentional homicide, after a tumultuous trial where the aspiring rap artist represented himself and made a mockery of the proceedings.

    A jury found Brooks guilty Wednesday morning of all 76 charges against him — including reckless endangering safety, hit-and-run involving death, bond jumping, and battery — with each count of homicide carrying a mandatory life sentence in prison. Just days before the parade massacre, Brooks had been released from prison on a mere $1,000 bail thanks to lenient Milwaukee County DA policies. It took the jury a little over three hours to reach its verdict.
    Brooks, wearing a suit and tie, quietly leaned his bowed head on folded hands as the verdicts were read. His demeanor was a stark departure from previous days of the trial, when his sometimes outrageous behavior drew rebukes from the judge. He declared himself a “sovereign citizen,” refused to recognize his legal name as his own, and regularly fought with Judge Jennifer Dorow. In the final week of the trial, he piled up boxes of files to hide his face from the court’s cameras. He also tossed his copy of the jury instructions into the garbage.
    Brooks drove his Ford Escape into the Christmas parade in Waukesha in suburban Milwaukee on Nov. 21 moments after fleeing a domestic disturbance with his ex-girlfriend, prosecutors said.


    Six people were killed, including 8-year-old Jackson Sparks, who was marching in the parade with his baseball team, and three members of the Dancing Grannies, a group of grandmothers that dances in parades. Dozens of other people were hurt, some severely.


    The incident deeply scarred the community of 70,000 people about 16 miles (25 kilometers) west of Milwaukee. Community members built memorials to the dead and held vigils. The anger was still evident Wednesday; someone in the gallery yelled “burn in hell” as the verdicts were read.


    Brooks pleaded not guilty by reason of mental disease this year but withdrew the plea before his trial began with no explanation. Days before the trial started, he dismissed his public defenders, electing to represent himself.


    District Attorney Susan Opper called to the stand police officers and paradegoers who testified they saw Brooks behind the wheel of the SUV.


    Brooks struggled to mount a defense, launching into meandering cross-examinations, refusing to recognize his own name or the court’s jurisdiction over him, and muttering under his breath that the trial wasn’t fair.


    He got into such intense arguments with Judge Jennifer Dorow that several times during the lead-up to jury selection she moved him into another courtroom where he could watch the proceedings via video and she could mute his microphone when he became disruptive.


    One day after he was removed to the other courtroom, he stripped off his shirt and sat bare-chested on the defense table with his back to the camera.


    Opper told jurors during her closing arguments Tuesday that Brooks’ refusal to stop once he entered the parade route shows he intended to kill people.


    Dorow allowed Brooks back into the main courtroom to deliver his closing to jurors face to face. In a rambling, repetitive speech, he tried to raise doubts about whether the SUV’s throttle malfunctioned and whether the driver simply panicked. He lamented how he hasn’t been able to see his children since he was arrested and insisted he’s not a murderer.


    Opper countered during her rebuttal that a Wisconsin State Patrol vehicle inspector testified earlier that the SUV was in good working order. She warned jurors that Brooks was just trying to play on their sympathy.

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    Hilarious in the sense he made a mockery of the Justice System and showed no remorse or compassion for the injured and deceased? Hope he dies of many jabs from a dull prison shank.
    Hilarious in the sense that I laughed a great many times during several of the proceedings, mostly at Brooks getting dunked on by many of his own witnesses. Side note, this fuck probably could have been a halfway decent attorney in an alternate life. The "mockery," albeit hilarious, is to be blamed almost exclusively on the judge as she permitted almost all of it. She had the tools and power available to prevent it, and knew that it would persist throughout yet did almost nothing to stop it. Judging by her conduct (continuously flooding the record of identical and repetitive subject matter), I'm assuming she has been reversed a time or two on appeal. While Brooks is obviously a mega piece of shit, he did actually show remorse at several junctures in the trial, including his opening and closing statements. Whether you believe his remorse to be genuine or not is a separate and legitimate question.
     

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    There will be a higher court throw this out because of the bullshit between him and the judge............something about incompetent representation..................a person with a mental disability is not a compentent attorney .....
     
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    So, he'll get a retrial due to poor representation
    Representing yourself doesn't give you an opening for that excuse on appeal and they make that clear ahead of time

    He made his bed and now it's sleepy time
     

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    To me; this whole incident and subsequent trial and antics allowed solidified in my mind where the country really is at. And, it’s in a horrible decline.
     

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    This offers zero benifit to his victims and zero punishment to the evil racist ideology that motivated him.

    As to the victims we can only offer prayers for their families. As to the ideology: it is up to us to punish them next Tuesday.
     

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    This offers zero benifit to his victims and zero punishment to the evil racist ideology that motivated him.

    As to the victims we can only offer prayers for their families. As to the ideology: it is up to us to punish them next Tuesday.
    That's an excellent point that we all (myself included) tend to lose sight of. Even if you believe there is no real election, please go vote and show the power that be, that you are not fooled and that while both choices suck in most cases, you will not have this insane culture the left wants so badly.

    If Conservatives and Libertarians will go vote we will have a massive wave of at bare minimum pushing back this insane culture they continue to try and force on us which breeds animals like this pos
     
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    Who's scalping tickets to the execution?Put me down for 2.Please.