We spend a lot of time talking about the Buffalo massacre. And we should. But we don’t talk about the Waukesha massacre and we really need to.
Thousands of spectators turned out for a bit of holiday normalcy Sunday afternoon, the kind we so desperately need right now. It was the Waukesha Christmas Parade, a cherished rite of the holiday season. A joyous crowd lined both sides of the road, people bundled against the cold. A holiday event that wasn’t canceled, with students marching with their high school bands or dance troupes, cheered on by their parents and friends. It was all so normal and good. But in an instant, the normalcy was shattered when a red SUV plowed through the parade, striking a high school band, a dance troupe and the beloved “Dancing Grannies.” Corey Montiho, a Waukesha school board member, was by Mainstream Bar & Grill when he heard that his daughter’s youth dance team was hit.
Four members of the Dancing Grannies were killed. 17 children were injured. An 8-year-old boy was killed.
Darrell Brooks was a rapper and black nationalist supporter. And Black Lives Matter reacted appropriately.
A Milwaukee Black Lives Matter activist said the Christmas parade attack in Waukesha, Wisconsin, appears to signal “the revolution” may have begun.
“I don’t know. Now we’ll have to wait and see because they do have somebody in custody. We may have to wait and see what they say about why this happened,” Vaun Mayes said on Facebook Live on Monday. “But it sounds possible that the revolution has started in Wisconsin. It started with this Christmas parade.”
Despite the evidence of Brooks’ black nationalist hate, authorities and the media have refused to call the Waukesha massacre a hate crime.
They included numerous posts attacking cops, comparing them to Ku Klux Klan members and calling them “violent street gangs” — as well as calling for violence toward white people, according to screenshots.
“LEARNED ND TAUGHT BEHAVIOR!!” he wrote on June 9 last year amid the violent upheaval over George Floyd’s murder by a Minnesota cop, according to a screenshot shared by the Daily Mail.
“So when we start bakk knokkin white people TF out ion wanna hear it…the old white ppl 2, KNOKK DEM TF OUT!! PERIOD,” he wrote under his rap name, MathBoi Fly, along with a middle-finger emoji.
In 2015, he also shared a disturbing anti-Semitic meme that appeared to align with the beliefs of the Black Hebrew Israelites, according to another screenshot shared by the Daily Mail.
Titled “Hitler knew who the real Jews were!,” it shares the widely debunked claim that the Nazi maniac had warned that his genocide was partly driven because he knew “the negros … are the true hebrews.”
It suggests World War 3 would start when people “learn Hitler was right” and “did the world a favor by killing” Jews.
In his rap songs, Brooks also bragged that he was a “terrorist” and a “killer in the city,” according to the Sun.
Instead of holding him accountable, they’re going to play the familiar “he’s crazy” card.
This is dishonest when it’s done by apologists for terrorism, whether Islamic terrorism, the racist alt-right killer in Buffalo or the black nationalist perpetrator of the Waukesha massacre. This isn’t a mental illness, it’s evil.
A man accused of killing six people and injuring dozens more when he allegedly drove his SUV through a Christmas parade in suburban Milwaukee last year has decided to mount an insanity defense, his attorneys said Monday.
Darrell Brooks Jr. faces more than 80 charges, including six homicide counts, in connection with the Nov. 21 incident in Waukesha. He pleaded not guilty in February. During a hearing Monday one of his attorneys, Jeremy Perri, told Judge Jennifer Dorow that Brooks is changing his plea to not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect.
Perri did not elaborate. The judge ordered a mental evaluation for him.
One of his attorneys.