UPDATE: Brooks 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…”
UPDATE: Brooks was convicted of statutory sexual seduction on November 1, 2006, for having consensual sex with a 15-year-old. Sentenced to probation, Sparks Police arrested him for failure to obey sex offender laws on June 23, 2016. He made bailed then absconded.
UPDATE: Brooks has been charged with crimes 16 times since 1999.
UPDATE: Waukesha Police Chief Daniel Thompson now says Brooks had been part of a domestic disturbance minutes before he drove into the Christmas parade.
UPDATE: Brooks has an active warrant in Nevada for violating the state’s sex crime law.
When I first saw his photo, I practically fell out of my office chair.
“My God,” I said aloud, “I know him.”
Darrell Edward Brooks Jr. may have killed five people by running them down during a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Another 40 are injured, some critically.
He is a sex offender from Sparks, Nev., and I reported on him in 2006. He was 24 or maybe 25 years old when convicted of having sex with a teenage girl, getting her pregnant, as well as pimping her out.
So I did a quick search on the Nevada sex offender registry and found him. The photo, though a decade old, looks like the alleged suspect.
As for how the national media is covering this, they say it is an accident, that Brooks was running away from a life-threatening situation. They also say that the incident had nothing to do with the ‘Black Lives Movement (BLM)’ or the Rittenhouse verdict.
They cannot possibly know either of these suppositions and therefore ought not to be reporting this as fact.
Facts are that Brooks has open felony charges in Wisconsin after he allegedly tried to run a woman over at a gas station. Other lesser charges against him include resisting an officer, bail jumping, recklessly endangering safety with domestic abuse assessments, disorderly conduct, and battery.