The suspect who drove a red SUV that smashed through a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin on Saturday evening, killing five people and injuring an additional 40, has officially been identified as Darrell Brooks Jr.
Brooks has a lengthy criminal record and was fleeing from a knife fight when he hit the attenders of the parade that evening.
The 39-year-old from Milwaukee, who was also an aspiring rap artist, had been bailed out of jail less than 48-hours before the incident. His record includes two open felony cases.
On Nov. 5, he was charged with resisting an officer (misdemeanor), bail jumping (felony), and second-degree recklessly endangering safety (felony) with domestic assessments, as well as disorderly conduct and battery (both misdemeanors, also with domestic abuse assessments). He posted a $1,000 bond on Nov. 19, 2021.
In the other case, filed in July 2020, Brooks was charged with reckless endangering and illegal possession of a firearm.advertisement — content continues below
Brooks raps under the name MathBoi Fly and had a YouTube channel with music rap videos that has since been deleted but was saved by Heavy.com .
His rap sheet dates back to 1999 when he was convicted of substantial battery, a felony. In 2002, he was convicted of another felony, marijuana possession. A year later, he was convicted of obstructing an officer and then convicted on the same charge two years after that. In 2011, he was convicted of marijuana possession second plus offense, which is a felony.
One of the Twitter pages that he has, Brooks describes himself as “Milwaukee, WI born & raised, rapper/songwriter/producer/stoner/philosopher/next big thing out of the Midwest if u aint know, get in tune.”
“Brooks also wrote about Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer sentenced to more than 22 years in jail for the murder of George Floyd. He posted a picture of Chauvin and told his followers to ‘ALWAYZ REMEMBER THIS BITXH ASS MF FACE!! (sic)’ followed by a middle finger,” the WE report continued.
Gee, sounds like such a wonderful guy with a bright future ahead of him, right?
“He commented on Twitter posts from former White House intern Monica Lewinsky and CNN, posted a photoshopped fake image of former Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker as a Nazi, and posted a picture of a watermelon with ‘BLM”‘(Black Lives Matter) carved on the side, Heavy reported,” according to the report.
Well, we know just about all we need to know about the content of this guy’s character, don’t we?
Oh, but he just so happened to take to Facebook to write about the Kyle Rittenhouse trial. You can bet this fellow had some real pearls of wisdom and insight to offer on that.
“On Saturday, Brooks allegedly sped through barricades and into the Waukesha town Christmas parade, killing multiple and hitting more than 40 adults and children. The incident was caught on Waukesha’s city’s livestream feed as well as on the cellphones of onlookers,” the WE report said.
Not exactly a pillar of the community, right?
And yet, the left will no doubt try to turn this man into some kind of “martyr” figure (though he is still alive) through spinning all kinds of narratives about him.