Darrell Edward Brooks, the suspected attacker who drove an SUV into a Waukesha Christmas parade in Wisconsin, killing at least six people and injuring dozens more, appeared in court on Tuesday.
The suspect appeared before the court via virtual conference along with his lawyer and the court clerk. The Waukesha massacre suspect stood before the court and was asked a simple question.
His response is the first known thing that Brooks has said since the horrible tragedy that occurred on Sunday, November 21.
“Can you hear, Mr. Brooks?” the court clerk asked.
“Yes,” the suspect replied, according to Fox News.
That was all that Brooks would say, because his attorney has requested to be withdrawn from the case. Joseph Domask, Brooks’ counsel, requested to be pulled from the case because he purportedly had a high number of relationships with the incident’s victims. Judge Davis Feiss granted the motion.
Domask had represented Brooks during his November 5 court appearance for allegedly running over his ex-girlfriend with his SUV in a gas station parking lot on Nov. 2, Fox News reported. Brooks is still facing charges of reckless endangerment, battery, domestic abuse, bail jumping and resisting arrest over the alleged attack.
“The 39-year-old’s felony charges rose to six counts of first-degree intentional homicide after the death of 8-year-old Jackson Sparks, who succumbed to brain injuries caused by the SUV,” the Daily Caller reports.
“Eight-year-old Jackson Sparks, along with his 12-year-old brother, were both seriously hurt after a driver plowed through the Christmas parade Sunday, Nov. 21,” a local CBS affiliate reported. “Both boys were taken to Children’s Wisconsin for treatment.”
“According to the GoFundMe page, Jackson underwent brain surgery following the incident,” CBS noted. “Tuesday, Nov. 23, an update said Jackson succumbed to his injuries and passed away.”
The family issued a statement on the passing of little Jackson Sparks:
“Please know that they appreciate your continued prayers and tremendous outpouring of support for their family. They do however ask for privacy at this time to allow Tucker to continue to heal physically and their family to heal and mourn the tremendous loss of their sweet little boy who is now under the care of Jesus.”
“Five other people were killed during the parade tragedy, ranging in age from 52-81,” CBS noted. “Jackson will be the youngest victim added to the list — bringing the total to six.”
Six children at Children’s Wisconsin are still in “critical condition,” according to a news release from the hospital. A total of 13 children are still being treated at the hospital as of Tuesday evening. Sixteen children were initially admitted shortly after the parade attack.
“The online fundraiser has garnered more than $449,000 in donations since it was created, more than any other verified GoFundMe for Waukesha parade victims,” the Milwaukee-Journal Sentinel noted. “Jackson and Tucker were one of three sets of siblings that were being treated at Children’s, according to hospital officials.”
Earlier today, President Biden said that his administration was “monitoring” the situation without making any political statement on the Waukesha parade attack.
PRES. BIDEN: “Five families in Waukesha are facing fresh grief of a life without a loved one…An entire community is struggling, struggling to cope with a horrific act of violence…"My administration is monitoring the situation very closely."” pic.twitter.com/9oBC4SYm2p— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) November 22, 2021
The news media have been trying to hide the racial identity and the ideological background of the suspect, who is a career criminal and convicted sex offender Darrell Edward Brooks, who has been a vocal supporter of Black Lives Matter.
The Waukesha parade attack suspect, Darrell Edward Brooks, is believed by law enforcement authorities to have intentionally driven his vehicle into the Christmas parade, killing 6 people and injuring 40 others.
The police charges contradict earlier media reports that the suspect, Darrell Edward Brooks, a convicted sex offender and radical Black Lives Matter supporter, may have driven into the parade incidentally after fleeing from another crime.
“Officials said … that preliminary investigation showed the driver was not aiming at the marching band or any other parade participant but was speeding through the route to flee an earlier crime, multiple law enforcement sources told ABC News.”
“Authorities spent the overnight hours scouring social media and other digital platforms associated with the person of interest who is now in custody. They have, at least so far, no reason to believe there is any connection to radicalization…” ABC earlier reported.
However, ‘scouring’ the social media accounts of Darrell Edward Brooks shows that he was a radicalized BLM activist, self-proclaimed sex trafficker, and black supremacist.
The law enforcement authorities have dismissed any ideological motivation that Brooks might have targeting the parade goers, despite his social media activity revealing black supremacist posts that even included a vile Hitler-praising anti-Semitic screed.
The Soros-connected District Attorney in Milwaukee, John Chisholm, had released Brooks on $1,000 in the week before for “allegedly running the mother of his child ‘over with his vehicle’ in a Milwaukee gas station parking lot on Nov. 2.”