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Mon Nov 22, 2021, 10:53 AM

Suspect in Waukesha Christmas Parade incident has been identified as Darrell Brooks Jr.

Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

9:25 a. m. Nov. 22, 2021



Ashley Luthern Daniel Bice Molly Beck

The full scope of tragedy in Waukesha continued to unfold Monday morning, as authorities confirmed five people had been killed and more than 40 others injured after a driver sped through the annual holiday parade Sunday evening.

A 39-year-old Milwaukee man with an open court case related to domestic violence has been taken into custody, according to a law enforcement source with firsthand knowledge of the situation. The Associated Press also confirmed the man's identity Monday morning.

Darrell Brooks Jr., the man suspected of being the driver, has been charged three times in less than two years with recklessly endangering the safety of others, most recently on Nov. 5 as part of a domestic abuse incident for which he was also charged with resisting or obstructing an officer.

Brooks was released from jail on Friday after posting bond in the recent incident, according to court records. He also was charged in July 2020 with two felony counts of second-degree recklessly endangering the safety of others using a dangerous weapon. Both cases are ongoing.

Authorities have have not publicly disclosed what they believe was the man's motivation. One law enforcement source told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel the man had been involved in an earlier incident on Sunday, possibly also related to domestic abuse, just before the parade carnage occurred.

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Read more: https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/crime/2021/11/22/suspect-waukesha-parade-incident-identified-darrell-brooks-jr/8717524002/?csp=chromepush



whow. to say this man is troubled is to say the least.

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Reply Suspect in Waukesha Christmas Parade incident has been identified as Darrell Brooks Jr. (Original post)
riversedge Nov 22 OP
Aristus Nov 22 #1
DenaliDemocrat Nov 22 #44
grumpyduck Nov 22 #2
FBaggins Nov 22 #10
grumpyduck Nov 22 #14
onecaliberal Nov 22 #3
aeromanKC Nov 22 #4
Effete Snob Nov 22 #5
jimfields33 Nov 22 #8
KS Toronado Nov 22 #9
geardaddy Nov 22 #13
totodeinhere Nov 22 #17
KS Toronado Nov 22 #23
Tommymac Nov 22 #27
Devil Child Nov 22 #34
totodeinhere Nov 22 #36
Polybius Nov 22 #22
momta Nov 22 #24
Devil Child Nov 22 #33
Effete Snob Nov 22 #37
Devil Child Nov 22 #38
Effete Snob Nov 22 #40
Devil Child Nov 22 #39
catsudon Nov 22 #42
DFW Nov 22 #6
vlyons Nov 22 #7
Texin Nov 22 #15
Lucky Luciano Nov 22 #11
llashram Nov 22 #12
johnthewoodworker Nov 22 #16
RevBrotherThomas Nov 22 #18
totodeinhere Nov 22 #19
Polybius Nov 22 #21
58Sunliner Nov 22 #31
totodeinhere Nov 22 #35
Skittles Nov 22 #51
Polybius Nov 22 #20
Joinfortmill Nov 22 #25
SunImp Nov 22 #26
Stuart G Nov 22 #28
LymphocyteLover Nov 22 #29
Devil Child Nov 22 #30
LymphocyteLover Nov 22 #48
Devil Child Nov 22 #50
LymphocyteLover Nov 22 #52
58Sunliner Nov 22 #32
Skittles Nov 22 #45
Devil Child Nov 22 #49
58Sunliner 20 hrs ago #55
58Sunliner 20 hrs ago #56
LymphocyteLover Nov 22 #46
pasha the cat Nov 22 #41
BigmanPigman Nov 22 #43
LymphocyteLover Nov 22 #47
jcmaine72 Nov 23 #53
Calista241 Nov 23 #54
tenderfoot 19 hrs ago #57

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Nov 22, 2021, 10:56 AM

1. You put a 'd' on the end of 'trouble'.

He's just trouble, period.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 22, 2021, 07:35 PM

44. He's a piece of shit who needs to be locked away forever

Fuck people like this. I’m all for rehabilitation, but there are those beyond redemption

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Nov 22, 2021, 10:56 AM

2. Releasedfrom jail???????????

What the fucking hell??????????????

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Response to grumpyduck (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 22, 2021, 11:31 AM

10. He was released from a prior charge

Meaning... he was out on bail at the time of the incident. Not that he was released after driving through a crowd.

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Response to FBaggins (Reply #10)

Mon Nov 22, 2021, 12:00 PM

14. Thanks for clarifying.

I'm not following that story. Too crazy for me. Therefore I'll stop posting about it.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Nov 22, 2021, 10:57 AM

3. How could he have been released from jail after resisting?

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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 22, 2021, 11:01 AM

4. And jumping bail!!

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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 22, 2021, 11:06 AM

5. It was self defense

People were out walking in the street, he figured it was a protest and felt threatened, so he took steps to defend himself.

The people in the parade are not "victims". They are allowed to be called "revelers" or "jaywalkers".

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Response to Effete Snob (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 22, 2021, 11:18 AM

8. Well see if this trial will have every second scrutinized

Of course we have some making excuses for this guy already.

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Response to jimfields33 (Reply #8)

Mon Nov 22, 2021, 11:30 AM

9. I can hear orange man already

There were very fine people in the SUV & on the street. With his anger problem, he's bound to be a trumper
and IQ4.5 will have to defend him.

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Response to KS Toronado (Reply #9)

Mon Nov 22, 2021, 11:53 AM

13. Except the suspect is a POC

The orange one won't be defending him.

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Response to KS Toronado (Reply #9)

Mon Nov 22, 2021, 12:22 PM

17. I would not jump to any conclusions or make any accusations at this point.

This person, if he proves to be the perpetrator of this tragedy, looks more like a symptom of our mental health system. And our deficiencies in mental health care predate Trumpism.

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Response to totodeinhere (Reply #17)

Mon Nov 22, 2021, 01:20 PM

23. Yes I did jump to a conclusion, sorry about that

Sure a lot of other people thought the same thing with RWNJs doing most of the violence in this country.

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Response to totodeinhere (Reply #17)

Mon Nov 22, 2021, 02:04 PM

27. Thanks Raygun.

Long article, but excellent discussion of the roots of the ongoin mental health crisis in this country. Goes back to the 1960's.

https://www.salon.com/2013/09/29/ronald_reagans_shameful_legacy_violence_the_homeless_mental_illness/

Ronald Reagan's shameful legacy: Violence, the homeless, mental illness
As president and governor of California, the GOP icon led the worst policies on mental illness in generations


One month prior to the election, President Carter had signed the Mental Health Systems Act, which had proposed to continue the federal community mental health centers program, although with some additional state involvement. Consistent with the report of the Carter Commission, the act also included a provision for federal grants “for projects for the prevention of mental illness and the promotion of positive mental health,” an indication of how little learning had taken place among the Carter Commission members and professionals at NIMH. With President Reagan and the Republicans taking over, the Mental Health Systems Act was discarded before the ink had dried and the CMHC funds were simply block granted to the states. The CMHC program had not only died but been buried as well. An autopsy could have listed the cause of death as naiveté complicated by grandiosity.

President Reagan never understood mental illness. Like Richard Nixon, he was a product of the Southern California culture that associated psychiatry with Communism. Two months after taking office, Reagan was shot by John Hinckley, a young man with untreated schizophrenia. Two years later, Reagan called Dr. Roger Peele, then director of St. Elizabeths Hospital, where Hinckley was being treated, and tried to arrange to meet with Hinckley, so that Reagan could forgive him. Peele tactfully told the president that this was not a good idea. Reagan was also exposed to the consequences of untreated mental illness through the two sons of Roy Miller, his personal tax advisor. Both sons developed schizophrenia; one committed suicide in 1981, and the other killed his mother in 1983. Despite such personal exposure, Reagan never exhibited any interest in the need for research or better treatment for serious mental illness.

[snip]

In the 1980s, this all changed. Deinstitutionalization became, for the first time, a topic of national concern. The beginning of the discussion was heralded by a 1981 editorial in the New York Times that labeled deinstitutionalization “a cruel embarrassment, a reform gone terribly wrong.” Three years later, the paper added: “The policy that led to the release of most of the nation’s mentally ill patients from the hospital to the community is now widely regarded as a major failure.” During the following decade, there were increasing concerns publicly expressed about mentally ill individuals in nursing homes, board-and-care homes, and jails and prisons. There were also periodic headlines announcing additional high-profile homicides committed by individuals who were clearly psychotic. But the one issue that took center stage in the 1980s, and directed public attention to deinstitutionalization, was the problem of mentally ill homeless persons.

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The problems of mentally ill individuals in nursing homes and board-and-care homes rarely elicited media attention in the 1980s. By contrast, the problem of homeless persons, including the mentally ill homeless, became a major story. In Washington, Mitch Snyder and the National Coalition for the Homeless burst onto the national scene by staging hunger strikes and sleep-ins on sidewalk grates. Their message was that homeless persons are just like you and me and all they need is a house and a job. Snyder challenged President Reagan, accusing him of being the main cause of homelessness, and the media extensively covered the controversy. By the time Snyder committed suicide in 1990, homelessness had become a major topic of national discussion.


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Response to totodeinhere (Reply #17)

Mon Nov 22, 2021, 03:28 PM

34. Let's not jump to conclusions while concluding

 

The attacker is a symptom of the nation’s failed mental health system?

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Response to Devil Child (Reply #34)

Mon Nov 22, 2021, 03:59 PM

36. Fair enough. n/t

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Response to KS Toronado (Reply #9)

Mon Nov 22, 2021, 01:12 PM

22. Yeah, somehow I doubt that

n/t

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Response to Effete Snob (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 22, 2021, 01:35 PM

24. First thing I thought of.

But I guess it depends on the guy's skin color. White? Definitely self defense. Especially if any of the victims were registered Democrats.

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Response to Effete Snob (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 22, 2021, 03:26 PM

33. No, it was murder. I'd argue pre-mediated.

 

Possibly aggravated by racist beliefs of the suspect supported by his social media footprint.

The people in the parade are most certainly victims.

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Response to Devil Child (Reply #33)

Mon Nov 22, 2021, 04:49 PM

37. Maybe he feels threatened by parades

You never know.

He could have had a traumatic past experience with a parade, and felt a need to defend himself against one.

His parents abandoned him at Disney World as a child. One minute, a parade is coming down Main Street USA and then, boom, he's all alone to face the world.

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Response to Effete Snob (Reply #37)

Mon Nov 22, 2021, 04:54 PM

38. Considering his social media history of voicing support for violence against elderly white people

 

I'm thinking he felt so enraged by this parade while making a conscious decision to drive into the oldest group of white people in the parade. So no, I don't agree with your view of him doing this in self defense of a parade threat. Do you have evidence of parental abandonment in his history to support your speculation? Plenty of evidence available to support what I'm speculating.

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Response to Devil Child (Reply #38)

Mon Nov 22, 2021, 05:16 PM

40. Sure I do

It was the second time, too. The first time, they left him at the Grand Canyon and he had to learn to fend for himself in the Arizona desert.

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Response to Effete Snob (Reply #37)

Mon Nov 22, 2021, 05:12 PM

39. Self-defense

 

Twitter comment linking Waukesha tragedy and Kyle Rittenhouse verdict costs DuPage County Democratic Party social media director Mary Lemanski her post

Mary Lemanski, social media manager for the Democratic Party of DuPage County, was let go from her position Monday morning after posting a series of tweets comparing Kyle Rittenhouse to the driver of the SUV that sped through barricades and struck dancers, musicians and others during a Waukesha, Wisconsin, Christmas parade.

“It was probably just self-defense #Wisconsin #KyleRittenhouse,” Lemanski tweeted about the tragedy that left five dead and 40 injured.

She followed up the statement, replying to a comment deriding her opinion and saying, “I’m sad. I’m sad anytime anyone dies. I just believe in Karma and this came around quick on the citizens of Wisconsin.”


https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-dupage-county-democrat-mary-lemanski-twitter-waukesha-20211122-4msgxxirpnb27blxuycxzxyfny-story.html

Self-defense angle doesn't seem like a winning one to me for this case.

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Response to Devil Child (Reply #39)

Mon Nov 22, 2021, 05:51 PM

42. good riddence

to bad rubbish

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Nov 22, 2021, 11:12 AM

6. Violence with deadly results seems to be the new jaywalking

They’ll remind you that you’re not supposed to do it, but you’ll never have to fear serious jail time

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Nov 22, 2021, 11:17 AM

7. He won't get no bail this time around. Remand for him.

Sounds like a super angry asshole, who can't resist lashing out. Probably a drunk too. He may not survive to get to trial. The guys in jail have families too, and abusing women and children makes him the lowest of the low.in that society. God only knows what kind of family he grew up in.

Just all so tragically dreadful and stupid.

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Response to vlyons (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 22, 2021, 12:05 PM

15. I'm pretty sure he was drunk also. Actually, it was my first thought.

From his "jacket" it sounds like he is a persistent public menace and displays a full range of antisocial behaviors.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Nov 22, 2021, 11:38 AM

11. Hope he never sees the light of day again. Piece of shit.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Nov 22, 2021, 11:49 AM

12. if this is the killer

of those innocents may he rot in jail at the least. I am sick of the hate, pain, the misery we bring on each other. The...

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Nov 22, 2021, 12:20 PM

16. This is Rittenhouse Wisconsin. Kill who you want, cry on the stand, home for dinner.

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Response to johnthewoodworker (Reply #16)

Mon Nov 22, 2021, 12:24 PM

18. ...if you're the right color

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Response to johnthewoodworker (Reply #16)

Mon Nov 22, 2021, 12:25 PM

19. I condemn this tragedy of course. But...

as a POC, if this man is the perpetrator, he will not get the same type of deep pocketed defense that Rittenhouse got. He will probably just get a public defender.

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Response to totodeinhere (Reply #19)

Mon Nov 22, 2021, 01:11 PM

21. He's 1,000 times worse than that little punk

He drove into a parade of completely innocent and helpless people. There will be no self-defense plea.

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Response to totodeinhere (Reply #19)

Mon Nov 22, 2021, 03:23 PM

31. He ran into a marching band. Either a possible hate crime or a psychopath.

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Response to 58Sunliner (Reply #31)

Mon Nov 22, 2021, 03:58 PM

35. Regardless, under our system of justice he should get a fair trial with competant

representation. And as a POC he is less likely to.

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Response to totodeinhere (Reply #19)

Mon Nov 22, 2021, 09:30 PM

51. most poor white folk do not get the defense Rittenhouse got

being a notorious fascist racist double-murderer has its perks

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Nov 22, 2021, 01:09 PM

20. Here's his mugshot

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Nov 22, 2021, 01:55 PM

25. There was another incident in Manchester, CT

Someone drove thru a group of protesters. Not many details yet.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Nov 22, 2021, 02:00 PM

26. charged three times in less than two years...

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Nov 22, 2021, 02:14 PM

28. K and R...

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Nov 22, 2021, 02:45 PM

29. This is bad-- the right of course is going to see this as a hate crime against whites

the usual suspects are on twitter pushing that it was an attack

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Response to LymphocyteLover (Reply #29)

Mon Nov 22, 2021, 02:59 PM

30. It was an attack

 

Ill repeat again. He weaves his red SUV around a blocking Shriner parade car. Then lines up on a crowd of parading elderly women and an all-girl dance group. He then punched the accelerator and drove through that group before making his escape to back his vehicle in and await police.

His actions communicate deliberate calculated intent to me. Driven home more so with the substance and content of his social media footprint plus robust violent criminal history.

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Response to Devil Child (Reply #30)

Mon Nov 22, 2021, 09:25 PM

48. he is clearly a bad dude but I got the sense he was fleeing and only hit people at the end

when he didn't have a clear lane any more-- he passed up many opportunities to hit people before the end.

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Response to LymphocyteLover (Reply #48)

Mon Nov 22, 2021, 09:28 PM

50. He wasn't fleeing, he left one crime scene and started another

 

Then returned home to await arrest. No police in pursuit of him at the time he chose to drive into the dancing grannies and children.

Repeat, his social media history is filled with hate-rhetoric. His hip-hop lyrical content is filled with hate-rhetoric. His criminal history of violence includes running his ex down with a car. Several weeks before this event.

Yeah, a bad dude.

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Response to Devil Child (Reply #50)

Mon Nov 22, 2021, 09:32 PM

52. It's certainly possible, we just don't have the full story yet

but one thing is I thought he ran into the marching band first...

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Response to LymphocyteLover (Reply #29)

Mon Nov 22, 2021, 03:25 PM

32. Waukesha is 88.8% white. Could have been a hate crime.

We don't know.

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Response to 58Sunliner (Reply #32)

Mon Nov 22, 2021, 09:19 PM

45. the man has a long history of trouble with the law

it does not appear to be a hate crime

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Response to Skittles (Reply #45)

Mon Nov 22, 2021, 09:25 PM

49. He also has a social media history filled with anti-semitism and anti-white racism

 

Read some Mathboi Fly lyrics if you want a real treat. His hip-hop alter ego.

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Response to Devil Child (Reply #49)

Sat Dec 4, 2021, 02:05 PM

55. Ugh. I saw his twitter, didn't see his lyrics.

He did run over his ex as well, so maybe he is an equal opportunity psycho.

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Response to Skittles (Reply #45)

Sat Dec 4, 2021, 02:11 PM

56. He isn't a trumper, but just because he does not espouse crimes against a race/ethnicity-

doesn't mean it wasn't a motivation. He did run over his ex. If this was a white man mowing down a group of black people, it would be looked at that way.

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Response to 58Sunliner (Reply #32)

Mon Nov 22, 2021, 09:22 PM

46. possible but it seemed the way he zipped by so many other people that would have been easy to hit

and I get the impression he was fleeing and only hit people at the end when he didn't have a clear lane

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Nov 22, 2021, 05:35 PM

41. I thought the suspect was running away from a stabbing crime n/t

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Response to pasha the cat (Reply #41)

Mon Nov 22, 2021, 06:22 PM

43. I heard on CNN that he was fleeing a domestic violence incident

that had just occurred. This seems to make the "accident" a possibility. A convicted felon fleeing a crime only to be stuck in a Christmas Parade?

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #43)

Mon Nov 22, 2021, 09:22 PM

47. it seemed to fit that scenario more to me

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Nov 23, 2021, 04:18 AM

53. Sounds like a real scumbag

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Nov 23, 2021, 11:07 AM

54. John Chisholm is the DA that let him out on bail.

He's been a bail reformer since he was elected in 2007, and believes that high bail criminalizes poverty.

He's talked about how his bail policies may let out someone who goes on to commit murder, but I wonder how letting out someone who became a mass murderer on low bond will affect his bond policies. If he can retain his job after the next election of course.

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Response to Calista241 (Reply #54)

Sat Dec 4, 2021, 02:31 PM

57. Letting dangerous assholes out on bail happens all of the time - everywhere in the country...

past, present and future.

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