Darrell Brooks expressed a ‘hostility towards white people’
We cannot say Darrell Brooks chose to to deliberately kill and maim almost 50 holiday revelers in Waukesha WI. The 39-year-old Milwaukee man was fleeing the most recent crime in his 22-year history of criminality (that we know of). Perhaps it is only bad karma that his escape route took him over street barricades and into a slow-moving parade of children and oldsters celebrating the holidays.
Waukesha’s downtown streets are a confusing corn maze. You want to flee the crime scene, take the Interstate!
We cannot say that Darrell Brooks is racial vigilante — that the horror he unleashed is payback for Kenosha. Milwaukee BLM says it is, but we await the full ministrations of the legal system. We extend the benefit of the doubt by quoting the left-leaning Daily Beast to debunk the theory that Waukesha was a racial hate crime:
First, [conservative activist Andy] Ngo insisted Brooks had shown his support for, “BLM causes, George Floyd & black nationalism,” in various old social media posts allegedly belonging to Brooks. (The Daily Beast cannot confirm the veracity of the posts, as Brooks’ social media accounts have all since been locked.)
Neither can they debunk. Back to the Daily Beast:
Brooks had shared a falsified and anti-semitic Hitler quote. He’d also praised a George Floyd mural and stuck positive emojis above cartoon about racial profiling by the police. Other posts allegedly attributable to Brooks and distributed by Ngo included a sound cloud track critical of former President Trump and a photo of a fruit bowl that had been carved into a raised fist plus the letters “BLM.” …
Then the Daily Beast whistles past the graveyard:
In other posts, [Brooks] expresses hostility towards white people, gives a thumbs up to a black nationalist group, and cheers the removal of statues, along with others justifying his previous crimes and sharing his untalented rap music.”
• “WI Democrats have a Kenosha problem.” — Charlie Sykes!
• Milwaukee District Attorney John Chisholm, Democrat: “Is there going to be an individual I divert, or I put into treatment program, who’s going to go out and kill somebody? You bet. Guaranteed. It’s guaranteed to happen. It does not invalidate the overall approach.”
• Squad member U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Michigan, on emptying the prisons.
Waukesha comes at a bad time …
On much less evidence, Kyle Rittenhouse is a “vigilante” who “shot up a racial justice protest,” according to John Nichols who writes for Madison’s Defund Police publication. That’s what progressives call arson, looting, and rioting these days: “a racial justice protest!”
Nichols casts the verdict of 12 Kenosha County citizens as no better than the racist Dred Scott and “separate but equal” court decisions. The Werkes cribs from a letter in today’s Wall Street Journal:
“Progressives … have shamelessly made martyrs of a child molester, a domestic abuser, and an armed communist revolutionary, all emboldened by the powers that be to attack a Wisconsin town. They met one guy holding a rifle, instead of the hundreds with badges who should have been there to stop them. That charges were even filed demonstrates that fear of the mob prevails. … If video evidence of marauders pursuing and attacking Mr. Rittenhouse didn’t exist, or had the African-American assailant he shot at and missed been hit, Mr. Rittenhouse would probably now be in prison.”
Blaska’s Bottom Line: Our Constitution protects the right to peacefully protest and to peacefully parade. Our elected officials — hostage to progressive identity politics — failed to uphold the Constitution in Kenosha and Waukesha. POSTCRIPT: it seems just that a jury found three white defendants guilty of murdering Ahmaud Arbery.