On Sunday night, news broke that a horrible tragedy had just occurred in Waukesha, Wisconsin, a suburb of Milwaukee. Five were killed and nearly 50 injured when a man plowed through the local Christmas parade in an SUV. The Milwaukee County DA's Office is now reviewing whether the suspect, a repeat violent offender, should have even been allowed to be out among the public in the first place.
Fox News reports:
Brooks has multiple pending cases in Milwaukee County – including a 2020 case involving two counts of second-degree recklessly endangering and being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to a spokesperson for Milwaukee District Attorney John Chisholm. Bail was originally set at $10,000 and later reduced to $7,500, the district attorney’s office said.
But due to a court scheduling conflict that would have deprived Brooks of his right to a speedy trial his bail was again reduced, this time to just $500, which he posted on Feb. 21, 2021, according to prosecutors.
Earlier this month, Milwaukee authorities charged Brooks with another reckless endangering out, felony bail jumping, battery, obstructing an officer and disorderly conduct. He allegedly ran a woman over with what may have been the same SUV that wreaked havoc on the Christmas parade. He was released on $1,000 cash bail on Nov. 11.
Unfortunately, there appears to be more to the story than just a simple mistake in how the alleged perpetrator's bail was calculated. Milwaukee County DA John Chisholm is open about his radical ideas on the criminal justice system and closely associates himself with radical, George Soros-backed prosecutors across the country.
As a prosecutor, I am committed to substantive reform that affirms procedural justice, proportional outcomes, and true public health and safety. In a paper released last month, MKE Co.'s chief public defender and I propose a paradigm for effective reform:https://t.co/DRYAHYrXmr— John Chisholm (@DAJohnChisholm) January 17, 2020
Waukesha massacre suspect Darrell Edward Brooks was released from Milwaukee County jail on $1,000 bail earlier this week.— Cernovich (@Cernovich) November 22, 2021
Here is Soros affiliated Milwaukee district attorney John Chisholm bragging about abolishing bail and congratulating other Soros DAs. pic.twitter.com/SrStcNpoVT
As RNLA has reported in the past, the election of Soros-backed, rogue prosecutors has created significant public safety risks for the communities in which they were elected to protect. Senator Tom Cotton explained earlier this year:
Soros prosecutors are refusing to charge criminals for shoplifting, vagrancy, and entire categories of misdemeanors. In Chicago, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx allows theft under $1,000 to go unpunished. In Manhattan, District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. refuses to enforce laws against prostitution. In Baltimore, State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby has unilaterally declared the war on drugs “over” and is refusing to criminally charge drug dealers and heroin addicts, in the middle of the worst drug crisis in American history. For a time, Los Angeles DA George Gascon even stopped enforcing laws against disturbing the peace, resisting arrest, and making criminal threats.
In cities where they’ve taken office, progressive prosecutors coddle even violent, career criminals, often agreeing to sweetheart deals and routinely circumventing three-strikes laws.
It remains to be seen exactly how the Milwaukee DA's office reached such a low amount for the suspect's bail, but a spotlight should be put on their office and others like it who advocate for radical criminal justice policies that undermine law and order.
Voters should certainly consider Senator Cotton’s conclusion that every Soros prosecutor should be "recalled, removed, and replaced."
Every single Soros prosecutor needs to be recalled, removed, and replaced.— Tom Cotton (@TomCottonAR) November 22, 2021