Waukesha Christmas parade news – Trump rips ‘rough cookie’ Darrell Brooks in Hannity interview, praises Kyle Rittenhouse

Waukesha Christmas parade news – Trump rips ‘rough cookie’ Darrell Brooks in Hannity interview, praises Kyle Rittenhouse

FORMER President Donald Trump praised Kyle Rittenhouse following his court hearing in Kenosha and ripped into Waukesha suspect Darrell Brooks, who Trump called a “real profesh criminal.”

“He was out on bail and he was a rough cookie,” Trump told Sean Hannity on his appearance on the Fox News host’s show.

“Good news is that he hated Trump,” the ex-president quipped, before calling Brooks “a bad guy who was out on bail.”

“Based on early reporting, he should not have been out,” Trump continued.

He was referring to the $1,000 cash bail posted for Brooks on November 11, after the parade attacker allegedly punched a woman and then ran a woman over with an SUV.

Trump called it “a very low bail.”

Darrell Edward Brooks, 39,  was comforted by his attorney, during his arraignment Tuesday, where he was charged with five counts of intentional homicide, a number that has reportedly increased to six.

An attorney appearing in court on Tuesday said a sixth victim, a child, has now died from injuries sustained when Brooks drove his car into the crowd at the Wisconsin holiday event.

Brooks was detained Monday after being detained by Waukesha cops close to the scene.

The Waukesha Police Department named the victims on Monday as Virginia Sorenson, 79; LeAnna Owen, 71; Tamara Durand, 52; Jane Kulich, 52, and Wilhelm Hospel, 81.

Eight-year-old Jackson Sparks also succumbed to his injuries on Monday.

Brooks reportedly suffered no injuries and cops said he had been involved in a domestic disturbance before the rampage but was not being pursued.

Read our live blog below for the latest news and updates…

  • BROOKS WAS ‘POLITE’ WHILE IN LOCAL RESIDENT’S HOME

    Rider says Brooks was “polite” to him the entire time he was at his home.

    “He even thanked me and said, ‘Thank you for showing me so much love here, man. Appreciate you warming me up.’”

    However, once Rider kicked the man out of his home, he says Brooks became more aggressive, pounding on his door asking to be let back in because he forgot his ID.

    Rider says he tried to find the ID but couldn’t find it and now believes Brooks was looking for an excuse to get back inside because he saw cops.

  • AFTER ATTACK, DARRELL BROOKS CALLED HIS MOTHER

    Waukesha parade suspect Darrell Brooks reportedly called his mother moments before he was tackled by police, said local resident Daniel Rider.

    “A lot of it I didn’t understand very well but sometimes he was yelling,” said Rider.

    “After about 5-8 minutes, I saw police drive by and started getting nervous and told him he had to leave.”

  • LOCAL RESIDENT UNKNOWINGLY LET BROOKS INTO HIS HOME

    Moments after the deadly parade attack, local resident Daniel Rider let a shoeless Brooks into his home to warm himself up and use the phone to call an Uber, believing that the rapper was homeless.

    According to Rider, he had no idea about the tragedy that occurred at the Christmas parade as he was home watching football.

    Brooks was inside Rider’s home for about 10 minutes and was given a coat and sandwich.

  • PRIOR CRIMINAL HISTORY, CONTINUED

    In another case, filed in July 2020, Brooks is charged with reckless endangering and illegal possession of a firearm.

    That came after a fight with his nephew in which his relative said Brooks “walked into the front yard with a gun and fired one shot at them,” The Daily Beast reports.

    In the more recent one, a woman -believed to be the mother of one of his children – told police that Brooks deliberately ran her over with his vehicle in a gas station parking lot after a fight. She was hospitalized for her injuries.

    An arrest warrant for the November 2 incident obtained by The Sun says he punched the mother of one of his children “with a closed fist”.

    The woman was left bloodied with tire marks on her clothing and a swollen lip, according to reports.

  • BROOKS HAD PRIOR VIOLENT CRIME ARRESTS

    Darrell Brooks is said to have a long criminal history, with 15 arrests since 1999 in Wisconsin alone.

    Charges include possession of drugs, strangulation and suffocation and battery.

    Court documents obtained by The Sun revealed Darrell Brooks was accused of running over the mother of his child in early November before making bail.

    Additional court records show Brooks was facing a number of criminal charges in the run up the rampage.

    In one case, filed November 5, he was charged with resisting or obstructing an officer, reckless homicide, disorderly conduct, bail jumping and battery.

    He was ordered to not have any contact with a female victim and records show $1,000 bond was posted on Friday.

  • WAUKESHA DETECTIVES TRIED TO STOP BROOKS

    The criminal complaint regarding the parade attack details the ways that Waukesha police tried to stop Brooks from driving into the crowd.

    A member of the Waukesha City Police Department, Detective Casey, reportedly saw Brooks’s vehicle approaching the parade route.

    “He began to see people spreading apart and observed a red Ford Escape driving southbound on White Rock Avenue. He observed people jumping out of the way of the red Ford Escape,” the complaint reads.

    “As the Ford Escape was at White Rock Avenue and East Main Street, Detective Casey stepped in front of the Ford Escape and pounded on the hood of the vehicle and yelled multiple times, ‘Stop.'”

    However, Brooks continued driving.

    “Detective Casey went to the driver’s side window and pounded on the driver’s side door yelling, ‘Stop.’

    Brooks “drove past Detective Casey and into the parade procession.”

  • VICTIM’S BROTHER SUFFERED HEAD TRAUMA, EXPECTED TO RECOVER

    Jackson Sparks, an eight-year-old boy, died from injuries sustained at the Waukesha parade.

    Jackson’s 12-year-old brother Tucker is still hospitalized and recovering from a fractured skull, but is expected to recover.

    “Tucker, by the grace of God is miraculously recovering from his injuries and will be being discharged home,” said the Facebook post by Life Point Church.

  • EIGHT-YEAR-OLD BOY DIES FROM INJURIES SUFFERED FROM ATTACK

    Authorities have announced that a sixth person, an eight-year-old boy, has died from injuries sustained at a Waukesha parade, as police documents say “emotionless” suspect “zig-zagged” through the crowd.

    Jackson Sparks succumbed to his injuries Monday, according to a post by a local church cited by TMJ4.

    The boy had undergone brain surgery and the family was hoping for a miracle, according to a GoFundMe set up for the family.

  • HOW MANY PEOPLE WERE INJURED?

    At least 48 people were injured – including 12 kids – in the tragedy as families and performers were celebrating an annual holiday event.

    Officials said Monday 18 children were treated at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin following the rampage.

  • BROOKS ESCORTED OUT OF COURTROOM FOLLOWING HEARING

    Darrell Brooks was escorted out of the courtroom on Tuesday after his attorneys leaned in close to speak with the suspect.

    He will return to court on January 14th, 2022.

    Darrell Brooks was escorted from the courtroom following his initial hearing
    Darrell Brooks was escorted from the courtroom following his initial hearingCredit: Wisconsin Court System
  • JUDGE SETS BAIL AT $5MILLION, ANNOUNCES NEXT HEARING DATE

    Darrell Brooks audibly wept as the judge set his bail at $5million and set the next hearing date for after the new year.

    “I have no problem with the bail recommended by the state,” the judge said.

    “The nature of this offense is shocking. The detail I was not expecting here today, that two detectives not only tried to stop this, but rendered an opinion that this was an intentional act,” he continued.

    Addressing Brooks directly, the judge said, “You’re presumed innocent, sir, but that’s what the allegations are, and I’ve not seen anything like this in a very long career.”

    The next hearing has a tentative date of January 14th, which may be livestreamed for victims who are unable to be present on the day of the hearing.

  • ‘YOU DON’T DO WELL UNDER PRESSURE,’ SAYS JUDGE

    Addressing a sobbing Brooks, the judge at Tuesday’s hearing criticized the “smallish bails” that have been set for previous crimes.

    “You don’t do well under pressure,” the judge said.

    “You don’t respond well to what is common sense within our community.”

    Brooks was out on bail for a different crime when he drove into the Christmas parade.

    “Those smallish bails you were out on didn’t do very well,” the judge said.

  • ATTORNEY RECOMMENDS BAIL SET AT $5MILLION

    The attorney making a bail recommendation for suspect Darrell Brooks pointed to his prior criminal history in Wisconsin, Nevada and Georgia when making the recommendation.

    Because Brooks is a “flight risk,” the attorney recommended a bail amount of $5million, to be considered by the judge.

    Brooks’s prior convictions include instances of strangulation, battery, destruction of property, and actions that lead to probation revocation.

    “I think it’s warranted when the court considers that, if convicted, the defendant will spend the rest of his life in prison,” the attorney argued.

  • DARRELL BROOKS FACES CONSECUTIVE LIFE SENTENCES IF CONVICTED

    The death count, previously at five, has increased to six, according to the attorney making Brooks’s bail recommendation.

    The sixth death is reportedly that of a child.

    The prosecution will likely file a sixth count of intentional homicide, said the attorney.

  • DARRELL BROOKS ROCKS BACK AND FORTH IN COURT

    At his first court appearance, Darrell Brooks was seen rocking back and forth in his chair while listening to the charges being levied against him.

    His attorney was seen placing a hand on his back.

    Darrell Brooks rocks back and forth in court
    Darrell Brooks rocks back and forth in courtCredit: Wisconsin Court System
  • DARRELL BROOKS APPEARS IN COURT

    Darrell Brooks is currently in his first court appearance following the Waukesha Christmas parade attack.

  • VICTIM WAS PART OF ‘DANCING GRANNIES’ GROUP

    Victoria Sorenson, a registered nurse, has been part of the Milwaukee Dancing Grannies for 19-years, her Facebook page says.

    “At 79, she had a bad back and a bad hip but loved to dance and was an instructor and choreographer who helped newcomers and veterans with the group’s routines,” according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

    “What did she like about it? Everything,” said her husband of 56 years, David Sorenson.

    “She liked the instructing. She liked the dancing and the camaraderie of the women. She liked to perform.”

    The couple had three children and six grandchildren.

  • VICTIM’S GRANDDAUGHTER SPEAKS OUT

    Gabrielle Kamentz posted the news to her Facebook account on Sunday night claiming her grandmother, Virginia Sorenson was “killed at Waukesha parade by evil Darrell Brooks.”

    She wrote: “I’m sure most of you have seen the news. What happened tonight in Waukesha is horrific… and unfortunately, my grandmother was one of the victims of this horrible tragedy tonight.

    “I’m so angry and sad and hurt that someone that evil took my grandmother away from me,” she added.

    “She had such a good heart. Such a good soul. She was the glue that held my family together. I’m still in shock and trying to process this as I write.

    “Her memory will always live with me. As I continue through nursing school, I will live that legacy for her. My grandmother was an incredible nurse,” the tribute continued.

    “I’m so proud to be following in her footsteps. I would not be where I am today without the guidance and love and support that my grandmother has given me.

    “I know she’ll be watching me graduate from nursing school, smiling that I was able to take her place and follow her legacy. Whenever the wind blows, I know it means that she’s with me.

    “I have a lot of emotions right now. Sadness and anger take over most of them, as I was not able to even say goodbye to her. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother and friend to all. My heart just hurts,” she concluded.

  • MILWAUKEE DANCING GRANNIES RELEASE STATEMENT

    Members of the Milwaukee Dancing Grannies were injured and killed in the rampage.

    “The Milwaukee Dancing Grannies are devasted by this terrible tradegy with of loss of life and injuries in the Waukesha Christmas parade,” the group wrote on Facebook.

    “Our group was doing what they loved, performing in front of crowds in a parade putting smiles on faces of all ages, filling them with joy and happiness. While performing the grannies enjoyed hearing the crowds cheers and applause which certainly brought smiles to their faces and warmed their hearts.”

    “Those who died were extremely passionate Grannies. Their eyes gleamed…..joy of being a Grannie. They were the glue….held us together,” the statement continued.

    “Our hearts are heavy at this most difficult time, as more information and updates become available it will be posted . Please keep them their families, friends, the Milwaukee Dancing Grannies and everyone who lives have forever changed in your thoughts and prayers.”

  • CRIMINAL PAST, CONTINUED

    In another case, filed in July 2020, Brooks is charged with reckless endangering and illegal possession of a firearm.

    That came after a fight with his nephew in which his relative said Brooks “walked into the front yard with a gun and fired one shot at them,” The Daily Beast reports.

    In the more recent one, a woman -believed to be the mother of one of his children – told police that Brooks deliberately ran her over with his vehicle in a gas station parking lot after a fight. She was hospitalized for her injuries.

    An arrest warrant for the November 2 incident obtained by The Sun says he punched the mother of one of his children “with a closed fist”.

    The woman was left bloodied with tire marks on her clothing and a swollen lip, according to reports.

  • CRIMINAL PAST

    Darrell Brooks is said to have a long criminal history, with 15 arrests since 1999 in Wisconsin alone.

    Charges include possession of drugs, strangulation and suffocation and battery.

    Court documents obtained by The Sun revealed Darrell Brooks was accused of running over the mother of his child in early November before making bail.

    Additional court records show Brooks was facing a number of criminal charges in the run up the rampage.

    In one case, filed November 5, he was charged with resisting or obstructing an officer, reckless homicide, disorderly conduct, bail jumping and battery.

    He was ordered to not have any contact with a female victim and records show $1,000 bond was posted on Friday.

  • SUSPECT ‘WROTE ANTI-TRUMP RAP’

    Aspiring rapper Darrell Brooks, 39, who performs under the name MathBoi Fly, also shared songs about killing on his YouTube channel and SoundCloud pages.

    Some of his lyrics include “f*** Donald Trump” and “f*** the pigs.”

    He also posted a video on one of his Twitter accounts ranting about a speech made by then-President Barack Obama, which he called “a crock of b******.”

  • BROOKS’ PREVIOUS MUSIC LYRICS REVEALED

    The playlist on Brooks’ YouTube channel – which has been taken down – includes the song Gon Kill U.

    One of his songs includes the lyrics: “They gonna need a cleaner for the s*** we did, all my killers Gacey where them bodies hid.”

    In another song from his from his SoundCloud page says: “Sliding through the city with no safety on.”

    Another of his songs ‘X’ has the lyrics “f*** Donald Trump” and “f*** the pigs.”

    He posted a video on one of his Twitter accounts ranting about a speech made by then President Barack Obama, which he called “a crock of b******.”

  • ILLINOIS DEMOCRAT SLAMMED FOR CALLING TRAGEDY ‘KARMA’

    Mary Lemanski, who is listed as the social media director for the Democratic Party in DuPage County, began her online rant by dismissing the tragedy as “just self-defense.”

    “It was probably just self-defense,” Lemanski wrote in a since-deleted tweet, according to Fox News.

    “Living in Wisconsin, he probably felt threatened,” she reportedly wrote in another deleted tweet — referring to Brooks.

    “I’m sure he didn’t want to hurt anyone. He came to help people,” she added.

    “The blood of Kyle Rittenhouse’s victims is on the hands of Wisconsin citizens, even the children.”

    “I’m sad anytime anyone dies. I just believe in Karma and this came around quick on the citizens of Wisconsin. You reap what you sow, Wisconsin.”

    “It’s sad people died, but when you open the door to vigilante justice, everyone seems threatening,” Lemanski reportedly wrote, per Fox.

  • SUSPECT IS A CONVICTED SEX OFFENDER

    According to the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, Darrell Brooks was convicted in 2006 for having consensual sex with a 15-year-old girl, with whom he then fathered a child.

    He was sentenced to probation but was then arrested for failing to obey sex offender laws in 2016, jumped bail, and has had an open arrest warrant out for him ever since.

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Laura Gesualdi-Gilmore

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