A jury announced on Wednesday that members voted to convict Darrell Brooks on six counts of vehicular homicide and other charges, including the death of an eight-year-old boy named Jackson Parks.
A Catholic priest and “multiple parishioners and Waukesha Catholic school children,” were among the 60 other people who were injured, according to LifeSite News, which added:
The Black Lives Matter supporter and repeat offender represented himself at trial and frequently displayed erratic behavior, including regular outbursts. He also repeatedly said he did not “consent” to being called Darrell Brooks, but instead tried to claim he was the “state of Wisconsin.” He accused the judge of not having a license to practice law and of violating her oath of law, often interspersing seemingly random legal terms as if they represented a valid motion in court.
Brooks was out on just a $1,000 bail prior to the murders, thanks to left-wing Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm’s office. One of the charges against Brooks at the time was attempting to run a woman over with his car.
“Earlier [in November 2021], he confronted a woman outside a motel. He knocked her phone out of her hand and drove off,” as noted by NPR. “He then returned, punch her in the face, and ran her over with his vehicle. The report notes that the woman had tire marks on her pants in addition to other injuries from the incident.”
Never forget what this monster did pic.twitter.com/xEzhjsAPR1
— Jack Posobiec ?? (@JackPosobiec) October 26, 2022
Local reports noted that Brooks now faces life in prison for each count of murder, meaning Wisconsin taxpayers including his victims who survived will now have to pay for his incarceration and care for decades.
— Cathy Russon (@cathyrusson) October 26, 2022
The convictions came after a final emotional argument by Brooks, who appeared to suggest that his vehicle was malfunctioning.
“What if the vehicle couldn’t stop because of malfunction? What if the driver of the vehicle was unable to stop the vehicle? Because of that fact, what if the driver may have panicked? Does that make the driver in a rage and intent on killing people?” he said.
“I’ve never heard of someone trying to intentionally hurt someone while attempting to blow their horn while attempting to alert people of their presence,” he added.
Waukesha County District Attorney Susan Opper rebutted Brooks’ claims, saying he wants jurors to care about his family when other families in this tragedy will never be able to see their loved ones again.
“There are 68 victims in this case, folks. That’s not an accident,” Opper said.
Despite Brooks’ claims of him not intentionally striking people with an SUV, Opper repeatedly told the jury there is overwhelming evidence showing Brooks was fully aware of his actions when he drove his SUV through a crowd of hundreds of people.
“He reached speeds of approximately 30 mph. That’s intentional. He plowed through 68 different people, 68. How can you hit one and keep going? How can you hit two and keep going?” Opper asked.
“You must not, not, not consider anything about Darrell Brooks other than his conduct in downtown Waukesha on the evening of November 21, 2021,” Opper told the jury. “Nothing he’s done before that, nothing he’s done since that. When you go back to that deliberation room, please obey Judge Dorow. Confine your comments to his conduct on November 21.”