Tragedy struck at a Christmas Parade on Sunday in Waukesha, Wisconsin, when an SUV apparently purposely drove into a crowd.
Fox News is now reporting that the incident may represent the opening salvo of a “revolution.”
The sobering claim comes from Vaun Mayes, a self-described BLM activist and “militant” from the Milwaukee area. Mayes notes he heard “from a source… [that] believes Darrell Brooks may have been motivated by the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict.”
In a highly publicized case, a jury acquitted Rittenhouse of all charges last Friday. Rittenhouse was charged with murder in the shooting deaths of two men (and injuring another) during riots in Kenosha in August 2020.
Rittenhouse was accused of racism and being a “White supremacist,” but the prosecution produced no evidence to support those claims during the trial.
The riots in Kenosha were said to be prompted by BLM leaders in response to a White police officer shooting a Black man multiple times in the back.
That man, Jacob Blake, claimed he was at a particular location trying to break up a fight and did not provoke the shooting. Video, however, showed Blake fighting two officers before the shooting. The incident prompted three nights of rioting in Kenosha.
While driving past the scene of Sunday’s Christmas parade incident, Mayes recorded a Facebook Live video. In the video, Mayes claimed he may have insight into the reason for Sunday’s incident and warned, “[I]t sounds possible that the revolution has started in Wisconsin. It started with this Christmas parade.”
Police have arrested Darrell Brooks Jr., 39, and charged him with five counts of “first-degree intentional homicide” in connection to the parade incident.
However, police have not yet provided details regarding a motive for the SUV incident, and there is no clear connection between Friday’s exoneration of Rittenhouse and the parade incident which left five dead and 48 injured.
All that is known for sure is that Brooks has an extensive criminal record, and despite having an active warrant for a sex crime in Nevada, he was able to post bail twice in 2021 for crimes in Wisconsin.
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