BLM activist Vaun Mayes says REVOLUTION has started after Waukesha tragedy
The Waukesha Christmas parade attack, which killed six people and injured several others, was tied to the acquittal of teenager Kyle Rittenhouse, according to a Black Lives Matter activist. Activist Vaun Mayes predicted that the attack in Wisconsin on Sunday, in which suspect Darrell Brooks Jr, 39, drove a car into a crowd of parade participants, was the 'start of a revolution.'
Mayes claimed that the horror that unfolded during the Christmas parade was linked to growing anger over the Rittenhouse verdict, which saw the teen acquitted of charges stemming from killing two men and wounding another during the unrest that followed a white police officer's shooting of a Black man.
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Mayes remark in a Facebook Live from the scene of the parade attack on Monday night, read: "l don't know. Now we'll have to wait and see because they do have somebody in custody. We may have to wait and see what they say about why this happened. But is sounds possible that the revolution has started in Wisconsin. It started with this Christmas parade."
Mayes continued to ponder over the situation and said: "I said I wasn't going to speak on no rumors. Y'all are repeating some of the stuff that, you know, that has come up.
"And I can tell you that the initial person who reached out to me said that they believe that this has to do with the verdict, and so I made an assumption of which side it would be from, but I don't know."
Black Lives Matter activist Vaun L Mayes @YungLz at the scene of the Waukesha parade attack:— Nobody (@TheNoboddy) November 22, 2021
"It sounds like the revolution has started," mentions hearing from a source who believes Darrell Brooks may have been motivated by the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict.pic.twitter.com/ayp3BjbfZ7
The motive behind Brooks' alleged attack during the Christmas parade has not been revealed, and Mayes did not disclose any specifics while making the charges.
Brooks said on social media the day before the attack that he was "not shocked" by the Rittenhouse verdict, but authorities are yet to say whether the teen's acquittal in Kenosha, 50 miles away, had anything to do with the attack on Sunday.
Some law enforcement officers — who wished to remain anonymous — believe that Brooks may have actually been fleeing a knife fight. They claim Brooks lost control of his automobile while escaping. Detectives aren't sure if it was a premeditated act of terror or if he ran into the masses by accident. He slammed into the throng on Sunday after bursting through safety barriers and breezing past cops while fleeing the scene of a personal quarrel. One cop attempted to stop him by shooting at his car, but he was unable to do so because of the large number of people there. When Brooks allegedly plowed into the parade crowds, killing five adults, police had just arrived at the house he had fled.
The 39-year-old was apprehended on Sunday night in Waukesha, Wisconsin, after police discovered his red Ford SUV neatly parked in a house five blocks from where he drove through crowds of children and elderly dancing groups. The aspiring rapper has a lengthy criminal history dating back to 1999, with over 15 arrests in Wisconsin alone on offenses such as drug possession, strangling and suffocation, battery, illegally having firearms as a convicted felon, and resisting arrest.
Brooks was charged with five counts of murder on Monday for killing five people at the Waukesha Christmas Parade on Sunday night. He was released on a $1,000 bond three weeks ago after attempting to run over his ex-girlfriend, according to the Milwaukee District Attorney's Office.
The Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office admitted it was 'inappropriately low' considering his criminal history in a statement posted Monday morning. They stated an internal investigation into why he was able to get out on bond and conduct more crimes had begun.
The Christmas parade incident occurred just two days after Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted of murder charges after the court determined that he was acting in self-defense when he murdered two people and injured another during disturbance over a white police officer's shooting of a Black man. In a wide-ranging interview that aired Monday night, Rittenhouse stated that he is "not a racist person" and that he supports the Black Lives Matter