'She is what this country needs': Internet hails Judge Jennifer Dorow after Darrell Brooks gets 6 life sentences

'Frankly, Mr Brooks, no one is safe from you,' Judge Jennifer Dorow told Darrell Brooks in court

'She is what this country needs': Internet hails Judge Jennifer Dorow after Darrell Brooks gets 6 life sentences
Judge Jennifer Dorow read the victims' names and signified she was giving Darrell Brooks 'one life sentence for' each of them (@LawCrimeNetwork screenshots/Twitter)
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WAUKESHA, WISCONSIN: Darrell Brooks has been sentenced to six life sentences without the possibility of extended supervision after being found guilty on the same number of counts of intentional homicide. Judge Jennifer Dorow broke down in tears after reading stories of the victims. The 40-year-old suspect was convicted after a circuit court jury in Waukesha, Wisconsin, found him guilty of as many as 76 criminal charges, including the six counts of intentional homicide, on October 26. The gallery was seen in videos applauding as the sentence was handed down. 

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“Frankly, Mr. Brooks, no one is safe from you,” Dorow said. “This community can only be safe if you are behind bars for the rest of your life. ... You left a path of destruction, chaos, death, injury and panic as you drove seven or so blocks through the Christmas parade.”

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Dorow read the victims' names and signified she was giving Brooks "one life sentence for" each of them. Before the sentencing, Brooks said he was mentally ill since he was young and had no plans to drive into the parade. Breaking down, Dorow said, "It's hard not to think about what I watched and not have this reaction."

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Brooks drove his SUV through a Christmas Parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, killing six people and injuring over 40. The SUV reportedly knocked down and injured several people including youngsters waving pompoms and a group of 'Dancing Grannies'. Brooks was later found by cops with the key to a Ford vehicle. He happens to be a career criminal and rapper who performs under the stage name MathBoi Fly.

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Before the sentencing, Brooks said he was mentally ill since he was young and had no plans to drive into the parade. "There are many times, many times, good people do bad things. But there are times when evil people do bad things. There is no medication or treatment for a heart that is bent on evil. Child trauma, bipolar, indifference, physical abuse of a child or even childhood trauma, did not cause Darrell Brooks to commit the acts that he will be sentenced to today. It is very clear to this court that he understands the difference between right and wrong, and he simply chooses to ignore his conscience. He's fueled by anger and rage. Some people unfortunately choose a path of evil, and I think, Mr. Brooks, you are one of those such persons," Dorow told Brooks.

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Dorow graduated from Marquette and Regent University School of Law. The 51-year-old has been licensed to practice law in Wisconsin since 1996, and reportedly serves as the chief judge of the 3rd Judicial Administrative District. Dorow is married to Brian Dorow, who worked as a city of Waukesha police supervisor in the past, and also served as former dean of criminal justice, homeland security, and counter-terrorism at Waukesha County Technical College.

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Dorow was appointed to the bench in Waukesha County by Scott Walker back in 2011. She has been re-elected to her position in 2012 and 2018 since then, but her term expires in 2024. Before she became a judge, Dorow served as an assistant district attorney in Waukesha County. She then went into private practice with Huppertz & Dorow, SC. She reportedly replaced Mark Gundrum on the bench, who was appointed by Walker to the state Court of Appeals.

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Dorow is being hailed on social media after Brooks' sentencing. "This judge right here , Her honor Jennifer R. Dorow is what this country needs in our judicial system. What an amazing woman. What an amazing Judge," one user wrote on Twitter. "Seriously! What a remarkable woman Judge Jennifer Dorow truly is. While the rest of the world idolizes women like the Kardashians, I'll be over here knowing THIS is the woman that I idolize. Class, beauty, brains, patience, and she has shiney hair. I envy her," one user said, while another wrote, "Judge Jennifer Dorow is the example for all judges faced with difficult trials from now on. She has shown patience, professionalism and dedication to justice the entire time. It doesn't take away the pain for victims, but thank you for sentencing this monster to the max."

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"Jennifer Dorow needs to be on the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Period," one user said, while another wrote, "Jennifer R Dorow sitting on the Wisconsin Supreme Court would be a way forward for us in #Waukesha and in our state. Intelligence, compassionate competence in public service." "Makor respect to Judge Jennifer Dorow. She took the time today to pay respect to the families and victims that were impacted because of the #waukesha tragedy. Thankfully this monster will be put in prison for the rest of his life," one user said. 

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