Darrell Brooks weeps in court, but sympathy in short supply as Internet erupts

In court, Brooks could be seen leaning over and weeping with his lawyer resting a hand on his back


                            Darrell Brooks weeps in court, but sympathy in short supply as Internet erupts
Brooks' lawyer was seen consoling him during the court proceedings (YouTube screenshot/Fox6 News Milwaukee, Waukesha County Sheriff)

WAUKESHA, WISCONSIN: Darrell Brooks, the suspect in the Waukesha tragedy, was charged with intentional homicide for mowing down six people by speeding his SUV through a Christmas parade. Brooks, 39, was given $5 million bail at his first court hearing on Tuesday, November 23. While accepting the prosecution’s $5 million bail request, Waukesha County Court Commissioner Kevin Costello, a 40-year veteran of the criminal justice system, said, "I’ve not seen anything like this in my very long career." Several witnesses have now come forward and described the horror that unfolded on Sunday night, November 21, when the driver plowed into several marchers at a Wisconsin Christmas parade.

Darrell Brooks could be heard crying during the court proceedings on Tuesday, November 23, as he leaned over with his lawyer resting a hand on the suspect's back. Brooks has a very lengthy criminal history, including domestic abuse charges. He also reportedly wrote an anti-Donald Trump rap and declared "f**k the pigs" in songs posted online. Brooks, who performs under the name MathBoi Fly, allegedly shared songs about killing on his SoundCloud pages and YouTube channel.

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'Is he crying? Hope so, bcs the families of the dead are'

Social media slammed Brooks' tears in court, saying he is actually a man with 'no emotions'. "In court Darrell Brooks wore suicide prevention smock, kept his head down, rocking back & forth, could be heard crying. However the criminal complaint paints a picture of a man who acted deliberately & without emotion as he plowed over children and the elderly #Waukesha," one user said. Another wrote, "Darrell Brooks appears to weep in court as he’s charged in Waukesha Christmas parade attack; 6th victim dies. Will someone ask race baiter Joy Reid if these tears are real? Since she’s the crying expert and all."



 



 

"Watching Darrell Brooks hearing, Waukesha parade... Is he crying? Hope so, bcs the families of the dead are," one user said, while another wrote, "#DarrellBrooks first arraignment in court! 1. WHY in the hell is that scum allowed bail? 2. His female atty patting his back? Disgusting 3. Crying tears? Save em Thug, Noone gives a sh** about you! 4. I pray you die a slow & painful death in prison! #Wakesha



 



 

Videos of the horrific incident, which are viral on social media, show a red Ford Escape smashing through white barricades before racing down the road towards a high school marching band. The car drove right through the parade as screams filled the air, running over people and driving away as the crowd scattered.

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