Far-left District Attorney who let out criminal behind parade disaster predicted his bail reform would one day get someone killed


MILWAUKEE, WI – The liberal progressive Milwaukee County District Attorney, whose office released the Waukesha Christmas parade suspect days earlier on extremely low bail for running down the mother of his child with his car, has been a longtime champion of bail reform to reduce incarceration of criminals.

DA John Chisholm also predicted previously that his pro-bail reforms would one day get someone killed.

Chisholm, who was elected District Attorney in 2007, has spent his career supporting cash-bail system reform, claiming bail criminalizes poverty. Yet he knew the risks of someone being killed by such liberal policies.

In an interview with the Milwaukee-Journal-Sentinel in 2007, Chisholm said:

“Is there going to be an individual I divert, or I put into a treatment program, who is going to go out and kill somebody.

“You bet. Guaranteed. It’s guaranteed to happen. It does not invalidate the overall approach.”

Ironically, the same District Attorney has launched an investigation into the “inappropriately low” bail set for the parade rampage driver Darrell Brooks Jr. for a previous, recent arrest involving running over another person with his vehicle.

Brooks, 39, of Milwaukee, now faces murder charges after authorities said he killed six people and wounded more than 60 others by driving through the Waukesha Christmas parade on Sunday. Brooks was out on bail for two separate violent crimes, including one where he is accused of using a car to run over a woman less than three weeks earlier.

Chisholm’s office released a statement Monday morning, saying his office made and error when prosecutors requested bail of $1,000 for the two previous crimes. He posted bail about a week after he was charged and was released from custody.

The statement said the DA’s office was “conducting an internal review” of the bail decision:

“The State’s bail recommendation in this case was inappropriately low in light of the nature of the recent charges and the pending charges against Mr. Brooks.

“The bail recommendation in this case is not consistent with the approach of the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office toward matters involving violent crime, nor was it consistent with the risk assessment of the defendant prior to setting of bail.”

Brooks was charged Tuesday with five counts of first-degree intentional homicide in the parade incident, court documents show. Prosecutors said they are considering a sixth homicide charge after a child victim died.

Brooks is currently in custody with bail set at $5 million.

In the most recent previous incident, Brooks stands accused of running over the mother of his child with his car on November 2. The criminal complaint filed against Brooks stated:

“Officers observed tire tracks on her left pants leg.”

Chisholm’s officed filed charges against Brooks including obstructing an officer; second-degree recklessly endangering safety with domestic abuse assessments; disorderly conduct with domestic abuse assessments; and misdemeanor battery with domestic abuse.

He was also charged at the time with violating bail for an incident on July 24, 2020, in which he is accused of firing a handgun during an argument. When arrested for the incident, police recovered a stolen handgun and methamphetamine pills from him.

He was charged with two counts of second-degree reckless endangering safety while using a dangerous weapon and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon. He was originally held on $10,000 bail in that crime but was released on just $500 bail after the DA’s office said it could meet the speedy trial requirement.

Brooks’ criminal record also included a 2006 conviction for statutory sexual seduction, for which he served more than a year at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center.

Questions are now being raised asking why the pro-bail reform DA permitted the extremely low bail for the November 2 incident considering the long and violent history of the defendant.

Julie Rendelman, a former prosecutor of homicides who is now a defense attorney, said the DA and the system failed in Brooks’ case:

“It looks like they just screwed up. They dropped the ball; it really is that simple. I don’t think it speaks to bail reform.”

Investigators of the parade tragedy believe Brooks was fleeing a domestic incident when he ran through barricades at the parade and ran down multiple people.


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Illinois Democratic Party official calls Christmas parade carnage ‘karma’, says ‘it was probably just self-defense’

November 22, 2021


The following contains editorial content which is the opinion of the author. 

DUPAGE COUNTY, IL – There is disgusting and then there is outrageous and repugnant. Such is the case of an Illinois Democrat who actually celebrated the deadly Christmas parade rampage by a black man in Waukesha, Wisconsin on Sunday, which killed at least eight, including several children and injured scores of people, the New York Post reported.

Mary Lemanski, social media director for the Democratic Party in DuPage County, Illinois descended into the land of flaming dumbasses by blowing off the incident as “just self-defense,” a not-so-veiled commentary on the not guilty verdicts rendered by a Kenosha County jury in the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse, whose self-defense claims were upheld.

Of course Lemanski, being the gutless coward that she is later deleted the tweet which read, “It was probably just self-defense,” Fox News reported.

Not intelligent enough to leave well enough alone, she then doubled down with another:

“Living in Wisconsin, he probably felt threatened,” which was still active on Monday morning.


She continued again:

“I’m sure he didn’t want to hurt anyone. He came to help people.”


Imagine being that stupid, yet here we are.

Lemanski is apparently an “acting” student with Second City, an improv group in Chicago and also called the Christmas parade attack “karma” in a since-deleted tweet:

“I’m sad anytime anyone dies. I just believe in Karma and this came around quick on the citizens of Wisconsin,” Fox News reported her saying.

“You reap what you sow. It’s sad people died, but when you open the door to vigilante justice, everyone seems threatening,” she added in yet another tweet.


All of this is of course in response to the Rittenhouse verdict, where he was found innocent on all five charges in clear case of self-defense. Unfortunately for Lemanski, she is either to stupid or mentally deranged to make the connection. Mocking the deaths of totally innocent people, including children is a case of depravity on an unparalleled level.

In yet another tweet (this woman is apparently bordering on psychotic) she tweeted again, this time saying:

“I’m going to Hell because I already made a deal with the Devil that nobody else on Earth will go to Hell if I go. So, you’re welcome.”


Actually, we’re starting to center on her simply being a mental case.

Lemanski linked to a report in The Hill where NAACP president Derrick Johnson called the Rittenhouse acquittal a “warning shot that vigilante justice is allowed.” Clearly Johnson is also a contestant in the mental gymnastics department, since everyone involved in the Rittenhouse case was white. Maybe he believes MSNBC’s bullshit.

In the same post linking to that report, Lemanski wrote:

“Oh look! I was right! NAACP president calls Rittenhouse verdict ‘a warning shot that vigilante justice is allowed.”


No, the Rittenhouse verdict shows that self-defense is still allowed in the United States of America.

However for a deranged lunatic like Lemanski, who could fill in for the three main characters in The Wizard of Oz—heartless, brainless, and no courage—she will have a higher power to answer to someday.

Lemanski spoke of karma…hopefully one day she will face her own version of it.

Meanwhile the suspect…a black man named Darrell Brooks Jr., has a lengthy criminal history, and was bailed out of jail on a $1,000 bond on Nov. 19.

That case involved two counts of recklessly endangering safety with a weapon and a felon in possession of a firearm. Yet, he was out of jail. Go figure.



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