Christmas attack suspect identified as cop and Trump hating, BLM supporting sex offender who was just released on bond

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WAUKESHA, WI- More details continue to emerge about the moment a driver rammed his vehicle into a Christmas parade on the evening of November 21st, killing at least five people and injuring 40 others.

Police have taken into custody a person of interest, since identified as 39-year-old Darrell E. Brooks Jr., who reportedly has an extensive rap sheet dating all the way back to 1999. Brooks recently posted bail on reckless endangerment charges.

He has been found to have multiple social media posts promoting anti-white racism, slamming the police and Trump, promoting Black Lives Matter and denouncing Kyle Rittenhouse.

Brooks is being questioned in connection with the incident involving a red Ford Escape that plowed through barricades and into the crowd at the Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, sparking panic and unleashing mass bloodshed. 

Public records show Brooks has a significant criminal history in Wisconsin that spans well over two decades.

Just this past Friday, November 19th, he posted a cash bond in connection with charges including resisting or obstructing an officer, bail jumping, recklessly endangering safety with domestic-abuse assessments, disorderly conduct with a domestic-abuse assessment, and battery.

On Monday, November 22nd, the Milwaukee County District Attorney said that Brooks should never have been released on such an “inappropriately low” $1,000 cash bond given his past charges. 

In the most recent case, dating from an incident on November 5th, the complainant told police that Brooks had deliberately tried to run her over with his car. He of course, pleaded not guilty to those charges. The DA added that investigators are conducting an internal review of the bail recommendation in that case.

In July 2020, police charged Brooks with three other felonies, including reckless endangerment and being a felon in possession of a firearm. He is also listed as a Tier 2 registered sex offender in Nevada. 

Fox News reported that a background check from Wisconsin’s Department of Justice came back with over 50 pages of charges against Brooks, stretching back to the late 1990s. In 1999 he received his first felony conviction for taking part in an aggravated battery, for which he received three years of probation.

He was convicted of obstructing an officer in 2003 and 2005. In 2002, he had another felony marijuana charge. In 2010, he pleaded no contest to felony strangulation charges after allegedly attacking a woman during an argument about phone calls.

In 2012, he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor bail jumping and marijuana charges. A year earlier, in 2011, he pleaded guilty to felony marijuana charges and resisting arrest.

According to court documents, Brooks also appeared to have used the pseudonym “Math Boi Fly” in music videos and is also associated with the aliases Darrell Eugene Brooks and Quinton Feilcein.

Brooks appears to have used a number of other stage names throughout the course of his aspiring rap career, including “Jay Fly,” “Math Bio,” and “B.L.A.$.” A reverbnation page linked to Brooks via email and Twitter accounts describes him as “the next breakout artist from the Midwest” who’s “finally ready to put Milwaukee back on the map.”

Reportedly, one of Brooks’ videos, which has since been removed from YouTube, showed a red Ford SUV that resembles the one seen plowing into the crowd at the Christmas parade on Main Street in Waukesha. 

Witnesses described the chaos of blood and bodies thrown into the air and strewn about the street before bystanders rushed to try and help victims as paramedics raced to the scene. Since the incident, local authorities have set up a temporary memorial for the victims at Veterans Park, located just west of the scene.

Former President Donald Trump released a statement about the Waukesha tragedy, calling it “devastating, horrible and very very sick. He added:

“My heart goes out to the people of this great, beautiful, and hardworking community. We must find answers to this terrible crime, and stop these violent and depraved acts from happening again. I am with you Waukesha and always will be!”

Editor note: In 2020, we saw a nationwide push to “defund the police”.  While we all stood here shaking our heads wondering if these people were serious… they cut billions of dollars in funding for police officers. 

And as a result, crime has skyrocketed – all while the same politicians who said “you don’t need guns, the government will protect you” continued their attacks on both our police officers and our Second Amendment rights.

And that’s exactly why we’re launching this national crowdfunding campaign as part of our efforts to help “re-fund the police”.

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Gang member – a convicted felon with a violent criminal history – arrested again, this time for assaulting two women

November 21st, 2021

HOUSTON, TX– According to Houston police, a documented gang member is now locked behind bars again after a week’s long search for the convicted felon, whom has an extensive violent criminal background.

Twenty eight-year-old Shaquille Richards has two assault charges for attacking a woman police state was his girlfriend in September.

He then allegedly shot a separate girlfriend in October. Court records show Richards was out on bond after being accused of directing a street gang and organizing a 2017 gang murder.

In an exclusive interview with ABC13, the woman who was shot in October, identified as Majesty Otems, said she had no idea about Richards’ extensive violent criminal history. The 21-year-old said she had only been dating Richards for two months before the night she was shot.

Otems said it started as an argument that turned physical and she tried to get away, she was shot in the back near her hip. Otems, who still has a bullet lodged in her hip and uses a walker, added:

“I think about it every night. I had to crawl in the grass to find my phone because it was so dark outside.”

Reportedly, Richards, who was released from prison back in April after serving nearly five years for a 2016 aggravated robbery, was re-booked in jail a day later on gang-related charges.

Investigators said it was during his time in prison that he orchestrated a retaliatory gang shooting that left an innocent bystander, since identified as 53-year-old Sam Johnson, dead.

Charges were filed while Richards was incarcerated, yet he was still granted his parole only to get out and commit violent crimes again. After being re-booked a day after his release, he was granted a $500,000 bond, which he made. 

Had Richards not been given a bond in the first place, Otems said she wouldn’t be struggling with a walker. She added:

“People who have a long history of criminal records, they need to stop letting them out on bonds. He’s a threat to society and I feel like he’s gonna hurt someone else … he just doesn’t care.”

As of this writing, Richards is being held with no bond. In a separate incident, the Texas Department of Public Safety added two new fugitives to its Texas 10 Most Wanted lists as of Wednesday, November 17th.

Gang member Joshua David Whitworth of Magnolia was added to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives List and sex offender John Oliver Talmadge McMickings of El Pas was added to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders List.

Whitworth is reportedly affiliated with the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas and has ties to Montgomery and Harris counties, including Magnolia, Conroe and northern areas of Houston. He also has dies to Stone County, Arkansas. There is a $7,5000 reward for his arrest and capture.  

In 2013, he was convicted of unlawful possession of metal or body armor by a felon and evading arrest/detention and served a four year sentence. In 2018, he was arrested in Arkansas for delivery of methamphetamine and cocaine. He later bonded out and returned to Texas.

In 2019, he was convicted of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and was sentenced to two years in prison. He was released on parole in July 2020. In August 2020, he violated conditions of his parole and a warrant was issued for his arrest. By December 2020, another warrant was issued for his arrest for aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon.

McMickings is a convicted sex offender. In 2012, he was convicted of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl. Though he was initially sentenced to five years of probation, in 2013 his probation was revoked and he was sentenced to 10 years in prison. 

In August 2019, he was released on parole. In May 2021, he violated the conditions of his parole and a warrant was issued for his arrest. In October 2021, another warrant was issued for his arrest after he failed to register as a sex offender. There is a $3,000 reward for his arrest and capture.

Editor note: In 2020, we saw a nationwide push to “defund the police”.  While we all stood here shaking our heads wondering if these people were serious… they cut billions of dollars in funding for police officers. 

And as a result, crime has skyrocketed – all while the same politicians who said “you don’t need guns, the government will protect you” continued their attacks on both our police officers and our Second Amendment rights.

And that’s exactly why we’re launching this national crowdfunding campaign as part of our efforts to help “re-fund the police”.

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Sweeping racketeering charges against 13 gang members, tying them to 19 murders across Chicago

November 3rd, 2021

CHICAGO, IL- On Monday, November 1st, federal authorities announced sweeping racketeering conspiracy charges against members of a West Side street gang believed to be responsible for nearly 20 slayings and other shootings going back nearly two decades.

The charges, which were outlined in a 43-page superseding indictment, allege that members of the “Wicked Town” faction of the Traveling Vice Lords engaged in 19 murders and 19 attempted murders as well as several armed robberies and assaults dating back to at least July 2000.

According to the office of U.S. Attorney John Lausch, the gang operated mostly in the Austin community, where they stored illegal firearms and narcotics in trap houses. Law enforcement authorities seized close to 50 firearms and several kilograms of cocaine, heroin, and crack.

The indictment stated that among the slayings tied to the gang is the July 2015 shooting of 21-year-old Malcom Willie, during a pickup basketball game in Hubbard Park. Also charged were the execution-style slayings of a suspect police informant and his girlfriend in 2018.

Thirteen members of the gang were named in the indictment, including three named leaders of the criminal conspiracy: 39-year-old Donald Lee, 39-year-old DeShawn Morgan, and 44-year-old Marquel Russell. 

All of the defendants are already in custody and will be arraigned at the Dirksen U.S. Courthouse at later dates. The most serious counts call for mandatory life in prison if convicted. Prosecutors could also decide to seek the death penalty.

This indictment was announced just as the racketeering case against Labar “Bro Man” Spann, the reputed leader of another West Side gang, the Four Corner Hustlers, is about to go to a jury in the same courthouse.

Authorities allege that Spann oversaw a similarly violent enterprise that resulted in slayings and robberies that terrorized Chicago neighborhoods.

In 2018, federal authorities used the RICO statute to charge four reputed members of the Goonie Boss faction of the Gangster Disciples for using killings and shootings not to advance a drug enterprise, but to boost their social media brand and promote themselves.

The indictment against the Wicked Town faction contained similar allegations.

The indictment stated that although Chicago’s once massive street gangs are now believed to be fractured and less structured, the Wicked Town members nonetheless aligned themselves through a “series of rituals and oaths” and “blessed in” members.

The enterprise was promoted on social media sites, including Facebook. The indictment stated:

“Wicked Town members regularly promoted their violent enterprise on social media, posting comments, photos and videos to proclaim membership in the gang, taunt rival gang members, and boast about murders and other acts of violence.” 

The investigation first became public in 2019 when Morgan and two other alleged Wicked Town gang members, 28-year-old Demond Brown and 21-year-old Darius Murphy, were charged in a criminal complaint with conspiracy to commit murder for hire in a plot that led to the execution-style slayings of Donald Holmes Jr. and his girlfriend, Diane Taylor.

Those charges, which have now been rolled into the superseding indictment, allege that Morgan hired Brown and Murphy to kill Holmes in late 2017 after growing suspicions that Holmes, a fellow member of the Vice Lords, was cooperating with law enforcement.

The indictment unsealed on November 1st also included the July 15, 2015 slaying of Willie. Lee and another alleged member of the gang, Victor Turner, were charged with murder and furtherance of racketeering conspiracy. 

Editor note: In 2020, we saw a nationwide push to “defund the police”.  While we all stood here shaking our heads wondering if these people were serious… they cut billions of dollars in funding for police officers. 

And as a result, crime has skyrocketed – all while the same politicians who said “you don’t need guns, the government will protect you” continued their attacks on both our police officers and our Second Amendment rights.

And that’s exactly why we’re launching this national crowdfunding campaign as part of our efforts to help “re-fund the police”.

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Chicago: Downtown’s ‘mean streets’ have witnessed shootings surge over 220% since 2019

October 31st, 2021

CHICAGO, IL – Chicago earned its reputation as the “mean streets” during the violent period between the 1919 race riot to the civil rights battles of the 1960s, and the 220% increase in downtown shootings witnessed over the last three years definitely fits the description.

According to a report by the Chicago Sun-Times, shootings in the central police district of Chicago are up 220% from 2019 amid looting caused by riots and a rise in violent crime.

The Chicago Sun-Times analysis found:

“The 16 police beats that cover most of the greater downtown area have seen a total of 77 shootings so far this year, which is triple the number of shootings there compared to 2019.”

West Garfield Park, the city’s most dangerous community area, has experienced a per capita rate of shootings nearly twenty times higher than downtown, according to the Sun-Times analysis of city data. 62 shootings in a single, eight-by-five block section of West Garfield Park.

The surge is partly the result of reductions in police staffing shortages brought on by the pandemic and the 2020 summer of violence, when Black Lives Matter and other left-wing groups protested and rioted amid calls for police reforms. 

The problem could become worse if the city enforces the Mayor’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate. About 4,500 Chicago police officers did not report their vaccination status by October 15 as mandated by the city, officials said Monday. 

That means roughly 35 percent of the city’s 12,770 officers could be placed on no-pay status in the foreseeable future.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot said she does not believe the mandate will affect the city’s ability to protect citizens:
 
“I’m not seeing, at least for this day, that there’s going to be any disruption in our ability to keep our neighborhoods safe.”

Despite her assurances, a momo issue to officers from the city reportedly read:

“(Officers refusing to comply with the mandate) will become the subject of a disciplinary investigation that could result in a penalty up to and including separation from the Chicago Police Department. Furthermore, sworn members who retire while under disciplinary investigations may be denied retirement credentials.”

Lightfoot has vowed not to defund the Chicago Police Department this year, but she did balance the city’s budget in 2020 by eliminating 614 police vacancies, shrinking the ranks of the department.

The city has experienced massive officer retirements, with 703 just this year. Retirements and staff  cuts have left the department short 987 sworn officers.

This year, facing unprecedented violence spreading across the city, Lightfoot has proposed a $189 million increase in police spending. However, Budget Director Susie Park has gone on the record saying the “full driver” of the increase is the new police contract, which includes a 20% pat raise of eight years.

While the city grapples with staffing and funding issues, the people of Chicago are being gunned down at horrific rates.

The numbers show that the number of shooting victims is more than triple that in all of 2019. Through Oct. 23, at least 617 people have been fatally shot and at least 3,768 have been wounded in Chicago, pushing the city toward its deadliest year since the mid-90s.

John O’Malley, the deputy mayor of public safety, told the Chicago Sun-Times:

“Not only are we trying to deal with things that are happening downtown, (but also) dealing with and having these same conversations and same meetings with community members all across the city, where some areas violence is a daily, if not hourly, concern.”

The surge in violence has resulted in delays answering 911 calls as police struggle to find staff to respond. Residents report that their 911 calls are often not answered, the police respond slowly when they do respond at all, and gang crime has gone through the roof.

One resident, Mel Jones, commented during a community meeting recently:

“How do you suggest that we engage this problem going forward? Do we just wear Kevlar vests at night? Do we just watch businesses leave our community?”

Local Professor Lance Williams commented that people are losing faith in the city and the ability of police to protect them:

“The mentality in the streets is that it’s too dangerous to do crime in these communities because the reaction is immediate. People don’t depend on the police . People protect themselves. Every man has to have a gun. It’s a Wild West mentality.”

Editor note: In 2020, we saw a nationwide push to “defund the police”.  While we all stood here shaking our heads wondering if these people were serious… they cut billions of dollars in funding for police officers.  And as a result, crime has skyrocketed – all while the same politicians who said “you don’t need guns, the government will protect you” continued their attacks on both our police officers and our Second Amendment rights.

And that’s exactly why we’re launching this national crowdfunding campaign as part of our efforts to help “re-fund the police”.

For those looking for a quick link to get in the fight and support the cause, click here.

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Over 1600 people shot from June 2021 to August 2021 in Mayor Lightfoot’s gun-controlled Chicago

October 4, 2021

 

CHICAGO, IL- According to reports, more than 1,600 people were shot June 2021 through August 2021 in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s gun-controlled Chicago. 

A total of 1,606 were shot with 261 of the shooting victims dying from the gunshot wounds. The number killed is eight fewer than the same period in 2020, but a marginal difference in a year on pace to be the deadliest in nearly a quarter century for Chicago.

The report from CNN noted that 770 people were killed in Chicago throughout all of 2020 and that the city is on track to well-surpass that number. Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown stated that the influx of firearms into the hands of soon to be trigger pullers is “ground zero for violence,” adding:

“It’s violent people in possession of weapons.”

John Lausch, U.S. Attorney for the North District of Illinois noted that one of the reasons for the shootings is that offenders do not fear consequences. Lausch said:

“People are emboldened, our violent offenders are, they’re not afraid of getting caught and they’re not afraid of the consequences of when they’re caught.”

CNN reported that according to the 2020 Uniform Crime Report released in late September by the Federal Bureau (FBI), 76 percent of homicides nationwide were committed with a firearm.

In Chicago, guns plan an even larger role — fatal shootings accounted for 90 percent of all homicides last year. So far this year, they make up 94 percent of Chicago’s homicides. 

The Chicago Police Department (CPD) stated that it is currently on pace to take over 12,000 guns off the streets this year, which would be a record for the department. Many of the guns used in these shootings are initially purchased as legal commerce before changing hands. Brown said:

“We want to interdict how it gets into the wrong hands and that leads us right to straw purchases. People who make blood money off of getting guns into the hands of felons, violent people, who couldn’t otherwise get that gun in their hands.”

The gun that killed Chicago Police Officer Ella French in August was reportedly initially bought in Indiana before being transferred to the eventual alleged shooter, who would go on to use it on French less than six months later. Lausch stated:

“We’re not seeing truckloads of guns, we’re not seeing 100, 200, 300 guns in a crate that are ending up in someone’s hands. Typically, what we see from straw purchasing is you know, one or two guns at a time. The ones we’re really interested in are, are they putting it to the hands of someone who they believe is going to commit a crime?”

He added:

“Somebody who they know is a gang member. Somebody who has a significant violent criminal history who is likely to use that gun to commit more acts of violence.”

According to the Department of Justice (DOJ), just six Indianapolis residents allegedly straw purchased or illegal dealt over 90 firearms since November 2020, more than 20 of which were recovered from various Chicago crime scenes, including the murder of a 6-year-old and an incident where a Chicago police officer was shot.

The DOJ reported that within a span of 25 days, one of those six allegedly purchased 31 firearms and then later sold all of them within three days of buying.

So far, six of those weapons have been recovered in the Chicago area, most recently from a mass shooting. Kristen de Tineo, Special Agent in Charge at ATF Chicago said in a statement:

“That’s one of the things that makes it so difficult to work these cases, is there are trafficking schemes out there that involve many parties or the guns do change hands legally a number of times before they are actually transferred to that person. The difficulty comes [in] identifying that point where that gun leaves legal commerce and goes into the illegal marketplace.” 
 

 

 

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