The police have said today that the Christmas parade attack by Darrell Brooks Jr. was intentional and happened directly after a domestic disturbance the suspect was involved in.
However, police also say there’s no evidence that this was a terrorist incident.
Here’s what police chief Daniel Thompson said:
“At 4:39 P.M. on Sunday, November 21, 2021 , a lone subject intentionally drove his marooned SUV through barricades into a crowd of people was celebrating the Waukesha Christmas parade, which resulted in killing five individuals and injuring 48. Additional individuals… I’ve just received information that two of the 48 are children and are in critical condition.
The subject was taken into custody a short distance from the scene and we are confident he acted alone. There is no evidence that this is a terrorist incident.”
Just to be clear, Thompson is not saying it isn’t a terrorist incident, just that there’s no evidence. But I do believe that is the implication that most have walked away with. And that’s quite unfortunate.
Regardless of how they want to categorize the massacre, it was an act of domestic terrorism by Brooks and anyone with a brain can see that clearly. If a gunman opened fire in a school or grocery store or wherever, it would absolutely be called an act of domestic terrorism and this is no different.
There’s much more in the video so be sure and watch it.