Waukesha suspect in Sunday’s violent Christmas parade, Nov. 21, had previously published social media statements supporting violence against whites and asserting blacks as “true Hebrews.”
Darrell Brooks Jr, 39, had a now-deleted Facebook account in which he promoted knocking out “white ppl [the expletive] out.” He also seemed to be a supporter of black Israeli Jews.
According to the Facebook posts, Brooks, an amateur rapper, also published a series of links and memes about white racism and privilege on Facebook in June 2020. It was a moment when protests erupted after George Floyd’s death.
Brooks commented on Facebook on June 9, 2020, “LEARNED ND TAUGHT BEHAVIOR!! So when we start bakk knokkin white people TF out ion wanna hear it…the old white ppl 2, KNOKK DEM TF OUT!! PERIOD..”. After that, he added a middle finger icon.
Brooks also tweeted an ESPN article on NBA star Kyle Kuzma defying “his belief of what white privilege” and adding, “interesting.” according to the Daily Mail.
Brooks’ graphic in Nov. 2015 followed a claim that blacks were “the true Hebrews” and that the U.S. had transported “false white Jews into a state of Israel.”
Brooks is reported to have killed five people during a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin.
Brooks’ motive for his fatal rampage has yet to be determined by the police. On the other hand, according to documents, Brooks has been a career criminal since 1999 and has been bailed twice this year.
Brooks appeared in court on Tuesday, Nov. 23. He was charged with five counts of first-degree intentional homicide and is expected to face more charges.