A Milwaukee Black Lives Matter activist celebrated the evil Christmas parade attack in Waukesha, Wisconsin, which left more than six people dead and dozens more injured – saying that the attack appears to signal “the revolution” may have begun.
“I don’t know. Now we’ll have to wait and see because they do have somebody in custody. We may have to wait and see what they say about why this happened,” Vaun Mayes said on Facebook Live on Monday.
“But it sounds possible that the revolution has started in Wisconsin. It started with this Christmas parade.”
Mayes is a well-known BLM activist in Milwaukee. He describes himself as a “Battle rapper, Community activist, Songwriter, Tattoo artist, Militant,” in his Twitter bio, which is accompanied by various hashtags, including “#BlackLivesMatter,” “#BlackLoveMatters” and “#RBG.”
“I said I wasn’t going to speak on no rumors. Y’all are repeating some of the stuff that, you know, that has come up. And I can tell you that the initial person who reached out to me said that they believe that this has to do with the verdict, and so I made an assumption of which side it would be from, but I don’t know,” he added in the video, referring to the not-guilty verdict of Kyle Rittenhouse.
The video was filmed at the scene of the parade attack.
Rittenhouse was acquitted on Friday following a high-profile trial regarding the fatal shootings of two men and the injury of another during riots in Kenosha last summer where Kyle acted in self-defense when BLM members attacks him. The riots came in response to a White police officer shooting a Black man, Jacob Blake, leaving him partly paralyzed after Blake appeared to be reaching for a weapon while evading arrest.
Police have not released an official motive behind the attack on Sunday night, which left six dead and 48 others injured after a car drove through a Christmas parade. No direct connection has been established between the attack and the not guilty verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial. Authorities arrested Darrell Brooks Jr. and charged him with five counts of first-degree intentional homicide due to the fact that at the time, 5 victims had been killed, but another has since passed in the hospital.
Though his motive is unclear, a Facebook account appearing to belong to Brooks under one of his aliases, “MathBoi Fly,” commented that he “wasn’t surprised 1 bit” about the Rittenhouse verdict.
Brooks, 39, also has an extensive criminal record stretching back to 1999, and made bail twice in Wisconsin this year despite having an active sex crime warrant in Nevada. The suspect had been out of jail for just days after posting a $1,000 in bail.
Waukesha police said in a press conference on Monday afternoon that the suspect was involved in a “domestic disturbance” prior to allegedly driving his SUV through a Christmas parade.
Brook’s neighbor, even revealed that the man’s ex-girlfriend fled from his home “with no shoes and a black eye” shortly the tragic attack.
A neighbor, only identified as Ebony, spoke to The Sun at her home in Waukesha, Wisconsin, and said that the suspect and his ex-girlfriend had constant fights at his home. Often, the disputes would happen outside of the home and the neighbor would step in to break them up and threaten to call the police.
Ebony added that the suspect always “seemed off” and was “talking to himself.”
Author: Harry Dashlen