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5 dead, 40 injured after SUV plows into Christmas parade in Wisconsin

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By SCOTT BAUER and MIKE HOUSEHOLDER

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Sounds like someone upset with the US justice system.

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"A suspect vehicle was detained?" Amazing police work, apart from video of the incident, smashed front end, windscreen and bloodied chassis.

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Sounds like someone upset with the US justice system.

Does that comment have some other meaning?

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Dozens injured after car runs through Christmas parade in Wisconsin

Such 'unfortunate' incident has happened times before.

Wonder if it is purely accidental or nothing but intentional?

However, there were reports of shots fired.

Therefore..

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That sounds horrible, I can't imagine what the parents of those kids are going through.

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And it seems we've seen this before....

The man who drove his car into a crowd of anti-racist protesters in Charlottesville, Va., killing one person and injuring 35 has been sentenced to spending the rest of his life in prison.

*A federal judge issued the sentence of life without the possibility of parole on Friday for self-proclaimed neo-Nazi James Fields Jr., 22, of the Toledo, Ohio, area.*

https://www.npr.org/2019/06/28/736915323/neo-nazi-who-killed-charlottesville-protester-is-sentenced-to-life-in-prison

The far-right media and it's complicit politicians continue to stoke the outrage and anger of their base...with these results....tragedy after tragedy.....

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RegBilk

Sounds like someone upset with the US justice system.

Statistically much more likely to be a right wing terrorist, so, a supporter of the Rittenhouse verdict- if you want to play that game.

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The far-right media and it's complicit politicians continue to stoke the outrage and anger of their base...with these results....tragedy after tragedy..

Prove it.

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Left or right...doesnt matter, there is no excuse for this madness. Wtf is wrong with the world?

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Five will get you twenty this was a MAGA-hat-wearing cultist.

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Mental illness? Self-defense? The country's divide grows by the day.

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Stop saying "this was a far right/left attack."

That doesn't make a lick of sense. The left isn't blood hungry.

The right usually doesn't attack children (except Oklahoma City daycare bombing, but that was an outlier).

The right wouldn't attack Christmas.

This could have been many things.

Maybe a wrong turn, panic, and shot dead by police until crashing.

Maybe someone just wanted to hurt a lot people (happens too often).

Maybe a classical terror attack.

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The far-right media and it's complicit politicians continue to stoke the outrage and anger of their base...with these results....tragedy after tragedy..

Prove it.

I did - scroll up....

-10 ( +7 / -17 )

The vast majority of Rittenhouse were right wing terrorists?

Where did I say that?

From where do those statistics derive?

According to the New America Foundation, since 9/11 some 114 people have been killed by far-right extremists, as compared to 107 by jihadists, and one (1) by a leftist. The Center for Strategic and International Studies has numbers going back to 1994, and finds 335 deaths from right-wing extremists against 22 from left-wing ones. And while 9/11 was the deadliest terrorist attack in American history, before that the record was held by the far right. Timothy McVeigh, the main perpetrator of the Oklahoma City bombing, was an anti-government extremist with ties to the militia movement who used to drive around to gun shows selling copies of The Turner Diaries (an explicitly genocidal white supremacist tract).

The people who tried to attack Rittenhouse were left wing terrorists though.

From where does this information derive?

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Stop saying "this was a far right/left attack."

That doesn't make a lick of sense. The left isn't blood hungry. 

The right usually doesn't attack children (except Oklahoma City daycare bombing, but that was an outlier).

The right wouldn't attack Christmas.

This could have been many things.

Maybe a wrong turn, panic, and shot dead by police until crashing.

Maybe someone just wanted to hurt a lot people (happens too often).

Maybe a classical terror attack.

Finally some sense injected into this tragedy. You are completely spot on. I couldn’t agree more. Let the investigation pan out and let the police and detectives come to the right conclusion of who this person is and what his motivation was and let the facts come out and all the other partisan noise should be completely ignored.

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Great fun to speculate and build cases but maybe we should wait for a few more facts before jumping onto a specific bandwagon.

Whoever did this is some kind of sick individual.

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Great fun to speculate and build cases but maybe we should wait for a few more facts before jumping onto a specific bandwagon.

Whoever did this is some kind of sick individual.

Exactly and some reports are saying that the guy was drugged up or some thing, but again these are just preliminary reports. Everything still developing by the hour

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The parade itself might be fun for kids and people who enjoy marching around dressed up like that, but to some people in the wrong spirit, it all probably looks and sounds absurd.

Trying to erase absurdity with further absurdity gets no one anywhere, though.

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Finally some sense injected into this tragedy. You are completely spot on. I couldn’t agree more. Let the investigation pan out and let the police and detectives come to the right conclusion of who this person is and what his motivation was and let the facts come out and all the other partisan noise should be completely ignored.

I agree with this. Its kind of depressing to see the reaction of commenters on here instantly blaming this on whoever they sit on the opposite side of the political fence from even though nobody knows anything about who did this or why at this point.

Its like society has forgotten that the normal response to kids getting hit by a speeding vehicle should be shock and sympathy for the victims.

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My thoughts are with the innocent victims of this attack, including many children. The videos are just horrifying, this person deliberately mowed down these people.

There can never be a justification for such acts.

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My thoughts are with the innocent victims of this attack, including many children. The videos are just horrifying, this person deliberately mowed down these people.

There can never be a justification for such acts.

Exactly, I agree, just horrific.

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Its kind of depressing to see the reaction of commenters on here instantly blaming this on whoever they sit on the opposite side of the political fence from even though nobody knows anything about who did this or why at this point.

It's an example of how depraved and inhumane political discourse in the US has become. I hope people making these comments wake up before they lead the country into the inevitable end-result of such hate.

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Distressing, depressing and wholly avoidable. As a parent my heart aches for those who have lost children in this deplorable act of madness.

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This action can be interpreted as a cry for help.

Society is at fault for not providing acceptable methods of dealing with social issues.

This is especially problematic in a culture with a prevalent vertical hierarchy. Those at the top are often narcissistic and impossible to deal with, leaving abused people no alternative but to express frustrations in a violent manner.

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It's an example of how depraved and inhumane political discourse in the US has become. I hope people making these comments wake up before they lead the country into the inevitable end-result of such hate.

That is true I think.

If an incident like this happened in Japan for example, I couldn't imagine the discussion immediately descending into a battle between people essentially just shouting "blame the left" and "blame the right" at each other the way it does in the US these days.

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I personally could not give a damn about the political motivations of whomever did this assuming there were any.

It's sick. These are children. The country has collectively lost its damn mind.

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That is exactly right, we have no idea who this guy is or where his political feelings rest, but it's totally irrelevant. The guy murdered and injured people and he should pay the price and I hope his trial is televised.

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Too much speculation and not enough fact for 99% of posts above!

Wait for the fact to come out and then talk about it...

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Too much speculation and not enough fact for 99% of posts above!

Way too much.

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There are families that witnessed this with their young children, they’ll be tainted for the rest of their lives by simply wanting to see Santa at the end of that parade.

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What kind of a sick, sick person would want to harm anyone, let alone little children? I just can't comprehend that....

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well there is a name released now and also a rap video by the accused that has a red SUV in it.

The person matches the description of eyewitnesses at the scene.

so lets wait and see if this is all accurate or not, 24 hours rule.

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Other than the proximity of the location, there is no indication that this was politically motivated.

I find it odd and disturbing that there are people here on both sides that seem to be frothing at the mouth to make this political.

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RegBilk

Sounds like someone upset with the US justice system.

....or a jihadi, or a mental case, or just health issue. At this point we do not know.

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The driver has been reported on Twitter as Darrell E. Brooks, an African-American male with a rap sheet resembling a Costco receipt. He may or may not have had an APB on him at the time and may have been making his getaway through the crowd.

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My first thought was this a muslim extremist attack? but Bungle above posted a name of the chap, which rules that thought out, I dont know whats happened, or what motive hes had, but either way this is appalling.

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He may or may not have had an APB on him at the time

What an utterly pointless comment.

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https://www.ibtimes.sg/who-darrell-brooks-wisconsin-christmas-day-parade-suspect-rapper-mathboi-fly-61376

Ladies and Gentleman, behold the far-right White Supremacist.

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He may or may not have had an APB on him at the time

What an utterly pointless comment.

For clarification, I was implying that the blame for this tragic event lay at the feet of a common-or-garden criminal, not nationalist Proud Boy or leftist SJW.

Anyway, downvote away.

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https://thepostmillennial.com/breaking-suspect-in-waukesha-mass-casualty-incident-identified-as-career-criminal-darrell-e-brooks

Career criminal. Released just 2 days ago on a paltry $1000 bond courtesy of Milwaukee DAJohn Chisholm who has boasted about abolishing jail.

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rainyday

If an incident like this happened in Japan for example, I couldn't imagine the discussion immediately descending into a battle between people essentially just shouting "blame the left" and "blame the right" at each other the way it does in the US these days.

So true. There have been incidents like this here (remember the Akihabara rampage), but we did not get this fanatical tribalist name-calling following immediately. I blame the media for stoking this. Fundamentally it makes and rational discussion impossible.

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now that we know who it is, there wont be another article tomorrow.

So let me share his music video, which shows his red SUV in it, with the license plate the police were looking for clearly seen at the end.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Sc8VqvGdSk

might want to mute and skip to the end.

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Likely a racially motivated attack by a career criminal, already identified above. Domestic terrorism.

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well there is a name released now and also a rap video by the accused that has a red SUV in it. 

The person matches the description of eyewitnesses at the scene. 

so lets wait and see if this is all accurate or not, 24 hours rule.

Posted today at 2:51pm

now that we know who it is, there wont be another article tomorrow. 

So let me share his music video, which shows his red SUV in it, with the license plate the police were looking for clearly seen at the end. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Sc8VqvGdSk

might want to mute and skip to the end.

That wasn’t 24 hours. With a media cover up coming conspiracy too. Wow.

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For clarification, I was implying that the blame for this tragic event lay at the feet of a common-or-garden criminal, not nationalist Proud Boy or leftist SJW.

I'm not saying you did. What I'm saying is that "he may or may not have had an APB out on him" describes both possible states, and describes literally everyone on Earth.

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No-one should be blaming anyone just yet for anything to do with this. We had a very similar incident in Melbourne a few years back, several people including a child killed by a car driven into them in a mall in the middle of the city. There was absolutely nothing political about it, just another deranged loser with a drug habit, a poisonous attitude and a grudge against the world.

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In fact, he seems to have been critical of the Obama government:

https://twitter.com/Flytalk1oo/status/673678231225040896

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Another senseless attack on helpless innocents.

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Sad news, but this will harden the people's heart.

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Sad news, but this will harden the people's heart.

Against crazy mass killers? Yeah. Let’s hope so.

Did you mean something else?

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Regardless of the race of this guy or who he was politically affiliated with doesn't matter one bit. he needs to be locked up, he should be given a fair trial, but it is going to be hard. I'm sure there are some lawyers that can represent him, but he might also get a court-appointed lawyer and is always a dicey one.

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he needs to be locked up, he should be given a fair trial, but it is going to be hard.

Try reading that sentence back to yourself.

-2 ( +2 / -4 )

A lot of posters here who were VERY interested in talking about race have for some reason become very adverse to the subject in the last 2 hours.

I wonder what changed...

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