It’s becoming easier to tell which local prosecutors left-wing billionaire George Soros backed for election.
Crime runs rampant – from unrelenting shoplifting in San Francisco to shootings in Chicago to violent thugs taking over whole blocks of Seattle – from the people the Soros-sponsored district attorneys don’t prosecute.
The slaughter in Waukesha, Wisconsin, is the latest example.
A man named Darrell Edward Brooks Jr. is accused of driving his SUV into a crowd of Christmas parade attendees in Waukesha, killing five of them and injuring at least 48 more including 18 children.
While the national media will likely ignore it, some news outlets are reporting social media posts by Brooks, who is black, included anti-white rants and support for Black Lives Matter and radical former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
Setting that aside, though, the question is whether he should have been out of jail.
The 39-year-old Brooks, according to media accounts, has a criminal record stretching back 20 years. He is a convicted sex offender, for having sex with a 15-year-old and was wanted on a warrant in Nevada. IN Milwaukee, where he lives, Brooks has been arrested on drug charges, weapons possession, and domestic violence.
But his more recent activity is eye-popping, in light of what happened on Sunday. In July 2020, Brooks reportedly got into a fight. He allegedly took out a gun and opened fire on two people as they fled the scene.
Brooks was charged with two counts of second-degree recklessly endangering safety, use of a dangerous weapon and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon — all of which are felony charges.
Yet in February, Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm agreed to reduce his bail to $500 when Brooks’ demand for a speedy trial could not be met.
He was out on bail earlier this month when he allegedly tried to run over a woman in a gas station parking lot during a domestic dispute. In that case, in which he reportedly punched his girlfriend before trying to run her over, Brooks was charged with obstructing an officer, second-degree recklessly endangering safety, disorderly conduct, misdemeanor battery, and bail jumping.
So a suspect already accused of shooting at two people was recommended for bail of $1,000, which he posted days before the Waukesha massacre.
In a statement, Chisholm’s office said the recommended bail was “inappropriately low in light of the nature of the recent charges and the pending charges against Mr. Brooks.”
“The bail recommendation, in this case, is not consistent with the approach of the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office toward matters involving violent crime, nor was it consistent with the risk assessment of the defendant prior to the setting of bail,” the statement added.
Perhaps. But it is consistent with the philosophy of the Soros-backed Chisholm.
The Washington Free Beacon noted on Monday that Chisholm is a star in the Soros constellation of pro-criminal crime-fighters.
Chisholm “supports deferrals for some misdemeanors and ‘low-level’ felonies in order to cut down on incarcerations,” the Free Beacon noted. “Chisholm and other progressives support reforms to the cash-bail system, which they say criminalizes poverty. He has acknowledged that his reform-minded approach could put murderers back on the streets of Milwaukee.”
As he himself told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel in 2007: “Is there going to be an individual I divert, or I put into [a] treatment program, who’s going to go out and kill somebody? You bet. Guaranteed. It’s guaranteed to happen. It does not invalidate the overall approach.”
The Free Beacon noted that Chisholm wrote a 2019 paper arguing for criminal justice reform.
“When we pay too little attention to the underlying causes and characteristics of individuals in the criminal justice system, we make significant errors, which can lead to greater problems,” he maintained.
“In most cases, the punitive function of the criminal justice system must be recognized as subordinate to the system’s preventive and remedial functions,” he added. “Punishment is appropriate only when it advances a preventive or remedial purpose.”
Maybe folks in Waukesha would like a word with Chisholm about the effectiveness of his approach.
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