Debra Messing blasts some liberal media for calling Waukesha parade attack as a ‘crash’

Actress Debra Messing blasted liberal media outlets for calling the Waukesha parade attack a ‘crash’ and minimizing the ‘domestic terror attack’ causing conservatives to side with the liberal actress for once. 

On Wednesday, Messing tweeted: ‘Dear Mainstream Media—a man intentionally drove his car through a parade killing 6 and injuring 50+’

She continued: ‘It was not an ACCIDENT.’ 

Messing urged the media to call the deadly incident a ‘massacre’ insisting ‘it was a domestic terror attack.’ 

She begged: ‘Don’t minimize. Please.’

Debra Messing blasted the liberal media for minimizing the 'domestic terror attack' at the Waukesha Christmas parade on Sunday

Debra Messing blasted the liberal media for minimizing the ‘domestic terror attack’ at the Waukesha Christmas parade on Sunday

The man accused of murdering six after mowing them down in his car during a Wisconsin holiday parade was previously convicted for threatening to bomb a casino, DailyMail.com can reveal. 

Darrell Brooks, 39, has been charged with five counts of first-degree intentional homicide, a charge that carries a mandatory life sentence if convicted.

Additional charges relating to the sixth death which emerged last night and the more than 60 people injured will be coming later this week or next, said Waukesha County District Attorney Susan Opper.

Messing is known for being outspoken and openly sharing her opinions on social media, most recently shading Kim Kardashian for hosting Saturday Night Live and for Nicole Kidman for starring as Lucille Ball. 

She has spoken about supporting police reform and the social justice movement last year using social media to express her views. 

Brett Tolman, executive director of Right On Crime, a conservative U.S. criminal justice reform initiative, tweeted Wednesday in response: ‘This is how it starts. Good for her.’ 

Other conservatives were shocked to be in agreement with the liberal actress. 

‘Wait… what? I agree with Debra Messing for the first time ever,’ political satirist Tim Young wrote on Twitter. 

Brandon Morse, deputy managing editor of conservative blog RedState, tweeted: ‘I can’t believe I’m going to say this but Debra Messing is right!’

‘I’m RTing & in full agreement with Debra Messing. Did I wake up in a parallel universe?’ Rita Panahi, a right-wing columnist wrote. 

Ari Hoffman, a conservative talk radio host, tweeted: ‘Never thought I would be retweeting Debra Messing.’ 

The sixth victim eight-year-old Jackson Sparks was walking in the parade with his 12-year-old brother Tucker, who was injured in the crash and is due to be discharged from hospital, according to his GoFundMe page. 

‘This afternoon, our dear Jackson has sadly succumbed to his injuries and passed away,’ the page’s organizer, Alyssa Albro, wrote.

‘Tucker, by the grace of God is miraculously recovering from his injuries and will be being discharged home.’

The other five victims have been identified as Dancing Grannies Virginia Sorenson, 79, Leanna Owens, 71 and Tamara Durand, 52, Citizen Bank employee Jane Kulich, 52, and 82-year-old Wilhelm Hospel, the husband of one of the grannies.

Eyewitnesses said Brooks was fleeing from the police when his Ford Escape barreled into families enjoying the parade at approximately 4:39pm.

The car sped through three city blocks before smashing through a barrier and speeding off. Brooks was apprehended 20 minutes later outside a suburban home where he was filmed hammering on the door and asking for a sandwich. 

Brooks’ mother is ‘wrecked’ and ‘blaming herself’ for posting her son’s $1,000 bail just days before he allegedly got into his red Ford SUV and plowed into scores of holiday parade goers in Wisconsin, killing six and injuring dozens, according to an ex-girlfriend. 

Waukesha police said that Brooks was leaving the scene of a domestic dispute that had taken place just minutes earlier when he plowed into the annual holiday parade on Sunday. 

Darrell Brooks, the man accused of murdering five after mowing them down in his car during a Wisconsin holiday parade, was previously convicted for threatening to bomb a casino, DailyMail.com can reveal

Darrell Brooks, the man accused of murdering five after mowing them down in his car during a Wisconsin holiday parade, was previously convicted for threatening to bomb a casino, DailyMail.com can reveal

He rocked back and forth in his seat and cried throughout his court hearing on Tuesday, his attorney’s arm on his back, as the charges against him were detailed.

His bail was set at $5million, and a preliminary hearing was scheduled for January 14.

Additional charges related to the sixth death and the more than 60 people injured will be coming later this week or next, said Waukesha County District Attorney Susan Opper.

The criminal complaint said 62 people were injured, up from the 48 previously announced by police.

A former girlfriend of Brooks, a convicted felon who has a lengthy criminal record, told the New York Post on Wednesday that the man’s mother, Dawn Woods, sprung him from jail after his arrest for punching a woman.

Brooks was also accused of intentionally running the woman – who is the mother of his child – over with his car at a gas station on November 2.

‘When I saw his picture online, I was like, ‘What the f***?’,’ his ex told The Post.

‘I was embarrassed enough to have him as the father of my child beforehand, because he wasn’t taking care of him,’ she said.

‘What do you think I am now? Mortified.’

She said she regrets having a child with Brooks.

‘I wish I could replace him as the person I had a son with, but I can’t,’ she told the Post.

‘I am sickened by it, obviously devastated, can’t sleep,’ she said.

‘I’ve been donating and saying prayers and doing everything that I can.’

She added: ‘What’s hurting me more is he shares DNA with my child.’

The image above shows a vehicle that matches the description of the red Ford SUV which plowed into the parade. Police said the suspect's vehicle was in custody and that they are looking for a person of interest

The image above shows a vehicle that matches the description of the red Ford SUV which plowed into the parade. Police said the suspect’s vehicle was in custody and that they are looking for a person of interest

The Waukesha Christmas parade got underway at 4pm on Sunday (1). Roughly 40 minutes later, a red SUV was seen speeding along the route (2) before narrowly missing a little girl dancing beside the road (3). It continued down Main Street until the driver plowed into a marching band (4) and then a group of girls carrying pompoms (5). Video later showed dozens of injured people lying in the road in front of a Planned Parenthood clinic (6). Having turned left at the bottom of the street, the driver rammed through a barricade and drove off as police fired at the car (7)

The Waukesha Christmas parade got underway at 4pm on Sunday (1). Roughly 40 minutes later, a red SUV was seen speeding along the route (2) before narrowly missing a little girl dancing beside the road (3). It continued down Main Street until the driver plowed into a marching band (4) and then a group of girls carrying pompoms (5). Video later showed dozens of injured people lying in the road in front of a Planned Parenthood clinic (6). Having turned left at the bottom of the street, the driver rammed through a barricade and drove off as police fired at the car (7)

Even though she lost touch with Brooks, the woman says that she has remained in contact with Brooks’ mother , who ‘has never condoned any of his bad behavior.’

‘She’s always condemned everything that he’s done … even weed possession, she’s never condoned,’ the ex said.

‘She’s always been very resolute on, ‘You need to do better. You need to do right. This is not how I raised you’.’

One neighbor claims his ex-girlfriend was seen ‘running away with no shoes and a black eye’, moments before the carnage.

The Waukesha resident, named only as Ebony, lives across the street from Brooks and told The Sun the suspect had regular fights with his partner which she tried to break up and threatened to call the cops.

Brooks’ mom broke her silence last night to say that she could not understand what her son had done and that she was praying for each of his victims.

‘She talked to him before he went to Waukesha and doesn’t know why he did this and doesn’t condone his actions,’ family spokesperson Frank Nitty told The Sun.

‘I spoke to her for hours. She’s traumatized and hurt and wants each victim of [her son’s alleged] actions to know that her thoughts and prayers are with them.’

Brooks was busted in March 2007 for calling in a bomb threat to the $43-per-night Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks, Nevada.

The image above shows a red SUV driving at high speed through a holiday parade in downtown Waukesha, some 20 miles west of Milwaukee, on Sunday evening

The would-be rapper was put on probation after being convicted of conspiring to disturb the peace – a gross misdemeanor – and was banned from the Nugget for life.

The circumstances of why he placed the threatening call are unknown.

His rap sheet also includes a conviction for statutory sexual seduction – the term for sex with a minor aged 16 or under in Nevada law – in January 2007 and another of failing to inform the police of a change of address while a registered sex offender.

The latter two counts both relate to the mother of his child – named in Wisconsin court papers as ‘EAP’ – who he punched and tried to run over at a gas station in Milwaukee on November 2. 

Brooks pled guilty to the single count of statutory sexual seduction in exchange for a reduced sentence of 36-months on probation and a $2,362 fine. He was also ordered to undergo a psycho-sexual evaluation.

Court papers seen by DailyMail.com show Brooks is still wanted in Nevada for failing to appear on the change of address charge after he missed a court date in August 2016.

Records from the Sparks Criminal Justice Center show the warrant has been renewed three times – most recently in January 2021. 

Fury was mounting last night as a judge set bail for Brooks at $5 million – despite him having already been free on bail from a previous crime at the time of Sunday’s carnage.

Under Wisconsin law, Brooks must pay 100 percent – the full $5 million – of his bail in order to be freed, rather than a percentage as applicable in some states.

While a bail bondsman could provide the fee, the person requesting the bond would typically have to put a portion of the bail, as well.

Judge Kevin Costello said the sum was ‘extraordinarily high’ for the ‘indigent’ Brooks, but critics pointed out that there was nothing to prevent someone from volunteering to pay the $5 million fee or crowdsource the cash. 

Judge Kevin Costello said the sum was ‘extraordinarily high’ for the ‘indigent’ Brooks, but critics pointed out that there was nothing to prevent someone from volunteering to pay the $5 million fee or crowdsource the cash.

It was unclear why the judge did not simply deny Brooks bail, given the suspect’s 22-year criminal history, multiple failures to previously show up in court, and multiple instances of social media activity with violent themes.

A now-deleted Facebook account belonging to Brooks showed the alleged killer had encouraged knocking ‘white ppl [the f**k] out’ and also appeared to support the controversial Black Hebrew Israelites.

Brooks was being held in custody on Tuesday night and will be held until his next court appearance in January 2022, unless he makes bail.  

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk

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