Americans were shocked to learn that a driver, who turned out to be a career criminal, unleashed carnage in Waukesha, Wisconsin on Sunday as he plowed through a Christmas parade full of innocent people. Now, viral videos are circulating on social media that depict just how horrific the events of Sunday night were.
One of the video clips, published on Twitter by the Post Millennial, was apparently taken from a building the overlooked the city’s Christmas parade. The footage showed a red SUV running over dozens of participants, including a number of young children.
WARNING: Graphic footage
Top-down video footage shows a driver deliberately plowing through a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin. pic.twitter.com/fo5xXPF12q
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) November 22, 2021
More footage emerges
Meanwhile, Turning Point USA activist Benny Johnson posted footage of the vehicle nearly hitting a small girl as it sped along the parade route.
A car just plowed through a crowd at a Christmas parade in Waukesha, WI.
As many as 30 people people are reportedly injured.
Prayers up 🙏🏻
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) November 21, 2021
Democrat Angelito Tenorio, an alderman in West Allis, Wisconsin, was a witness to Sunday’s attack, telling the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that the violence happened “so fast.”
“As we were walking back in between the buildings that we saw an SUV crossover, just put the pedal to the metal and just zooming full speed along the parade route,” he recalled. “And then we heard a loud bang, and just deafening cries and screams from people who are struck by the vehicle.”
He added: “And then, and then we saw people running away or stopping crying, and there, there are people on the ground who looked like they’d been hit by the vehicle.”
Police say that six people were killed in the incident, and luckily, the suspect is already in custody. Fox News has identified him as Darrell Brooks, a man with an extensive criminal history. Thirty-nine-year-old Brooks has a record of violence that is said to date back over two decades when he was convicted of multiple aggravated assaults.
According to Fox, Brooks is a registered sex offender in the state of Nevada, and he was out on bail when he committed the atrocious act. His most recent charges include bail jumping, reckless endangerment, battery, domestic abuse, and resisting arrest.
Although NPR quoted Waukesha’s police chief as saying there is no evidence that Brooks’ actions fell into the category of a terrorist attack, Heavy reporters found social media accounts allegedly belonging to suspect that suggest he was involved in radical politics.
In some of his posts, the suspect reportedly linked Republicans to Nazis, expressed anti-law enforcement sentiments, and advocated for violence against white people.