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First on Granthshala: Waukesha Parade suspect Darrell Brooks Jr. reportedly crushed dozens of pedestrians at Christmas celebrations, escaping prison for the third time despite his dangerous criminal history, court records show.

Brooks, a career felony and deadbeat dad who owes more than $40,000 in unpaid child support, fell further behind on payments earlier this year and found himself in contempt of Waukesha Paternity Court. But she pleaded guilty to a six-month Georgia prison sentence for keeping her out of work and thus unable to pay during a November 16 hearing.


Court records show that he should have spent 120 days in jail on a contempt order. But he got a moratorium on the condition that he deduct some money – which he again failed to do.

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At the November hearing, the court commissioner agreed that Georgia jail time — for allegedly beating the same woman he allegedly ran away with his SUV on November 2 in Wisconsin — allowed Brooks to return to work and his family. Stops earning money to pay obligations. So he again stayed the contempt order—even though Brooks hadn’t paid since 2019.

Commissioner David Herring wrote after the hearing on whether Brooks should be held for five days on 16 November, Commissioner David Herring wrote, “Based on Mr Brooks’s imprisonment of 6 months earlier, the Court canceled the capia and reinstated the adjournment of contempt.” Before the deadly parade attack.

The office of the Waukesha County Corporation Council, which is looking into the paternity matter, did not immediately respond to Granthshala News Digital’s request for comment.

But David Selaf, an attorney in the office, asked the court to lift the moratorium on the trial and imprison Brooks, court records show.

The court eventually released Brooks on his own identity — without bail — and asked him to provide evidence of his Georgia jail time. Hearings in Waukesha court took place after 1 p.m. — shortly after Brooks was granted bail from a Milwaukee prison for an unrelated case.

Experts told Granthshala News Digital that unlike Brooks’ pending felony cases in Milwaukee and Nevada, the paternity issue did not go to criminal court and his outstanding charges were not considered.

“Did the court have another chance to put him in jail? Exactly,” said Michigan-based criminal defense attorney James Scozzari. “But it’s an unrelated matter and I don’t know if they’re going to pay attention to all this other stuff that happened.”

But Mike Paddon, another criminal defense attorney based in Minnesota, said the court missed another opportunity to keep Brooks off the streets.

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“This is another example of a system giving this guy a slap,” he said on Tuesday. “I don’t agree with the notion that they are different. He is before a judicial officer and his record will come out, and if he has a warrant pending then this is another opportunity for the system to keep him in custody.”

On the other hand, the Supreme Court has ruled that failure to pay child support due to poverty cannot land the offender, said John Gross, a defense attorney and clinical associate professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School. said on Tuesday.

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“That’s one of the problems with enforcement mechanisms for this kind of child support: Basically, you can’t squeeze blood out of a stone,” he said. “You can’t lock someone out because of their poverty. They have to prove they have the ability to pay and don’t.”

This isn’t the first time a legal techie has sent Brooks back on the streets.

In February, because of the COVID-19 backlog and his right to an expedited trial, a judge had to release Brooks on $500 bail in connection with a 2020 incident in which he allegedly killed his nephew and another woman. Was shot, didn’t kill anyone.

While Brooks was free in that case, he filed additional domestic violence charges in Georgia and Milwaukee – and then reportedly resolved through the Waukesha Christmas Parade.

Milwaukee Court Commissioner Cedric Cornwall had another chance to set a higher bail for Brooks in early November—but he agreed to just $1,000 at a prosecutor’s request, while a criminal record, in 1999, of open felony The case and outside Nevada had an active warrant. Allegedly jumping bail on a sex offense charge.

In a pre-trial assessment for that case, an investigator raised red flags about Brooks’ ability to commit new crimes and fail to return to court.

Then on November 21, he reportedly attended the Waukesha Christmas Parade, killing six and injuring 62.

Eight-year-old Jackson Sparks died two days after the attack. Police had earlier identified the five adults killed on Sunday as Virginia Sorenson, 79, Lianna Owen, 71, Tamara Durand, 52, Jane Kulich, 52, and Wilhelm Hospel, 81.