It’s no surprise that the Waukesha mass murderer was released from District Attorney John Chisholm’s Milwaukee County. Only one-third of all referrals from the police in this county are ever charged.
According to National Review:
In the aftermath of the Waukesha car attack that left multiple locals dead and dozens wounded, Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm has called for an investigation into the “inappropriately low” cash bond offered to alleged perpetrator Darrell Brooks Jr.
After his cash bail was posted for $1,000, Brooks was able to leave prison, where he was incarcerated for other serious offenses, in a matter of days.
On Sunday night, Brooks allegedly rammed through a crowd watching the Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wis. with his vehicle, killing five and injuring over 40 people, including children and some elderly…
…Before committing the crime Sunday, Brooks, a black man in his late 30s, already had a long criminal history, including charges of domestic abuse, battery, disorderly conduct, recklessly endangering safety, bail-jumping felony, and resisting or obstructing an officer, according to the Wisconsin courts website. When he was bailed out, Brooks also faced multiple pending cases in Milwaukee County involving second-degree reckless endangerment and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
In July 2020, Brooks’ bail was originally set at $10,000 and later reduced to $7,500, the district attorney’s office said, according to a summary of his pending charges written by Chisholm. But then in November 2021, the state made a cash bail request of $1,000, set by the court, which allowed the defendant’s relatively easy release from custody.
Supposedly this caused concern for Milwaukee DA John Chisholm who has initiated an investigation into Brooks’ low bail.
BREAKING: The Milwaukee Co. District Attorney says Waukesha suspect Darrell Brooks should not have been released on such a low cash bond earlier this month. They are conducting an internal review.#Waukesha #waukeshaChristmasParade pic.twitter.com/GmUNOkwLpg
— Kristen Barbaresi (@KristenBarbar) November 22, 2021
The sick irony is that DA Chisholm likely doesn’t care about Brooks being released if not for the possibility this might impact his being reinstated in his current position. We know this because of Chisholm’s record to date.
According to Wisconsin Right Now:
The Milwaukee crime stats for the first quarter of 2021 are appalling. Overall crime is up 25% year-to-date over last year. Vehicle thefts have exploded 140% from 894 to 2150. The Riverwest neighborhood has experienced a whopping 664% increase in motor vehicle thefts, from 14 to 107. Crime is skyrocketing in Bay View. Who is to blame? Cops? COVID? Aldermen insistent on defunding police? Societal decay?
There is one person who never seems to be held accountable: Milwaukee County DA John Chisholm.
The district attorney’s office is responsible for prosecuting state-level criminal offenses and county ordinance violations committed in Milwaukee County. The office prosecutes offenses including violent crimes, sexual assault, domestic violence, homicide, white-collar crimes, drug-related crimes and misdemeanor offenses. To be clear, prosecutors are a key part in the fight against rising crime, yet they seem to skate perpetually beneath the media radar.
According to the group:
A Wisconsin Right Now investigation found that the Milwaukee County DA John Chisholm’s no prosecution rate has exploded in the past year, with his office refusing to prosecute 6 in 10 of every felony charge requested by police. Last December, the office refused to prosecute more than 8 in 10 misdemeanor cases requested by cops. There are cases rejected after filing, which makes the total number of cases prosecuted even lower…
…For years, the Milwaukee County DA’s reputation for refusing to take cases, despite the hefty price of police investigations and the human cost of lives destroyed by crime, has vexed local police. For years, the DA rebuffed about half of all cases brought over, including felonies. But it’s gotten even worse.