The group said the attack, which killed five and injured nearly 50, was worse than the 2017 riots in Charlottesville, Virginia, for which right-wing extremists were blamed, and that it was “orchestrated” by at least one individual who expressed vocal support for the militant Marxist group Black Lives Matter.
Praying for wisconsin. The vicious attack was worse than Charlottesville and was orchestrated by BLM. We the members of New Jersey Flaggers are calling for the removal of the George Floyd monuments and BLM flags as they caused this to occur! #newjerseyelection #blm #Wisconsin
— NJflaggers (@NJflaggers) November 22, 2021
In the tweet, they called for the removal of George Floyd monuments and BLM flags, citing them as the cause of the attack.
Police on Sunday said they were still investigating whether the incident might be part of a nexus of organized terrorism or rather an isolated act of domestic terrorism.
Either way, it was likely fueled by the rhetoric of left-wing extremists following the acquittal of 18-year-old crime-fighter Kyle Rittenhouse in Kenosha, just about 60 miles away.
Darrell Brooks, who is suspected of having driven an SUV through a crowd of people attending the Waukesha Christmas parade, has not been identified as a supporter of BLM or Marxist ideology.
However his background did turn up an extensive criminal history and a record of social media post sympathizing and showing solidarity with the black extremist movement, including BLM.
“According to the Wisconsin Circuit Court database,” The Daily Wire reported, “Brooks posted $1,000 bail on Friday after being charged with three misdemeanors and two felonies, including second-degree recklessly endangering safety.”
The Waukesha Police Department have not shared any information on Brooks’ motivation; however, there have been varying reports of in the media.
CNN reported that Brooks may have been fleeing from another scene when he turned into the parade route accidentally, some on Twitter say he was involved in a domestic dispute:
Waukesha police said the suspect, Brooks, was not involved in a police pursuit before the incident. They did say he was involved in a “domestic dispute.”
— Evan Casey (@ecaseymedia) November 22, 2021
The case is still being investigated and details are forthcoming, but Joe Biden did comment on the situation.
Unlike in the Rittenhouse case, he urged restraint and for the public not to rush to judgment about the motives and circumstances behind the attack.
Democrats, meanwhile, unsatisfied with the outcome of his jury verdict, are threatening to pursue federal charges against Rittenhouse for crossing state lines to commit self defense.
But Rittenhouse indicated in an interview with Tucker Carlson on Monday that he may also be looking to push back with a series of defamation lawsuits against those who smeared him as a white supremacist, including then-candidate Joe Biden.