The suspect charged with five counts of intentional homicide so far after he drove into the Waukesha, Wisconsin annual Christmas parade on Sunday repeatedly called for violence against white people in various social media posts and rap songs.
In a Facebook post in June 2020, shortly after the death of George Floyd, 39-year-old Darrell Brooks Jr. said that black people should knock “white ppl [the f-ck] out.”
“LEARNED ND TAUGHT BEHAVIOR!! so when we start bakk knokkin white people TF out ion wanna hear it…the old white ppl 2, KNOKK DEM TF OUT!! PERIOD,” Brooks, who used the stage name MathBoi Fly, wrote on his now-disabled Facebook page. His violent screed was followed by a cursing face and middle-finger emojis.
In 2015, Brooks also shared a meme asserting that black people “are the true Hebrews.” The graphic, titled “Hitler knew who the real Jews were!” claimed that “Hitler was right” to exterminate Jews and “did the world a favor.”
“…white Jews know that the negros are the real children of Israel…,” the post claimed.
Brooks also used his platform as an amateur rapper to disseminate anti-police, anti-Trump, and anti-white people sentiments laced with profanity.
“This for the streets, this for the hood,” Brooks rapped.
Later in a song titled “X,” Brooks criticized judges and the American justice system before claiming that black people “really built this nation after you stole it from the natives.”
The Sun reported that some of Brooks’s songs claimed he was a “terrorist” and a “killer in the city.”
At least six people, including 8-year-old Jackson Sparks, died and dozens were injured on Sunday after Brooks reportedly drove his red SUV through the crowd of performers and bystanders at the town’s Christmas parade. Graphic videos of the event show the vehicle, allegedly driven by Brooks, running over marchers, dancers, and parade attendees. The criminal complaint alleges that “this was an intentional act to strike and hurt as many people as possible.”
Brooks was later arrested on the front porch of a stranger’s house in Waukesha where he pounded on the front door and said he was waiting for an Uber.
“I called an Uber and I’m supposed to be waiting for it over here, but I don’t know when it’s coming,” Brooks reportedly said in a conversation that was caught on a Ring doorbell video. “Can you call it for me please? I’m homeless.”
Brooks has a lengthy rap sheet and had just posted bond just a few days before the parade.