World Wikipedia users try to change Waukesha 'parade car rampage' entry to 'parade incident'
Several dead as car plows through Waukesha Christmas parade
Red SUV drives through a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, striking more than 20 people.The incident occurred at around 4:39pm (2239 GMT) on Sunday in the city of Waukesha, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) west of Milwaukee.
Wikipedia and several news outlets are being criticized for seemingly downplaying the severity of an alleged massacre on a Waukesha, Wisconsin Christmas parade where a man plowed through a crowd of people killing six.
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Wisconsin: 5 dead in a christmas parade hit by a car, the driver charged
© John Hart police stood in the main street of Waukesha, this Sunday night. A SUV has hit this Sunday evening a crowd gathered for a Christmas parade in Waukesha in Wisconsin, the United States, making at least 5 dead and 40 wounded, according to the balance sheet of the local police. The suspect will be charged with five homicides, Monday announced the US authorities responsible for the investigation.
Reporters and media outlets across the country have been criticized for referring to the attack, which prosecutors say was intentionally committed by 39-year-old Darrell Brooks in order to cause as much destruction as possible, as a "parade crash" rather than an attack or massacre.
"He's charged with intentional homicide," Daily Wire’s Ryan Saavedra tweeted in response to CBS News calling the attack a "crash." "It's not a "crash."
"‘Parade Crash’ cannot be the most accurate way to describe someone purposefully ramming into people with his car at a parade," Washington Examiner’s Jerry Dunleavy added.
"It was not an ‘accident,’" Turning Point USA’s Benny Johnson tweeted. "It was not a ‘parade crash.’ The killer was not ‘fleeing a crime.’ All these lies disproven by the evidence/charges. This was an intentional mass murder by a cop-hating black supremacist released by Democrats. Those are the facts. Break the narrative."
How Big-Time Right-Wing Trolls Andy Ngo and Tim Pool Tied Waukesha Killings to Black Lives Matter
Hours after a suspect was detained by the police in Waukesha after an SUV went careening into a Christmas parade, injuring dozens and killing five people, far-right provocateurs went searching for a motive late Sunday night. In short order, they found a spurious if viral-ready and inflammatory one: the Black Lives Matter movement. Darrell Brooks, age 39, the alleged driver of the SUV, has a long rap sheet, including convictions for a slew of sexual crimes and violent offenses. Per multiple reports, Brooks was out on bail, awaiting charges after allegedly attempting to run over the mother of his child.
Eight-year-old Jackson Sparks died on Tuesday making him the sixth person killed after an SUV plowed through the Christmas parade over the weekend.
The other victims were identified Monday as Wilhelm Hospel, 81; Virginia Sorenson, 79; LeAnna Owen, 71; Tamara Durand, 52; and Jane Kulich, 52.
Brooks was charged Tuesday with five counts of first-degree intentional homicide, a charge that carries a mandatory life sentence if convicted. His bail was set at $5 million, and a preliminary hearing was scheduled for Jan. 14. Additional charges related to Sparks' death and the more than 60 people injured will be coming later this week or next, said Waukesha County District Attorney Susan Opper.
Fox News' Greg Norman contributed to this report
Waukesha suspect intimidated a witness from jail weeks before deadly rampage, prosecutor says .
Waukesha killer Darrell Brooks tried to intimidate a witness from jail after he was locked up for running over the mother of one of his children with his red SUV, prosecutors said Tuesday during a hearing in a case unrelated to the deadly attack on holiday revelers. Brooks joined a video conference call in Milwaukee County Circuit Court by phone Tuesday from the Waukesha County Jail, where he's being held on $5 million bond for the Nov. 21 Christmas parade rampage that killed six people. Prosecutor Mathew Torbenson said the state wanted to address Brooks' bail conditions on the Nov.