Crime Wisconsin Christmas parade suspect will go to trial, judge decides
Has the MLK Day Parade Been Canceled Today?
Several events celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Several events marking the day have been canceled due to the threat of the Omicron variant amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
A judge has determined that Darrell Brooks, the man accused of careening his SUV into a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, on November 21, 2021,, should face trial at a preliminary hearing Friday.
There is "ample evidence on all fronts" that the state showed sufficient evidence that Brooks probably committed a felony, said Waukesha Circuit Court Commissioner Kevin Costello after hearing testimony from Waukesha Police Detective Thomas Casey.
Wisconsin vs. Purdue prediction, odds: 2022 college basketball picks, Jan. 3 best bets from proven model
SportsLine's model made its college basketball picks and predictions for Purdue vs. WisconsinMar 20, 2019; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; General overall view of a basketball approaching the rim and net before the first round of the 2019 NCAA Tournament at Vivint Smart Home Arena.
Casey, the lead investigator in the case, said he was doing traffic control at the parade and that he also reviewed video footage of the incident.
The vehicle zigzagged through the crowd and "it appears that the vehicle's intentionally aiming for people," Casey told Waukesha County District Attorney Susan Opper during direct questioning.
"At one point in the video, you can see the vehicle running over people. At one point there's someone on the hood of the car where the vehicle jams on its brakes, appears to have the person come off the hood of the car and then continues driving and drives over that person. As it gets to the 400 block it hits another group of people and then continues driving westbound," Casey said.
During cross-examination, Casey told defense attorney Anna Kees that there were times when Brooks avoided hitting people.
Judge rules absentee ballot drop boxes cannot be used in Wisconsin
Absentee ballot drop boxes can no longer be used in Wisconsin, a judge ruled on Thursday as the state prepares for spring and fall elections.Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge Michael Bohren said that absentee ballots could not be returned through drop boxes, saying "there's no authority to do it," the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. However, Bohren said that state law does allow for absentee ballots to be mailed back or handed in in- person. That ruling follows a lawsuit that was filed by the conservative Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL) on behalf of two individuals in June.
Kees said during the preliminary hearing that an officer reported Brooks had "red, bloodshot, and glassy eyes" and smelled of marijuana.
Casey said that was correct.
Brooks also turned away from the photos and videos of the parade incident when officers tried to show them to him, Kees said.
"And at one point, he even begged the law enforcement officer to stop showing them to him, correct?" Kees asked.
"I believe so," Casey answered.
Kees also said that Brooks told a detective that "quote, 'I didn't mean to kill nobody,' end quote."
"I believe that's the quote," Casey said.
Brooks faces 77 charges. He remained silent during the hearing and wore a red jail jumpsuit with his hair in a bun.
He is scheduled to be arraigned on February 11 at 10:15 a.m. CT.
Giuffre's Prince Andrew suit goes ahead despite Epstein deal .
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge gave the green light Wednesday to a lawsuit by an American woman who says Britain's Prince Andrew sexually abused her when she was 17. U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan wrote in an opinion that Andrew’s lawyers failed to successfully challenge the constitutionality of Virginia Giuffre's lawsuit. Giuffre sued the prince in August, saying she was coerced into sexual encounters with Andrew in 2001 by Epstein and his longtime companion, Ghislaine Maxwell. © Provided by Associated Press FILE - Virginia Giuffre speaks during a news conference outside a Manhattan court in New York, Aug. 27, 2019.