Waukesha Parade pulls GoFundMe bid to raise $ 5 million bail for suspect Darrell Brooks Jr.


A GoFundMe page aimed at raising $ 5 million bail for a Wisconsin man accused of plowing his SUV through a Christmas parade in Waukesha has been pulled from the stage.

Darrell Brooks Jr. was charged with five counts of first-degree intentional homicide following Sunday’s holiday incident. While the five died on the spot, the sixth victim, 8-year-old Jackson Sparks, died a few days later at Area Hospital.

Prosecutors previously agreed that Brooks was only able to dismantle the parade route after he was placed on $ 5 million bail – a “disproportionately low” bond – during court peerage on Tuesday.

During the parade massacre, Brooks was out on $ 1,000 bail after being arrested earlier this month for trying to drive his baby’s mother with his car.

According to the screengrabs first shared by Law Enforcement Today, bail also sparked a fundraising effort on behalf of Brooks. A page set up by a man named James Norton insisted that Brooks was a victim of the “racist” justice system and used hashtags, including #RacismIsReal and #BLM.

“On November 21, 2021, our dear friend Darrell Brooks was arrested on charges of driving his car to a parade, because anyone who knows Darrell personally can tell you that he never does such a thing and I know what he is doing.” Norton wrote, every screengrabs.

“There is much more to the story that the media has not told us and I am trying to raise bail so Darrell can be released and tell his side of the story of seeing another black man in this tragic situation behind bars. A thoroughly political and racist investigation.”

Fundraiser organizers wrote that “prosecutors across the country have no excuse for the continued treatment of black Americans.”

A GoFundMe spokesman confirmed to LOVEBYLIFE Business on Wednesday that the page had been removed from the platform. A man trying to raise money for Brooks is banned from using GoFundMe for a future fundraiser.

“Fundraisers with abuse are very rare, and we take all complaints very seriously,” the spokesman said.

“Our team works with law enforcement to report problems and assist them in any investigations they feel are necessary.”

The move comes amid controversy over GoFundMe over previous removal of pages dedicated to Kyle Rittenhouse, who killed two men and wounded a third in an AR-style semi-automatic rifle unrest in Wisconsin last summer. The late night violence was triggered by the shooting of 29-year-old Jacob Blake, a black man who was shot by a white police officer on August 23, 2020.

Rittenhouse has now been cleared of all violent allegations, and a spokesman said it could now raise money on their behalf through the platform.

“If anyone is acquitted of those charges, like Rittenhouse today, fundraising for their legal defense has been initiated and other costs do not violate this policy,” according to GoFundMe.

“We may remain active until we determine that the fundraising does not violate any of our other provisions to pay for attorneys, cover legal costs or assist with ongoing living costs for a person acquitted of those charges, and for example, the intent is clearly stated and the appropriate beneficiary is added to the fund.

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