Milwaukee County DA Who Let Driver Out On Bail After Running Someone Over Says He Had No Idea Driver Would Run Someone Over

DA Chisholm, motorist Brooks, and the memorial

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN – Milwaukee County DA John Chisholm released a statement Monday claiming that when his department let Darrell Brooks out on only $1000 bail after running someone over with his car, there was no indication he might run someone over with his car.

“We were blind-sided by this”, said Chisholm. “There was simply nothing in his past behavior to indicate he would do something like this...again.”

DA Chisholm is well-known for his reluctance to put people in jail. In 2015, he was profiled by New Yorker magazine, where he was hailed nationally by Democrats for his efforts to reduce mass incarceration and achieve racial equality.

As a result of his efforts, since 2019, crime in Milwaukee county is up 28%, with assaults up 26%, murders up 95%, and automobile theft up 270%.

Chisholm defended these results, stating, “If I hadn’t let so many criminals out, crime would have been even worse.”

“Jail time should only be for habitual criminals, not people like Brooks,” repeated Chisholm. “Other than having previously been charged with possession of drugs, strangulation and suffocation, battery, illegally possessing firearms as a convicted felon, reckless endangering safety, resisting arrest, being a registered sex offender, jumping bail, and having an open warrant against him in Nevada, Brooks was a model citizen.”

"Why would we want to put someone like that in jail?"

- The Satirized Evening Post
November 24, 2021

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