Posted 9 days ago
Darrell Brooks, Jr., the suspect in the horrific attack on the Waukesha, Wisconsin Christmas parade, was offered the ability to post bail again Tuesday, albeit at the "extraordinary" amount of $5 million. Wisconsin law does permit judges to deny bail entirely to defendants under certain circumstances, a number of which would seem to apply to Brooks.
Before stating their bail request, district attorneys read from Brooks' lengthy rap sheet, which included prior offenses for jumping bail, and announced that they were asking for a $5 million bail amount. Court Commissioner Kevin M. Costello granted the requested amount, saying, "I have no problem with the bail being recommended by the state."
Bail has become a hot-button issue in the Waukesha case after it was revealed that Brooks was released on a shockingly low $1,000 bail just ten days before he allegedly perpetrated the massacre at the... (Read more)