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Thread started 11/05/22 8:50pm

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Darrell Brooks Trial

Has anyone followed the Darrell Brooks trial in Wekusha, Wisconsin?

He's the guy who - in a red Ford SUV - plowed through a Christmas parade on November 21, 2021. The case was live-streamed on many different news YouTube channels.

Brooks - charged with murdering 6 people including one child and is also charged with 61 other charges - has gone pro se, which is to say he's representing himself.

His cross-examinations are basically him reading from the public defender's notes and re-asking the questions.

He's also declared himself a sovereign citizen, not under any laws anywhere. It's a bogus stance in a court and no court recognizes any validity to the claim. He's also constantly objecting to being called Darrell Brooks or Mr. Brooks because that's not his name and he doesn't know anyone with that name. He's trying to prince his way out of it.

He's constantly barking about subject matter jurisdiction, which is to say does a court have the authority to adjudicate the case brought before it? You wouldn't take a traffic ticket to a bankruptcy court. You could file a small claims case if someone was murdered. The court has to have jurisdiction over the types of cases it is given. The constitution of Wisconsin gives this criminal court that jurisdiction. He cites no legal authority, or request any specific relief. She wrote out why SMJ is valid in her court, but he tore up the paper in court. It hasn't deterred him from bringing it up.

He's tried to do anything and everything to say it's a fraud trial. He's challenged the judge, acted out, and attacked every witness up there. The judge has gone above and beyond 100x over to hear him out, try to give him a wide breadth of space to say what he's going to say and show him that his objections, or matters for the record, etc., are invalid or not a real issue.

Many have criticized her for her suffering him as much as she has, but I think to avoid a mistrial or even a lengthy appeals process, she has given him not only ever inch to prove his claims, but to give himself enough rope to proverbially hang himself.

He was found guilty on every single charge by the jury, who deliberated just over a mere three hours. Sentencing is set for November 15-16, 2022.

I have never seen a bigger narcissistic and argumentative person than this guy. He reminds me of the Long Island RR shooter, Colin Ferguson who rep'd himself in court. He lost big time and his victims faced him down. The case was covered heavily in 1993. The judge, in his comments before sentencing, called Ferguson one of the most selfish people he had ever come across. I cannot wait for Judge Dorow's comments next week.

"Any man who represents himself in court has a fool for a client."

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Reply #1 posted 11/06/22 4:32pm

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I watched some of it, it was painful. To see him ask questions to people who were there made me sick. He did play that jurisdiction game. He did play the name game. He was so dumb. He talked his way into getting more evidence against him admitted.

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Reply #2 posted 11/06/22 6:04pm

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OnlyNDaUsa said:

I watched some of it, it was painful. To see him ask questions to people who were there made me sick. He did play that jurisdiction game. He did play the name game. He was so dumb. He talked his way into getting more evidence against him admitted.


Yep, he opened a few Pandora Boxes that he likely wished he did, especially the rap video and the pedophile charge.

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Reply #3 posted 11/07/22 1:48pm

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Watched the case at first. That dude would try the patience of a saint; the case is excruitiating. He sull do anything and everything for attention and tp delay the case. If it wasn't so sad it would be comical. confused

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Reply #4 posted 11/07/22 3:16pm

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purplethunder3121 said:

Watched the case at first. That dude would try the patience of a saint; the case is excruitiating. He will do anything and everything for attention and to delay the case. If it wasn't so sad it would be comical. confused


I never thought of that word, but you nailed it.

I don't even know how much attention he wants, considering he blathered on about the attention the case is getting, as well as a Reddit thread by someone claiming to be a juror that he got upset about.

I do believe he was trying to distrupt, nullify, and delay the case. The judge told him at one point, "your lack of consent will not stop this from happening." Just like them calling him by his name. I think it's probably why he kept challenging Subject Matter Jurisdiction because he didn't want to believe her court was a court for the case against him.

I'm literally as excited about his sentencing as I am the finale of The Handmaid's Tale. HA

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Reply #5 posted 11/11/22 12:21pm

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Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaad...guilty as charged. What a surprise. neutral

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Reply #6 posted 11/16/22 11:27am

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Yesterday and today are victim impact statements. Today is mostly Brooks, his mother, and grandmother. He's been rattling on for a while, blaming the prosecution, name calling then saying he respects them, he's blaming his baby mama "it takes two," thereby blaming her for him hitting and abusing her in the past.

He's only mildly parroted remorse due to victim's statements yesterday. He has no remorse, I believe.

His mother dug into mental health, as did his grandmother. But to their credit, they both admitted that he did what we know he did. But it did a disservice to people who struggle with mental health, as if all of them have the potential to mow down children and the elderly on the streets of suburban Milwaukee.

The mother and older brother of Jaxson Sparkks is what got me yesterday. The statement and picture that the brother drew of the car hitting him was just too much. I lost it at that point.

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Reply #7 posted 11/16/22 11:59am

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this trash is still talking over an hour and that was after his mom and grandmother went on and on making him out to being the victim.

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Reply #8 posted 11/16/22 12:42pm

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Big pharm?

I'll tell U what the Eye in the Pimp stand 4!
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Reply #9 posted 11/16/22 5:58pm

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OnlyNDaUsa said:

this trash is still talking over an hour and that was after his mom and grandmother went on and on making him out to being the victim.


He talked for almost two hours, and the judge stopped him. His mother went righ tto mental health victim, and his grandmother wasn't much different but seemed more accepting of what he did.

They took a break for about 10 minutes, came back at 4pm ET, and she read her statement for quite a bit. There were a couple of interruptions from him, of course, but eventually she got her full sentence in.

For each of the six murder chargers, he got life without parole.

For the other charges he got 17.5 years for each one, which is 762.5 years plus 305 years of extended supervision, all on top of the six murder charges. So those charges would've had 305 years of parole after his life murder charges.

It's all consecutive, not concurrent.

Also, there are six charges of hit n' run resulting in death with carries a 25 year sentence each. She sentenced 15 years of initial confinement and 10 years of parole. Those were noted as concurrect with the first six murder charges.

Counts of felony bail jumping - 6 years each (3 years confinement, 3 years parole, consecutive to all else, but concurrent with each other).

Battery to Erica Patternson, 9 months consecutive to any other sentence.


He was basically sentenced to over a millennium of prison time. I think there was probation time attached to the other charges (non-murder), but he'll never see them. There was also an option (an "enhancer") of +5 years on any particular charge. She didn't do that for the murder because it was unnecessary, but did use it with the other charges (which is why they're 17.5 years, instead of the 12.5 years).

The judge was not easy in her assessment of him or his behavior. Four different forensic psychologists evaluated him and all had the same summation - he's damn near a narcissist. She said he believed the rules didn't apply to him, and that he was a danger to society.

I'm sure he'll try to appeal, but I don't see an appellate court giving him any recourse considering how far Judge Dorow went with going above and beyond to be sure none of this rights were violated in the court room.

[Edited 11/16/22 19:31pm]

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