GoFundMe pulls page aimed at raising $5 million bail for Waukesha Christmas parade suspect

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A GoFundMe page aimed at raising $5 million bail for the Wisconsin man accused of plowing his SUV through a Christmas parade in Waukesha has been pulled from...
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Darrell Brooks Jr. was charged with five counts of first-degree intentional homicide following the holiday event on Sunday. Five people were pronounced dead on the scene while a sixth victim, 8-year-old Jackson Sparks, died days later in an area hospital.

During a court appearance on Tuesday, Brooks was ordered held on $5 million bail — sparking swift backlash given prosecutors previously admitted Brooks was only able to rip through the parade route after being sprung on an "inappropriately low" bond.

At the time of the parade massacre, Brooks was out on $1,000 bail after he was arrested earlier this month for allegedly attempting to run over the mother of his child with his car.

According to screengrabs first shared by Law Enforcement Today, the bail also spawned a fundraising effort on Brooks' behalf. Set up by a person going by the name James Norton, the page insisted Brooks was a victim of a "racist" justice system and used hashtags including #RacismIsReal and #BLM.

"On November 21st, 2021 our dear friend Darrell Brooks was arrested for allegedly driving his…
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