CNN and the Washington Post suggested that Brooks was fleeing from police at the time of the incident and that he was merely fleeing from the police. Waukesha Police Chief Daniel Thompson responded to such reports saying:
“I want to dispel some rumors: There was no police pursuit that led up to this incident.”
CNN and the WaPo lied??? Say it ain’t so, Joe. If you watched the video, it was apparent that he was trying to hit as many people as possible and he did a good job of it. He killed five and injured forty more, including a girl who is in the ICU section of the hospital. They had to remove one of her kidneys and the other one is bruised.
The Waukesha Police Department website is the only source for information. Do not release information from any other source as it has not been vetted and could lead to false information.”
S.E. Cupp tweeted:
“BREAKING: CNN reports Waukesha driver who plowed into parade was fleeing another crime scene, not an act of terrorism or retaliation.”
Minutes later, CNN Breaking News tweeted:
“There are indications the person held in the deadly Wisconsin parade incident was fleeing another scene, sources say.”
The lefties are trying to cover up this crime while at the same time condemning -I just hope that the voters remember to go out and cast their vote for the party of the law-abiding American citizens, The Wisconsig legislature had previously passed a series of laws that would have prevented Darrell Brooks to be out on the streets but Gov Tony Evers vetoed them all.
The Washington Post soon piled on with a story of its own and in reporting quoted an unnamed “law enforcement official” who insisted the suspect’s intent in ramming and running over adults, children, and the elderly was a desperate bid to “escape the police.”
ABC News added:
“Investigators are looking into whether the SUV driver who plowed through a Christmas parade in suburban Milwaukee, killing at least five people and injuring more than 40, was fleeing a crime, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press.”
Twitter user Polly Karr summed up much of the internet’s ire with one cleverly worded tweet: “But CNN said …”