MILWAUKEE, WI – A self-proclaimed militant Black Lives Matter member in Milwaukee has caused controversy over his comment on the deadly Christmas parade attack that took place Sunday night, saying it may have been the start of “revolution”.
Vaun Mayes, a well-known activist in Milwaukee and founder of We All We Got Movement, said on Facebook Live on Monday that the horrific attack – in which the suspect Darrell Brooks Jr., 39, allegedly drove his SUV through a crowded charisma parade, killed 5 and wounded 48 – was possibly the beginning of a “revolution.”
“I do not know. Now we have to wait and see, because they have someone in custody. We may have to wait and see what they say about why this happened, ”said Mayes, who broadcast live from the stage of the parade. “But it sounds possible that the revolution has started in Wisconsin. It started with this Christmas parade. ”
What exactly he meant by “revolution”, Mayes has not yet clarified.
Mayes – who, according to his Twitter bio, is a “battle rapist, community activist, songwriter, tattoo artist, militant” – also referred to the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict and how some thought it might have led to the parade attack.
“I said I would not comment on rumors. You are all repeating something that you know has come up,” he said. “And I can tell you that the first person who contacted me said , that they think this has to do with the verdict, and therefore I assumed which side it would come from, but I do not know. “
According to police, Darrell Brooks Jr. was driving. his SUV into a Christmas parade in an attack whose motive has not yet been revealed; at present, officials do not believe there is a link between the attack and the Kyle Rittenhose verdict. Brooks has been charged with five counts of first-degree premeditated murder, with additional charges considered highly probable.
Brooks has a long rap sheet dating back to 1999, and at the time of the parade attack was out on bail of just $ 1,000 for allegedly driving over another person with his SUV earlier in November.