‘You bet my bail reforms will kill people’: Shocking Admission by Milwaukee DA

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(Daily Mail)  The district attorney whose office let out Waukesha parade killer Darrell Brooks on a $1,000 bond three weeks ago previously admitted he knew his laxed bail policies would lead to killers being set free and murdering others, saying flippantly in a 2007 interview: ‘You bet, it’s guaranteed to happen.’

John Chisolm was elected as Milwaukee County District Attorney in 2007 and he immediately started advocating for lower cash bonds for criminals, like Brooks – a felon with a history of domestic violence charges who was most recently locked up for running over the mother of his children.

Milwaukee hasn’t ever abolished cash bond nor has the state, but prosecutors in the DA’s office advocate for lower amounts.

In 2007, Chisolm told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: ‘Is there going to be an individual I divert, or I put into treatment program, who’s going to go out and kill somebody? You bet. Guaranteed. It’s guaranteed to happen.

‘It does not invalidate the overall approach.’

That’s exactly what happened on Sunday when Brooks, who was bonded out of a Milwaukee jail on November 11th, killed five adults at the parade in Waukesha, a town some 50 miles from his home, and injured dozens more, including children who remain in the hospital. He was fleeing a domestic disturbance when he plowed through the crowds.

Chisolm’s shamefaced office, which yesterday admitted they’d set an ‘inappropriately low’ bond amount for Brooks, has not commented on the resurfaced interview in light of Sunday’s atrocity.

‘It does not invalidate the overall approach.’

That’s exactly what happened on Sunday when Brooks, who was bonded out of a Milwaukee jail on November 11th, killed five adults at the parade in Waukesha, a town some 50 miles from his home, and injured dozens more, including children who remain in the hospital. He was fleeing a domestic disturbance when he plowed through the crowds.

Chisolm’s shamefaced office, which yesterday admitted they’d set an ‘inappropriately low’ bond amount for Brooks, has not commented on the resurfaced interview in light of Sunday’s atrocity.

The victims from Sunday’s parade massacre are Dancing Grannies Virginia ‘Ginny’ Sorenson, 79; Leana ‘Lee’ Owen, 71; and Tamara Durand, 52; and 82-year-old Wilhelm Hospel, the husband of one of the Grannies.

There are also still children in the hospital, including Jessalyn Torres, who asked doctors to ‘glue her back together’ when she woke up.

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