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World: Biden has no plans 'at this point in time' to visit Waukesha after Christmas parade attack

Waukesha congressman responds to Christmas parade tragedy

  Waukesha congressman responds to Christmas parade tragedy Rep. Scott Fitzgerald, whose district includes Waukesha, responded to the Christmas parade tragedy."It's not just the city of Waukesha, but there were so many people participating in the parade that aren't from the city, necessarily," Rep. Scott Fitzgerald, R-Wis., whose district includes Waukesha, said. "It's becoming not just a city of Waukesha story, but a statewide story.

The White House does not have any plans to preview "at this point in time" for President Biden to visit Waukesha, Wis. after the Christmas parade attack earlier this month.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Monday was asked why the president has not yet visited Waukesha, after 39-year-old Darrell Brooks Jr. allegedly plowed through a crowd of innocent people attending a Christmas parade there, killing six people including an 8-year-old boy and injuring dozens more.


"As you saw the president convey last week, our hearts go out to this community, to the people in Waukesha that we've been in touch, obviously, with officials there," Psaki said. "We're all watching as people are recovering, and this is such a difficult time of year for this to happen--it's difficult any time."

‘Dancing Granny’ Killed in Parade Was Making Her Grand Debut

  ‘Dancing Granny’ Killed in Parade Was Making Her Grand Debut The 58th annual Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, on Sunday was the first time Tamara Durand ever performed with the beloved troupe known as the Dancing Grannies. But what was supposed to be a festive rite of passage ended in tragedy for the 52-year-old and dozens of others after a red SUV plowed through barricades and into the crowd. Durand, who had worked as a hospice and critical-care chaplain at Waukesha Memorial Hospital, was among at least five people killed in the chaos. At least 48 others were injured, including more than a dozen children.

Psaki, though, explained that "any president going to visit a community requires a lot of assets" and requires "taking their resources."

"It's not something that I have a trip to preview at this point in time," Psaki said. "But we remain in touch with local officials and certainly our hearts are with the community as they've gone through such a difficult time."

Brooks had an extensive criminal history dating back to 1999, including multiple felonies. A convicted sex offender, Brooks posted bail twice in Wisconsin this year – despite having an active warrant for jumping bail on a sex crime charge in Nevada.

Earlier this month, Milwaukee prosecutors requested just $1,000 bail for Brooks after he was arrested and charged for allegedly punching his girlfriend in the face and then running her over with his car in a gas station parking lot. Prosecutors now admit that bail was "inappropriately low."

Waukesha suspect Darrell Brooks made bail twice this year despite active warrant

  Waukesha suspect Darrell Brooks made bail twice this year despite active warrant Waukesha suspect Darrell Brooks made bail twice this year despite active warrant in NevadaWaukesha Christmas parade horror suspect Darrell Brooks Jr. made bail twice in Wisconsin this year despite having an active sex crime warrant out of Nevada and claiming to be indigent, court records show.


Brooks’ criminal history ranges from multiple firearms and battery convictions, to strangulation, to sex offenses, and drug charges on a 50-page rap sheet that spans three states.

Cash bail policies have come into the spotlight after the incident, with the White House maintaining its position to end cash bail – saying the decision to hold defendants should be based on the threat they pose to society, not their ability to pay bail.

"Ending cash bail will not automatically put people charged with crimes on the streets," a White House official told Fox News. "It just means that whether you get bail should be based on the threat you pose, and not how much money you have in your bank account."

"There shouldn’t be a separate criminal justice system for wealthy Americans," the official added.

"Ultimately though, this was a decision made by local courts," the official said, referring to Milwaukee county prosecutors releasing Brooks on bail.

Waukesha suspect Darrell Brooks faces charges in county that has long downplayed violent crimes, expert says .
Milwaukee County, where Darrell Brooks allegedly plowed his car through a Christmas parade after posting low bail, downplays severe crimes, according to an expert."The charges [in Milwaukee County] downplay the severity of the crime," Bill Osmulski, a researcher at the Wisconsin-based MacIver Institute, told Fox News. "A real popular one that I've come across is second-degree reckless endangering of safety.

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