Black Lives Matter Leader: Waukesha Christmas Parade Massacre Start of 'Revolution'
BLM 'militant' Vaun Mayes praises mass-killing attack in Wisconsin
A Black Lives Matter leader has praised the killer behind the Waukesha Christmas parade attack, claiming the massacre is the start of a "revolution."
Milwaukee Black Lives Matter activist Vaun Mayes also claims the attack, which killed five people, was linked to the acquittal of teenager Kyle Rittenhouse.
On Sunday night, suspect Darrell Brooks Jr, 39, drove an SUV into a crowd of parade-goers, including children.
Mayes speculated that the attack signaled that "the revolution has started in Wisconsin."
Mayes declared that the horror that unfolded during the Christmas parade was linked to growing anger over the verdict in the Rittenhouse trial.
Last Friday, Rittenhouse was acquitted on charges stemming from killing two men and wounding another in self-defense during a violent Black Lives Matter riot in August 2020.
"I don’t know. Now we’ll have to wait and see because they do have somebody in custody," Vaun Mayes said on Facebook Live on Monday.
"We may have to wait and see what they say about why this happened.
"But it sounds possible that the revolution has started in Wisconsin.
"It started with this Christmas parade."
Mayes is a well-known BLM activist leader in Milwaukee.
He describes himself as a "Battle rapper, Community activist, Songwriter, Tattoo artist, Militant," in his Twitter bio, which is accompanied by various hashtags, including "#BlackLivesMatter," "#BlackLoveMatters" and "#RBG."
Black Lives Matter activist Vaun L Mayes @YungLz at the scene of the Waukesha parade attack:— Nobody (@TheNoboddy) November 22, 2021
"It sounds like the revolution has started," mentions hearing from a source who believes Darrell Brooks may have been motivated by the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict.pic.twitter.com/ayp3BjbfZ7
"I said I wasn’t going to speak on no rumors," Mayes said.
"Y'all are repeating some of the stuff that, you know, that has come up.
"And I can tell you that the initial person who reached out to me said that they believe that this has to do with the verdict, and so I made an assumption of which side it would be from, but I don’t know," he added in the video, referring to the not-guilty verdict of Rittenhouse.
The video was filmed at the scene of the parade attack.
Police have not released a motive behind the attack on Sunday night, which left five dead and 48 others injured after a car drove through a Christmas parade.
No connection has been found between the attack and the not guilty verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial.
Authorities arrested Darrell Brooks Jr. and charged him with five counts of first-degree intentional homicide.
Though his motive is unclear, a Facebook account appearing to belong to Brooks under one of his aliases, "MathBoi Fly," commented that he "wasn’t surprised 1 bit" about the Rittenhouse verdict.
Brooks, 39, also has an extensive criminal record stretching back to 1999, and made bail twice in Wisconsin this year despite having an active sex crime warrant in Nevada.