Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, expressed indignation over left-wing policies that he believes led to tragedy at the Waukesha, Wisconsin, Christmas parade, as suspect Darrell E. Brooks Jr. had been released twice in Wisconsin just this year after low bail was set in his cases.
Cruz took to Twitter in response to a New York Post article that revealed Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm supported progressive criminal justice reforms even while admitting that it was “guaranteed” to result in a defendant getting out and killing somebody.
“This is shocking. Across the country, radical Leftists are releasing violent criminals from jail – with little or no bail – only to see them commit yet more violent crimes,” Cruz tweeted Tuesday. “This horrific mass murder is the latest example. And it was fully preventable.”
The Post article cited an interview Chisholm did with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in 2007. In the interview, Chisholm did not discuss bail, but did talk about taking an unorthodox approach to nonviolent crimes by diverting them away from the criminal justice system and into other types of programs like drug treatment.
“Is there going to be an individual I divert, or I put into treatment program, who’s going to go out and kill somebody?” Chisholm said. “You bet. Guaranteed. It’s guaranteed to happen. It does not invalidate the overall approach.”
Two separate judges freed Brooks on low-cost bail, records show. First for $500 in February after allegedly shooting at his nephew the previous summer and again for $1,000 earlier this month after a woman accused him of punching her and running her over with the same SUV that allegedly … (Read more)