From the Milwaukee Journal:

WAUKESHA - Almost a year after a devastating attack on a hallowed city tradition, a jury convicted Darrell Brooks Jr. of killing six people and injuring dozens of others by driving through the 2021 Christmas parade. After being sequestered Tuesday night after about 90 minutes of deliberations, the jury announced it had verdicts early Wednesday.

Judge Jennifer Dorow began reading them shortly before 11 a.m., beginning with the first-degree intentional homicide counts. It took her about 25 minutes to read the guilty verdicts on all 76 charges.

It’s been hastily pointed out by many, that Brooks decided to represent himself in the matter, and that it was a stupid move to do that. While I tend to agree, I’m unconvinced this had any effect on the outcome, and indeed I’ll tell you point blank there wasn’t a lawyer on Earth that was going to get him out of any of those charges. You commit several murders in front of literally thousands of witnesses, you’re going to be outta circulation for several years and I don’t care what color you are.

And speaking of that…

I have argued strenuously in the past against hate crimes legislation because the very nature of such laws is unequal. This case is a prime example of that. Let’s imagine that Mr Brooks is white and the people he was mowing down are black. Does anyone suppose even for a split second that a white person behind the wheel of that red Ford Escape, wouldn’t have been charged with multiple hate crimes?

Well, I suppose they could have pinned it on the SUV.

In the end, Daryl Brooks got precisely what he deserved, but that’s the small end of this particular stick. The larger being the question of who taught him all the racist nonsense was spouting?

And of course the next step in these matters is almost invariably an appeal. The question becomes who’s going to file such an appeal? Is there a lawyer on Earth who would take the case?