Judge Dorow was forced to call ten different courtroom recesses in response to a variety of disruptions and bizarre behavior on the part of Brooks. Brooks repeatedly pulled a suit jacket over his head and rested on a table during the jury selection proceedings. withdrew a plea claiming he was not responsible by reason of mental disease or defect last month. Brooks refused to explain why he was changing his plea. The defendant has an extensive social media history voicing his support for violent extremism, including advocating for violence against Jews and white people. Brooks has been previously convicted of a litany of violent crimes and felonies. He was out of custody on a paltry $1,000 bail when he was arrested for the Christmas parade massacre. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
Welp, lunch break is over. #DarrelBrooks began in courtroom. Jurors began to enter. Arguments with judge continued. Brooks is once again being removed from the courtroom.— Bruce Harrison (@HarrisonMKE) October 4, 2022