The GoFundMe page set up for Christmas Parade killer Darrell Brooks after Waukesha Court Commissioner Kevin Costello set bail at $5 million has been taken down.
Brooks allegedly plowed his SUV into the crowd during a holiday parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, killing six people and injuring more than 60.
During the Waukesha incident, he was out on $1,000 bail after he got arrested for trying to run over the mother of his child.
The GoFundMe page was set up by someone named James Norton from Waukesha.
“On November 21st, 2021 our dear friend Darrell Brooks was arrested for allegedly driving his car into a parade, as someone who knows Darrell personally I can tell you that he would NEVER do such a thing and I know he is innocent of what he was charged with,” it reads.
“Clearly there is more to the story the media is not telling us and I am seeking to raise the bail so Darrell can be released and speak his truth to his side of the story in this tragic situation that sees another black man behind bars in a purely political and racist trial.”
“There is no excuse for this continued treatment of black Americans by prosecutors around the country, everyone must be presumed innocent until proven guilty and we ask that he be treated equally as anyone else in this country would be treated and he should be released until found guilty,” Norton continued.
He ended the message with the hashtags #BLM, #IStandWithDarrell, #NoJusticeNoPeace, and #RacismIsReal.
A spokesperson for GoFundMe told Daily Mail that the page violated its terms of service and that the person who created it has been banned from using the site.
“Fundraisers with misuse are very rare, and we take all complaints very seriously. Our team works with law enforcement to report issues and assists them in any investigations they deem necessary,” the spokesperson told the news outlet.
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