It instantly made me think of the 2016 terrorist attack in Nice.

One onlooker summed it up.

“Right now, I’m just angry. It seems everywhere we turn, it’s just another violent day in the U.S.”


Doesn’t seem to have been terrorism; just a typical domestic atrocity, in which a violent person who should be in jail is driving around killing people.


Just makes you puke.

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3 Responses to “Could the Waukesha mass murder event be terrorism?”

  1. Stephen Karlson Says:

    The most jarring part of national news reporting Sunday evening was those descriptions of Waukesha as “fifty miles north of Kenosha” rather than “just west of Milwaukee,” but perhaps with as many people who confuse Milwaukee and Minneapolis and Kenosha being in the news, that’s understandable.

    What happened was not terrorism, just another reckless driver. There’s a lot of speeding on Milwaukee area stroads, particularly Capitol Drive, Hampton Avenue, and Silver Spring Road, but there generally are not parades taking place along them.

    There’s a topic crossover to your Chesa Boudin post, in the Milwaukee County prosecutor also being reluctant to impose bail or hold people in jail. And yes, the Trumpians are sounding off, but they’re likely overplaying their hand.

    Until the residents of Milwaukee (or any other large city with a bail-reluctant prosecutor) catch on that the occasional carnage when one of those speeders runs over a pedestrian (it probably happens enough in a summer to account for the Waukesha casualty list) not to mention the collateral damage when the gang lords settle local scores is happening mostly in the neighborhoods where the prosecutor trolls for votes. I have not, yet, seen anyone running for prosecutor with an appeal that works both east of 35th Street in Milwaukee and in suburbs such as Greendale or Franklin or Fox Point, which would be the most desirable outcome. (Too much granularity about Milwaukee I admit.)

    Enjoy your Thanksgiving and the opening days of Hanukkah.

  2. Margaret Soltan Says:

    Thanks, Stephen! You too.

    I’ll admit to having Kenosha and Waukesha somewhat confusingly rattling around in my head while reading all the horrible news…

    And yes – as long as judges/prosecutors all over the US fail to do their jobs, we’ll have to try to step around the terrifying lost souls they let loose among us. What makes Boudin especially disgusting is his deep ideological commitment to dismantling civilization. SF can’t get rid of him quickly enough.

  3. Stephen Karlson Says:

    I’m visiting family in Titletown, and a lot is coming out about Milwaukee County’s John Chisholm, who apparently is a role model for Boudin, only without the Weather Underground ties. But that prosecutor with the county-wide appeal might be a unicorn, at least given the way previous elections have gone.

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