The horrific attack on innocent Christmas parade attendees in Waukesha, Wisconsin over the weekend left at least six dead and dozens injured, including young children. The man suspected of perpetrating the attack, who happens to be Black, has a long criminal rap sheet and history of radical politically-charged social media postings.
That’s why many are focusing on a recent statement made by Milwaukee-based Black Lives Matter (BLM) activist Vaun Mayes, in which he claimed that the Waukesha attack could have been the start of a “revolution,” Fox News reported.
“I don’t know. Now we’ll have to wait and see because they do have somebody in custody. We may have to wait and see what they say about why this happened,” Mayes, a well-known BLM activist said during a Facebook Live discussion on Monday.
He added: “But it sounds possible that the revolution has started in Wisconsin. It started with this Christmas parade.”
Why should we listen to Mayes, other than the fact that such a statement is beyond the pale? It’s because he describes himself as a “Battle rapper, Community activist, Songwriter, Tattoo artist, Militant,” in his Twitter bio, in which he includes multiple hashtags supporting the Black Lives Matter movement.
The suggestion is that the attack could have possibly been a revenge attack by the suspect in the wake of the not guilty verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial. Many have understandably had a difficult time attempting to determine why BLM activists would be upset about a case involving four white men.
But that seemingly important tidbit didn’t stop Mayes from making a number of claims in his Facebook live video.
“I said I wasn’t going to speak on no rumors. Y’all are repeating some of the stuff that, you know, that has come up. And I can tell you that the initial person who reached out to me said that they believe that this has to do with the verdict, and so I made an assumption of which side it would be from, but I don’t know,” the “militant” BLM activist said.
Notably, neither Mayes nor any representatives from the Black Lives Matter movement have responded for comment on his shocking suggestion.