Rachel Maddow failed to mention Darrell Brooks during Waukesha segment

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow made a peculiar decision on Monday when dedicating an entire segment to the horrific Waukesha Christmas parade: She made no reference to Darrell E. Brooks Jr., the career criminal who is accused of killing multiple people by plowing through the crowd.

Waukesha Police Chief Dan Thompson said Monday afternoon that he would refer five counts of first-degree intentional homicide, in addition to other charges, against Brooks to the district attorney’s office. Hours later, “The Rachel Maddow Show” covered the tragedy but failed to inform viewers about the suspect or his lengthy criminal history dating back to 1999 that includes numerous violent felonies. She never mentioned Brooks by name, only referring to him as “the suspect” and MSNBC didn’t put his mugshot on screen during the segment, either.