An Illinois Democratic staffer brazenly mocked the Waukesha SUV tragedy that killed five and injured dozens in Wisconsin on Sunday, sarcastically equating the incident to Kyle Rittenhouse’s highly-publicized acquittal last week.
‘It was probably just self-defense,’ Mary Lemanski, 46, reportedly the social media director for the Democratic Party in DuPage County, wrote on Twitter Sunday night in the wake of the Wisconsin attack, in the first of a string of since-deleted, scornful posts.
‘Living in Wisconsin, he probably felt threatened,’ Lemanski continued in her late-night tirade, referring to the SUV driver in the Waukesha case.
‘I’m sure he didn’t want to hurt anyone,’ she added. ‘He came to help people.’
Illinois Democratic staffer set off social media with a string of since-deleted social media posts Sunday night mocking the tragic attack on a parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, that saw at least five people die
The posts seemed to make light of the successful self-defense argument that 18-year-old Rittenhouse and his defense team made during the teen’s recent trial over two shooting deaths in Kenosha last year – which saw a Wisconsin jury find the defendant not guilty Friday.
‘The blood of Kyle Rittenhouse’s victims is on the hands of Wisconsin citizens,’ the Democratic staffer sniped in another scornful post.
‘Even the children,’ she further declared.
Mary Lemanski, 46, has worked for the Democratic Party in DuPage County since 2018 as the association’s social media director
The DuPage Democrat then offered onlookers her own perspective on the Sunday attack.
‘I’m sad,’ Lemanski shared later that night. ‘I’m sad anytime anyone dies.’
‘I just believe in Karma and this came around quick on the citizens of Wisconsin.’
Then, in another, more judgmental, message directed to the citizens of the state that saw both of the contentious attacks, the staffer proclaimed, ‘You reap what you sow, Wisconsin.’
She added: ‘It’s sad people died, but when you open the door to vigilante justice, everyone seems threatening.’
The Democratic Party of DuPage county’s website lists Lemanski as a current staffer and ‘DuPage Dems’ Difference Maker.’
According to a biography found on the site, the 46-year-old manages the party’s Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts, and is a single mom of two kids.
Her LinkedIn profile shows that she currently still holds the position, and has since 2018.
According to a biography found on the site, the 46-year-old manages the party’s Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts, and is a single mom of two kids
On her personal Facebook page, Lemanski posted November 15 that a ‘white wing group’ was trying to prevent her from speaking at a school board meeting.
She accused the group of being ‘fascists’ who shut down ‘all opposing viewpoints.’
Lemanski did not immediately respond to DailyMail.com’s request for comment on the since-deleted posts Monday, nor did the Democratic Party of DuPage County, when asked for confirmation if Lemanski was still employed by their organization.
She has since posted a further slew of tweets, writing: ‘Nobody cared about me like my whole life. My mom used to leave me for hours at a time alone in my play pen.
Darrell Brooks Jr, 39, from Milwaukee, was detained shortly after a red SUV ploughed into the annual Christmas parade in the town of Waukesha, leaving at least five people dead and 40 injured – including at least 12 children on Sunday night. He is shown in a previous mugshot
‘I’ve put out music for 20 years nobody gave a sh*t. Why do people all of a sudden care about a stupid remark? I can’t believe my 15 minutes of fame is for this sh*t.’
At least five people were killed and 40 injured – including 12 children – during Sunday’s tragedy in Waukesha, when a speeding SUV plowed into a Christmas parade in the suburban town near Milwaukee.
Darrell Brooks, 39, has been arrested and named by police as a ‘person of interest’ in the mass-killing event.
On November 5, Brooks was charged with felony bail jumping, recklessly endangering safety, battery, disorderly conduct and resisting an officer, three days earlier on November 2.
The circumstances around that incident remain unclear but he posted a $1,000 cash bond on November 19, according to court records.
His motive for Sunday’s attack remains unclear; police will not confirm whether it was a deliberate act of terror or if Brooks accidentally ran into the crowds after losing control of his car while fleeing a knife crime.
Social media profiles reveal Brooks was an amateur rapper who went by the name MathBoi Fly, and claimed to have ‘turned to the streets at a very young age’ while growing up in a ‘dangerous West Side neighborhood of Washington Park’. He described himself as ‘the best underground artist in his city’.