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War of Words in Waukesha as Wikipedia Users Try Claiming ‘Incident’ Over ‘Rampage’


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The events in Waukesha, Wisconsin just days ago were a tragedy, that’s for sure, but there appears to be a great deal of confusion about what kind of tragedy it was.

The scene was horrific:  A man in a sizable SUV sped into a Christmas parade filled with high school marching bands and the like, killing at least 6 people as of this writing and injuring over 5 dozen more, many of whom are still in critical condition.  The act certainly appeared in intentional, (because how could it not be), but some who’ve described the events have been catching flak for the verbiage they’re using.

On Wikipedia, the issue took on a whole new twist as editors attempted to whitewash the event.

Wikipedia and several news outlets are being criticized for seemingly downplaying the severity of an alleged massacre on a Waukesha, Wisconsin Christmas parade where a man plowed through a crowd of people killing six.

Internet users who search Wikipedia for Sunday’s attack, which injured over 60 people in addition to the 6 fatalities, are met with a message that says “A request that this article title be changed to 2021 Waukesha Christmas parade incident is under discussion.”

Additionally, users who search “2021 Waukesha Christmas parade car rampage” are redirected to a site that says “2021 Waukesha Christmas parade car crash.”

Some in the media pushed back.

“He’s charged with intentional homicide,” Daily Wire’s Ryan Saavedra tweeted in response to CBS News calling the attack a “crash.” “It’s not a “crash.”

Brooks has a long criminal history that almost unbelievably includes another incident in which he attempted to assault someone with his vehicle.

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