If you want an example of how off the rails the war on police has gone, look no further than Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.
“Last night, protesters came to my girlfriend’s house while I was there and tried to kill me. I was unarmed and tried to defend my property and the property of my girlfriend. We were both assaulted, punched and ultimately shot at several times.”
More on the attack in a moment. But first, a little history on the victim.
He’s a police officer who has been involved in three shootings in the past five years AND even though his use of deadly physical force was validated, he has been suspended by that city’s police and fire commission as of last Wednesday. That’s according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
The commission took the vote in response to a complaint filed against Officer Joseph Mensah by the family of Jay Anderson Jr., who was fatally shot by Mensah in 2016.
The complaint also asks for Mensah to be fired, and the commission has approved hiring a third-party investigator to look into the case.
It is imperative,” the resolution read, “that the City facilitate the transition of Officer Joseph Mensah from employment by the Wauwatosa Police Department.”
The resolution also mandated that the city’s administrator and police chief “effectuate such a change as quickly as possible.”
The police and fire commission suspended Joseph Mensah after receiving a citizen complaint on behalf of the family of a man the officer fatally shot in 2016. https://t.co/FVUX8m4RfD
— MyCommunityNow (@MyCommunityNOW) August 3, 2020
Mensah is an African American who was hired by the police department in January 2015. Several months later, Mensah and Officer Jeffrey Newman shot and killed Antonio Gonzalez, who was brandishing a sword and refused to drop it.
Just under one year later, Mensah approached a car in which Jay Anderson Jr. was sleeping. As Mensah walked up to the vehicle, he spotted a gun in the car and when he believed Anderson was reaching for it, he shot Anderson six times, killing him.
Finally, this past February, Mensah shot and killed Alvin Cole after officers were called to a local mall for a report of some type of disturbance.
The shooting of Gonzalez and Anderson were deemed justified self-defense, so it is puzzling why the commission took the action they did against Officer Mensah. In the meantime, the investigation into Cole’s shooting remains under investigation.
Despite the fact that Anderson’s death has already been investigated four times by different entities, that doesn’t seem to be enough for the detractors. Jonathan Cermele, who is representing Mensah said that the Milwaukee Police Department, the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, and the Wauwatosa Police Department had all investigated the shooting and found Mensah’s actions to be justified.
As if all of that isn’t disturbing enough, the mob has now descended upon Officer Mensah and his girlfriend.
In a Facebook post, Mensah said the following:
— Gregory Jon (@gregoryjon) August 9, 2020
This is an attempt by Marxist revolutionaries to take control of the narrative and use the so-called “systemic police racism” as a means to emasculate the police.
It has gotten to the point where even justified police shootings are no longer an acceptable response for police officers.
Who in God’s name is going to sign up to be a police officer under such ridiculous conditions? One where even if you are completely 100% justified in using deadly physical force, your job is still on the line and the mob will ruin your life.
Read more at lawenforcementtoday.com