Help Officer Joseph Mensah
On August 8, 2020, Officer Mensah was attacked at home by BLM protesters—including one who fired a shotgun.
BLM protesters admitted to vandalizing the residence, and firing a shotgun.
The Back Story…
Black Lives Matter protesters wanted him fired. Now they’re firing at him…
According to a Wisconsin Public Radio article, a BLM leader in the Milwaukee area admitted that BLM protesters went to where Officer Mensah and his girlfriend were staying to vandalize it.
This is the same Officer Mensah that Black Lives Matter protestors and “social justice” organizations — including Jay-Z’s Team Roc — have demanded to be “fired from the police force immediately.”
In a full-page newspaper ad, Team Roc and other organizations also demanded that Officer Mensah be prosecuted because he “shot and killed THREE men of color.”
The Jonas Brothers have even jumped on the band wagon demanding that Officer Mensah be prosecuted.
White Officials Want a Black Officer Fired to Fix “Racist History”?
Alderperson Kuhl (who is white) was the first to demand the firing of Officer Mensah. In an e-mail she requested to be made public, Kuhl stated that “Last year, Wauwatosa acknowledged our racist history…” She then argued that “as long as Joseph Mensah is representing the city of Wauwatosa and our Police Department, we cannot purport to have any serious conversations about repairing the damage of our past and committing to building a community that is inclusive for all.”
Obviously, a few obvious facts may have been overlooked…
Of course facts matter. But social media mobs — and others who react before they think — don’t seem to care about the facts, the truth, or even justice.
In the aftermath of a social media witch hunt, Officer Mensah has been convicted in the court of news and social media. His character and reputation have been severely damaged in hundreds of questionable articles.
A Black Officer Condemned by Black Lives Matter for “Shooting Men of Color”—And Suspended by an All-white Commission
The facts also suggest that those who claim to seek “justice” may be perpetrating an even greater injustice themselves. Black Lives Matter protesters rallied against Officer Mensah for killing “men of color.”
And paradoxically, Officer Mensah was suspended by an all-white city commission, whose members seemed more concerned about protestors outside their doors than doing anything fair, impartial, and reasonable.
However, aside from the misinformation, the rushing to misjudgment, and all the media mayhem, there are plenty of clear, convincing facts that vindicate Officer Mensah’s actions.
Three Weapons, Three Shootings
Amid all of this nonsense, some publicly claimed that Officer Mensah is “trigger happy,” “a significant risk to the public at large,” and “a serial killer.”
Fortunately, many police officers are not involved in line-of-duty shootings during their careers. Unfortunately, in three separate incidents, Officer Mensah encountered individuals armed with deadly weapons:
Police Commands Were Ignored
There’s another set of facts that some have chosen to ignore: each of the armed individuals Officer Mensah encountered refused to drop their deadly weapons or otherwise follow repeated police commands.
The Shootings Were Justified
Officer Mensah’s First Encounter with a Deadly Weapon
After investigating the first incident in 2015, the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office ruled that Officer Mensah was justified in using deadly force to defend himself against deadly force. Officer Mensah and another officer both fired their weapons. And Officer Mensah received a Medal of Valor for his actions.
This incident was investigated by the Milwaukee Police Department, the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, and the Wauwatosa Police Department.
Second Encounter with a Deadly Weapon
After investigating the second incident in 2016, the district attorney’s office ruled that Officer Mensah was justified. The United States Attorney’s Office for Eastern Wisconsin also reviewed the case for potential civil rights violations.
And as reported by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, officials from the U.S. Department of Justice said, “there are a number of pieces of evidence that corroborate Mensah’s version of the events leading to the shooting. The DOJ said police found the gun on the front passenger seat and that Anderson’s DNA was later found on the gun”—and that the individual “kept reaching for it despite the officer’s command not to do so.”
Third Encounter with a Deadly Weapon
The third incident, which occurred in February 2020, has yet to be officially determined. However, Officer Mensah has been suspended from the Wauwatosa Police Department—even though the district attorney has yet to complete the investigation.
The National Fraternal Order of Police & The WPOA Stand with Officer Mensah
Inexplicably, none of the facts have stopped city officials from suspending Officer Mensah, and denying his right to due process. However, the Wauwatosa Peace Officers Association and the National Fraternal Order of Police support Officer Mensah—and have denounced the actions that city officials have taken.
Help put a stop to the social media mobs, misinformed anti-police rhetoric, and cancel-culture run amok. All donations will go directly to help Officer Mensah to obtain legal counsel, prepare evidence, and stand up for himself against defamation. And also to help repair the damage to the residence from the shotgun blast, broken window, and vandalism.
Day 15: “Silence Causes Violence”
The Jonas Brothers, Jay-Z’s Team Roc and other so-called social justice organizations—have yet to respond to the open letter seeking answers for condemning Officer Mensah.
The Dan O’Donnell Show
Listen to Dan the interview with Officer Mensah on The Dan O’Donnell Show on iHeart Radio. O’Donnell called Officer Mensah’s situation “utter insanity.”
The Joe Pags Show
Watch the interview with Officer Mensah on the Joe Pags Show.