Well, they’re back. Leftist rioters and Black Lives Matter are descending into the Wisconsin city of Wauwatosa after a police officer wasn’t charged in a shooting that led to the death of 17-year-old Alvin Cole. Cole was killed on February 2 when he opened fire on officers. The Milwaukee County District Attorney’s office announced today that the officer who shot Cole, Joseph Mensah, wouldn’t be charged (via Fox6Now):
There will be no criminal charges filed against Wauwatosa Police Officer Joseph Mensah in the shooting death of Alvin Cole, 17, outside Mayfair Mall in February, Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm announced Wednesday, Oct. 7, writing: "In this case, there is sufficient evidence that Officer Mensah had an actual subjective belief that deadly force was necessary, and that belief was objectively reasonable. I do not believe that the State could disprove self-defense or defense of others in this case, and therefore, could not meet the burden required to charge Officer Mensah."
"We have a very strong policy of not charging anybody if we don't believe we can prove it," Chisholm told FOX6 News.
In making his decision, Chisholm outlined the factors that must be present for police officers in Wisconsin to use deadly force: a weapon, a means of delivering lethal force and displayed intent by the armed individual. According to Chisholm, this case presented all three.
"Mr. Cole went to Mayfair Mall armed with a 9mm," said Chisholm. "He had a confrontation with a patron. While he was running from them, he discharged the firearm, and from that point on, he was ordered to surrender the firearm and never did so."
But facts don’t matter to the Left or their band of thugs in the BLM and Antifa movements. Our own Julio Rosas is on the ground in Wauwatosa, where this anti-American mob took their war into the suburbs.
In a lengthy thread, Rosas captured BLM rioters targeting homes, along with the typical vandalism they inflict on storefronts. Yet, the police here appear to be not messing around. They tried to loot a gas station but fled when police arrived.
The BLM crowd marched towards a line of police officers in Wauwatosa and began to throw projectiles. Police fired tear gas and pepper balls in response. pic.twitter.com/VsHD0flYfX— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) October 8, 2020
Some rioters in Wauwatosa, WI are now smashing windows of homes. People in the crowd tried to stop them from targeting homes. pic.twitter.com/vIiDQDPzTr— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) October 8, 2020
As the BLM crowd was marching through the neighborhoods of Wauwatosa, one man came out to tell people to get off of his property, telling them there are people who most likely support BLM. One guy drove on his yard with a motorcycle. pic.twitter.com/yxOyZXqMOQ— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) October 8, 2020
People began looting a gas station in Wauwatosa and only stopped because police started to roll in. pic.twitter.com/4u5YCZQcmB— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) October 8, 2020
At another stand off between police and BLM marchers, the crowd inched their way towards the cops, using a car as cover. Police used tear gas to disperse the crowd. pic.twitter.com/5lQDwfE1BB— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) October 8, 2020
“The BLM crowd marched towards a line of police officers in Wauwatosa and began to throw projectiles,” wrote Rosas. “Police fired tear gas and pepper balls in response.” He added that this group was tear gassed a second time when they approached police.
“At another standoff between police and BLM marchers, the crowd inched their way towards the cops, using a car as cover. Police used tear gas to disperse the crowd,” he wrote.
Police and the National Guard have formed a perimeter around city hall.
Wauwatosa Police with support from National Guard and Mutual Aid have established a protective perimeter around Wauwatosa City Hall. An unlawful assembly has been declared and announced. #TosaPDProtects— Wauwatosa Police (WI) (@WauwatosaPD) October 8, 2020
We have reports of windows being broken at businesses along North Av between Wauwatosa Av (N 76 St) and Swan Bl (N 92 St).— Wauwatosa Police (WI) (@WauwatosaPD) October 8, 2020
The crowd was ordered to disperse due to being an unlawful assembly, and has refused. Law enforcement has deployed gas to safely disperse the group.— Wauwatosa Police (WI) (@WauwatosaPD) October 8, 2020
Individuals in the group are throwing large rocks at law enforcement and buildings in the area of Swan Bl / W North Av. Residents in this area are advised to shelter in their homes, lock their doors, and move away from windows.— Wauwatosa Police (WI) (@WauwatosaPD) October 8, 2020