Milwaukee is the largest city in the state of Wisconsin and with a population of 586,941 in 2003  and the metropolitan area has a population of 1,753,355 making it the 25th largest city in the United States. Milwaukee is located on the shores of Lake Michigan. The city is home to the Miller Brewing Company, and historically had three other major breweries in the city. Milwaukee is also the headquarters of Harley-Davidson, the largest American motorcycle manufacturer.
With the retirement of Mayor Frank Zeidler in 1960, Socialists had occupied the mayor's office for 38 of the previous 50 years, attesting to Milwaukee's reputation as the preeminent Socialist stronghold in the United States.
2020 Marxist insurrection
- See also: 2020 Marxist insurrection
Democrat community organizer Kyle Jurek vowed in January, before primary voting began, that “If Bernie doesn’t get the nomination, or it goes to the second round at the DNC convention, f–ing Milwaukee will burn. It’ll start in Milwaukee, and then when the police push back on that, other cities will just f–ing (explosion sound).” Jurek also said “We’re going to make 1978  look like a f–ing Girl Scout f–ing cookout. The cops are going to be the ones that are getting f–ing beaten in Milwaukee. They’re going to call out the National Guard for that s–t. I promise you that.” Jurek aligned himself with Antifa, saying that Trump supporters are “scared f–ing senseless of anti-fascists” and that “the only thing that fascists understand is violence," adding "There’s a reason Josef Stalin had gulags” and that “gulags were actually meant for, like, reeducation.” “I mean, we don’t have a lot of time left, we have to save f–ing human civilization.” Speaker Nancy Pelosi has echoed similar comments and has advocated incivility and violence against American citizens.
In Milwaukee a prominent Black community leader and Trump supporter was assassinated. A mob of 50 to 60 BLM rioters attempted to murder a a policeman while he was visiting the home of his girlfriend. Racist Black Lives Matter thugs shot at and viciously assaulted Officer Mensah and his girlfriend at the latter's home (which was also vandalized by the punks while there were children inside) in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin before the punks were dispersed by Wauwatosa police and neighboring police departments. Wauwatosa mayor Dennis McBride declared in a press release that any of the punks that are identified as being involved in the riot will be arrested, charged and prosecuted.
Mensah was forced to shoot 17-year old Alvin Cole after he fired a shot with a stolen gun and refused to drop the weapon. County District Attorney John Chisholm concluded that the shooting of the armed suspect was lawful and reasonable. “He did not surrender the weapon and was fired upon by Officer Mensah causing his death,” Chisholm wrote. “There is sufficient evidence that Officer Mensah had an actual subjective belief that deadly force was necessary and that belief was objectively reasonable.” Members of the Wisconsin National Guard had been mobilized to Wauwatosa in advance of the prosecutor’s charging decision.
Rioting exploded immediately in the Milwaukee metro area after the announcement from Chisholm. Vandals were seen openly attacking the homes of civilians, smashing their windows as some sort of political statement. Rioters were seen attacking members of the media seeking to document their criminal activities. "Peaceful protesters" assault a member of the media by knocking over their camera and shoving them down the stairs of the Milwaukee County Safety Building. At least one man was seen brandishing a gun at a Wauwatosa riot event as police instructed the unruly mob to disperse. Businesses were left ransacked and looted by criminal rioters. One resident sought to negotiate with the infuriated mob, trying to deter them from property crimes by informing them that the neighborhood they were destroying was inhabited by Democrats. They don’t seem to care, and continued to attack people’s homes until police forcefully dispersed the riot formation.
Milwaukee’s homicides increased 132%. “In 25 years, I’ve never seen it like this,” a Milwaukee police inspector told the Police Executive Research Forum, referring to the violence and the low officer morale.
- 2003 Census Estimate
- The Socialist party and the union in Milwaukee, 1900-1912, Wisconsin magazine of history: Volume 44, number 2, winter 1960-1961.
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- 'Protesters tried to kill me:' Video shows shot fired outside home of Wauwatosa Officer Mensah
- ‘Protesters tried to kill me’: BLM fires shotgun, assaults black cop and his girlfriend at her home
- Mob Reportedly Attacks, Beats Black Police Officer at Girlfriend's Home
- Black Wisconsin officer says protesters ‘tried to kill me’ during physical assault at girlfriend’s home
- BLM Mob Shoots at Black Officer at His Home, Attempt to Assault His Family
- Arrests made after BLM protesters assault, fire shotgun at off-duty officers at their home
- Joseph Mensah: Wisconsin Police Officer Says BLM Protesters ‘Tried to Kill’ Him
- Wisconsin Black Lives Matter ‘Protesters’ Shoot at Home of Black Police Officer’s Girlfriend After Assaulting Them Both