On Thursday, October 15, 2020, Jay-Z’s social justice group Team ROC hosted a rally for the three victims of Wauwatosa police officer Joseph Mensah; Alvin Cole, Jay Anderson, Jr., and Antonio Gonzales at Hart Park, 7300 W. Chestnut St. Team ROC partnered with Until Freedom, and Gathering for Justice organized the rally for the family of Alvin Cole to bring attention to the shooting after the decision two weeks ago not to charge Officer Mensah in Cole’s death.
Besides Cole’s family, including his mother Tracy Cole (top photo, center), there were also family members from the two other victims as well as family members of many of the police shooting victims from the past few years from all over the country. During the rally former Milwaukee Bucks player Caron Butler announced that he was going to pay for Alvin Cole’s headstone. Jay-Z and Team ROC have also helped pay for the court fees for Alvin Cole’s mother and others arrested for protesting in Wisconsin.