By all accounts, 60-year-old Bernell Trammell was a respected, beloved figure in downtown Milwaukee. A philosopher, a political activist, a writer, and an all-around interesting fellow, Trammell could often be found hanging out in front of his business, where he sold his eXpressions Journal and often wore placards advertising his political views – views which often (and unusually) included support for President Donald Trump. Unusual only because Trammell was a black man in a Democrat-majority city.
But if the world is better off for having people like Trammell who forge their own unique path, it’s worse off today. That’s because someone gunned Trammell down on Thursday afternoon, and police are investigating whether his death is related to his outspoken support for the president.
From The Daily Mail:
Bernell Trammell, 60, was gunned down in a drive-by shooting on Thursday at 12.30pm in the neighborhood where he was known for his signs that said ‘Vote Trump 2020’ and recited Bible verses. He was found dead in front of his business where he sold his eXpressions Journal and had handmade placards backing a range of movements including Black Lives Matter in the window.
A memorial with flowers and candles has now been set up on the sidewalk as police look into what happened. They have not yet landed on a motive, but aren’t discounting his links to the GOP.
Adebisi Agoro, who knew Trammell, told Fox 6 he stopped by Trammell’s office just two hours before the shooting on Thursday morning to discuss politics.
‘He’s just a community figure,’ Agoro said. ‘I respected him just because he had a position… He’s got his opinion on why he feels that way; and I’m not going to knock him.’
It’s a damn shame, and not just because this guy was a Trump supporter. It’s a shame because it stands in for the raging violence that has become a hallmark of these Democrat-run cities.
Imagine taking the stance that Trump is a “fascist” for sending federal agents into Portland while overlooking the 300% increase in New York City crime. Imagine standing in the streets yelling “Black Lives Matter!” while completely ignoring the scores of black men who have been shot by other black men over the last month. Imagine being so consumed by your hatred of the president that you actually kill someone who dares to support him.
To be clear, police don’t yet know if Trammell’s death was related to his political opinions. But it has certainly caused area conservatives a great amount of concern.
“Because of Trammell’s well known political activism and the possibility that his murder could be politically motivated, I respectfully request that United States Attorney Matthew Krueger open an investigation into this heinous crime,” said Republican Party of Wisconsin’s Andrew Hitt. “No American should fear for their personal safety because of where they live or their political affiliation.”
Unfortunately, a growing number of leftists disagree with that statement.