It was a tragedy no one saw coming.
The violence was unnecessary and utterly horrific.
Now, a black Trump supporter was shot and killed for this insane reason.
Bernell Trammell, the 60-year-old business owner of eXpressions Journal, was gunned down last Thursday in broad daylight in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, directly in front of his business.
Trammell was a long-time supporter of Trump – his building was covered in campaign posters and signs demonstrating his political stance.
Before his murder, he spent time advocating for Trump’s re-election, holding up signs around his neighborhood and even travelling to City Hall to advocate.
Now Milwaukee Police are investigating if politics had any role to play in his death.
And they have reason to be suspicious.
Trammell was shot just three hours after he gave an interview stating his support for the President.
Additionally, he was shot in the same place where he gave the interview.
While the police have no concrete evidence that his death was linked to his political affiliations, they are not discounting it entirely.
Friends and family of Trammell describe him as a kind, gentle man who peacefully demonstrated his political opinion.
His presence and signs were a welcome sight in the community.
Many people grieved his death and many more had only kind things to say about him.
One lady named Patricia Holland said, “He was a happy person. He always talked to everyone that came by basically, say hi and speak to them.”
Another lady, a 21-year-old woman named Janette, said Trammell was a huge support for her after she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
She talked about how they would take walks together, talking about philosophy and religion.
Janette explained how those walks truly helped her find strength despite her hardships and her diagnosis.
This senseless murder of a respected black elder in his community should be a huge concern to everyone.
Given the radical extremism and deadly results of recent riots, the fact that the violence has spread to ordinary communities is extremely worrying.
The “peaceful” protests have spiraled into something much worse.
In response to this horrific event, the chairman of the Republican Party of Wisconsin – Andrew Hitt – is calling for federal prosecutors to open an investigation into Trammell’s murder.
“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,” Hitt said in a statement issued late Friday. “No American should fear for their personal safety because of where they live or their political affiliation.”
No citizen of America should have to fear for their lives because of their political stance or beliefs.
The foundation of America is freedom.
One of its pillars is the right to free speech.
So why was this innocent man gunned down for peacefully and publicly demonstrating his opinion?
This is the side the Democrats support.
The side that decides what is acceptable to say and believe. And anyone who disagrees will be met with violence.