Was Milwaukee's Bernell Trammell Murdered For Being a Black Trump2020 Supporter
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The murder of Milwaukee’s 60-year-old Bernell Trammell has prompted calls for a federal prosecutor to investigate whether his being a black man who passionately supported President Donald Trump was the motive behind his horrific murder.
Bernell Trammell, 60, a dreadlocked activist known for carrying handmade signs through the streets reading “Vote Donald Trump 2020,” and posting them on his storefront, was gunned down in broad daylight by an unknown assailant on his sidewalk Thursday afternoon.

The reprehensible murder of Trammell prompted Wisconsin Republican Party Chairman Andrew Hitt to ask US Attorney Matthew Krueger to open an investigating into whether the “senseless” killing was politically motivated:

“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,”

“No American should fear for their personal safety because of where they live or their political affiliation,”

Bernell Trammell was a familiar figure in Milwaukee’s Riverwest neighborhood.

Trammell frequently was seen pedaling a bicycle or walking the streets with signs proclaiming his religious and/or political views.

“He had a lot of different views,” local writer Adebisi Agoro told local reporters. “But it was his last view that made people be outrageous with him.”

The pro-Trump signage was stirring up angry posts on neighborhood Facebook pages, Agoro said. On Monday, a man followed Trammell around town holding a sign reading “Sike” — local slang for “not!” or “as if” — to counter it.

Trammell “didn’t have internet, he didn’t have a phone, he didn’t have a dime to his name,” Agoro said. “But he got his message out.”

A new GOP outreach office – opened this year to try to make inroads into the African-American electorate – is just blocks from the building where Trammell lived and was killed.

 


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