In a nation where every day we are reminded that black lives matter, there is one murdered black man whose life will not matter to the various anarchists and Marxists who run wild on America’s streets. When anyone asks you if black lives matter, ask them if they know who Bernell Trammell is. If they don’t, you know, only certain black lives matter to them.


Trammell, 60, a dreadlocked Milwaukee black activist known for carrying placards through the streets promoting many causes, including a sign reading “Vote Donald Trump 2020,” was shot down by an unknown murderer on his sidewalk last Thursday afternoon. The window of the small storefront Trammell worked out of told of his eclectic views. The ran the gamut. But only one, in this home to some aspects of the 2020 Democratic National Convention, probably got him killed. That was the sign that told of his support for Donald Trump.

Conservatives and the GOP want him remembered and his killer brought to justice, “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,” said Andrew Hitt, chairman of the Republican Party of Wisconsin, late Friday. “No American should fear for their personal safety because of where they live or their political affiliation.”

Wisconsin GOP Senator Ron Johnson said this in a tweet Saturday: “Bernell Trammell was known to many in Milwaukee. My condolences to his family and friends. I hope they get answers and justice soon.”

“He had a lot of different views,” local writer Adebisi Agoro told media. “But it was his last view that made people be outrageous with him.” Trammell “didn’t have internet, he didn’t have a phone, he didn’t have a dime to his name. But he got his message out. He was a positive guy. I didn’t see him being mean or violent at all toward anybody while he was outside with his signs. He’d be on his bike. I’d see him pretty much daily.”

“He believed in democracy. He believed in his right to free speech,’ said neighbor John Self who had many conversations with Trammell. ‘I don’t think he ever once tried to convert you or change you. He would just tell you what he thought, he would listen to what you had to think, and then he would respect that. This is a community that there’s a lot of diversity, a lot of different thoughts, a lot of different ideas, and I think that’s what he represented about the community: that you could express yourself and you could express your opinions, and that’s why he felt comfortable here I’m sure.”

Another neighbor, Patricia Holland, saw Tammell on Thursday shortly before his death. “He was a happy person. He always talked to everybody that came by basically, say hi and speak to them. I seen the ambulance and stuff – the police flying by my house, and I just said, ‘Oh my God.’ What happened to him, I mean – it shouldn’t happen to anyone. It’s a senseless death.” It is indeed senseless. But in America today, and in the political climate the left has brought upon us, it is all too predictable.