Hey everyone, no offense taken lol and I certainly am not here to stir the pot nor aggravate or stoke the fire.
Lord knows I have enough on my plate and I certainly don't want to borrow more online problems.
After posting that I had to go to work and Im sorry I wasn't around to engage and discuss about the topic.
And, unfortunately we had our first case of Covid at work this week, they didn't want to disclose who it was nor which dept he worked at for privacy reasons but he was sent home to quarantine and not to return till he was tested negative, as well as anyone who worked closely with that guy. They were also sent home for 14 days. Not sure if they were required to test also. But thankfully our hours were so cut this week (9hrs only) that majority of us have not been to work..yeah its time for me to claim partial unemployment. What a pain in the youknowwhat!
Someday I hope there will be some recognition to all the essential workers as well as health care workers who have been continuously working and serving during these trying times.
About the topic on hand:
I'm sure i've mentioned before that I do have some family in Milw. and we were chatting last night and they brought up the situation, which I googled and there were some articles that popped up immediately which bore the headline of a man who was trump supporter and had just gotten killed.
This first link below is from a news segment video of channel 4 which is nbc local news and does mention him being a trump supporter.
After reading several of them i dropped the milw journal sentinel since it was more of a local paper before heading out.
My cousin did share that there was great deal of racial tension in the city and the location where mr. Trammell's shop is, is in the inner city, the older parts, the poor struggling class. Apparentely he was a cheerful friendly man who made signs and did have signs both for BLM and Trump, although from some of the articles i read stated that he was on neutral ground and some said he was a Trump supporter. But the the links above do have his pic with a sign that states to Support Trump.
Unfortunately, the idea of BLM and trump simultenously seems like oil and water and whether he was actually a trump supporter we don't know for sure, we can only go by what his friends or neighbors have to say or how the news media reports it, but the sheer fact of him making signs of trump seemed like a very sensitive issue to the community. Ofcourse, none of us will know for sure till the matter is solved by the investigators.
My feelings about it is not so much whether he was a trump supportor or biden..i don't like what's going on right now where there's great deal of shaming and hatred, belittling, name calling of the parties to each other.
Looking back during 9/11 everyone displayed their flags outside of their home to show their patriotism and support..i was living in milw at that time..immigrant family that really didn't want to be part of anything, besides the struggles of life..everyone had flags except my family. One day a neighbor down the street came knocking on the door and he handed us a small flag, the kind people wave watching at parades and he said, 'here, take it put it ouside of your home, you need it more that anyone else in this neighborhood."
Fast forward to now, people are afraid to display their flags. I know some who have always displayed and recently have taken down because of fear, that it signifies as being Trump supporter.
I can only tell you what I hear, what i see, and the conversations I engage with regular every day people and I don't like the vibe, I don't like the manipulations, i don't trust any of the politicians, left or right..there's bigger works in plan and we are nothing but pawns.
Firstly, I am so sorry for your coworker's diagnosis. I hope he will be alright, and wasn't exposed to too many of you.
I clicked on the links you provided; these were the titles: Riverwest man, 59, known for holding political and religious signs killed outside his own store Respected Milwaukee community figure, Trump and Black Lives Matter supporter, fatally shot in front of store Black Trump supporter, 60, is shot dead in Milwaukee: Detectives are investigating 'political' motive after beloved community activist was gunned down in a drive-by
So, okay the last one ( from a British Tabloid ) does imply somewhat that he may have been shot because he was a Trump supporter - of course they've left out 3/4th's of the story in regards to also being a BLM and anti-gun supporter/activist.
This is what we have to be careful of, Layla. Posting titles that many take to heart WITHOUT reading the story, or researching the facts. I can only imagine how many people read the title of that tabloid and shared it, and of course as it was shared it grew in false information ( as they often do ).
The man made signs! He was a business owner and I am certain was remaining neutral in order to run his business. Someone took that out of context because they didn't like a sign he made, which is no indication of whether or not he supported Trump, or BLM, or anti-guns OUTSIDE of his sign making business. I agree, without a direct statement from him, we may never know.
Perhaps his family will speak out. I don't know. But until then, anything we post should be triple checked so that it doesn't cause undo anxiety or incite even more discord than we're trying to live through now. That's my feeling and what I am personally adhering to, which is why I haven't been posting much in these threads the last few days - triple checking everything, or, waiting for verification on another thing.