One of the most horrific stories about the treatment of Trump supporters under Joe Biden’s dictatorship happened in North Dakota last year. A man named Shannon Brandt ran over 18-year-old Cayler Ellingson with his vehicle and killed him. Cayler was a Trump supporter and had just been at a school street dance before Brandt murdered him. Shannon Brandt’s trial has just concluded, and he got just five years in prison for killing a teenage Republican.
We reported on this story extensively when it first happened. The case is illustrative of just how badly Trump supporters are being treated by the current unelected and illegitimate Biden regime.
Cayler Ellingson was at a dance with his friends in McHenry, North Dakota last September. McHenry is a wide spot in the road, with a population of 64 people. The nearest high school is 10 miles south of McHenry, in the town of Glendale (where Shannon Brandt is from). The town is so small that it has a Post Office, a gas station, a bar, a café and a small Catholic church.
Shannon Brandt showed up at the street dance in McHenry that night and picked a fight with 18-year-old Cayler Ellingson, presumably because the kid was wearing a MAGA hat or a Trump T-shirt or something.
It really speaks to the psychopathic mindset of far-left Democrats, doesn’t it? What 42-year-old adult shows up at a high school dance and starts arguing with a teenager about politics? There’s more to life than politics, liberals. Good grief, just let the kids dance.
After the dance, Cayler walked home. His mother received a nervous phone call from him. Cayler told his mom that Shannon Brandt was following him in his vehicle. Again—it’s an extremely rural area in North Dakota we’re talking about, so everyone knows everyone else’s name. His mom knew who Shannon Brandt was by sight and name, even if she didn’t know him well.
After Cayler hung up the phone, Shannon Brandt ran over him and killed him. Brandt called 911 and told the police that he was being targeted by a group of radical extremist Trump supporters, and that he had run Cayler Ellingson over and killed him.
Brandt was offered a sweetheart plea deal. He pleaded guilty to manslaughter. At his sentencing last week, he was given 5 years in prison and 3 years of supervised probation. What many of the reports about this story are not mentioning is that Brandt has been in jail since he murdered Cayler, so that time served counts against his sentence. He’ll be out of jail in four more years.
This is amazingly insulting not only to the victim and his family members, but also to anyone who believes in the old system of justice that we used to have in America. Shannon Brandt killed a teenage boy for his political beliefs.
Shannon Brandt is a white man and Cayler Ellingson is of mixed race. That alone should have had the Department of Justice crawling all over McHenry, North Dakota and throwing the book at Shannon Brandt. But they weren’t. The DOJ never even acknowledged the case. A white liberal murdered a mixed-race teenage MAGA supporter and got just five years in prison. Hate crime statutes don’t apply to you if you have the “wrong” politics in America, apparently.
Compare the soft-gloved treatment of Shannon Brandt with what the peaceful January 6 protesters and other Trump supporters are going through at the hands of the corrupt Justice Department. Iraq war veteran Joe Biggs got 17 years in prison for shaking a fence at the US Capitol. He didn’t even tear down the fence. He shook it.
Oath Keepers founder Stuart Rhodes got 18 years in prison for saying unkind things about the FBI on a private online chat. He didn’t threaten to harm or kill anyone on January 6th. He just pointed out to other people planning to protest that the FBI was going to be a bunch of d*cks. (Fact Check: True.) Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio got 22 years in federal prison, and he wasn’t even in Washington, DC on the day of January 6th.
In case you haven’t gotten the message yet: It’s open season on Trump supporters under this regime.