Cayler Ellingson deserves better than to be an avatar for cheap political talking points


MINOT, N.D. — Law enforcement officials investigating the death of 18-year-old Cayler Ellingson are saying they’ve found no evidence of political motivation in the killing.

What worries me now is that law enforcement will be harassed by the political demagogues — people emotionally invested in the idea that this death has its roots in President Joe Biden’s divisive rhetoric — for failing to find evidence of something they’ve already decided exists.

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