So is this where the latest narrative of a poor innocent man gunned down by brutal police dies a quick death?
First, the almost cartoonish headline from the AP:
APNewsBreak: US tried to deport slain refugee twice
Slain refugee? The guy showed up here from Uganda in … 1991.
U.S. authorities tried twice to deport the unarmed black man fatally shot by police in El Cajon, California, but his native Uganda refused to take him.
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Thursday in a statement to The Associated Press that Alfred Olango stopped reporting to officers in February 2015. Spokeswoman Virginia Kice didn’t know if officers tried to find him after that.
Oh well, just another one who fell through the cracks.
Olango arrived as a refugee in 1991 and was ordered deported in 2002 after being convicted on drug charges. He was released under a U.S. Supreme Court ruling barring detention of foreign nationals if deportation is unlikely.
Immigration authorities took Olango into custody in 2009 after a firearms conviction but were again unable to obtain travel documents.
Glad they went the extra mile there. Memo to “refugees” in the country for the past 25 years: Don’t pull anything on the police, or you’re likely dead:
Alfred Olango pulled a large electronic cigarette, known as a vape pen, from his pocket and pointed at the police officer who fired, while a second officer stood nearby trying to subdue him with a stun gun, El Cajon police said.
But of course there’s manufactured outrage! And in a surprise development, Olango has a lengthy criminal history.
The federal documents also detail a lengthy criminal past dating back to the 1990s.
Olango pled guilty in 1999 to receiving stolen property and received three years probation. That same year he was arrested for driving under the influence.
In 2001, he pled guilty to selling cocaine.
In 2005, Olango was arrested in Colorado as a felon in possession of a firearm. Police say a 9mm semi-atomic pistol was found in a car he was driving.
Other than that he was a great family man or something. Curiously, everyone’s claiming he suffered from mental illness, but …
According to the court records filed in 2010, Olango has no known history of mental or emotional problems.
That sound you just heard was the narrative imploding.