Uh Oh! Troubling New Details About 'Unarmed' Alfred Olango Emerge...
By now you may have heard about the Alfred Olango shooting that took place a few days ago. We waited to cover it until we had more facts to share. Because
no justice, no peace no facts, no story. Aaand just as we suspected, there was more relevant information police waited to release for fear of triggering more BLM outrage. Like this video, for instance, which surfaced yesterday.
The videos released Friday included one taken by a taco-stand employee... [And] a second one by a customer. Both videos show two El Cajon officers closing in on Olango and one officer firing his gun. They were responding to calls from Olango's sister and other witnesses that Olango was acting erratically.
The video shows Olango starting to walk away from one of the officers, then turning, walking several steps and assuming a "shooter's stance." ...[Also] pointing a metallic, cylindrical object at one of the officers. The object proved to be a vaping device.
Olango, 38, [was ordered] deported in 2002 after he was convicted of transporting and selling drugs. An immigration judge renewed that order in 2009, when Olango left prison after serving a sentence for being a felon in possession of a firearm.
There's a lot of information to digest here. Careful not to get a tummy ache. Let's go over the important facts.
Surprise! Alfred was no stranger to police encounters, all of which he survived. Interesting. Sort of goes against the "racist police" narrative. Also, police knew he had a firearm in the past. Having a gun doth not a criminal make, sure. But being a felon while owning said gun illegally? Bingo. That's a crime, which makes you even more of a criminal. Double the criminal points for you. Guess what else? If police had the name of Alfred Olango when they reported to Alfred Olango's call, they likely had his criminal history on their MDTs. Which means they knew he'd been in possession of an illegal gun. Got that? Let's move on...
Turns out Olango shouldn't even have been in the USA in the first place. He was supposed to be deported not once, but twice. You can thank our useless immigration system for that. Uganda wouldn't cooperate with us, so we couldn't send him back. Instead? He stayed here and committed more crimes to pass the time. As one does.
Pointing something at cops.
Police reported that Alfred pointed something shiny at them. Not a good idea. If you look at the way he was pacing about, he was being very uncooperative and unpredictable. That much is obvious. Olango didn't seem interested in talking it out. Still, it's hard to make out what he pointed at the police, right? That's the point. Officers had to make an instant decision. Not easy (see Joe Rogan Defends Police: 'They Have an Almost Impossible Job...').
But so you know what it was, Olango pointed this:
Police Chief Jeff Davis holds up a vape similar to the one held by Alfred Olango after police released video showing the the death of Alfred Olango, who was shot by El Cajon police Tuesday, at the El Cajon Police Department headquarters in El Cajon, California, U.S. September 30, 2016. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon
Think fast. If someone assumes a shooting stance, with that pointed at you, hands covering most of the vape, but the silver cylinder exposed, does it look like a gun?
Look, we don't know all the details yet. Nobody is saying this information automatically makes the police 100% innocent. Some questions remain to be answered. For instance, why were the police called? What does acting "erratically" mean? The new info doesn't tell us everything. But it does add context to the situation, which is important. Though admittedly not as fun as rushing to make judgement calls so one might raise pitch fork and set fire to the village.
So while the police department conducts a thorough investigation, Black Lives Matter already has the hashtags and Molotov cocktails at the ready. Narratives trump facts for Black Lives Matter.