My latest inÂ PJ Media:
In San Francisco on Wednesday, a man named Ajmal Amani, screaming â€œAllahu akbar,â€ charged at police with a large kitchen knife and was shot multiple times with a handgun and beanbag projectiles. Amani had previously threatened to kill a man in his residential hotel with the same large knife and later died of his wounds. Amani was, according to theÂ Associated Press, â€œa former Afghan interpreter for U.S. special forces who had been shot several times during more than five years of service and struggled with post-traumatic stress disorder.â€ That is a tragedy, but itâ€™s also a warning: how many of the tens of thousands ofÂ unvetted AfghansÂ who have been brought to the U.S. by Old Joe Bidenâ€™s handlers are a similar threat?
TheÂ police videoÂ should be required viewing for all the â€œDefund the Policeâ€ advocates, as it shows calm, cautious, and careful police officers being charged unprovoked by Amani, who continues to invoke Allah even after he charges the officers and is shot. Nor was this the Afghan refugeeâ€™s first run-in with the law: according to the AP, he â€œwas charged with assault with a deadly weapon in 2019 for allegedly slashing a city park ranger with a box cutter who said he appeared to be in an â€˜altered mental state.â€™â€
According to theÂ San Francisco Standard, â€œin November 2019, Amani was arrested after crashing a womanâ€™s car near the Seventh Street off-ramp of Highway 80 in San Francisco. He was accused of using a boxcutter to cut a city park ranger who stopped at the scene of the crash and tried to pull him from the vehicleâ€¦Amani faced attempted murder and other charges in connection with the incident, but a judge dismissed the attempted murder charge at a preliminary hearing.â€
Public defender Scott Grant, who represented Amani in that case,Â saidÂ his former client was having a â€œclear mental health episode.â€ Grant explained that Amani â€œwas an Afghan interpreter who contracted with the U.S. government over the course of a decade.â€ He translated for the Navy SEALs and â€œsurvived being shot multiple times during his five-year tenure working with the military.â€ He was given a visa and came to the U.S. but â€œstruggled with severe post-traumatic stress disorderâ€ once here. Grant concluded: â€œHe suffered some of the most horrific trauma anyone could have gone through.â€ In accord with that, â€œthe remaining assault charges against him were dismissed after he completed mental health diversion.â€
But clearly, the mental health treatment didnâ€™t work, and Amani wasnâ€™t pacified by the fact that the country that welcomed him as a refugee was also providing for his welfare: his room in the residential hotel in which he charged the police was paid for by the city of San Francisco.
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