By: Mike McDaniel On October 01 2016, I wrote of Alfred Olango, a Ugandan immigrant who was shot and killed by a San Diego Police Officer. Olango, apparently mentally disturbed, and potentially under the influence of drugs, pointed a vaping device at two police officers in a stance that exactly mimicked a handgun firing stance. My tentative conclusion was that Olango committed “suicide by cop,” a not uncommon tactic of some who act in such a way as to convince police officers they are an imminent, deadly threat. I wrote:
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Mike McDaniel is an Air Force veteran, a veteran of civilian police work, a classically trained singer, high school English teacher, certified firearm instructor, woodworker, fencer, author, playwright, bicyclist and blogger. His home blog is Stately McDaniel Manor.