Update June 17th: He had wanted to go home to Africa, here.
You’ve probably already seen the news here at WND , but thanks to reader Robin for sending this AP story posted at the Daily Journal about the Sudanese refugee shot by police on Saturday as he attacked an officer with a flag pole.
Everywhere I travel in America, people tell me some story about how hard it is for a decent/educated/deserving European or Canadian to get into the US as an immigrant, yet here we are taking the mentally ill from Africa who will never benefit from a life in a first world country.
By the way, note that the USCIS would not discuss his immigration status (even after he is dead?). One more story for Ann Coulter’s ‘Adios America’ where she very meticulously (and humorously) discusses the secrecy the media tolerates (promotes!) when reporting on the immigration status of criminal aliens.
You see, reporting about immigrant criminals does not fit the message the Leftwing media wants you to get! However, I am starting to see a change, and at least this AP reporter used the “R” word!
From the Daily Journal:
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky — Deng Manyuon stood in the middle of an intersection on a 33-degree morning in March 2013, wearing just shorts and a T-shirt and shouting at passing cars.
The Sudanese refugee, “manifestly under the influence of alcohol,” then kicked a police officer in the rib cage, according to court records. Officers subdued him safely that morning.
But on Saturday, he swung a 7-foot flagpole at Louisville Metro Police Officer Nathan Blanford and the officer shot him dead, sparking a debate in the city about officers’ use of deadly force and their sensitivity when dealing with the mentally ill or intoxicated.
Court records that chronicle Manyuon’s seven years in Louisville describe a troubled man with mental illness and alcoholism, who routinely lashed out at the officers who tried to rein him in.
Manyuon, alternatively spelled Manyoun in records, was in and out of jail and downtown homeless shelters, and was a familiar presence on the streets around the Old Louisville intersection where he was killed Saturday.
He spoke Dinka, a language of southern Sudan, according to court translation records. He struggled to communicate in English, his friends said. [He lived here since 2001 and could not speak English!—ed]
Manyuon fled war-torn Sudan in 2001 and settled in Nashville, according to Bart Weigel, communications director for Catholic Charities of Louisville, which offers resettlement services to refugees.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services declined to discuss his immigration status, citing privacy concerns.
It all started here on Saturday:
On Saturday, Manyuon allegedly attacked a stranger on the street, grabbed her purse and threw it, then punched her in the face.
There is much more, read it all.
By the way, Louisville is turning into a big resettlement site including a leading site for Syrians. See our Louisville archive here.