Here we go again.
Former Afghan interpreter Ajmal Amani was shot dead in San Francisco before Thanksgiving after attacking police and several neighbors with a knife. What was he screaming? “Allahu Akbar!”
This was not the first time Amani was charged with assault. In 2019 Amani was arrested after allegedly slashing a city park ranger with a box cutter.
Remember box cutters? They were used to hijack commercial airliners on 9/11. At least this Afghan won’t use one again.
Police on Wednesday released video of officers shooting a knife-wielding man who charged at them in a residential hotel.
UPDATE: Surveillance & body-cam videos released in deadly @SFPDSouthern shooting of Ajmal Amani at SoMa hotel. @SFPD says he charged at officers while armed w/knife. Amani once worked as Afghan interpreter for U.S. military & had PTSD, per @sfdefender. 5:30,6,7:30 p.m. @KTVU pic.twitter.com/uQpWQPKS5o
— Henry K. Lee (@henrykleeKTVU) November 25, 2021
Amani, 41, was shot Friday morning in the narrow corridor of the building on South of Market after threatening several people with a large kitchen knife. He was shot in the stomach and leg and died at a hospital.
Amani was a 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, his former lawyer, his case manager and a property manager said.
He was also was 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 “altered mental state.”
Amani was ordered to undergo mental health treatment which he completed this year and was living in a city-rented room at the “residential hotel.”
Police were called to the hotel on Friday morning by reports that a man was screaming and yelling and had a knife. Amani’s case manager also called 911 to report that a co-worker said Amani was having “a really bad episode.”
How many unscreened, unvetted Afghans were flown to America last summer with the fall of Kabul? Too many, thanks to President Joe Biden. How many American citizens are still there? Too many, thanks to Joe Biden. How many experts said this would be the result? Too many.
This story was barely covered be the press. Apparently San Francisco has too much news happening.