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What Killed Ugandan Refugee Alfred Olango

To flee from a war zone, only to be met with a fatal police bullet on the other side of the world: It's an uncomfortable, truncated narrative of an abbreviated life. This was how Alfred Olango's life concluded late last month, at the intersection of many forces of violence that converged at a San Diego suburb, in a scene that braided strands of war, policing, race and migration. A diasporic history caught up to him in the moment the police extinguished his life, but he had spent years in various states of escape. He was finally ensnared by a system of state violence, becoming yet another Black man killed by the police in the US, after having braved and survived a harrowing global journey as a refugee.  Read more.

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