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Posted on 10/07/2013 11:54:15 AM PDT by neverdem
A troubled young mother is shot dead and our ruling class applauds.
An unarmed 34-year-old woman suffering from postpartum depression is surrounded by the authorities while sitting in her car, and gunned down in cold blood. She is blocked in. She cannot move. And yet she is killed by heavily armed security officers. Her one-year old child witnesses this from the back seat. Why is this not a national tragedy?
Miriam Carey was a young African-American woman who wanted to better herself. She went to college and graduated with a BA degree in health and nutrition science. She became a dental hygienist. One of her neighbors noted that it was obvious she was educated. She gave birth to her daughter a year ago and began to suffer from postpartum depression. She displayed some irrational behavior and was put on medication.
Thus far its not an uncommon story. About 50% of women who give birth suffer from postpartum depression. A friend of mine was on medication for more than 8 years after her daughter was born. This might conceivably happen to my daughter. Or to one of Obamas daughters, come to think of it.
Then, on October 3, Miriam crashed her car into a security barrier near the White House. She was surrounded by security men shouting at her and pointing high-power guns. Was it so irrational to try to escape, to protect her daughter from men pointing pistols at her? A chase ensued, and she then crashed her car into a median somewhere in the vicinity of the Congress. She was blocked by security forces from several agencies. She could not move. She was unarmed, and alone save for her daughter. In her car, unprotected. And then she was killed...
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this sounds like cold blooded murder to a lot of people. If the cops were able to grab the baby out of the car why couldn’t they tazed her or pulled the keys or flattened the tires?
If a Citizen had done something like this there would be hell to pay.
If Trayvon had a sister?
I think it is a national tragedy and the jackbooted thugs that committed murder need to be arrested and tried
Cynthia McKenny isn’t there to keep the Capitol Police in there place.
Thank God she didn't kill anyone....say like a 3 year old in a stroller and her mother...or a 70 year old grandmother...or a vet...
Everyone is important. Their job is to protect and that's what they did.
The cops “feared for their safety”. You can pretty much do anything if you “fear for your safety”. Although, if your name is George Zimmerman, you’ll have a hard time with that defense.
How come the front of her car doesn’t appear to have a scratch on it?
Yep, not much of a peep from the government propaganda networks.
I blame the Obama phones
She attempted to kill several police officers. She attempted to run her vehicle into the Capitol / White House.
Sadly, the cops did what they had to do.
She sounds like Obama's Julia, fatherless child and all. But she got too close to the Great and Powerful, scared them in their spendy shoes, and that's it for her.
A report from CNN(!) said that the woman’s child was removed from the car before she was shot.
This situation cries for an investigation.
Protect how? The car was stopped. There was no other way to prevent her from going any further?
They were just following orders.
Why didn’t they just Taze her???
Blocked in, nowhere to go, they reach in, remove the child from the vehicle and then empty their clips into her, probably while her hands were in plain sight on the steering wheel.
Is that the action of DC’s finest???
Another victim of terrorism. After the Naval yard shooting, police are understandably in prevent mode. After the ramming, they’re thinking suicide bomber...
I’ve yet to read a clear account of this story. All the people with cameras in DC on a clear day...she crashed a median? a barrier? ran over a cop? what exactly was she doing when they fired on her? Was she even driving at that moment?
But surely the REVrund Jackson and his coiffed Justice Brother have been marching and picketing every day in DC, no? Surely JJ has been chanting things like “No Juhhey No pea!” And “Pohees buhtanity!” Surely there are thousands of black people wearing t shirts with her photo on it?
BS...... Travon and this woman had one thing in common,skin color.
Wonder if they’ll do a DNA analysis of the child?
The results could be enlightening.
Whether she was troubled or making 100,000 a year is beside the point. She actually sounds fairly high functioning to be able to make that drive alone with a small child. Perhaps the paranoia states drifted in and out.
My point exactly!
We heard about TRAYVON for a year? 2 years?
The President addressed his plight, the Department of Justice wanted to invoke double jeopardy, and every news agency talked about it 24/7, even when they had to make up facts to keep the story going!
If Zimmerman was out of line for shooting an unknown male assailant, with who he was in a fist fight, alone in the dark, when the other guy may have been reaching for Zimmerman’s gun, and for all Zimmerman knew, may have had a gun or knife of his own...
If Zimmerman is such a despicable, evil, cowardly, racist, monster for shooting Martin under these circumstances...
HOW can a thousand military style armored police with AR’s, helicopters, Federal and military support possibly shoot an unarmed FEMALE and be judged heroic? In broad daylight?
Exactly whose life did she threaten?
Or does the security of the elite rulers somehow count for more than the lives of the citizens they are sworn to serve?
Now I will read the article.
“She is blocked in. She cannot move. And yet she is killed by heavily armed security officers.”
I watched the video and she was definitely moving as they were shooting at her. She was not blocked in. That does not mean that I approve of her being shot.
Yup after FenF and the Big BenG thing and the list goes on
You sound like you know, so I'll ask you. Was she attempting to kill anyone when she was shot? If so, with what? If not, why was it proper to execute her?
The shooters are still arguing over who gets to put a notch on their gun.
So little details, I agree. The smashed up cop car? I did see video of that and he crashed that car all by his happy self. Her car was no where around. Again, I don’t understand how she crashed into a barrier and there is no front end damage to her car.
You think they will release the radio tapes? I’m sure we’d hear officer down, shots fired, you name it.
Something is wrong here.
“A troubled young mother is shot dead and our ruling class applauds.”
Well that and a good number of Freepers. Disturbing to know some of our own are drinking the Kool Aid. They know who they are.
I have not seen video from when she was actually shot. Where did you see that?
Also, at the link, people are blaming the family for not getting her help. When a family member is over 18 there is not much you can do, until they do something illegal.
There are shockingly many here on FR that would be happy to buy the trigger happy cops a beer. Two beers for getting someone unarmed and three getting an ‘amish’.
“Don’t try to drive your vehicle into the White House Gates and then go nuts driving all over the streets of DC.”
Yeh its called reckless driving. Check out the DC definition of reckless driving and penalties posted below:
Reckless driving Penalty.
(1) Any person who drives any vehicle in willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property is guilty of reckless driving. Violation of the provisions of this section is a gross misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for up to three hundred sixty-four days and by a fine of not more than five thousand dollars.
(2)(a) Subject to (b) of this subsection, the license or permit to drive or any nonresident privilege of any person convicted of reckless driving shall be suspended by the department for not less than thirty days.
Guess what? Nowhere is the penalty death by multiple rounds of gunfire.
NO doubt what media means by ‘rammed a barrier’ is actually, “bumped into one of those obama-gates they put up all over the mall”.
Has anyone heard anything about the guy who set himself on fire Friday on the Mall? Supposedly he had recorded a statement before Johnny Storming.
Nobody knows his name, age, race, history, political persuation, etc etc. It’s as if it never happened after the initial few new reports.
It’s just odd. People do this as a last act of defiance to make a public statement. If this happened in Tibet or Damascus, we’d have chapter and verse, I’m sure.
Yes, of course, to stop, surround, and execute is expeditious and a real strategic performance.
We should all hope for the same hearty response when we are behind the wheel, suffering a reaction of some disorder or another.
Address the obvious.
The execution was obviously UNCALLED for.
“Was it so irrational to try to escape, to protect her daughter from men pointing pistols at her?”
Well, yeah, when those men are the authorities, and they are pointing pistols at you for crashing your car into a security barricade. Duh.
but when a cop slams through the barrier at top speed, he doesn’t get shot
Go look up the code on Vehicular Assault and Third-degree assault, and at least the people living in Washington state will know the applicable laws.
You might also want to stop slandering the people that think the police acted lawfully. That's a lot different from what they should have done, or could have done. But, if you don't like the law, change it.
The “troubled young mother” who attempted to attack the White House and the Capitol, possibly harming her own little child in the back seat, is now getting the “path to sainthood” treatment. If anyone else had done this, their remains would now be mulching the White House lawn. There wouldn’t have been enough left to bother with.
And, BTW, exactly WHAT would a troublemaker have to do NOT to be excused because she was having a bad day?
I’m not fond of our President, but he should be safe from crazies.
They extracted the baby and THEN killed her.
This was more or less an execution —probably a little less than an execution.
But since our Prez is black and progressive, the leftist MSM makes it go away.
When the FBI came to cart away ALL of the Japanese-Americans it was done not by some run-of-the-mill leftist but instead by the very Grandfather of Liberalism, FDR.
There is a lesson there, and I think that people with badges and uniforms are FARRRRR less likely to question their orders —we have imported many many people born in places where their rulers are their overlords, and mostly they retain that view.
There were FIVE badged officers riding with the NYC motorcycle gang, and they stood and watched.
People shoot off their mouths about “rifle behind every blade of grass” and “the soldiers will turn on their officers, discarding their orders”.
I very strongly disbelieve that.
Which is exactly what they tried to do:
If it was all just a misunderstanding, don't you think she should have stopped at that point?
“After the ramming, theyre thinking suicide bomber...”
Yeah, that was my thought too. How many private security guards are vets? In Iraq, if a car rammed a security barricade, the next thing you would expect would be a big boom. That’s what some posters here who say she was no threat once the car was stopped are probably forgetting.
“An unarmed 34-year-old woman suffering...”
Armed with the 3000 lb car she was driving. They didn’t have a choice but to shoot her when she refused to stop or give up.
I keep hearing this, and traced it back to a single witness. Is there any corroboration?
I find it interesting that every other account that isn't on video is questioned, but everyone is willing to accept her account.
her car was stopped, hence no threat. If the cops were able to get the kid out of the car, they could have used other means to subdue her.
That being said, I,like a lot of other people are armchair quarterbacking this from our computers. Maybe there was another threat, either real or perceived, that is unknown to us.
Time will tell....hopefully
No, their job is "officer safety" and going home at the end of their shift. (Pssst....we're not buying the "protect and serve" bullshit anymore)
There have been female jihadis wearing bomb vests.
I'm not excusing shooting an unarmed woman with the kid in the car, but the unarmed part isn't really ascertained until after the dust settles.
We complain about armchair generals second guessing security personnel overseas, and then put on the stars ourselves.