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Miriam Carey, Capitol Driver, Had Baby In The Car

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Miriam Carey, the 34-year old woman who put the Capitol on lockdown on Thursday after trying to break through a barrier at the White House, had her 1-year old daughter in the car with her at the time.

Carey’s mother, Idella Carey, says her daughter suffered from post-partum depression since giving birth last August and had been hospitalized, but she never believed her daughter would do something so drastic, especially with her child in the car. Idella Carey says she thought Miriam was on her way to take her daughter to a doctor’s appointment in Connecticut–where she was from–and had no idea why she was anywhere near the White House.

“I would never in a million years believe that she would do something like this,” Carey’s employer, Dr. Steven Oken, said. “It’s the furthest thing from anything I would think she would do, especially with her child in the car. I am floored that it would be her.”

Authorities say Carey was surrounded by police vehicles at one point and rammed a Secret Service car in order to escape. Carey was shot dead after leading police on a car chase, two weeks after a gunman killed 12 people at the Navy Yard and sent the city into a panic. Her daughter was unharmed in the melee and has been taken into protective custody. An investigation is ongoing.

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Miriam Carey, Capitol Driver, Had Baby In The Car
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  • Barry

    As usual, the cops overreacted. There was No need to shoot the woman.

    Why didn’t they shoot the tires on her car? No excuse for the shooting.

    • You Know

      I worked around cops for 4 years. Trust me, they don’t need an excuse to use excessive force. They look forward to it. The police attract control freaks who want to be soldiers. Police are tough guys because they have a badge, but take that badge away and you will find many to be cowards. The craziest thing is the number of police who use steroids and drugs to feed their image. Doubt what I say? Go work with them. You will become greatly disappointed.

      The average American does not know what they do not know about their police. If they did, they would never trust them. Ever.

    • You Know

      By the way, just look at the video above. You have 5 cops surrounding a car that is not moving. The tires could have easily been shot out on that car. It is really not that difficult from 5 feet away.

      Look for yourself.

  • You Know

    Why does this story simply not make any sense?

    A woman from Portland going to Connecticut but detouring in Washington D.C.? Why the car chase? Why the use of deadly force? (After all, how many suicide bombers actually bring their 1-year old kids along with them.) Delusions are also not a symptom of post-partum depression. It is also weird that the last two Washington incidents had threats that both said messages were going into their heads.

    We will never know. I just have more questions than answers and it always seems like there is something that comes along to distract the American public from the fact that our leaders are out of control.