Skip to comments.Deadly Capitol Mayhem: Why Did Miriam Carey Travel From Connecticut to D.C.?
Posted on 10/03/2013 9:33:30 PM PDT by IChing
Wild speculation abounds regarding todays bizarre and fatal encounter today between various federal police agencies and a 34-year-old dental hygienist from Stamford, Connecticut, who beginning at 2:14 p.m. was first involved in some kind of confrontation at one of the White House gates.
With her infant daughter inside her black Infiniti luxury sports coupe, the driver, an attractive, pleasant-looking (based on her Facebook photos published by various news outlets, and a photo found on her employers website) African-American woman by the name of Miriam Carey, ran down a U.S. Secret Service officer with the car as she abruptly turned the car around after pulling up to the gate, then crashed away from the scene, jeopardizing the lives of numerous responding police and others as she raced at high speed toward Capitol Hill.
Even though police opened fire on her when she again crashed away from being momentarily boxed in by police as she neared The Hill, Carey eventually made it as far as the Hart senate office building adjacent to the Capitol, where her vehicle finally came to a stop by some concrete barricades after police opened fire a second time, killing her.
Fortunately, it is being reported by major news outlets that Careys daughter, estimated at between one and two years old, is okay. Conflicting reports are pouring in as to whether the child was injured in the melee or not, however all reports concur in saying that she is now safe and in protective custody, having been extricated from the car and carried away by police.
Much of the insane, violent chase was captured on video by a nearby TV crew, and was broadcast across news networks soon after the whole incident came to a close.
Like a scene out of a Hollywood action movie, part of the drama unfolded on camerareplete with police in vehicles and on foot closing in around the suspects briefly motionless car near the Capitol, seeming to trap her. Carey then suddenly crashed into a police cruiser in reverse, then gunned her coupe toward, then away from, the numerous officers who had drawn and pointed their weapons at her as they surrounded her car on foot, ordering her to desist and surrender. She defied them and almost ran officers over as she sped off, followed immediately by an audible barrage of police gunfire.
Whether any of those officers who had surrounded Careys car were able to see that there was a small child inside the car is, at this point, still an open question. If so, controversy is heaped on to what would otherwise be considered a clear-cut, justified use of deadly force situation.
A car can itself be considered a deadly weapon, and when an officers or anyone elses life is threatened by someone behind the wheel, stopping the driver with gunfire, if realistically possible, is warranted. However, if attempting to do so causes a greater risk to the lives of innocents, reasonable officers should make that much more attempt to otherwise simply evade the threat, while minimizing the likelihood of grave harm to bystanders, hostages, and so on.
Secret Service and Capitol Police chiefs and spokespeople are being fairly tight-lipped about details of the incident, despite a couple of very short press conferences having been held this afternoon and evening. They set a somewhat understandably defensive tone, saying that their officers acted properly, given the unknown exact motives of the suspect, and the unknown extent of the threat posed by the rapidly unfolding situation at a time of heightened political tension in D.C. over the government shutdown deadlock, and lingering conditions related to terrorism threats and recent mass-shootings.
So in the absence of reliable and specific information, the speculations spin wildly on internet forums, while more serious theories emerge from bits and pieces of information trickling in from Careys home state.
What was Miriam Carey doing in Washington, D.C., anyway? Why did she come all the hundreds of miles from Connecticut?
Ordinary tourists dont normally drive their cars up to the heavily fortified and staffed White House security gates, with small children inside, and then suddenly get into confrontations with the Secret Service, crashing over barriers and careening away as they bounce an officer off their cars hood and onto the pavement, as witnesses are reported (by the Washington Post) to have described the scene. Witnesses are also reported to have described the guard who challenged Carey to be highly agitated and loud in his exhortations and warnings as she failed to stop or heed him: The Secret Service guy was having a cow, a man named B. J. Campbell said, yelling at her and banging on the car.
The New York Daily News obtained a statement from Careys former employer, Dentist Brian Evans, who said that Carey fell down some stairs and had a pretty significant head injury during the two years she worked for him. Otherwise, Evans said, despite some media reports of Carey having mental issues, when he let her go from her job last year, it was nothing related to any mental problems that we were in tune to. Evans said that there was never insubordination per se or anything like that, but she tended to go against the grain a bit. It was revealed by Evans that Carey discovered she was pregnant while hospitalized after her head injury, and that she seemed happy.
Some of the theories being batted around on internet forums are outlandishly eerie. People have remarked that today, Oct. 3rd 2013, is the twentieth anniversary of the infamous Blackhawk Down military misadventure involving U.S. forces in Mogadishu, Somalia, and that the Miriam Carey is rumored to be of Somali descent.
Simultaneously, it has been noted that not too long ago Carey lived in Brooklyn, New York, the same place Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis was born and raisedand that they were both 34 years old.
Other sketchy theories have to do with the confrontation at the White House gate, and whetherin the utter lack of any other compelling information to go onthe incident stemmed from some kind of domestic/paternity issue concerning Carey and a Secret Service officer, or some distress and derangement on the part of Carey regarding federal benefits, the government shutdown, and/or the botched, pricey, partial-birth mis-launch of Obamacare, and so on.
Never ones to miss an opportunity to grotesquely pounce on a crisis, at least two democrats in the House of Representatives (one of them the notorious Sheila Jackson Lee) have sought to exploit the incident in debate on the House floor, saying that it was directly the result of the opposing partys stand regarding funding of Obamacare, and the ongoing deadlock over government operations.
I expect that well know more about Miriam Carey in short order, and why she drove herself to her untimely end in the heart of our Capitol. Until we do, things remain very tense here, for reasons beyond her mysterious, deadly road rage.
Why did this happen? Why did she drive all the way to D.C. to act up, if her head injury is the cause of her bizarre behavior? Is it the impasse over Obamacare and government operations? Or baby-daddy drama...?
Baby-daddy drama...? You think 0bama is the father?
IMHO this one is really bizarre. Quick question, where is the kids father? Who is the kids father?!!! She may had an affair with a high gov official and snapped from the break up??!!! You are right, nice car on a dental hygienists pay. Someone is funding her and her kid. Good gumshoe reporter should be pouncing on this story. If I go nuts in CT I would act in CT. Rarely someone would drive several states to act out.
In the article, I indicate the possibility of a secret service guy being speculated as such by others.
The problem with this is there is nothing obvious to ban.
Reports I’ve seen say she did own it, and that she was licensed as a dental hygienist in NY and CT making over $100k/yr.
I think paternity is the key to this caper
Head injuries can lead to seizure disorders from the brain damage.... and... the medications one has to take to prevent any seizures can make you wiggy as hell. All speculation.
Does not explain the trip from CT (car was plated in CT) to DC to the WH entry road/barriers. The footage shows her speeding off toward Capitol— she either is a hot foot driver in fear or she knew her way.
One thing not being spoken of— the threat of a car-bomb is quite real and difficult to defend against. The use of a car as a weapon brought her to the conflict level police justify their response. We don’t know if the car was wired up and she on a mission for... someone. Just weird.
Holy smokes! That is good money. I doubt that any DH in CO makes near that much.
If I were to make something up, I would say it’s one of Obama’s girlfriend and the child is his. She was mad because she hasn’t been paid her hush money because the Obama slush fund was uncovered and the IRS slush fund was tapped out.
Looks like the father is someone who works in the WhiteHouse, possibly a high ranking official. He must have stiffed her on the Child support
Think Danzinger bridge!
- I`ll bet no one will ever find it.
If they do, it`ll be a pdf`d version overlay.
Did she have a gun? No
Did she have a weapon? No
Most likely, they spooked her, and she fled for her and her child’s life.
In this video http://nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/10/03/20805397-woman-shot-and-killed-by-capitol-police-after-chaotic-chase-from-white-house?lite>1=43001
at the very beginning- the very beginning- it appears she is rammed by one of the cop cars that block her in.
I go with the terrified, confused woman explanation at this point.
If I were to make something up, I would say its one of Obamas girlfriend and the child is his.
Obama likes boys. Sorry.
Well, yes, “A car can itself be considered a deadly weapon, and when an officers or anyone elses life is threatened by someone behind the wheel, stopping the driver with gunfire, if realistically possible, is warranted. “
But there are plenty of means to stop a car besides shooting the driver.
You don’t try to run over a secret service guy and get away with it (evidently). Her sister says it couldn’t have been her because she was working, but now we find out she lost her job a year ago. What has she been doing in the mean time?
Baby-daddy drama...? You think 0bama is the father?
Yep, I do