Skip to comments.Driver In Capitol Shooting Identified: Miriam Carey Reported To Have History of Mental Illness
Posted on 10/03/2013 7:48:15 PM PDT by servo1969
Miriam Carey (right), is the woman identified in news reports as the suspect in a shooting incident that left Capitol Hill on lockdown for a brief period Thursday afternoon, and has now reportedly been shot dead by police. This photo is from a newsletter announcing her having been hired as a hygenist at a Connecticut periodontics practice. Advanced Periodontics -ibtimes.com
A woman with a one year old child unsuccessfully tried to ram her car through the security gates of the White House today. The police and Secret Service pursued the woman, and even though reports say she was not armed, she was eventually shot and killed outside the U.S. Capitol.
The driver has now been identified as 34 year old, Connecticut resident Miriam Carey, a dental hygienist working in Connecticut prisons. She reportedly has a history of mental health issues.
According to the New York Daily News,
Connecticut woman shot dead outside U.S. Capitol had history of mental health issues; police say there is no nexus to terrorism
After attempting to ram the White House gate, Miriam Carey, 34, a dental hygienist who once lived in Brooklyn, led Secret Service and police on a pursuit toward the Capitol where she was gunned down. Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Tex.), who said he was briefed by Homeland Security, said she did not appear armed. There was no return fire, he said.
There was horror on the Hill when a crazed Connecticut woman who tried to ram her way into the White House was shot and killed Thursday after she led police on a high-speed chase through the heart of Washington.
Two police officers were injured trying to stop Miriam Carey, but the year-old baby girl shed taken along on her death ride somehow survived, police said.
Now investigators are trying to determine why Carey, a 34-year-old dental hygienist from Stamford who once lived in Brooklyn, went on a tear.
New video has been released of the suspect being surrounded by police and then suddenly sped away. Shots can be heard as police take off after her.
Didn’t dems say Monica Lewinsky had ‘mental problems’? Well, before she came up with the blue dress...
All this info is coming out about her - She makes 100K cleaning teeth and now they are saying she had mental problems? WTF, over!
An automobile is a weapon in that type of situation, just like fists and feet were in the Trayvon Martin attack.
Is there any indication this woman didn’t simply freak out when confronted by the secret service?
THIS INNOCENT WOMAN WAS MURDERED BY BARNEY FIFE. IT IS A TRAVESTY BEYOND DESCRIPTION. SHE WAS FIRED ON FOR GRAZING A barrycade AND THEN SHOT TO DEATH TOTALLY UNARMED WITH HER 12 MONTH OLD STRAPPED SECURELY IN THE BACK SEAT. DAMNED THESE BASTARDS!!
She wasn’t a former member of the military that was Manchurian-candidated into doing this was she?
Poor lady, maybe her life was just messed up and she knew a sure way to end it.
The boy will be saved from a life with her. Thank goodness.
looks like the steroids took over the LEOs brains and they murdered some baby’s poor hardworking mother
hope the family sues them bigtime
I agree, to hell with these trigger happy bullies
If true it is very sad indeed. Speaking as a father with a child diagnosed with a serious brain disorder, I will say that the mental health care system sucks and the stigma placed on people who are affected sucks even more. It’s why I teach this: http://www.nami.org/f2f
Your Caps Lock is on...
Agree with you. Way over reaction to an unharmed female in a Infinity with child in car seat,
Looking at my own squirrely, jewhating and homo family it’s no surprise that there are nutcases in the health industry.
she had a ‘history’ of mental illness. of course she did...
she voted for 0bama, didn’t she?
voted for the dick that set up the system that killed her.
karma’s a bitch
The article says she worked for a periodontal practice, which is probably a bit more intense than regular preventive hygiene. But I never heard it said that someone making 100K was immune to mental problems.
My, my DC security folk are a jumpy lot. Are they expectin’ sumptin’?
Ummm, no caps lock please...
I still don’t know how, when she was surrounded by officers in a sitting position, that they can justify killing an unarmed woman no matter how many barricades or police cars she hit. It’s not like she was wearing a suicide vest and about to blow herself up.
Maybe someone can photoshop Miley holding her breasts into that picture.
The idea that a pleasant and intelligent woman can endanger her baby and forfeit her own live in some idiocy is saddening.
The sidewalk, the sidewalk!
Listen, I know that a few of my fellow FReepers truly despise police officers. I mean really hate them.
And they may have every reason to do so.
I’m also pretty sure that these same people will immediately brand me a boot-licking ***kisser if I don’t claim that all cops are jack-booted thugs who love killing dogs.
But - there is an eye witness that saw the car nearly run someone down - up on the hood and off the side.
And maybe they were trigger happy at the very end - I don’t know.
But you can’t say she was unarmed.
She was definitely armed.
With a 3,000lb piece of metal and plastic.
Here comes the character assassination right on cue.
Gotta demonize the states victim to justify the states
did they really shoot up an unarmed woman after she exited the vehicle?
There is NO excuse for that.
No taser? no pepper spray? no attempt to restrain her at all?
Do they shoot litterbugs too? Have snipers at public parks?
DO not step on the grass!
Just look at Congress!
I would never brand LEOs as evil, nor paint them all with a broad brush.
However...why would you expect cops in a big filthy RAT city, to be any less corrupt and incompetent than their RAT/union-thug/mafia bosses?
Message from Obama: Stay off MY yard.
Sequestration Strictly Enforced.
Why did DC cops chase down and shoot an unarmed woman??
* because they are all racists!
** because they are all NAZIs
*** because they are all gun-toting maniacs with itchy trigger fingers
**** because they scared of unarmed black female drivers who are lost and scared
*x5 because they were saving all of DC, heroically, from the attack of a lone unarmed female
*x6 psychological problems were obvious and ObamaCare wont cover it
*x7 The jail was closed because of the shut-down and shooting was the only option at the moment (they could think of?)
*x8 Sequester meant no recharging their tasers
*x9 she was carrying a concealed baby in the car
*x10 Her purse was made by Kalashnikov
*x11 Because there was no crazy biker gang to chase her down
*x12 Ted Cruzs fault
*x14 Because an air strike would take too long
BONUS *x16 Joos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If the driver had been a conservative, the narrative would be much, much different.
My understanding is they shot her after she got out of her car..
They will be shooting a lot more citizens. They are only starting, have billions of rounds. They will shoot the population into submission. Same as Lenin and Stalin. And Hitler.
Need video. Is any available?
Is “history of mental health issues” now a euphemism for “registered Democrat”?
You going to start spamming this thread in support of the trigger-happy coppers, just like yesterday?
That's Mike Savage's contention.
I didn't see any action taken short of deadly fire except yelling and poimting guns.
“Sequester meant no recharging their tasers”
She ran over a cop. From then on it was suicide by cop. Sad but true.
Kudos to you, agree 100%. Mental health care truly sucks and in the best cases is difficult. I’ll pray for your child and you.
Cops are trained to deal with people who have mental illness. I’m not clear on the circumstances here, initially they said she was shooting people, then I heard it was the cops doing all the shooting. Guess we’ll find out soon enough.
Tougher standards for drivers licenses.
She grazed a barricade? Are you serious? And they killed her?
Clearly she did freak out - - that's why she ended up dead.
She ran over a cop and demolished a police cruiser with an officer inside. The brotherhood protects brothers. Unfortunate.
I’ve been nice! There is no cause for you or me to escalate this! Understand?
Last I heard she didn't directly do the latter. Some cop wanting to get in on the chase did that himself.