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Source: Schizophrenia meds found at home of Miriam Carey after Capitol chase
http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/04/politics/u-s-capitol-shooting/index.html?hpt=hp_t1 ^ | 10/4/13 | Michael Pearson. Lateef Mungin and Joe Johns, CNN

Posted on 10/04/2013 8:35:40 AM PDT by dmz

Washington (CNN) -- Authorities investigating why a Connecticut woman rammed barricades and led police on a chase near the U.S. Capitol found medications in her apartment to treat schizophrenia and other mental disorders, a law enforcement source briefed on the investigation said Friday

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TOPICS: Front Page News; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: mentalillness; miriamcarey; psychiatry
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I guess after reading the comments on the various threads relating to this story, I am feeling a bit cynical.

How many posts before someone claims the meds were planted in a CYA move?

1 posted on 10/04/2013 8:35:40 AM PDT by dmz
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To: dmz

The conspiracy theories on these threads have been wackier than I have ever seen.

About the only connection with current events that I can see is that Obama has raised tensions in this country so high that it has created an environment that encourages the insane to act out in a violent way. People with mental problems, especially schizophrenics, are very sensitive to their environment, and certainly being in an unstable, angry environment (the contemporary US) is going to push many of them over the edge from just fantasizing to acting out.

Every single one of the recent mass attacks - except the Boston bombing and a couple of other smaller Muslim attacks - has involved a mentally ill person.


2 posted on 10/04/2013 8:40:43 AM PDT by livius
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To: dmz

Your meds. Don’t leave home without them.

Seriously, meds are not as effective as the drug industry and psychiatrists have led us to believe. Schizophrenics should be institutionalized. We don’t need more cops or gun control. We need more nutter control.


3 posted on 10/04/2013 8:41:00 AM PDT by noprogs (Borders, Language, Culture)
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To: dmz

I always thought she was a schizo singer.


4 posted on 10/04/2013 8:41:21 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: dmz; no-to-illegals; hoosiermama; SE Mom; maggief

Mystery boyfriend is father ping!

“Carey’s boyfriend contacted police in December saying he feared for the safety of their child, who was 4 months old at the time, according to a law enforcement source involved in the investigation. The boyfriend said the woman was acting delusional, claiming the president had placed Stamford under lockdown and that her house was under electronic surveillance, the source said.
Capitol Hill: Scenes of panic Track car chase that ended near Capitol
He told police that she was suffering from post-partum depression, was having trouble sleeping and was on medication. Carey underwent a mental health evaluation, said the source, who added that the boyfriend has been questioned by federal authorities about Thursday’s events.
The source told CNN that Carey left a letter addressed to the boyfriend at her apartment and that it appeared to contain white powder. The letter was being tested for hazardous substances.”


5 posted on 10/04/2013 8:41:27 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: dmz

Here I will help you out right off...why did they tell us of her meds and not the navy shooter? Movie shooter either?


6 posted on 10/04/2013 8:42:36 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11) Hey, Harry Reid.. 1-800-318-2596!)
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To: dmz

If she had been white and a member of the Tea Party the press wouldn’t give a hoot about any ‘meds’ in her home. We would hear about any organizations she belonged to, any political comments she had made - and if she went to church or not...


7 posted on 10/04/2013 8:42:42 AM PDT by GOPJ (Brieitbart sent me... Freeper newfreep)
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To: dmz

For the record I don’t think the meds were planted.


8 posted on 10/04/2013 8:44:26 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11) Hey, Harry Reid.. 1-800-318-2596!)
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To: dmz

Yeah, but really, how many of us also feel Obama is chasing us too?


9 posted on 10/04/2013 8:44:28 AM PDT by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: ColdOne

The press isn’t saying the meds ‘caused’ her erratic behavior - they’re offing the meds as an excuse. But your point is well taken - all the mass killers were on brain mucking meds...


10 posted on 10/04/2013 8:44:29 AM PDT by GOPJ (Brieitbart sent me... Freeper newfreep)
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To: livius

Doesn’t help when these mentally ill people are reading real articles in the paper that the government really IS spying on everyone either. It actually confirms some of their paranoia and delusions. So does watching our militarized police forces taking over cities(Boston Bombers).


11 posted on 10/04/2013 8:44:44 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: GOPJ

That is true! We never would have heard a thing about them.


12 posted on 10/04/2013 8:45:48 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11) Hey, Harry Reid.. 1-800-318-2596!)
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To: penelopesire

whew ... wonder if all this has been fabricated?


13 posted on 10/04/2013 8:45:54 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: penelopesire

“He told police that she was suffering from post-partum depression, was having trouble sleeping and was on medication.”

Yeah, she told the boyfriend it was post-partum *depression* but it was probably more like post-partum *psychosis* or worse.


14 posted on 10/04/2013 8:45:57 AM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: dmz

What I would like to see is a graph showing how many women are on schizophrenia meds out of the general populace.

I know women who have to carry their ‘meds’ around in a bag, due to having ten to twenty different ‘prescriptions’.

My mother was on schizo meds, she never tried to kill anyone.
Not even me, when I deserved it.

It appears this woman bumped into a ‘barricade’ post, and perhaps upon seeing the security guard, panicked.

IMHO, everything after that was a Benny Hill routine with cops who were in a ‘panic’ executing this woman (has anyone checked their meds?). Now, the MSM and WH are trying to cover it up. The cover up is getting interesting, don’t you think ?


15 posted on 10/04/2013 8:46:00 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: GOPJ

Where’s Chucky? there’s a car show loophole...


16 posted on 10/04/2013 8:46:23 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: penelopesire

Will he have to go thru paternity test to get custody of child


17 posted on 10/04/2013 8:46:42 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then)
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To: noprogs

Seriously, meds are not as effective as the drug industry and psychiatrists have led us to believe.

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My experience with a family member’s mental illness (bipolar disorder) is very different from what you have stated.

As long as she was on the meds, no problems. Skip a day or two, forget about it. Psychosis followed in short order, and then hospitalization to get her blood chemistry fixed.


18 posted on 10/04/2013 8:47:36 AM PDT by dmz
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To: GOPJ

yesterday not 10 minutes into the breakin news..I posted....bet she hears voices and WALLA....

for the record.....findin the meds in her home eliminates liabilities for LEO’s


19 posted on 10/04/2013 8:48:11 AM PDT by advertising guy ( if your cell phone is in the front pocket....it wasn't a butt dial..............just sayin)
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To: dmz
video footage by a videographer for Alhurra TV, a Middle Eastern news outlet financed by the U.S. government...

WHAT?

20 posted on 10/04/2013 8:49:27 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: dmz

The key words here are “and other..” This is a bunch of drama llamas posing as reporters. I would remain highly skeptical that a well functioning 30 something woman was really schizophrenic. Her mom mentioned post-partum depression. Her former boss mentioned a head injury. Her mom at least would have been very aware of any diagnosis of schizophrenia.

Even if she had been so diagnosed and put on meds what would the explanation for her behavior be? That she stopped taking them and had a total break with reality? Yet she was able to drive from CT to DC with her child? A child who by all accounts appeared to be in good health. Just how capable do these llamas believe a person experiencing a psychotic break would be in caring for a child?

My explanation is simpler, because of her past serious head injury she was experiencing one or more manifestations of temporal lobe seizures such as the inability to control emotions during certain times. This lead to her panic and overreaction when she was confronted.

I really doubt she meant harm to anyone.


21 posted on 10/04/2013 8:50:22 AM PDT by lastchance ("Nisi credideritis, non intelligetis" St. Augustine)
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To: livius
anyone can be classified after his or her death.....a little quirk here, a bad habit, funny little sayings.....since we only hear who the media wants us to hear, how do we know anything about these people...

point is our govt and our media is so devious and dihonest, anything at all is possible...

22 posted on 10/04/2013 8:50:43 AM PDT by cherry (.in the time of universal deceit, telling the truth is revolutionary.....)
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To: penelopesire
"The boyfriend said the woman was acting delusional, claiming the president had placed Stamford under lockdown and that her house was under electronic surveillance, the source said."

She wasn't schizophrenic, she was just channeling the NSA.

23 posted on 10/04/2013 8:51:17 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: ColdOne

Here I will help you out right off...why did they tell us of her meds and not the navy shooter? Movie shooter either?

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Looking for that crack so you can go all conspiracy theory on us?

Have at it.

And btw, we knew in pretty short order that both the Aurora shooter and the Navy Yard shooter were experiencing significant mental health issues.


24 posted on 10/04/2013 8:51:30 AM PDT by dmz
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To: GOPJ

All the mass shooters were, indeed, on “brain mucking meds.”

That’s because the mass shooters had mucked-up brains.

The pressing issue, which no one will address, is that we have no effective system for handling mental illness in this country. Those affected are allowed to live freely among us until they kill or maim.

It’s not about guns, and it’s not about drugs (which help, but only when taken, and a paranoid disturbed mind will leave them in the bottle.)

Spoken as one who has dealt up close with the problem.


25 posted on 10/04/2013 8:52:14 AM PDT by Jedidah
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To: dmz
found one medication to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, and another that is an antidepressant, according to the source.

SSRIs ?

26 posted on 10/04/2013 8:54:53 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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To: dmz

Yes. Same experience here.

Thank you for posting.

I wish the chorus understood.


27 posted on 10/04/2013 8:55:13 AM PDT by Jedidah
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To: no-to-illegals

White powder substance found in letter to boyfriend is a new tidbit too.

When the boyfriend’s name is released or leaked, we will have more clues we can follow. I am not at all surprised though if she was mentally ill. Not ready to go full Alex Jones....yet...lol. I do think these powerful psychotic and antidepressant drugs are part of the problem these days. They are being prescribed way too mucho and a common link in most of these recent cases.


28 posted on 10/04/2013 8:55:19 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: UCANSEE2
I agree with you....she seemed like she simply hit the metal posts, like she thought she was turning and realized too late that the road was blocked...when she had people screaming at her from all sides, she panicked....

doesn't explain why she was in DC..

29 posted on 10/04/2013 8:55:54 AM PDT by cherry (.in the time of universal deceit, telling the truth is revolutionary.....)
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To: dmz
Oh, yeah, here we go. A cocktail of psychotropics.....the wacko and mass shooter's diet of choice.

Next up: massive drug company payoffs put a lid on the whole affair and it disappears from the news quicker'n ya can say "Sandy Hook".

30 posted on 10/04/2013 8:56:07 AM PDT by Scooter100
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To: penelopesire

It is possible he was lying. I have a hard time believing that this guy would make a police report because he feared for his child but did not contact CPS. Did he seek to change their custody arrangements? Did he follow up with anyone when no action was taken as a result of his report? No effort to seek that Carey be held involuntarily because she was a danger to herself or others?

I don’t buy the schizophrenia story, too many answers still needed.


31 posted on 10/04/2013 8:56:21 AM PDT by lastchance ("Nisi credideritis, non intelligetis" St. Augustine)
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To: dmz

Oh, no you don’t. Bush can’t get off the hook that easy!


32 posted on 10/04/2013 8:57:14 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: dmz

What else could ‘splain an ardent king hissyfit supporter from going batty. If moochelle only had a sista’.


33 posted on 10/04/2013 8:57:41 AM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: dmz

Why was it heroic for 2000 armed and armoured police to kill an unarmed woman in broad daylight (because they felt threatened);

But despicable for George Zimmerman to kill an unarmed man alone in the dark during a fistfight (because he felt threatened)?


34 posted on 10/04/2013 8:57:42 AM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: dmz

where are the democrats screaming for automobile control?


35 posted on 10/04/2013 8:59:11 AM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: dmz
I'm usually the first one to support LE. This situation has me baffled and confused. Too much convenience associated in reporting if a cover-up is underway. Strange to shoot. Wonder where that video of final moments is? With all the cameras there has to be some sort of video, one would think.
36 posted on 10/04/2013 8:59:55 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Jedidah

The pressing issue, which no one will address, is that we have no effective system for handling mental illness in this country. Those affected are allowed to live freely among us until they kill or maim.

Spoken as one who has dealt up close with the problem.

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As have I, Jedidah. And I agree that we have a mucked up system for dealing with mental health issues.

It is not a simple issue by any stretch. It is very difficult to have someone committed, and if they have no family looking after their interests, damn near impossible. After my dad passed, it became exponentially more difficult to have mom hospitalized.

I sure as hell don’t know the answer. But I confess to more than a degree of discomfort in making it easier to commit folks. JMO.


37 posted on 10/04/2013 9:00:28 AM PDT by dmz
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To: lastchance

The media could go get a copy of police report. It is public record in most places. Perhaps there was a domestic disturbance and police were called to home and this was his statement....????


38 posted on 10/04/2013 9:00:54 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: TurboZamboni

Well, if she hadn’t been adjudicated as nutty, there would be nothing in her “permanent records” to prohibit her from obtaining the assault weapon she used in “yet another assault weapon attack on innocent barrycades and law enforcement officers”. If barry had a sista’ she would’ve looked like that.


39 posted on 10/04/2013 9:01:56 AM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: penelopesire

No matter what, in the video I saw there were 5 cops and the car had 4 tires....Why not flatten tires vs kill the poor woman.

She probably left him a liitle Peruvian Marching Dust


40 posted on 10/04/2013 9:02:14 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: dmz

Bipolar disorder is manic depression. Comparing it to schizophrenia is like saying the common cold and HIV are the same thing since both have viral origins.

If your family member were institutionalized she would be taking her meds. The pattern is always the same. They take the meds, get to feeling better, realize the meds cause a certain level of intoxicated feeling, and then they stop taking the meds. Then they go bonkers and the pattern starts all over again.

I’m sorry your family member has an incurable, chronic illness. Being institutionalized is far better than being the next Navy Yard shooter, the next person choked to death by other passengers on an airplane, or the next erratic driver in DC.


41 posted on 10/04/2013 9:02:18 AM PDT by noprogs (Borders, Language, Culture)
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To: dmz
Capitol found medications in her apartment to treat schizophrenia and other mental disorders

Well, that certainly explains how her car was dent-free after trying to ram her way through the barricades.

42 posted on 10/04/2013 9:02:52 AM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: dmz

“I am feeling a bit cynical.”

You’re not the only one either.


43 posted on 10/04/2013 9:03:21 AM PDT by Paulie
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To: UCANSEE2

Yup no need to kill her as i said b4 ..shoot out the tires,the engine anything but her.
Capitol Police F’ed up


44 posted on 10/04/2013 9:03:43 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: penelopesire

I’ll buy the theory that she was tired of keeping her baby daddy under wraps and wanted to expose him. Probably someone in the Capitol who skipped out on his payments!


45 posted on 10/04/2013 9:03:49 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (If Americans were as concerned for their country as Egyptians are, Obama would be ousted!)
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To: dmz

Well Bi Polar Disorder isn’t schizophrenia. A close family member got along for months and months without meds till something happened.


46 posted on 10/04/2013 9:03:52 AM PDT by Borges
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To: penelopesire

It is a situation where medical records will not be released. As is sop. Flying blind here.


47 posted on 10/04/2013 9:03:52 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: dmz
How is this for a conspiracy theory: Question.. How far would this adiministration be willing to go to get guns banned? WH sends a nerd down to the CDC in Atlanta to glean the med record base for people who have Schizo disorder and have admitted to having access to guns (required question). Then selecting random people from list and adjusting their individual meds to enhance the violence. Sit back with popcorn and watch the fun. The more killed the merrier. The feds control the autopsy report so there is no chance of a comeback.
48 posted on 10/04/2013 9:04:25 AM PDT by ArtDodger
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To: ColdOne

Let’s see the prescription bottle. Did boyfriend scr** with her head?...Aggravate her?


49 posted on 10/04/2013 9:04:34 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: ColdOne

Why not?


50 posted on 10/04/2013 9:05:38 AM PDT by Paulie
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