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The Silence Continues in Washington ^ | October 17, 2013 | Emmett Tyrrell

Posted on 10/17/2013 2:59:01 PM PDT by Kaslin

WASHINGTON -- So far the telephone has not rung. Last week, I suggested a way for the left and the right to get together constructively. I suggested that the Rev. Jesse Jackson and the Rev. Al Sharpton might give me a call and we might unite in demanding an investigation of the death of Miriam Carey. You may have forgotten who Carey is. After all, it has been two weeks since her death. Two weeks of thunderous silence, after she rammed a White House barricade with her car and then drove off down Pennsylvania Avenue with a posse of police speeding after her. She was shot dead in a hail of gunfire at the end of the avenue two blocks from the United States Capitol. The House of Representatives gave the police a standing ovation.

I am not sure if that ovation came before or after word leaked out that Carey was a law-abiding dental hygienist from Connecticut. Eventually, it was divulged that she was also mentally ill. She suffered postpartum depression with psychosis after the birth of her child, a child who was a year old and in the back seat of her black Infiniti when the police penetrated it with bullets. How many we do not know, but the child was unhurt. Carey was dead at the scene.

Think of all the bizarre cases Jackson and Sharpton have agitated for, the Tawana Brawley case, the Atlanta killings of long ago and, just recently, the case of Trayvon Martin. Martin was shot during an altercation with George Zimmerman. That was indeed a tragedy, though not exactly an unavoidable tragedy. Young men get into fights all the time. Occasionally, one side or the other resorts to weapons. Surely in the Martin-Zimmerman altercation one side could have simply walked away. Carey did not get a chance to walk away. She was unarmed and clearly in distress. When the police surrounded her stopped vehicle, they could have waited her out. They could have shot out her tires. Surely some other means of restraint could have been employed. Instead, they apparently shot to kill.

Of course, the silence of the police is not the only silence. Thus far, not a peep has been heard from Capitol Hill, not even from the Black Caucus. Nor has the White House weighed in. When Trayvon Martin was killed in Florida, President Barack Obama had quite a lot to say. Rather famously he remarked, "If I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon." Why is the president not leading the call for justice for Miriam? Why did he not attend the wake for her in New York? It was Monday night.

When one compares the outpouring of recriminations and grief for Trayvon Martin's death with the few voices of protest surrounding Miriam Carey's death, it is astounding. When police are engaged in a shootout with an unarmed person, as they were with Carey, there is usually talk of negligent homicide or manslaughter. Thus far, there has been little talk of the woman's death let alone of filing charges.

People -- usually on the right -- tell me that this is because the "ruling class" felt threatened. The ruling class lives in Washington and feels entrenched, though recently they have felt embattled. So am I to believe this is the reason no calls for an inquiry have been heard? Are Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton siding with the ruling class?

Frankly, I had thought that by now we would have heard from them. I guess I was not really expecting them to call me, but rather to call a press conference and call us all to our duty. This is a country that prides itself in the rule of law. Why the silence for Miriam? Why the silence of Jackson and Sharpton?

TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: banglist; miriamcarey

1 posted on 10/17/2013 2:59:01 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Sorry Emmett, that’s down the memory hole. If Bush was POTUS at the time, the race pimps would be still marching up and down 1600.

2 posted on 10/17/2013 3:03:51 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Kaslin
Why the silence for Miriam? Why the silence of Jackson and Sharpton?

We all know that answer.

We dare not sat it out loud though.

3 posted on 10/17/2013 3:03:58 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Kaslin
and a potentially disastrous default on a nearly $17 trillion national debt.

Politico lies.

Stopped reading right there.

4 posted on 10/17/2013 4:03:01 PM PDT by skeeter
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yikes, wrong thread.

5 posted on 10/17/2013 4:03:29 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Kaslin
Consider adding a subtitle, within parentheses, when the title leaves you guessing as in your post.

I Accuse the Murderers of Miriam Carey

Caring for the next Miriam Carey

It appears Miriam Carey was on at least one controversial prescription drug.

This Miriam Carey story can't be allowed to die.

6 posted on 10/17/2013 7:25:41 PM PDT by neverdem (Register pressure cookers! /s)
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To: neverdem

I missed this story last week. Really, how can we believe any of this baloney from so-called News Media? When the story first began, I read that the babydaddy works for the White House and hence a plausible reason for why Carey was running her car up the WH driveway —now you can’t find even a word about babydaddy other than him calling 911 last year because he was afraid for his baby daughter’s well-being, but does nothing beyond a phone call??? Was he actually living with her? Doesn’t sound like it. No reason for the cops to plug the woman full of bullets when they had her stopped. This sure looks like another story where we know absolutely nothing about the truth. It sounds like she may very well have been stalked - would you put it past Barry’s goon squad?

7 posted on 10/24/2013 4:53:28 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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