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Shots fired at U.S.
Capitol, woman killed

ABC News, by Staff

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Posted By:toledo, 10/3/2013 3:55:32 PM

WASHINGTON - Authorities shot and killed a woman Thursday afternoon outside the U.S. Capitol after she attempted to drive her vehicle through a barricade, police tell ABC7. The incident reportedly began when an unidentified woman tried to drive through a barricade at the White House. She had a child in the back seat of her vehicle. The woman fled the area and ended up at the Capitol, where she reportedly tried to drive through another barricade. Authorities opened fire on the vehicle, killing the woman, authorities say. ABC News reports the child in the vehicle with the woman is unharmed.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 10/3/2013 4:06:05 PM     (No. 9548631)

"...woman tried to drive through a barricade at the White House."

"At" the White House? Wendell Goler (FNC) is reporting from the WH grounds... this "White House gate" is blocks away, with no direct access to the WH grounds.
Then again, it is ABCNews, so facts don´t really matter.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: question_complexity, 10/3/2013 4:07:12 PM     (No. 9548634)

Was she armed? I guess a summary execution was somehow preferred over just shooting out her tires.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: lancelink1, 10/3/2013 4:08:44 PM     (No. 9548637)

Gun control blah blah blah right wing extremists blah blah blah Tea Party blah blah blah NRA blah blah blah AR15 blah blah blah in 5...4...3...2...

Check her purse for the meds she was supposed to be taking.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: happywarrior, 10/3/2013 4:10:32 PM     (No. 9548642)

The little girl being carried away was black. Almost two hours in and no one will tell us the race of the woman. If she was white the drive bys would have stated it and connected her to the Tea Party already.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 10/3/2013 4:14:34 PM     (No. 9548648)

So, what type of tires did she have on her car? Were they those cool 80K mile radial one`s for extra traction, you know, when an if you need to blow through a barricade or other sturdy object?


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Reply 6 - Posted by: stablemoney, 10/3/2013 4:19:20 PM     (No. 9548653)

This is Obama´s fault.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: mitzi, 10/3/2013 4:21:15 PM     (No. 9548655)

She had a child in the back seat of her vehicle.

I wonder ... Obama´s illegitimate child?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: 6079 Smith, W, 10/3/2013 4:25:42 PM     (No. 9548662)

MSM:" We don´t know for sure if she was a Tea Party member, but we will report her as one until proven otherwise."

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Reply 9 - Posted by: bamapreacher, 10/3/2013 4:25:48 PM     (No. 9548664)

Too bad they killed her. Now we´ll never know why she did it. The MSM and democ rats will make something up to make her a frustrated Tea Party member.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: JHHolliday, 10/3/2013 4:31:28 PM     (No. 9548672)

I think I will wait a week before looking at the MSM news. I am tired of the worthless speculation and the endless feed of ´facts´ that really aren´t facts. Then the posturing of various ´experts´ telling us in a patronizing manner how we should think. A pox on them all.

They also seem to have no sense of history. I am old enough to remember when the Puerto Rican nationalists stormed the White House to kill Harry Truman. Stuff like this has always happened in the past. Listen to the MSM and you would think something like this never happened before.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 10/3/2013 4:32:00 PM     (No. 9548673)

I believe the correct term is Barry-cades.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: shamrock, 10/3/2013 4:32:06 PM     (No. 9548675)

And the cops opened fire without knowing the kid was in the car? My shooting instructor should give those idiots a class in basic gun safety. #1, know your target. What is it with these swat wannabees. Next on their list is probably the WW2 vets.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: TXknitter, 10/3/2013 4:43:00 PM     (No. 9548694)

Agree with so many of the above posters. The cable TV script proceeding as we could have predicted. They announce they do not want to speculate but then go on to speculate! They just announced the minority whip of the House at the podium praising all the Capitol police. Look, I believe in giving honor to whom honor is due. However, from what little we know, with a woman dead, don´t you think they need to hold off on the kudos?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: killerbee, 10/3/2013 4:44:51 PM     (No. 9548695)

They´ve finally reported that no Capitol Hill police were shot. It appears she may not have had a gun. Wonder about this ramming the gates thing, too. Is there video?

It would be beyond horrible if all of this was the result of an official over-reaction. Poor baby having to witness that. The photo I saw she looked about 18 mos to 2 years.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: gagolfer, 10/3/2013 4:52:56 PM     (No. 9548708)

First she rammed a barricade at the WH gate, sped away from the police in a car chase, then rammed a barricade at the Capitol. Doesn´t sound like this is all an official overreaction. If it had turned out this was a terrorist or innocent bystanders had been killed the complaints would be the police didn´t kill the driver fast enough.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 10/3/2013 4:53:43 PM     (No. 9548714)

Could this simply be a case of a confused and frustrated driver who was trying to get to her destination and did not know how to get around with all of the Barrycades?

Now that she is dead, we will never know the truth, so naturally, the msm will feel free to make it up as they go along.

Prayers to this little tot and the rest of the woman´s family.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Coy860, 10/3/2013 4:54:52 PM     (No. 9548716)

The woman probably spent the last 3 days trying to sign up for Obamacare and the site was down. She went over the edge and decided she had to see Obama and tell him to fix it for her.s/

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Reply 18 - Posted by: CEP, 10/3/2013 4:55:32 PM     (No. 9548722)

She could also have gotten lost and couldn´t figure out how to get out of it. Maybe with the police with their guns drawn scared her she overreacted? Maybe not and she was intent on harming herself and figured the police would do it. May never know.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: lostinmassachusetts, 10/3/2013 5:00:22 PM     (No. 9548728)

Lt´s start the countdown to when the first democrat pol blames this incident on the "Republicn" shutdown. 10...9...8...

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Reply 20 - Posted by: steveracer, 10/3/2013 5:02:24 PM     (No. 9548730)

If the woman was an Obama supporter we won´t hear another word about this incident, if on the other hand the woman was not an Obama supporter, well then .... we will be never hear the end of it.

(these things write themselves)

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Bad Dog, 10/3/2013 5:06:46 PM     (No. 9548743)

I´m watching FNC (of course) and they keep featuring a video clip from ´´Alhurra Television´´ with arabic writing in the upper right corner.

I never heard of AlHURRA Television and yet, they just ´´happened´´ to have a camera on this at this moment.

Hmmm...... the mind ponders the possibilities.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Bad Dog, 10/3/2013 5:13:10 PM     (No. 9548757)

Follow-up on Alhurra Television....

Just did a quick search and the results (results only - no further in-depth) tell me that Alhurra was set up in the Bush Administration after 9/11 (government-sponsored and funded, of course) to try to stop some of the ´´hatred´´.

See how that works? WE pay taxes to fund an outreach TV network to stop THEIR hatred of us, in THEIR language.

Yeh, okay.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: dcbroome, 10/3/2013 5:18:54 PM     (No. 9548764)

I saw a picture of a wrecked car- looked like an Altima and I wondered if she was black.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: kanphil, 10/3/2013 5:32:05 PM     (No. 9548800)

I just heard the Clueless McConnell on Hannity´s show praising the Capitol police for their brave actions. What is praiseworthy about banging away at a lone woman driving no matter how recklessly. Haven´t the Capitol police been properly trained? There are a number of ways to stop a car without shooting the unarmed driver.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: BuckeyeRon, 10/3/2013 5:49:37 PM     (No. 9548827)

I just don´t get the whining about the driver...she was armed with a vehicle, a deadly weapon when driven in a willfully negligent fashion...refused orders at a WH gate and then after a high speed chase, refused to obey orders by Capitol police after being stopped by them...she nearly hit some of the officers who were on foot...

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Fledrmaus, 10/3/2013 6:23:21 PM     (No. 9548888)

She wouldn´t obey orders! Shoot her! Shoot her! Great reasoning - now everyone behind the wheel of a car can be classified as "armed" and a legitimate target. Summary execution by America´s Goonstapo; don´t leave home without your papers or you may be coming back in a box.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: BuckeyeRon, 10/3/2013 6:42:20 PM     (No. 9548923)

Oh puhleeze, #26...this is not every driver, but a driver who attempts to breach the main visitor´s gate at the WH, refuses lawful commands, then is fired upon by the Secret Service before speeding off to lead a chase to the Capitol where she is forcibly stopped twice before being shot by the Capitol Hill Police she attempted to run over...

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Reply 28 - Posted by: thewarden, 10/3/2013 8:21:36 PM     (No. 9549087)

Suicide by cop. Family to sue for millions. Just watch.

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Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
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Prominent Washington correspondents are accusing President Obama and his aides of knowingly stretching the truth on issues like the so-called women´s pay gap just to create controversy and keep issues -- and the president -- relevant. Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus kicked off the attack last week when she blasted as “demagoguery” the administration´s tactics during the pay gap debate. “The level of hyperbole -- actually, of demagoguery -- that Democrats have engaged in here is revolting,” she wrote. CBS White House Correspondent Major Garrett then weighed in this week in his National Journal

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