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Astonishing Silence Greets
Shooting Death of Miriam
Carey by Police at Capitol

New York Sun, by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.

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Posted By:mitzi, 10/9/2013 11:21:57 AM

I am just wondering if Miriam Carey, the mentally ill mother who drove her black Infiniti down Pennsylvania Avenue after she rammed a White House barricade, was read her Miranda rights before she was shot dead in a fusillade of gunfire by a gang of well-armed police who surrounded her car at the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue. The information has not been released, though as I write almost a week has passed since the lethal event. Why could not those crack shots have aimed at her car’s tires. Then they could have waited for her next move. It looks

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Curious, isn´t it? How many of us even recognize her name?

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Reply 1 - Posted by: J F Ackerman, 10/9/2013 11:28:39 AM     (No. 9557482)

With sadness for the inexplicable killing of this disturbed mother, well said, Mr. Tyrrell.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bluehouse, 10/9/2013 11:29:15 AM     (No. 9557485)

There should definitely be a full investigation into the death of Miriam Carey. But Tyrrell has been watching too many old movies if he thinks shooting out tires will stop a car. Sane or not, Carey gave up her right to life when she used her car as a weapon.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: StormCnter, 10/9/2013 11:29:32 AM     (No. 9557486)

Bob Tyrrell never says things badly. This piece is exceptional.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: jerseyden, 10/9/2013 11:33:15 AM     (No. 9557497)

Sad to say, but she was not a white male. The MSM only wants to report on things that can imply a connection to the Tea Party. Very little was reported on the Naval yard assault also .

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Reply 5 - Posted by: lana720, 10/9/2013 11:41:47 AM     (No. 9557515)

Well, gee, the government is shut down and they can´t possibly investigate and those horrible people in the WH and the Sena....er, the Tea Party and Republicans are totally responsible...
Where is Jesse? Where is his pal, Al?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: billp, 10/9/2013 11:42:22 AM     (No. 9557518)

#2, Did you read the article? I think Mr. Tyrrell was just curious as to why this particular shooting has been treated so much differently than other police shootings.

By the way, I found the statement that "shots were fired at several locations" by police officials in some of the early reports as just nuts. The police were the only ones shooting - that statement insinuated that the ´perp´ was firing the shots.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: ilovedogs, 10/9/2013 11:45:49 AM     (No. 9557526)

I´m furious that nothing absolutely nothing has been followed up. It´s like we are numb to shooting. While her actions were one thing, the response to shoot first and never ask questions later has me baffled. I never thought I would say this but are we turning into Nazi Germany where anything done in the name of government is deemed ok, move along, sad but necessary???!!!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: tomanderson61, 10/9/2013 11:46:01 AM     (No. 9557527)

I would like more clarity and description of exactly what went on here.

HOWEVER, let me point out a few dumb things.

Police are never, EVER, going to "shoot out tires". What an idiot statement. Shot out tires will not necessarily stop a vehicle (look how many drawn out car chases we have seen with vehicles with shot out tires). Police will NEVER shoot "in the arm or leg just to wound".

In today´s world, if you ram barricades, and continue to use your car as an assault weapon, you will be shot dead.

I can imagine the outcry if the police kept their weapons holstered, or "shot out the tires" and the car with an explosive device got into a crowd and detonated. Then it would be an outcry "why didn´t you shoot the driver!". Then we would have the conspiracy folks screaming about how the government WANTED the bystanders killed so they can make laws and take our rights away.

It´s plain folks. Wave a gun around, you are going to get shot and killed. Use your vehicle as a weapon, you are going to get shot and killed.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 10/9/2013 11:48:18 AM     (No. 9557535)

If Ms. Carey was really trying to get at Obama, then mentally ill or not, she might have actually been the most brave and rational person in the country. Though perhaps a little misguided. We will never know.

Ms. Carey may well be worthy of our prayers and reverence.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: quark, 10/9/2013 11:51:56 AM     (No. 9557548)

Odd ´coincidences´ though....

Navy yard shooter = mental ill, black, from Brooklyn, NY

Miriam Carey = ditto



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Reply 11 - Posted by: yourblueroom, 10/9/2013 11:54:14 AM     (No. 9557557)

FTA: "How many more defenseless citizens are going to be killed before the civilized among us demand action?"
Is that the last line you want us to read? this lady nearly ran over 3 cops in the video i saw. from what i know, the police exercised great restraint. and she was not unarmed. a 2500 pound car can do great damage. somehow you want the cops to do a full psych eval before defending themselves and others? was their behavior perfect? likely not. should there be a full debrief as to what should have been done and what wasn´t? of course. but lets not act like anyone on this site would have acted differently, should they have been in the position of those cops, defending the US capitol (aka, "high value targets"). Do we not recall the Boston Marathon? Kenya mall shootings and murders?



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Reply 12 - Posted by: tenncon231, 10/9/2013 11:58:43 AM     (No. 9557567)

Where is al sharptongue? jesse jackson? Makes you wonder what isn´t happening! Was the individual a democrat, surely not a cracker or it would be all over the lsm!

I think if I was pursued by the "authorities" not sure what my response would be in view of "protect and serve" has turned into unfettered power and excessive over response!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: tenncon231, 10/9/2013 12:00:32 PM     (No. 9557571)

forgot "if the shooter" was ----

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Reply 14 - Posted by: msjena, 10/9/2013 12:03:11 PM     (No. 9557580)

Was it really necessary to shoot her? That is the question that, I think, needs to be asked. And another question, did they know she had a child in the car? I would be interested in hearing what her parents or other relatives have to say about this.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Halfvast Conspirator, 10/9/2013 12:05:11 PM     (No. 9557581)

Clearly we need better controls on imported Infiniti assault cars, it´s only common sense that we license these assault cars and their users, and limit their capacities.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: BamaMan, 10/9/2013 12:12:36 PM     (No. 9557596)

Trayvon II

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Reply 17 - Posted by: strike3, 10/9/2013 12:26:05 PM     (No. 9557633)

In the heat of the moment you protect your own. She could have had enough explosives packed into that car to take out several hundred people. Besides, Obama was in town. You don´t want your name on the duty roster if THAT happened.

The police don´t get paid enough to insure that a fight is fair. That went out with knights on white horses.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: RUReadyY3K, 10/9/2013 12:32:21 PM     (No. 9557642)

The police could have believed there was a possibility of a car bomb which many people would feel justifies shooting first and asking questions later. On the other hand, the police have become overly militaristic with SWAT Teams and armored personnel carriers. Excessive force is all too often the first response.

But the press silence is likely due to the fact that it was not a while male with an AK47, so they moved on. They didn´t want to dwell on the sad story of a black women with mental issues.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: jdmii, 10/9/2013 12:42:30 PM     (No. 9557663)

One shot in the radiator of the car makes it very sick and will not travel far.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Hobbiest, 10/9/2013 12:52:37 PM     (No. 9557682)

I do worry that the nation´s police have taken a giant step backwards in the last decade with a shoot first mentality and a general heavy handedness. Even worse, many agencies have been given police powers but don´t seem to be doing a lot of screening to make sure their personnel are emotionally suited to police work. On top of it all there is the trend to equip way too many police with the accoutrements of SWAT teams, which can effect behavior.



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Reply 21 - Posted by: pickle1, 10/9/2013 1:13:16 PM     (No. 9557702)

Wrong color.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: JoniTx, 10/9/2013 1:31:33 PM     (No. 9557730)

Simply another stark reminder of how the sheeple are´informed´ by our biased media. It is the news they do NOT cover that spotlights just how corrupt they truly are.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: JAN, 10/9/2013 1:55:19 PM     (No. 9557782)

I assure you that outside the beltway there is much concern over this killing.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: PeoplesRepublikNY, 10/9/2013 2:18:33 PM     (No. 9557834)

What #15 said. Still waiting for Feinstein to weigh in w/ her usual tirade against "assault weapons".

I get the take-no-chances, shoot-first-ask-questions-later mentality since 9/11. But in endangering Carey´s infant in the back seat, the cops violated a cardinal rule about using deadly force: you must clearly see what you´re shooting at before pulling the trigger.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: msjena, 10/9/2013 2:33:02 PM     (No. 9557869)

People didn´t care about all the people killed at Waco, either.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Dignitary Protection, 10/9/2013 2:35:06 PM     (No. 9557879)

As a recently retired police officer, I agree with #8. Police Officers are told never to shoot at tires and you are taught to shoot at center mass, not at an arm or a leg. The driver attempted to run over the police who surrounded her car and they had no idea what she had in her car. A bomb, maybe?

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Reply 27 - Posted by: stablemoney, 10/9/2013 2:36:54 PM     (No. 9557885)

The police apparently were not fearful of explosives as I saw photos of them surrounding the car. I have not seen the actual scene where she was killed, nor do I think anyone else has. I suspect the reason is that such an airing would not be very flattering to the police.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Distorted, 10/9/2013 5:01:23 PM     (No. 9558124)

Did these officers have stun weapons and a chance to use them rather than deadly force. From all reports they were in close proximity at first and knew who and what they were up against. At the very least they failed completely box her in when they first had the chance. That we have yet to hear a detailed explanation causes great skepticism.

Around this time period, I saw TV coverage of both the president and vice-president walking together down the sidewalk near the White House to a neighboring restaurant in one of those "We Are Just Ordinary Guys" photo opportunities. To have both out in the open is very rare and drives security people nuts. Was this the same day, I don´t know for certain, but if it was that might explain what I would term overkill.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Bohallx, 10/9/2013 10:46:49 PM     (No. 9558544)

#17 ~ a few days late with this but even if that car was packed to the roof with explosives, the pylons that make up the actual TRUCK PROOF entrance barriers should have stopped her.

But they didn´t.

They were recessed into the ground. All the guard had was a portable pedestrian barricade.

Something is seriously wrong with this picture. Why were the pyons recessed. Why were the guards allowing vehicles packed with dynamite to the ceiling into one of the White House´s many parking lots.

Why did they decide to shoot that woman?

Was it perhaps simply to COVER UP their derelection of duty?

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The Democratic National Committee is furious by a conservative website’s ad campaign that depicts Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi clad in a bikini in a provocative pose with her tongue sticking out. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, called on Republicans to press Breitbart News to remove the artwork — one of several suggestive images on the website promoting the new California site. The image of Pelosi, beneath one of California Gov. Jerry Brown’s face photo-shopped onto a flexing body builder, includes the sub-head: “Because you can’t make this s— up.” “To say the least,

Gorgeous George: Regal in red
Kate wears Queen’s New Zealand
brooch as she arrives in Wellington…
but it’s her baby prince who
steals the show

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Daily Mail (UK), by Rebecca English    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/6/2014 10:55:34 PM     Post Reply
Wellington -He may be only eight months old. But Prince George made an assured appearance on his debut royal tour this morning. Arriving in New Zealand on the first day of a three-week trip Down Under, the third in line to the throne took the windswept welcome in his stride, although he looked a little chilly in a cream jumper and shorts. Scroll down for video -With a lifetime of royal engagements ahead of him, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are understandably protective of their young son. Indeed, his appearance today was only the second time he has been

Bryan Cranston of ´Breaking Bad´:
Obamacare ´is fantastic´
despite ´growing pains´

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Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: AltaD- 4/7/2014 11:01:59 AM     Post Reply
Add Bryan Cranston, the star of TV´s recent hit "Breaking Bad" and a new Broadway play about former President Lyndon B. Johnson, to Team Obamacare. In an interview with Yahoo News “global anchor” Katie Couric, the actor called Obamacare the highlight of President Obama´s legacy. “Now’s the time to stake a claim to leave your legacy,” he encouraged Obama. “I personally believe that his health care program is fantastic. Yes, there are problems. Anything worth while is going to go through a growing pains period. But this is his legacy and I think it’s a great one because I don’t


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