Life is cheap in Washington DC. Was it really necessary to shoot an unarmed
woman with a child or was it political correctness? What threat was she to the
precious members of congress or to the President? I would be ashamed if I lived
in Washington DC.
Are you equally ashamed of the police shootings in Utah and Idaho? What are you
saying? That somehow police in DC live by a lessor standard... that her plowing
into a squad car, ramming an officer.... that is not acceptable to do in DC?There are so many facts missing here.... and to make statements like
this... just weeks after another person not a mile away killed innocent people
at the Navy Ship Yard... that some how the police should have given her the
benefit of doubt - after trying to ram the gates of the White House.Yes, the lives of the members of Congress.... and even the President,
regardless of who is in office, is precious. Why wouldn't they be? Have
we dropped our morals so far that despite politics, we would not care to protect
their lives?I wish I wash shocked by comments here.... but nothing
surprises me anymore. And yes, it is sad that she got so
desperate, she resorted to such desperate measures. It is a sad incident all
around - except evidently for a few people.
Assume the worst, error on the side of caution, don't take any
chances.So long as police must assume ALL Americans - even the
mentally ill - have free access, without background checks to fire-arms, this
will always be the final outcome.
The police shoot first, then ask questions later. To try what this lady did is
a recipe for death, especially in jittery DC where they can't afford to be
careless. I feel compassion for her family, especially her daughter. Many
persons deals with unknown issues all the time and sometimes they just are
over-whelmed. It's a pity she couldn't get someone to help her but
she probably never indicated she needed such.
UtahBlue.. In Idaho and most states, police use deadly force as the last resort
and don't shoot unarmed women! Not so in Washington DC apparently. She
drove her car into other cars and into barricades which drunk drivers do
everyday but none of them are shot dead for doing it.
Re: "So long as police must assume ALL Americans . . . have free access,
without background checks to fire-arms, this will always be the final
outcome."Yeah. And the same goes for unregulated black
Infinitis, that seat more than one passenger.When will American
Neanderthals wake up and realize we need reasonable restrictions on vehicle
color and capacity?It's not mental problems, it's the high
capacity, assault Infiniti that committed this crime.
Mountanman [sic], I'm amazed that, with no more information than you have
from this article or other media outlets, you feel competent and qualified to
second guess the cops on the scene. Why do that? Apparently, for you, this is
because it happened in D.C. We need a little more thoughtful
analysis from you rather than emotional responses.
If you saw the videos, you would notice that she almost hit one of the police
officers who were trying to stop her: that she was using her vehicle as a
weapon. I would say that she was far from unarmed, even if she didn't
carry a gun. Thankfully, the officer leapt out of the way without being hit.
They stopped her to prevent her from injuring others.
@airnaut No matter what the laws say police must ALWAYS assume anyone - mentally
ill or not - has access to guns. Making a law doesn't magically mean
everyone obeys it or the threat goes away. All it does is make it so that in the
event of breaking the law there is a punishment. Even with such laws people will
still get guns - ESPECIALLY the insane or mentally ill who are seeking to do bad
I could be wrong but there is more to this story than we know. Who, for
example, is the father of the child? And why was she fired ..."It just
didn't work out just doesn't cut it.
M-man and proc. They pretty much know everything, so they second-guess without
hesitation. Too bad they couldn't have been on the scene this time to
remind police what is and isn't "politically correct."
All of these rampages are a result of mental illness.I wonder if the
president will come out today and ban cars since she put police and others lives
in danger as she was ramming and smashing things with her big bad dangerous car?
Maybe he will ban having children because it causes postpartum depression?I'm sure there will be a liberal that will suggest some stupid law.
They have another law for everything.Why do these suggestions sound
ludicrous? Because they are. Just like the presidents crazy gun control ideas
wouldn't have had an effect in preventing these shootings either.Bad things happen in a free society.Mentally ill people do not
follow laws. Get these people better mental health assistance or improve
awareness so these people are not left to snap without people around them saying
or doing anything.
What? She was "depressed"? I guess, implying that she deserved to die?
Oh boy, we're in trouble.Oh, and I really liked this, the chase
was "harrowing". I wonder what would have happened if they had just let
her go? Oh wait, she was depressed. Can't let that go.
Very sad event. The questions that come to my mind are: she was hospitalized
for depression, why was she released? What medications was she prescribed? Was
she under the influence of meds at the time? And, what did she so urgently want
to ask or tell the president? Had she gotten fed up with failed attempts to
enroll for Obamacare online and wanted to talk to the man directly? She did not
have a weapon so I doubt that harm to the president was intended.May
the Lord comfort all those grieving the loss of this woman, and help those that
now have the responsibility of raising this motherless child.
re Mountainman:Well, in DC and apparently West Valley City.
We're probably not in a position to throw stones.re other gun
grabbers:Stop trying to make this about guns, unless you're
also trying to say we need to disarm the cops. This story isn't about
guns, you only show your paranoia by trying to make it about guns.
toosmartforyou said "The police shoot first, then ask questions later"
This is Always a silly comment, and one I hear a lot from those complaining
about use of force by police. Of course the police should shoot
first in a situation like this!! Would 'asking questions' have stopped
the car?? Somehow we, as the public, have put the value of a cops life below
someone who is committing a violent crime. When did this ridiculous thought
process come about? It is NOT now, nor has it ever been, the
responsibility of Law Enforcement officers to figure out WHY someone is doing
something violent BEFORE taking action to STOP the violence!! The main main
part of a cops Motto - 'Protect' us law abiding citizens from those
people that are trying to harm us! Looks like those cops were doing exactly
that! So, for me, I dont care what the cops do, as long as they stop the
CRIMINAL, or the EDP, or the mental patient, etc., from harming me or my family,
or from causing more death or destruction. YES, Shoot first if need be, Please!
Just stop them. Great job DC Cops!
Does this remind you of the Danielle Willard case in Utah, which resulted in an
unnecessary killing almost one year ago?
It appears she was schizophrenic...a very sad and tragic ending. More resources
and help for the mentally ill please.
The narrative dictates that this one is a victim.I don't understand
who decides or how, but they are telling us this woman is a victim. She had the
baby blues, or did she fall down the stairs and bump her head?There are
mentally ill and then there are nut jobs. Carey is a mentally ill victim or
circumstances.I don't understand the criterion.
Just another very sad tragedy--for all involved. Mental illness is a
very difficult and big problem in our country. Perhaps Republicans and
Democrats, working with professionals who treat mental illness, could look for
ways to improve our system of treating mental illness. BTW the
bill proposed to expand background checks for firearms also included measures to
deal with mental illness.
@Mountanman"Was it really necessary to shoot an unarmed woman"They had her pinned up somewhat, guns out, and went a whole 10 seconds
after she started driving again and almost running them over before firing.
Although the headline says this woman was unarmed, the fact is she had a 2-ton
deadly weapon at her disposal. Also, since when does that fact that you are a
parent give you special consideration when your actions threaten the lives of
those around you?
@Mountanman"Was it really necessary to shoot an unarmed woman"======== Where were you last year when Danielle Willard was
shot in West Valley City, Utah?[or was this just another one of your
political axes to grind...]
I would like to know the exact circumstance when she was gunned down. I have
read that she was out of the vehicle and running away. If that is true, did
they really need to shoot her?
I KNOW with all the violent happenings in our country that police MUST be
vigilant esp around our capital...that said it appears the REAL weapon WAS the
car and it seems since there was NO weapon fire that if they could have taken a
quick thought to have stopped the vehicle and NOT shot the person. This may have
ended with the babe being hurt though, but it DOES seem as though it was a
wasted life of a mom that just had some temporary mental problems.
Are they going to advocate for Vehicle Control Legislation now? I wish they
could've ended this some other way.
The woman may be delusional, but so is the rest of Washington.
I agree with Mike in Cedar City. There is more to this story than we know. Why
else would a well-educated young single mother with no history of run ins with
the law, or making threats to anyone, drive 200 miles from Connecticut down to
DC with her young child and insist on talking with President Obama? She was
clearly distraught.... but so many are quick to just slap her with the label of
mentally ill. Maybe she was distraught over..... something?? I think
there's more to this story, but as with Benghazi and so many other things
under this left-wing President, we'll sadly never learn and the syncophants
in the liberal media will not delve into questions that might embarrass this
Though seldom reported by the press, they might check to see what prescription
psychiatric drugs she was on as most of these list violence, depression,
hallucinations, and othere bizarre neurotoxic side effects. When there is
another killing spree look for these drugs as a contributing, if not primary
cause. I too wondered why the use of all that lead, but I guess it was good
they stopped her before she plowed through a bunch of people No comment
about Obama's part in all this. . .