Friday, October 4, 2013

Unarmed mother with depression shot dead by Capitol Police

Police is seen shooting to an unarmed mother Mariam Carey who was suffering from bouts of depression
The woman who was shot dead by police on Capitol Hill was a depressed single mother, with this the questions surfaced as to why police fired a stream of bullets at an unarmed driver who had an eighteen month old baby in the back of her car. 

The new details are emerging surrounding the death of Miriam Carey which are swiftly changing the story’s turn of events: originally, one in which she was accused of being armed and confronted by police heroics during a government shutdown, into one about over-zealous police gunning down an emotionally-troubled woman in front of her child. 

The 34-year old mother had been hospitalized after suffering previous bouts of depression, which began after the birth of 18-month old Erica. “She had postpartum depression after having the baby,” the victim’s mother, Idella Carey, told ABC News.

“A few months later, she got sick. She was depressed…she was hospitalized.” Her pregnancy with Erica had been unplanned, according to her former boss, Dr. Barry Weiss, who spoke to NBC Connecticut. Carey [Miriam] had seemed increasingly stressed after discovering the news, and around January 2012, she suffered a fall bad enough to have to take two to three weeks off work. 

Shooting Scene after Mariam Carey was killed by Police
At the moment, the public only knows what little it can glean from the available footage and witness accounts. They say she plowed into a security barrier and hit a Secret Service agent who tried to change her direction by waving. After the police first opened fire on her, she floored the gas and drove off. But after a high-speed pursuit through Capitol Hill streets, she ran into Capitol Hill police officers, who surrounded her car after she slammed into a barrier.

One witness reported one of the officers even sticking his weapon into the open window of Carey’s car. She wheeled the car around and hit a police cruiser, while almost hitting several more officers, before driving off again. 

From that moment all that is known is that the officers shouted for her to stop as she moved away. Then shots were fired (multiple reports declare more than a dozen were heard in total) and Carey was killed in the vicinity of the Supreme Court. She received six bullets from police guns. 

The option of taking a suspect – even one considered a deadly terror suspect - into custody alive is a proven possibility, as was the case with one suspected Boston Bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. 

He remains in prison at the moment, despite having been accused of perpetrating the April 15, 2013, Boston Marathon bombings. He was captured alive by police. Back in May, 27-year-old Ibrahim Todashev who had alleged links to the other Boston Marathon bombing suspect, Dzhokhar’s brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was shot six times during questioning by the FBI after apparently attacking one of the agents. 

He was also unarmed and there are still no further details of the situation. Tamerlan himself died in a stand-off with police in April.

No comments:

Post a Comment