The woman who first crashed her car into barricades at the White House before leading police on a chase down Pennsylvania avenue to the Capitol and crashing through barriers was eventually shot to death despite being unarmed.
Could her death have been avoided? Probably not, say authorities:
CBS News correspondent John Miller reports there will likely be an internal investigation into the Capitol Hill car chase that ended with the driver dead.
Washington Police Chief Cathy Lanier confirms shots were fired in at least two locations during the chase.
Authorities will want to know what was going through the minds of the officers who opened fire.
Miller says once the car crashed into the barriers outside the White House, training instincts would kick in for officers and Secret Service agents.
Because the White House and Capitol building are sensitive locations, their training and reactions would be heightened.
This whole incident belies the supposition that these armed authorities are trained to think cooly under stressful situations and to behave what I will call "professionally". Look at how the car has been boxed in. It was going nowhere. And news footage show these guys rushing up, guns drawn, and they begin to fire immediately.
Exactly what "training" is kicking in that compels these men to shoot first and ask questions later. If they feared for their lives, perhaps they should not have been there. Perhaps they should have shot out the tires then set up a perimeter around the car and coaxed the driver out of the vehicle. Why this rush to end things immediately in a hail of bullets?
I am a defender of our first responders and law enforcement. But it seems to me that procedures and tactics of late have evolved into something much more aggressive than we have been used to in the past. This, I think, warrants investigation. I fear law enforcement and all armed, government agents (ICE, DEA, FBI, IRS, etc.), by all appearances, are being trained these days to use lethal means not as a last resort.
If I understand this right. she gets out of the car after it has been blocked to a halt - has no gun in her hands - assaults no police officer at this point & the only option on the table is multiple rounds to the torso. Fire the guy who trains these guys. I have seen many felony stops of vehicles (boxed in), I have seen cars forced off the road & even forced crashes to save lives. But this is a new one for me. Nidal Hassan killed many people in Texas, did not surrender & is still alive drawing army pay. This woman hit a barricade, went on the run when guns were pointed at her & her daughter, gets out of the car with no gun & is shot multiple times. Forget traveling to Washington the cost of hitting a barricade is too high. Makes you wonder what they might do if got lost & drove to close to the communist's house. For sure if this is what they are trained to do I will never go to Washington.
Blocking the path of the suspect's vehicle with PD's cruisers would have been much better than murder.
The reasons for exterminating this lady's life, no matter how much contempt and disobedience she displayed, are this is the only solution these criminal mercenaries know. The use of brute force, without regard for human life or property, to eliminate any fears of a threat to their supremacy and total control. It was convenient for them. They didn't have to use their heads, and because they do not possess the ability to think logically. It's more risky for someone to make a decision. It's more expedient to make dishonest excuses.
The main reason for this incident escalating to the point of murdering the suspect appears to be to keep the "real story" from surfacing, and the result of potential, public ridicule. This is shameful and repugnant to everything we've stood for as a nation since our founding.
"Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are." - Ben Franklin
...What caused her to crash into the barricade? -maybe it was a simple accident..did they pull their guns and terrify her into driving away????? Something happened that we will never know the truth of-which is typical where police officers are concerned lately,and now given even more authority!!-so this is that result...nuts with guns...
Indeed! The logical answer for this predicament is to outlaw possession / use of firearms for "Law Enforcement" while on duty.
The statistics probably show that unrestricted use of deadly weapons by police has caused more deaths and permanent injuries to "suspects" than victimization of law enforcement personnel.
Succinctly, it would be more beneficial, in the interest of public safety, if we had "peace officers" and armed citizens in lieu of "gestapo" with guns.
I believe she also clipped one of the officers with her car, thereby turning it into a weapon. The police didn't know just what she was going to do next, ergo, perhaps opening fire was for the best!
That said, however, if the lady was suffering from post-partum depression, a dozen men shooting at her was not the answer. Too bad she took this route, because someone trained in such things might have been able to help her!
That was what the media originally said, but later it came out that the officer in question wreecked his own car, and was injured by the deployment of the airbag!
The spin doctors are realling withthis one.
I think it was very wrong for the police to open fire under these circumstances and am surprised there has been no comment that I have heard so far about the propriety of doing so. It seems that our police and security people, especially those in the federal government, are becoming more and more "trigger-happy." The justifications that I have heard simply do not, on the facts of the case, add up. The car wasn't going any place and they didn't have to kill that woman. Really, it was an assassination more than anything else. She had no gun and none was observed. Yes, I suppose it's possible that the car might have contained an atom bomb, but anything is possible, if you want to look at it that way. And killing her would not have defused the bomb. I just think it was wrong, and I don't care whether she was a Democrat or a Republican or an Obama supporter or whatever. This was plain murder, if you ask me. I don't buy it. Thank God they did not kill the poor baby as well. The child was unhurt, no thanks to the police (Gestapo in my book). This is not a police state. Or is it?
What I saw and absolutely could NOT believe was the entire congress, on their feet, APPLAUDING the shooting of this woman. They were all in SUCH danger.
Just a warm-up for times to come--afterall- bummer will not accept people who disagree with him- dictators usually don't--the only thing stopping him entirely is that technically we still have the Constitution-----the only issue is that he thinks it only a piece of paper and a hindrance.
Wake up America==stop bummercare--stop him--IMPEACH
Look at what women have to look forward to. Being treated like men. In the sixties you were slaves to the husband. Got your way, now your slaves to the government. I wonder if you saw that coming! This is how your rewarded. Now that the men and i mean men are second to all. Its your turn! Sad isnt it.
The police got upset when she drove into a Secret Service agent at the White House so by time she got to Congress and crashed into a guard station they were getting really annoyed with her. This is a clear case of mind control as her family said that Obama was talking to her at night. The shooter at the Navy Yard could hear voices in the walls.