It’s looking more and more like Miriam Carey, the Connecticut mother who was killed last year near the Capitol was guilty of nothing more than having a panic attack around the wrong cops.
The DC Capitol Police first called it a terrorist incident. Then, they said Carey was on drugs.
Now? Apparently she was just a flustered driver who panicked over cops’ response to her driving:
Columnist Mark Steyn memorably remarked, “Ms. Carey does not appear to be guilty of any act other than a panic attack,” and, “We are told Ms. Carey was ‘mentally ill,’ although she had no medications in her vehicle and those at her home back in Connecticut are sufficiently routine as to put millions of other Americans in the category of legitimate target.”
But now, it is a certified fact that Carey did not even have prescription drugs in her system when she was shot to death.
Even before that confirmation, it became clear months ago that there was no good explanation for why Carey was shot, and the story disappeared entirely off the mainstream media radar.
It’s been six months since the shooting, and the DC Capitol Police still haven’t released their report on the incident.
The list of explanations for this other than “the cops are closing ranks to cover up a major screw-up leading to the death of an innocent, panicky woman” is fast dwindling through the lower single digits.
The traditional deflection against charges of excessive police power and force is “if you haven’t done anything wrong, you have nothing to fear”. The line is corrosively stupid on its surface…
…but if “making cops nervous” rates a bullet in the back of the head, then clearly even that very stupid line is wrong, these days.
The whole article is worth a read.