Clyde Lewis: "Did Capital Police Overreact?"
By: James Pilato, Producer "Ground Zero With Clyde Lewis"
While the nation watched Washington D.C. during a governmental shutdown, we also saw the Capitol go into lock down.
Miriam Carey, a 34 year-old woman from Stamford, Connecticut, was shot and killed by police after she reportedly rammed her car into the gates of the White House.
In typically hyperbolic language, the New York Daily News wrote that, "There was horror on the Hill when a crazed Connecticut woman who tried to ram her way into the White House was shot and killed Thursday after she led police on a high-speed chase through the heart of Washington."
Was this deadly force justified or was this a case of police overkill?
Have we mentioned that she had her 1 year-old child in the car with her?
KXL's Clyde Lewis, host of the nationally syndicated 'Ground Zero' talk show, asks if it was "all an overreaction that we can chalk up to political theater meant to remind us of how the shutdown of the government is affecting people in negative ways?"
The media is speculating about a possible connection to the Washington D.C. shutdown. Clyde Lewis says, "Perhaps it was a mother in a car, with a political grievance. Perhaps a mother that was unable to get her WIC benefits because of the shutdown."
Lewis continued asking questions: "Did the woman make a wrong turn? When guns were pulled on her and her child, did she flee out of fear? Was it all a mistake? Why would we use lethal force on an unarmed woman with a child?"
Or, Lewis asks, "Was it just a simple accident where lethal force was used to the point of overkill?"
This latest event comes mere weeks after the Navy ship yard shooting which happens to be just a few miles away. Is it reasonable to believe that the authorities in the area are edgy?
According to the Washington Post, eyewitness said that, "The Secret Service guy was just having a cow." B.J. Campbell, who happens to be from Oregon, said the Secret Service was, "yelling at her and banging on the car."
Surely more questions will be asked before we have more answers, but there's one last important element to add to this sad story.
Lewis says, "Authorities can make mistakes even in the midst of a simulated drill or exercise which, once again, is a factor in this tragedy. Did the mainstream media know that there was a simulated crisis drill happening at the same time this incident happened?"
October 3 was the last day for the 'Capital Shield 2014' exercise, which Army.mil reported on September 24th that, "Capital Shield 2014 is a joint training exercise in the National Capital Region, or NCR, that runs from September 30th until October 3rd. The goal of the exercise is to ensure government agencies at every level are prepared to coordinate action to protect the public in the event of an actual disaster in the National Capital Region."
Were Capitol Police hyped up because of the ongoing emergency exercise?
We've already learned that the so-called suspect never opened fire because she was unarmed. What else will we learn?
The truth will come out just as it did when we learned that the LAPD shot innocent people during their frenzied manhunt for Christopher Dorner back in February.
Or like when the NYPD shot nine innocent bystanders after the August 2012 incident where the police caused all of the injuries.
We will learn the truth but, as Clyde Lewis laments, Miriam Carey will never know because she was murdered in America's capital.
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