Why Cops Shot The Capitol Driver Rather Than Shooting Her Tires

By: Erin Fuchs

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The news Thursday that police killed an apparently unarmed mother who rammed her car into a security barricade by the Capitol was  shocking to many people including her friends.

That woman, Miriam Carey, 34, had a 1-year-old child in her vehicle during  the dramatic chase, and she reportedly had post-partum depression. Why couldn’t police have spared the  life of Carey, a dental hygienist from Connecticut who may have suffered from  mental illness? Couldn’t they have just shot out her tires?

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