CAPITOL SUSPECT ‘OBSESSED’ WITH OBAMA
Dental hygienist in D.C. chase ‘suffered delusions’ from post-partum depression
The dental hygienist who was gunned down by police yesterday after ramming a White House barrier with her young daughter in the car thought President Obama was electronically monitoring her Connecticut home in order to broadcast her life on television, law enforcement sources told ABC News.
According to sources Carey believed she was the “prophet of Stamford” and was capable of communicating with Obama.
Investigators have found indications Miriam Carey suffered delusions due to a history of mental illness, NBC Connecticut reports.
Carey’s mother claims the woman has suffered from post-partum depression since giving birth to her daughter Erica last year…
TD here: This woman was literally “off her meds”. We knew the story would come into focus given a couple of days. That said, I have a question for the police officers who read this blog: Why didn’t the police blow out her tires, smash the windows and use non-lethal force? I ask this respectfully, knowing the situation looked different to the police on the scene than to me, safely sitting hundreds of miles away watching it on TV.