Demand Justice for Miriam Carey!
|Miriam Carey was murdered by authorities Thursday night 10/03/13.|
|Our hearts go out to her family and her 1 year old daughter who witnessed the murder.|
|Our thanks go out to those law enforcement personnel who did do their job properly.|
|Our sense of justice demands that those responsible for her murder be brought to justice.|
The Constitution of the United States of America - 5th Amendment: No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
This tax-paying American citizen was armed only with her vehicle which authorities charge she used as a weapon when a secret service agent was flipped onto her hood. (He’s ok, by the way.) Once she had been caught and her car disabled she was shot and killed while sitting in her car with her baby girl in front of numerous witnesses.
“The car was trying to get away. But it was going over the median and over the curb,” said Matthew Coursen, who was watching from a cab window when the Infiniti sped by him. “The car got boxed in and that’s when I saw an officer of some kind draw his weapon and fired shots into the car.”
This woman had a very bad day and her actions that day were a little bizarre, but she did not deserve to be killed. The way we do it here in the United States of America is, we apprehend the suspect and bring that suspect before a court of law to answer for his/her actions. If this had been an unfortunate accident, which it’s easy to image could happen during an intense situation, it might be different. If this woman was a continuing danger to anyone, then it would be hard to blame someone for believing that sometimes the police have to do what they have to do. This is absolutely not the case. This woman behaved recklessly, apparently out of deep frustration, and she probably put a number of people at risk during this event. The key element here is that after all risk had been eliminated she was shot and killed while she was completely defenseless.