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Officers Cleared in Shooting Near Capitol Building

July 10, 2014  | 

Photo via Kate Nocera/Twitter.
Photo via Kate Nocera/Twitter.

Officers who fatally shot an unarmed Connecticut woman after a high-speed car chase from the White House to the Capitol last fall will not face criminal charges, the Justice Department said Thursday.

Prosecutors who spent months investigating the shooting of Miriam Carey, 34, of Stamford, Conn., said they concluded that officers from the Secret Service and the Capitol Police did not use excessive force and did not have the criminal intent required for a prosecution, reports the Associated Press.

The shooting on the afternoon of Oct. 3 ended a bewildering chain of events that spanned just minutes but put the Capitol, the Supreme Court and other buildings on Capitol Hill in a frantic lockdown. Her child was in the back seat of the car but was unharmed.

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Tim @ 7/10/2014 4:17 PM

Why does the media insist that someone trying to hit a person with a 3-4 thousand pound blunt object is unarmed? A car will surely kill a person as dead as any handgun or rifle. In fact more people die in auto accidents than from gunshots.

Capt. Crunch @ 7/10/2014 5:42 PM

@ Tim, the reason is bad news sells and good news does not sell. The media would like to see a racial riot on this one.

Concered Citizen @ 7/10/2014 7:04 PM

In other news. Obama is bussing Illegal Aliens across the border. And he's on "Their Side". Isn't this TREASON? This very act is Secession? Obama has flooded the USA with "Southerners". But not from people South of the Mason-Dixon Line. Allowing states like Missouri, Kansas, CA, NM, and AZ etc. To be taken over by Illegal Aliens, is Unconstitutional. Not to mention Immoral and Unethical. But owning LEGAL GUNS are a crime? What a HYPOCRTIE! Obama and his NWO friends. It's the FED's allowing ILLEGALS TO DESTORY THE UNION, AND THE SAME ones who see every US Citizen as a threat to "POOR OBAMA" :( Poor Elite Golf playing Marx loving O! Boo Hoo! The lady that got shot IN DC made a mistake, Illegals MAKE 100'S of MISTAKES? HOW COME THERE NOT DEAD? For crossing the border, but a barrier in DC protecting OBAMA? It's evil!

Mike @ 7/10/2014 7:30 PM

Hey easy @Concerned Citizen, you're talking about Lenny's best friend.

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