Ct Patriot: Ok, so let me get this correct. Another person jumped the fence and got on White House Grounds. Again. This seems to becoming a trend. I am starting to worry about the Secret Service and whats going on there…But and this is a big one to me.
This man and the others were subdued and arrested, which is understandable. But then WHY was unarmed Miriam Carey riddled with bullets by the Capitol police with an infant in the back seat? 26 rounds of ammo to stop an obviously distraught woman? And she was no where close to the President or Congress at the time. Why Has no one asked why? Where is Rev. Al on this one?
VIDEO: WHITE HOUSE FENCE JUMPER SUBDUED AFTER KICKING ATTACK DOG
Will White House use incident to restrict citizens’ access?
An unidentified male was apprehended by Secret Service agents Wednesday evening after jumping the White House fence.
Video of the incident reveals a short struggle between the man and an attack dog, which is kicked in the face shortly before agents are able to subdue him.
Only last month, a knife-wielding man was able to jump the White House fence, sneak past multiple layers of security and enter the the White House’s East Room. The massive breach later resulted in the resignation of Secret Service Director Julia Pierson.
Whether the White house will react by strengthening internal security or restricting access to law-abiding citizens remains to be seen at this time.
One Year Later, Family Protests Miriam Carey Shooting on Capitol Hill
on Oct. 3
Congress has slammed the Secret Service for incompetency during the past week, but last year’s fatal Capitol Hill shooting involving officers from the agency received only a fleeting, neutral mention.
Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, D-Md., spoke of the difficult job agents have making “instant life-or-death decisions in extremely stressful situations,” during his opening remarks in a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing exploring failures by the Secret Service.
“Last year, for example, the Capitol Police shot and killed an unarmed woman with a 1-year-old girl in the backseat of her car,” Cummings said, referring to the Oct. 3, 2013, shooting of Miriam Carey. “Some praised their quick responses. Others criticized their actions. But they acted based upon their firsthand experience right here in the Capitol when another deranged individual burst through the doors and killed two Capitol Police officers,” he said of Russell Weston’s 1998 rampage.
Carey’s family hopes to rally critics on the first anniversary of the shooting for a silent protest planned for 1 p.m. near the James A. Garfield Monument southwest of the Capitol.
Eight rounds were fired at Carey there, following a wild car chase from the White House to Capitol Hill with her 13-month-old baby in tow. She was not wounded there, investigators say. About one minute later, Carey later sustained five gunshot wounds to her neck and torso — one fatal — on the northeast side of the Capitol, where officers fired another 18 rounds.
During the 2013 chase, Carey narrowly avoided a head-on collision with another vehicle in Garfield Circle, where she arrived after weaving her black Infiniti down Pennsylvania Avenue at high speeds, ignoring red lights. Officers surrounded her car, commanding her to exit and attempting to open her locked doors, but Carey ignored them and put her vehicle in reverse. She rammed the marked cruiser positioned behind the car, then drove forward onto the sidewalk. Officers then fired eight shots.
Carey kept driving, clearing a curb and striking an unmarked Supreme Court police officer’s vehicle that had stopped in front of the Hart Senate Office Building. Ignoring multiple commands from the officers running toward her with their guns drawn, Carey revved her engine and reversed. Investigators say she drove directly at a Capitol Police officer who was approaching the vehicle from behind.
That offer ran towards the median and began firing at the car, along with a Secret Service officer who also had fired shots at Garfield Circle. The two officers fired nine rounds each. Her vehicle crashed into a kiosk near 2nd Street and Maryland Avenue Northeast and came to rest, according to the report.
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