The Senseless killing in Washington of a disturbed woman is another proof that we need laws to restrain law enforcement officers from firing their weapons unless fired upon.
On October 3, 2013, Miriam Carey, a dental hygienist from Stamford, Conn., was shot multiple times by several law enforcement officers in the State Capitol. Miriam was unarmed.
According to Police, Miriam led Secret Service into a chase – much like in a movie scene – and attempted to penetrate the security barriers at both national landmarks. Onlookers watched in horror several law enforcement officers unloading their weapons, much like in a shooting range, unto the vehicle Miriam was driving. It would have been a miracle if she were to survive such assault. Miriam Carey was not armed.
It is terribly difficult to imagine that even if it were a terrorist in that vehicle, he would have any alternative but to surrender under such overwhelming police and secret service presence. One must ask the obvious question, why would law enforcement officers unload their weapons unto an unarmed civilian?
There is a very troubling pattern across the country when it comes to law enforcement officers handling any situation at all. More often than not, to call a police officer for help is to sign your death warrant.
The trigger happy law enforcement officers should be taken off the streets, retrained, re-assigned or relieved off their duty, for anything less is unacceptable in a civilized society