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Miriam Carey

How Miriam Carey's U-Turn At A White House Checkpoint Led To Her Death

The Washington Post | David Montgomery | Posted 11.29.2014 | Politics

“We want to know: Why? What happened?” So many questions, so much we still don’t know about the case of the woman shot to death by the Secret...

My Michael Brown and Ezell Ford Moment

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics
Robert David Jaffee

We need much more humane tactics in dealing not only with unarmed, young men, particularly those of color; we also need much more humane tactics in dealing with the mentally ill.

Ryan J. Reilly

No Charges Against Officers Who Shot Woman By Capitol With Her Child In The Car | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 07.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Federal prosecutors in D.C. announced Thursday that they would not file criminal charges against U.S. Secret Service and U.S. Capitol Po...

State of the Union of My Brain and Mental Health Policy

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 03.22.2014 | Media
Robert David Jaffee

Overall, I am heartened by the improvements in recent years that I have seen in public policy and media coverage of mental illness. But there is still a great deal of stigma against the mentally ill.

Bringing Change to Massachusetts: New Models to Address the Perinatal Mental Health Crisis

MotherWoman | Posted 12.08.2014 | Impact

By Liz Friedman Miriam Carey's death is evidence of a crisis in this country. This is yet another heartbreaking example of the desperate need for a ...

A Rationality Shutdown

Robert Koehler | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Robert Koehler

We're continuing to raid, bomb and terrorize Fourth World countries and pointlessly harvest global metadata. We're still "completing our mission" in Afghanistan. We're just phasing out the government functions that have value.

Another Tragedy of Perinatal Illness

MotherWoman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact

By Susan Feinegold At this point many of us have seen the news about Miriam Carey. It is certainly a tragic story of "missed opportunities." Even a...

Inner State Crumbles United States

Suna Senman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Suna Senman

America is striving to build a more peacefully prosperous society by digging into the foundation of our ground structure. Health care is a part of tha...

Shooting People Who Act Crazy In Public

Reverend Billy | Posted 12.04.2013 | New York
Reverend Billy

Like with DC's heroes, NY cops are glorified store security, enforcing behaviors, not laws. In our "Church of Stop Shopping" activism in super malls -- we've noticed a kind of terror in the eye of security people when we raise our voices in joyous song.

Shelter in Place: Can America Shutdown Its Violent, Racist Past?

Amy Alexander | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Amy Alexander

Local and national news outlets pay attention to politicians and other national and regional officials who do and say things that are unmistakeably racist, covering these outbursts like sporting events.

Crazy Every Day: America's Mental Illness Epidemic

Victoria A. Brownworth | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Victoria A. Brownworth

How many families have to be devastated by the impact of this disease before we make mental illness a priority in this country? One in four is sick. If it were influenza, it would be an epidemic.

I Am Glad It Did Not Happen In America

Tihomir Kukolja | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
Tihomir Kukolja

Miriam Carey might have suffered from a mental illness, but she was not a threat to the White House. There is no need to look for an evil intent or sinister motive in her erratic behavior.

My Miriam Carey Moment: A Cry for Help

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Robert David Jaffee

I realize that the nation, in particular D.C., has been on edge of late, following the massacre at the Washington Navy Yard and the government shutdown. But there has got to be a better way for police and Secret Service to handle unarmed, psychotic people, short of killing them.

5 White House 'Attacks' That Didn't End In The Suspects Getting Killed

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 10.04.2013 | Crime

Was it necessary for police to use deadly force against Miriam Carey, the 34-year-old dental hygienist who was killed on Thursday after running her ca...

Lisa Belkin

A Very Hard Week To Be A Struggling Mother | Lisa Belkin | Posted 10.04.2013 | Parents

It’s always tough to be a struggling young mother. This week it’s been particularly hard. First the Federal government shutdown halted the WIC...

Possible Motives Emerge In DC Chase

Posted 10.04.2013 | Crime

Several new reports point to possible motives for what caused a Connecticut woman to lead police on a car chase that ended in her death on Thursday. ...

Woman Shot By Police Near Capitol Identified

AP/The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Law enforcement officers have confirmed the identity of the woman shot by police outside the Capitol building on Thursday. The woman who attempted ...