ABC reports: Miriam Carey's family said she had been suffering from postpartum depression with psychosis.
Interviews with some of those who knew the Stamford resident suggested she was coming apart well before she loaded her 1-year-old daughter into the car for the 275-mile drive to Washington, D.C. Carey had suffered a head injury in a fall and had been fired as a dental hygienist, her former employer said.
“Deadly force was not necessary,” Mariam Carey's sister said. Valerie, who is also in law enforcement, says that police could have rammed her car or disabled it instead. They didn’t have to take her life in the process.
“There had to be something else they could have done,” said Amy Carey, another sister.
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Feb. 10, 2014 UPDATE: The Sanders Firm, P.C., has agreed to represent the family of Mariam Carey in a well-deserved wrongful death lawsuit against Carey's executioners. Attorneys, friends, and fellow human rights advocates, the below empty space was a photo of "Dog Justice," our mascot for this blog. That photo and some others were removed from my articles by stalkers (perhaps NSA), who object to advocacy to decriminalize mental illness and stop hate crimes against mentally challenged Americans. Thank you, The Sanders Firm, P.C., for helping the Carey family. I would appreciate help having freedom of press and free speech to speak on behalf of people like Mariam Carey. Petition: "Free Mary Neal"