It has came out that the woman that lead police on a high-speed chase yesterday in Washington D.C. that led to a lockdown of Capitol Hill was 34 year old mother  Miriam Carey.  Miriam was a dental hygienist from Connecticut and according to her mother had been suffering recently from post-partum depression.  Officials searched her home last night to find medication for Schizophrenia and depression.

Miriam was shot and killed after ramming several police cars and endangering others.  She apparently did not have a weapon, but did have a 1-year-old child in the car with her.  Many people are upset saying the police could have shot out her tires or left road spikes down instead of killing her and possibly hitting the child.

Do you think the police could have taken control of the situation without shooting and killing the obviously sick Miriam?

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