Almost three years ago, on Oct. 3, 2013, a 34-year-old African-American dental hygienist and mother of a toddler, drove approximately 250 miles from her home in Connecticut with her daughter in tow, to Washington, D.C.
It would be the last trip she would ever take.
You may recall it was reported that Carey drove through a White House security checkpoint in a black Infiniti, struck a U.S. Secret Service officer in the process and was subsequently pursued by the Secret Service until she was fatally shot.
I recently interviewed Garth Kant, author of “Capitol Crime: Washington’s Cover-up of the Killing of Miriam Carey” on my radio show, Stand For Truth Radio about the Carey story. It is obvious he is on a mission to uncover the truth and set the record straight.
Kant initially became involved in Carey’s story because he “happened to be working a couple of blocks from where it all ended,” referring to the location where Carey was killed. He told me he remembers seeing “every police car in the world streaming by and heading up Constitution Avenue,” making it obvious to him that something major was occurring in the area.
“When the police came out they told us somebody had tried to breach security at the White House, that they had rammed the barricade and they weren’t sure yet, but they think shots may have been fired at the White House, the suspect fled and led cops on a high speed chase,” Kant said referring to what he and other reporters learned during a press conference from police shortly after the incident occurred.
However, according to Kant, “None of that turned out to be true.”
Kant contends, following his extensive investigation, that Carey, who was unarmed, mistakenly turned into a White House entrance and was chased by Capitol police before being fatally wounded. He further believes that “she did not ram any gates to enter the White House; she did not violate any laws; she did not flee but left at a lawful speed but was shot in the back despite having her child in the car.”
Carey was shot a total of five times, according to Kant.
Why did Carey travel to D.C. that day?
Kant said it remains unclear why Carey went to D.C.
Others reported Carey suffered from postpartum depression with psychosis after her daughter was born and seemingly blamed her actions in D.C. on her medical condition.
"The actions of Ms. Carey are reflective of the kind of abhorrent behavior people with this issue can experience," said Dr. Hank Schwartz with the Institute of Living.
However, according to Kant, “Her symptoms had long gone away. All her co-workers and family and friends said she was normal. She was normal, she was stable, she was fine.”
Sources also told CBS News in 2013, that Carey had delusional thoughts about the president bugging her Stanford condo. It was also reported that investigators allegedly removed a computer and medicine to treat mental illness from her home following the incident.
Were officers justified in shooting Carey?
Carey's family called the shooting negligent and unjustified.
A police whistleblower even weighed in on the Carey case casting more doubt upon an already troublesome set of circumstances.
Kant alleges in an article he wrote in March 2016, that an anonymous letter sent in a U.S. Capitol Police envelope was received by the Carey family attorney, Eric Sanders, a former New York Police Department officer, following Carey’s death. Kant also writes in the article that Sanders believed the author of the letter was definitely a Capitol Police officer who would “know inside details only an employee would know.”
The letter revealed: Capitol Police officers believe Carey was murdered; officers on the scene were made to change their statements; officers had never seen an investigation handled in that fashion; officers expected the government to stonewall inquiries into the case; and finally, the Capitol Police chief and assistant chief were so uncomfortable with the case that the former considered resigning and the latter actually did.
Kant calls the Carey case “one of the most outrageous injustices perpetrated on a U.S. citizen in recent history.”
His complete interview on Stand For Truth Radio, including more details of what actually happened that day and the difficulties he’s had in securing requested information from the government, can be heard below:
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