The woman who led police on a high-speed chase near the U.S. Capitol before being shot dead had a history of mental illness.
She believed President Obama was electronically monitoring her Connecticut home in order to broadcast her life on television, sources said.
Carey told police President Obama had placed Stamford on lockdown and had arranged to have her home electronically monitored and her life broadcast on television, sources said.
Police handcuffed Carey and remanded her for a mental health evaluation. According to sources, Carey had a family history of schizophrenia and was taking medication for a mental illness.
As we saw with the Navy Yard gunman, he believed he was being controlled. Time after time, we see a failure of the health care system and society to adequately address mental health issues and they turn worse or tragic. This case nearly took the life of a child as well, Carey’s one year old daughter was in the car. There is so much behind this and this ever growing list of tragedies related to brains gone wrong. Sad.
Tip: Jack Brewer