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October 4th, 2013
02:10 AM ET

Driver's actions were "no mistake"

New questions about the investigation into the shooting near Capitol Hill. During a news conference authorites said they do not belive the driver's actions before the shooting were a mistake. So what do investigators know, and what are the next steps in determining her motivation? CNN's Joe Johns and Deborah Feyerick join the panel with the latest information.


Filed under: AC360 Later • Deborah Feyerick • Joe Johns
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  1. Oren

    No explanation would explain actions of a woman who is in full mania. The police had no choice, they had to stop her and hard. Sue the family for lying about their sister and not helping her when she needed it. Where was the man that got her pregnant over a year ago, he needs to be brought in and made to be made responsible too?

    October 8, 2013 at 9:16 pm |
  2. Dave S

    > I assume attempting to start some kind of wrongful death suit.

    Yes indeed, that's the way the game is played: cash in while you can. Ugly.

    October 8, 2013 at 10:13 am |
  3. felicia nokes

    The interview with the two sisters of the woman killed at the capitol was concerning to me. They seemed to be concentrating on trying to repudiate that their sister was mentally ill rather than be upset about the traumatized year old niece . They have lawyered up I assume attempting to start some kind of wrongful death suit. I am appalled as an African American mother, woman and social worker. I WOULD THINK THE CHILD WOULD BE THEIR FIRST PRIORITY, not trying to prove that their sister was not schizophrenic. Someone from that family should have stayed here in the D.C. area to get that child> Are they going to let her lanquish in foster care? That is despicable.

    October 6, 2013 at 6:17 pm |
    • George Warren

      Felicia,

      You are absolutely right! My wife was an MSW social worker for 35 years, and a frequent witness in court on child neglect issues. I was, for the same period, a Supreme Court certified public guardian ad litem. We both frequently dealt with the consequences of mental illness, and observed the same kind of blame shifting and greed by family members. This very sad and very sick lady (and especially her child) deserves better from her family, as well as from the rest of us.

      Incidents like this would be far fewer if our government (meaning us as a whole) would devote vastly more resources to mental health treatment ( including greatly-expanded inpatient treatment). This would probably be a "revenue neutral" process, as now we have simply shoved off most of our seriously mentally ill onto our jails, prisons, and street law enforcement, which are not equipped to deal with them, despite the expenditure of huge sums of money to incarcerate them with little or no treatment.

      So, bad family, bad society....

      October 8, 2013 at 3:35 pm |

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