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View Diary: What if the Miriam Carey Was Just Lost and Terrified? DC Lockdown (262 comments)

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  •  A lost person (8+ / 0-)

    doesn't then proceed to drive 80 MPH several blocks.  You're either guilty of wanting to commit some sort of mischief or mentally ill.  

    If you're just lost, you stop the car, take your hands off the wheel, let them open your door and step out with your hands up (probably saying "I'm sorry, I'm sorry, don't shoot" as you step out).

    Unfortunately, the zero tolerance rule probably is more in force in DC then anyplace else.   We hear stories of old folks accidentally driving their cars through store walls because they put their foot on the gas instead of the brake and it's just seen as an unfortunate accident.

    But when you're breaching a security point in front of the White House, Capitol, Pentagon, etc.  you're never going to be given the benefit of the doubt.  Not after 9/11.

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