Thursday, June 28, 2018

Capital Gazette Mass Shooting Maryland

Capital Gazette Mass Shooting Maryland --- ===

June 28, 2018 5 killed 2 injured suspect arrested white male suspect Capital Gazette Mass Shooting Maryland mass shooting that occurred on June 28, 2018, in Annapolis, Maryland, United States, at the offices of Capital Gazette Communications.  The perpetrator Jarrod W. Ramos killed five people and "gravely" wounded several in the attack on the newsroom.[5] Suspect was carrying a 12-gauge pump-action shotgun that he purchased legally about a year ago [16] and a backpack with smoke bombs (like the Parkland high school shooting) , flashbang devices, and grenades.[8]  The gunman shot through the glass door to the office and opened fire on multiple employees. Ramos set off canisters of smoke grenades before opening fire, police said. [4]  He had planned to trap employees and barricaded the back exit doors [16]  Despite the lack of any apparent training or experience, Ramos had a military style "tactical approach in hunting down" his victims [20] Police arrived and surrounded the shooter who was hiding under a desk, police responded to the scene within a minute. [5]  Suspect had no identification and did no cooperate so Authorities resorted to using facial recognition software and comparing his face to databases ofpassports and driver's license photos.  [17] [18] It was thought the gunman damaged his fingertips so law enforcement cannot identify him [1] a law enforcement official later stated that an issue with the fingerprint machine had caused the difficulties in identifying the suspect, and that his finger tips had not been mutilated.[7]  Once Ramos was identified detectives soon discovered his history of a feud with the newspaper and police ruled out terrorism as a motive though police noted: “It certainly is causing terror.” [19]

A woman who says she was stalked by suspect in fatal shooting of 5 people at Capital Gazette in Annapolis...says she warned former police official years ago.."he will be your next mass shooter" [2] Tweets blamed Trump for hatred and threats against the media "their blood is on his willing hands."

Ramos' lawyer said Ramos has a degree in computer engineering and had worked for the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for six years. [6] According to Miguel Ramos' Facebook profile, his father worked for the NSA and later labored for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority.[3]

His conflict with the newspaper started July 26, 2011, when Ramos pleaded guilty on a charge of criminal harassment. On duty was Eric Hartley of the Capital-Gazette. Five days later, he wrote this item under the regular feature, “Anne Arundel Report.” [8] In 2012, Ramos sued The Capital in a defamation case he brought over a 2011 newspaper article reporting on his guilty plea for criminal harassment.[9][10]  After multiple appeals from Ramos, the defamation case against the newspaper was dismissed in 2015.  The same day a disgruntled employee of WDBJ-TV Aug. 26, 2015 — the same day a disgruntled employee of WDBJ-TV in Roanoke, Virginia, fatally shot and killed two reporters live on television. he posted a tweet showing the gunman in the Roanoke shooting, pointing his gun at a picture of Hartley, the author of the Capital Gazette column, along with a previous address for Hartley.  Ramos also had called the shooting of newspaper journalist cartoonists at the French publication Charlie Hebdo a “funny thing.” [12]  High school classmates recall he was rude to girls and wore a black trenchcoat [21]


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  1. [1]CBS News has learned alleged gunman damaged his fingertips so law enforcement cannot identify him https://www.cbsnews.com/news/annapolis-shooting-five-dead-in-shooting-at-capital-gazette-newspaper-in-maryland-suspect-in-custody-2018-06-28-live-updates/
  2. [2]Breitbart  Live Updates: At Least 4 Dead in Shooting Outside Maryland’s Capital-Gazette Newspaper http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/06/28/multiple-people-dead-after-suspected-gunman-opens-fire-outside-maryland-newspaper-office/
  3. [3]Jarrod Ramos' Family & Parents: 5 Fast Facts  https://heavy.com/news/2018/06/jarrod-ramos-family-parents/ ome people, in an attempt to start false flag conspiracy rumors, have pointed out that Edward Snowden also went to Arundel High School. However, Snowden has said that he struggled in high school and dropped out. Snowden is also much younger than Miguel Ramos, so their time at the school did not overlap.
  4. [4]Capital Gazette shooting suspect denied bail; 5 killed, 2 injured in ... WBALTV Jhttp://www.wbaltv.com/article/gov-larry-hogan-orders-flags-to-be-lowered-to-half-staff-to-honor-capital-gazette-shooting-victims/21994550 arrod Ramos, 38, faces murder charges; Gov. Larry Hogan .... 
  5. [5]Five dead, others 'gravely injured' in shooting at ... - Baltimore Sun  http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/crime/bs-md-gazette-shooting-20180628-story.html paper that is owned by The Baltimore Sun,Gunman shot through the glass door to the office and opened fire on multiple employees
  6. [6]Shooting suspect had bitter history with Maryland newspaper ...Chicago Tribune http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-bc-us--newspaper-shooting-suspect-20180629-story.html  Gazette on Thursday that he had long been concerned about Ramos' history of escalating ... His lawyer told the newspaper that Ramos has a degree in computer engineering and had worked for the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for six years. Ramos had contacted the woman on Facebook and thanked her "for being the only person ever to say, 'Hello,' or be nice to him in school." The woman told the newspaper that Ramos appeared to be having some problems, so she wrote back and tried to help, suggesting a counseling center. She said that set off months of emails
  7. "Annapolis shooting: Five killed in attack on US newspaper". BBC News. June 28, 2018. Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  8. [8]Every Newspaper Reporter Knows Jarrod Ramos The alleged Annapolis Capital-Gazette shooter was an angry misogynist and an angry reader, who picked up a gun. BY CHARLES P. PIERCE JUN 29, 2018 https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/a21998213/annapolis-capital-gazette-shooting-jarod-ramos/ July 26, 2011, when Ramos pleaded guilty on a charge of criminal harassment. On duty was Eric Hartley of the Capital-Gazette. Five days later, he wrote this item under the regular feature, “Anne Arundel Report.” [8]
  9. [9] Duncan, Ian; Bogel-Burroughs, Nicholas (June 28, 2018). [9]"Sources identify suspect in Annapolis Capital shooting as Jarrod Ramos, who had long-running feud with paper". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  10. [10] Pratt, Tim (September 22, 2015). "Appellate court upholds ruling in favor of Capital-Gazette". Capital Gazette. Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  11. Capital Gazette shooting deadliest attack on U.S. journalists since 9/11 Axios : The mass shooting at the Capital Gazette's newsroom in Annapolis, Maryland, that killed five people and injured two others makes the U.S. the second-most deadly country for journalists in the world this year — after only Afghanistan, which experienced its own tragic bombing event that killed dozens in April  was the deadliest attack on journalists in the U.S. since 9/11.
  12. [12] Newspaper Shooting Suspect Had History of Harassment - Snopes.com called the shooting of cartoonists at the French publication Charlie Hebdo a “funny thing.” 
  13. [13] Suspect in Maryland newspaper shooting had sued Capital Gazette ...  the same day a disgruntled employee of WDBJ-TV in ...particularly chilling tweet was posted on Aug. 26, 2015 — the same day a disgruntled employee of WDBJ-TV in Roanoke, Virginia, fatally shot and killed two reporters live on television. The tweet featured an illustration depicting Vester Lee Flanagan II, the gunman in the Roanoke shooting, pointing his gun at a picture of Hartley, the author of the Capital Gazette column, along with a previous address for Hartley
  14. List of journalists killed in Russia - Wikipedia  The dangers to journalists in Russia have been well known since the early 1990s but concern over the number of unsolved killings soared after Anna Politkovskaya's murder in Moscow on 7 October 2006 The CPJ lists Russia as "the third deadliest country in the world for journalists" since 1991, exceeded in the number of deaths only by Algeria (1993–1996) and post-invasion Iraq.[19] It is more revealing, perhaps,[according to whom?] to set Russia alongside its G20 partners — not just the USA and France, but also Saudi Arabia and China (see Table 1, in the IFJ report).[20] Russia's problem, shared by certain other members of G20 (India, Brazil, and Mexico), is not simply one of the number of deaths but that killing with impunity has persisted over time. The varied conditions in these economically important countries highlight a further crucial dimension. The killing of journalists may be the most dramatic and frequently quoted "barometer of press freedom"[21 18 June 2007, the U.S. House of Representatives passed House Resolution 151, calling on Putin to "step-up efforts to investigate" the murders.[41] In a report published in 2007, the International News Safety Institute said more journalists had died violent deaths in Russia in the previous 10 years than anywhere in the world apart from Iraq,[42] though it offered statistics rather than details of the individual victims.[41]
  15. Russia - Committee to Protect Journalists  58 Journalists Killed in Russia. between 1992 and 2018 
  16. [16] Suspect swore 'oath' to kill Capital staff years ago, had restraining order had restraining orders — but bought gun legally http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/crime/bs-md-ramos-charges-20180629-story.html legally purchased the pump-action shotgun he allegedly used in the rampage,   methodically shot and killed five people and then hid under a desk where police found him, police found evidence at Ramos’ apartment that he had planned the attacko “There were two entrances to the offices in which this attack occurred. The rear door was barricaded,” Windows at the gunman’s basement apartment in Laurel were boarded up by early Friday morning and a large dent marked the blue door  ’ long grudge with the Capital Gazette began in July 2011 after the paper ran a column about him harassing a former high school classmate on social media a onvicted of harassing had filed two police reports against him after he began contacting her in late 2009 or early 2010, according to court records. Initially nice, his emails to her quickly turned “vulgar,” received a 90-day suspended sentence with 18 months probation  s continued to harass her and sent her a threatening letter. She obtained two more restraining orders against him in 2012 and 2013, according to court records. The last order lasted until March 5, 2014. Ramos makes mention of blood in the water, journalist hell, hit man, open season, glad there won’t be murderous rampage, murder career and paper,” the police report states.  “did not believe that Mr. Ramos was a threat to employees for The Capital.”  described as putting a stick in a beehive which the Capital Newspaper representatives do not wish to do.” But Ramos continued to rant  2014 court filing, Ramos threatened that he wanted to kill Eric Hartley, The Capital columnist who had written  October 2014, McCarthy, the lawyer representing Ramos’ harassment victim, asked a judge to order a mental health evaluation f  She wrote that Ramos got her fired from her job and she hadn’t been able to find another one.   chosen to move from Maryland to escape Mr. Ramos, who is unstable,  judge ordered Ramos to stop posting about McCarthy or the woman on his Twitter account, but declined to order the evaluation.
  17. [17] Jarrod Ramos: Maryland shooting suspect identified in shooting at ... cbs news Authorities resorted to using facial recognition software and comparing his face to databases ofpassports and driver's license photos. 
  18. [18] How Face Recognition Identified the Capital Gazette Shooter - The Atlantic county police used facial-recognition technology to identify him.
  19. [19] Capital Gazette shooting suspect barricaded exit doors as part of a ... Once Ramos was identified, Altomare said detectives soon discovered his history of a feud with the newspaper that began with a column written several years ago. With that information, Altomare said police could rule out terrorism as a motive, though he noted: “It certainly is causing terror.” [19] 
  20. [20] Capital Gazette shooting: Gunman barricaded back door in ... nbc news 
  21. [21] http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/crime/bs-md-ramos-profile-20180705-story .html Capital Gazette shooting suspect's anger flared, and fell silent. Then, police say, it exploded Baltimore Sun  For half a decade, Jarrod Ramos' anger poured out in court papers, tweets and email messages. He saw enemies. He wrote that he'd like to kill one of ...He saw enemies. He wrote that he’d like to kill one of them. He suggested another kill herself. He created online images marking others out for sacrifice.  Then, in 2016, it all stopped.
    classmate who asked that his name not be used shared a copy of the class yearbook with an inscription signed “Jarrod.”  “You know it and I know it — this class, this school, this whole damn place is full of s---,” it read. “Anyways, only a few more hours till it’s out of our lives forever. I hope life gets better once we’re gone. I’m sure it will.”  Jenny Johnson, who was a year ahead of Ramos, remembers a socially isolated student who was rude to girls. He made fun of her breasts, she said, and asked another girl if he could “ski her slopes.”  Johnson said Ramos participated frequently in the one class they shared, but was arrogant. She said he had a low voice and wore a black trench coat. (Trench coat mafia like columbine shooters) 
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Capital Gazette shooting - Wikipedia


Capital Gazette shooting
Part of Gun violence in the United States
Annapolis is located in Maryland
Annapolis
Annapolis
Annapolis (Maryland)
Location888 Bestgate Road
Annapolis, Maryland21401
United States
Coordinates38°59′39″N76°32′37″W
DateJune 28, 2018
~2:34 p.m. (EDT)
Attack type
Mass shooting
Weapons
Deaths5
Non-fatal injuries
2
Suspected perpetrator
Jarrod Ramos, age 38[2]
mass shooting occurred on June 28, 2018, in Annapolis, Maryland, United States, at the offices of Capital GazetteCommunications. The perpetrator killed five people and gravely wounded several in the attack on the newsroom located in the state capital.[3]

Incident

The Anne Arundel County Police Department reported that the shooting began around 2:34 p.m. (EDT), resulting in five fatalities, in addition to multiple other victims being shot.[4] Sources reported that the weapon was a "long gun" with some saying it was specifically a shotgun.[5][6] Several injured victims were sent to the Anne Arundel Medical Center for treatment.[4][7] Capital Gazette Communications, owned by Tronc, primarily publishes The Capital and the Maryland Gazette and is located at 888 Bestgate Road in western Annapolis.[8][9]
Phil Davis, a courts and crime reporter at the site of the shooting for The Capital, tweeted that the gunman "shot through the glass door to the office and opened fire on multiple employees".[10] Davis also described the newspaper's offices as a "warzone" after the shooting and described hearing the gunman reload.[8] He said there was a lone male gunman.[11]
County police evacuated 170 people from the building to a re-unification center set up at the nearby Westfield Annapolisshopping center.[12][13]
According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, the shooting was only one of two incidents in which multiple journalists were killed in the United States since the organization began compiling data in 1992, the other being the murders of Alison Parker and Adam Ward during a live television interview in 2015.[14]

Victims

Five people were killed and several others were injured in the attack.[3] The five who were killed included:
  • Gerald Fischman, a columnist and the editorial page editor of The Capital[15]
  • Rob Hiaasen, an assistant editor and weekend columnist of the newspaper[16]
  • Wendi Winters, community beat reporter[17]
  • John McNamara, editor and sports reporter[18]
  • Rebecca Smith, sales assistant[10][19]

Suspect

A male in his late thirties[20] identified as Jarrod Warren Ramos[21][2][3] was captured by police and is in custody as a suspect, but refused to identify himself.[12][22] Early reports said that the gunman mutilated his finger tips to avoid identification,[23][24] but a law enforcement official later stated that an issue with the fingerprint machine had caused the difficulties in identifying the suspect, and that his finger tips had not been mutilated.[25]
The suspect was also carrying a backpack with smoke bombs, flashbang devices, and grenades.[12] The police later announced that the attack had been targeted specifically at Capital Gazette Communications.[26][27] In 2012, Ramos sued The Capital in a defamation case he brought over a 2011 newspaper article reporting on his guilty plea for criminal harassment.[2][28] After multiple appeals from Ramos, the defamation case against the newspaper was dismissed in 2015 by Prince George's County circuit court judge Maureen M. Lamasney, who ruled in favor of the paper because their reporting was based on publicly available records and Ramos had produced no evidence that the article was inaccurate.[28] Lamasney wrote in her court opinion that Ramos' complaint was "a fundamental failure to understand what defamation law is, and, more particularly, what defamation law is not".[28]
Former Capital editor and publisher Thomas Marquardt said Ramos began harassing the staff of the newspaper after the article on him was published in 2011.[2] In 2013, Marquardt contacted the Anne Arundel County Police Department about Ramos' behavior but the department did not pursue the report.[2] Marquardt also consulted the newspaper's attorneys about filing a restraining order against Ramos, and recalled telling them "This is a guy who is going to come in and shoot us."[2]After his lawsuit against the newspaper was dismissed, Ramos opened a Twitter account, which he used to attack the newspaper and taunt its owners and staff.[2][29]

Reactions

Police were also sent to the offices of The Baltimore Sun, which owns Capital Gazette Communications,[11] as a precaution, although no threat was registered there.[8]The New York City Police Department also deployed counter-terrorism units to the headquarters of major news outlets in New York City as a precaution against similar attacks.[30] The Chicago Police Department also took similar actions.[31]
President Donald Trump was briefed on the shooting and offered his thoughts and prayers by tweet.[32]
The Governor of MarylandLarry Hogan, tweeted that he was "[a]bsolutely devastated to learn of this tragedy in Annapolis", and asked residents to "heed all warnings and stay away from the area".[8][33] In a press conference, he praised local law enforcement for responding "within 60 seconds".[12]
Justin Dearborn, the chairman and CEO of Tronc, said: "We are focused now on providing our employees and their families with support during this tragic time. We commend the police and first responders for their quick response."[34]
Reporters for the Capital and Gazette began coverage of the shooting as it happened, from the newsroom and while returning from the field. Despite the fatal shootings that had occurred, journalists and staff at the The Capital insisted on putting out the next edition of their paper only hours after the fatal shootings. The next day, the morning edition of the Capital headlined with "5 shot dead at The Capital" with the subtitle "Laurel man, the suspected gunman, in custody".[35]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Five dead in 'targeted attack' at Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, police say". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved June 29, 2018.
  2. ^ Jump up to:a b c d e f g Duncan, Ian; Bogel-Burroughs, Nicholas (June 28, 2018). "Sources identify suspect in Annapolis Capital shooting as Jarrod Ramos, who had long-running feud with paper". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  3. ^ Jump up to:a b c Higgins, Tucker (June 28, 2018). "Suspect in Maryland newspaper shooting identified". CNBC. Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  4. ^ Jump up to:a b Hensley, Sarah Beth (June 28, 2018). "Injuries reported in active shooter incident at Capital Gazette building in Annapolis". WTOP. Retrieved June 28,2018.
  5. Jump up^ "5 dead in shooting at newspaper building in Maryland, suspect in custody". Retrieved 2018-06-29.
  6. Jump up^ "Every Newspaper Reporter Knows Jarrod Ramos". Esquire. 2018-06-29. Retrieved 2018-06-29.
  7. Jump up^ "5 killed, others wounded at Maryland newspaper shooting". Associated Press. June 28, 2018. Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  8. ^ Jump up to:a b c d Rector, Kevin (June 28, 2018). "Shooting reported at Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, staff say". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  9. Jump up^ "About Us". Capital Gazette. Capital Gazette Comunications. July 4, 2014. Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  10. ^ Jump up to:a b Meg Wagner; Veronica Rocha; Brian Ries (June 28, 2018). "Shooting at Maryland newspaper". CNN. Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  11. ^ Jump up to:a b Rector, Kevin (June 28, 2018). "Five dead, others 'gravely injured' in shooting at Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis". Capital Gazette. Retrieved June 28,2018.
  12. ^ Jump up to:a b c d "5 dead in shooting at newspaper building in Maryland, suspect in custody". CBS News. Associated Press. June 28, 2018. Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  13. Jump up^ "Capital Gazette Shooting: 5 dead as active shooter opens fire in Annapolis, officials say". KMSP 9. June 28, 2018. Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  14. Jump up^ Duncan, Ian. "Fatal shooting of 5 at Capital Gazette is rare attack on U.S. journalists". baltimoresun.com. Retrieved June 29, 2018.
  15. Jump up^ Cox, Erin. "Capital Gazette shooting victim Gerald Fischman: Clever and quirky voice of a community newspaper". Retrieved June 29, 2018.
  16. Jump up^ Marbella, Jean. "Capital Gazette editor Rob Hiaasen identified as victim of shooting at newspaper". baltimoresun.com. Retrieved June 29, 2018.
  17. Jump up^ Wenger, Yvonne. "Capital Gazette shooting victim Wendi Winters: A prolific writer who chronicled her community". Retrieved June 29, 2018.
  18. Jump up^ McDaniels, Andrea K. "Capital Gazette shooting victim John McNamara: Sports reporting was his dream job". Retrieved June 29, 2018.
  19. Jump up^ Anderson, Jessica. "Capital Gazette shooting victim Rebecca Smith: Recent hire loved spending time with family". Retrieved June 29, 2018.
  20. Jump up^ Zwirz, Elizabeth (June 28, 2018). "Annapolis newsroom shooting leaves 5 people dead; suspect in custody, officials say". Fox News. Retrieved June 29, 2018.
  21. Jump up^ Morrison, Sean (2018-06-29). "Maryland shooting: Jarrod Warren Ramos, 38, named as suspect after five killed in gun attack on US newsroom". Evening Standard. Retrieved 2018-06-29.
  22. Jump up^ "Annapolis shooting: Five killed in attack on US newspaper". BBC News. June 28, 2018. Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  23. Jump up^ "Annapolis shooting suspect damaged his fingertips to thwart identification, source says". CBS News. June 28, 2018.
  24. Jump up^ "Suspect's fingerprints appear to have been altered, sources say". CNN. June 28, 2018.
  25. Jump up^ "What we know about the Capital Gazette shooting suspect". ABC7 Chicago. 28 June 2018.
  26. Jump up^ Bui, Lynh; Wiggins, Ovetta; Jackman, Tom (June 28, 2018). "Five dead, gunman in custody after targeted shooting at Capital Gazette building in Annapolis, police say". The Washington Post. Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  27. Jump up^ Stanglin, Doug; Bacon, John; Cummings, William; Rossman, Sean (June 28, 2018). "5 killed in 'targeted attack' on Capital Gazette newspaper, police say". USA Today. Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  28. ^ Jump up to:a b c Pratt, Tim (September 22, 2015). "Appellate court upholds ruling in favor of Capital-Gazette". Capital Gazette. Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  29. Jump up^ Becket, Stefan. "Jarrod Ramos, 38, identified as suspect in Annapolis shooting". CBS News. Retrieved June 29, 2018.
  30. Jump up^ Steinberg, Brian (June 28, 2018). "NYPD Sends Officers to New York Media Outlets After Annapolis Shooting". Variety. Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  31. Jump up^ "Police Sent To Media Outlets In Chicago After Maryland Newsroom Shooting". CBS 2 Chicago. June 28, 2018. Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  32. Jump up^ Shapiro, Emily (June 28, 2018). "5 dead in shooting at Annapolis newspaper: Officials". ABC News. Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  33. Jump up^ "Md. Gov. Hogan, Trump react to Capital Gazette shooting in Annapolis". WTOP.com. June 28, 2018.
  34. Jump up^ "tronc, Inc. Statement on Shooting in Annapolis, Maryland". NASDAQ. June 28, 2018. Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  35. Jump up^ Ed Pilkington (New York), Ben Jacobs (Annapolis) and Kate Lyons (June 29, 2018). "We're putting out a damn paper' - Capital Gazette publishes despite attack'". The Guardian. Retrieved June 29, 2018.

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Live updates: Shooting at Capital Gazette in Maryland - CNN - CNN.com
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 a Sunday readership of 83,000, according to the Baltimore Sun Group, ... At least five people were killed in the Capital Gazette shooting, ...

Capital Gazette shooting: 5 dead after shooting at Maryland ...
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 Shooting at Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Md. ... The Baltimore Sun, which owns the Capital Gazette, said police had ...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxLFE1nihJk
 killer, Jarrod Ramos, had a grudge with this specific newspaper going back to 2011.

Sources identify suspect in Annapolis Capital shooting as Jarrod ...
www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/.../bs-md-ramos-search-20180628-story.html
Police and federal agents gathered late Thursday outside the address of 38-year-oldJarrod W. Ramos, who is being held as the suspect in the ...

Gunman ID'd As Jarrod Ramos; 5 Killed In Capital ... - CBS Baltimore
https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2018/06/28/reports-of-shots-fired-in-annapolis/
 ANNAPOLIS (WJZ/AP) — At least five people are dead and at least two others were injured after a gunman opened fire inside the building that ...

Who is Jarrod Ramos? Maryland newsroom shooter suspect details ...
https://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/national/article214037109.html1 hour ago - Jarrod W. Ramos, 38, of Laurel, Maryland, has been identified as ... shooting five dead and wounding others, according to the Baltimore Sun.

5 killed in targeted shooting at Capital Gazette - WBAL-TV
www.wbaltv.com/article/shooting-reported-at-annapolis-building.../21990668
A gunman killed five employees of The Capital Gazette and injured others in a ... NBC News has identified the shooting suspect as Jarrod Ramos, 38, ... At least one injured person was flown to Shock Trauma in Baltimore, ...

LATEST: Maryland newspaper shooting suspect ID'd as Jarrod Ramos
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Police said the shooter killed five people and wounded others Thursday. ... newspapershooting has been identified as Jarrod W. Ramos. ... Capital Gazette reporters and with assistance from colleagues at the Baltimore Sun, ...

Suspect in Maryland newspaper shooting identified as Jarrod Ramos
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Multiple injuries were reported after a shooting Thursday afternoon at the ... shooting at a Maryland newspaper was identified as Jarrod Ramos, born Dec. ... Tronc, owner of The BaltimoreSun, said it is deeply saddened by ...

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The shooter has been tentatively identified as Jarrod Ramos of Laurel, ... with the help of staff at the Baltimore Sun, the Capital Gazette would in ...

Jarrod Ramos Identified As Annapolis Capital Gazette Shooting Suspect
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 Jarrod Ramos was identified as the suspect in Thursday's shooting at the ... Maryland, according to the Baltimore Sun, which owns the Capital.

Capital Gazette shooting: Five dead after shooting at Maryland ...
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A man identified as Jarrod Ramos, 38, who apparently had a grudge ... Suspect in Maryland newspaper shooting had sued Capital Gazette for defamation ... In a later interview with TheBaltimore Sun, which owns the Capital ...

Annapolis shooting: Victims identified; suspect Jarrod Ramos in ...
https://www.cbsnews.com/.../annapolis-shooting-five-dead-in-shooting-at-capital-gaze...
The Capital Gazette is a local newspaper owned by The Baltimore Sun. ... Jarrod Ramos, 38, is suspected in the fatal shooting of five people at ...


The shooter was in a legal dispute with the newspaper for several years. The newspaper had reported something about this guy stalking a high school classmate.

Dude had a beef since 2011, nothing to do with Trump.  Last name is Ramos, not white!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7VhlsIVyaY
Jarrod Ramos: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
Ramos is a former federal employee and Maryland native who graduated from Arundel High School. Ramos had targeted editors and employees of The Capital newspaper on social media and in court filings for years, turning his anger toward them after the paper published an article about his vicious harassment of a woman he went to high school with.


Jarrod Ramos’ Social Media & Twitter: He Left Disturbing Tweets About Charlie Hebdo & the Capital Gazette
By Stephanie Dube Dwilson
Published Jun 28, 2018 at 10:12pm

Jarrod Ramos has been identified by officials as the suspect involved in the deadly shooting at the Capital Gazette office. He is suspected of killing at least five people in a targeted attack. Jarrod W. Ramos, 38, has years and hundreds of Twitter posts dating back to 2012, when he filed a defamation lawsuit against Eric Hartley, Thomas Marquardt, and the Capital Gazette. The lawsuit was dismissed in 2013 and the dismissal was upheld in 2015.

 Tweeted Disturbing Messages About Charlie Hebdo
At one point, he made a series of disturbing tweets referring to Charlie Hebdo. The massacre happened on January 7, 2015, when two brothers armed with rifles killed 12 people and injured 11. His tweets were shortly after the horrific events unfolded.

he did make a favorable tweet about President Donald Trump.


A 38-year-old man has been identified as the suspect who opened fire at the Capital Gazette office in Maryland, killing at least five people in a “targeted attack” on the news organization, police said. He had previously filed a defamation lawsuit against The Capital newspaper, which was dismissed in 2013. The dismissal was upheld in 2015 by a Maryland appellate court.

The suspect, identified by NBC News as Jarrod Ramos, is in police custody. He has not yet been charged. Police were executing search warrants at his home in Laurel, Maryland.


“He was prepared to shoot people. His intent was to cause harm,” Acting Anne Arundel County Police Chief William Krampf said at a press conference. He said it will take time to determine the specific motive and to complete the investigation. Threats were made to the Capital Gazette over social media prior to the shooting, but police are working to determine if they were sent by the suspect, Krampf said. Krampf said it is not believed he was targeting anyone specifically at the newspaper, just the newsroom itself.

The shooting happened about 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the newsroom just outside of Annapolis in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Police said the suspect is a white male. Officials say he was armed with a “long gun,” and did not exchange gunfire with police before he was taken into custody after hiding somewhere in the building, underneath a desk. According to authorities, he has not been “forthcoming” with interrogators.

“The investigation has just started,” Krampf said at a press briefing. “We’re going to be quite a while in determining what occurred, why it occurred, how it occurred.”

Two people were wounded, but suffered “superficial” injuries. A GoFundMe campaign has been set up to help the victims and Capital Gazette staff. Capital reporter Chase Cook tweeted, “I can tell you this: We are putting out a damn paper tomorrow.”

Here’s what you need to know about the suspect and the shooting. This post will be updated as more information is made available about him:

1. The Gunman Shot Through a Glass Door & Opened Fire on People Inside the Newsroom, Witnesses Say
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Police respond to a shooting in Annapolis, Maryland, June 28, 2018.

Police said he used smoke grenades when he entered the building armed with a shotgun. The suspect was described as a white male with a ponytail in police radio transmissions:

An intern at the newspaper, Anthony Messenger, tweeted, “Active shooter 888 Bestgate please help us,” about 2:40 p.m. on Thursday. Messenger is OK, according to a co-worker. He also said John McNamara, a writer for the Capital Gazette and editor of two weekly newspapers, was shot. McNamara’s condition was not immediately known.


Reporter Phil Davis confirmed to the Baltimore Sun, which owns the Capital Gazette, that there was a shooting and multiple people were shot. The newspaper building is in Anne Arundel County.

Davis, who covers courts and crimes for the news organization, tweeted, “A single shooter shot multiple people at my office, some of whom are dead.”


Davis added, “Gunman shot through the glass door to the office and opened fire on multiple employees. Can’t say much more and don’t want to declare anyone dead, but it’s bad. There is nothing more terrifying than hearing multiple people get shot while you’re under your desk and then hear the gunman reload.”

He said he is waiting to be interviewed by police.

Joshua McKerrow, a photojournalist for both the Baltimore Sun and the Capital Gazette, tweeted, “Massive police response to shooting in my newsroom in Annapolis,” along with photos from the scene:


The suspect was described as a white male with a ponytail in police radio transmissions:
You can listen to additional scanner audio here.


Davis told the Baltimore Sun it was “like a war zone,” and the situation would be something that will be “hard to describe for awhile.” He added, ““’m a police reporter. I write about this stuff — not necessarily to this extent, but shootings and death — all the time,” he said. “But as much as I’m going to try to articulate how traumatizing it is to be hiding under your desk, you don’t know until you’re there and you feel helpless.”

He told the newspaper the shooter stopped on his own and police then arrived and surrounded him. “I don’t know why. I don’t know why he stopped,” Davis said.


“This is going to be a long, long, long investigation,” Anne Arundel Police Lieutenant Ryan Frashure told reporters.

Frashure said officers were at the scene very quickly, in about 60 to 90 seconds of the first 911 call. He said they engaged the suspect and took him into custody. “At this point he’s the only suspect, we have one suspect,” Frashure said.

2. Ramos Sued the Capital-Gazette Over a Column Written by a Now-Former Staff Writer About His Guilty Plea to Criminal Harassment

In September 2015, the second-highest court in Maryland upheld a 2013 ruling in favor of Capital-Gazette Communications dismissing the defamation lawsuit Jarrod Ramos filed in 2012 against The Capital, its then-staff writer Eric Hartley and the paper’s then-publisher, Thomas Marquardt, the newspaper reported at the time.

Ramos sued the paper, Hartley and Marquardt over a column Hartley wrote in 2011 about Ramos’ guilty plea to criminal harassment, according to The Capital. Prince George’s Circuit Court Judge Maureen M. Lamasney dismissed the lawsuit in 2013, saying Hartley’s article was based on public records and that Ramos had no evidence it was inaccurate. You can read the opinion from the appellate court here:

“A lawyer would almost certainly have told him not to proceed with this case,” the court wrote in the opinion, according to The Capital. “It reveals a fundamental failure to understand what defamation law is and, more particularly, what defamation law is not.”

Court records show Ramos was convicted of harassment in January 2011 in a case that stemmed from a March 2, 2010, incident. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail and supervised probation, according to court records.

Do we have any kind of intel on our shooter?” Officer 2: "White male with a ponytail.”

According to its website, the Capital Gazette building is home to several publications, including The Capital newspaper, the Maryland Gazette, the Bowie Blade-News, the Crofton-West County Gazette and Capital Style Magazine, along with CapitalGazette.com.

The Capital and The Gazette are sister papers. The Capital, a daily newspaper, has been published since 1884, while The Gazette, published twice weekly, is one of the oldest newspapers in America, founded in 1727. The papers are both owned by the Baltimore Sun Media Group in 2014, which is owned by Tronc, formerly known as Tribune Publishing. Tronc said in a statement, We are deeply saddened today by the attack in our Capital Gazette newsroom. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. We are focused now on providing our employees and their families with support during this tragic time. We commend the police and first responders for their quick response.”

Maryland House Speaker Michael Busch, who has represented Annapolis since 1987, told the Baltimore Sun that The Capital newspaper is “the voice of the community,” and said even as the staff size shrunk, “they knew the pulse of the community and had a lot of influence on what took place.” He added, “This is a shocker. Over the years, a lot of these people become friends. They do their job, you do your job, and you respect them for it. A lot of good writers have come out of there.”

3. Ramos Talked About the Lawsuit Against the Capital Gazette Frequently on His Twitter Account, Which Says He is ‘Making Corpses of Corrupt Careers & Corporate Entities’

A Twitter account, @EricHartleyFrnd, bearing the name of Jarrod Ramos of Laurel, Maryland, has been used for several years to talk about the lawsuit against the Capital Gazette and one of its former reporters, Eric Hartley, along with other rambling posts about conspiracy theories.

Ramos wrote in his Twitter bio, “Dear reader: I created this page to defend myself. Now I’m suing the shit out of half of AA County and making corpses of corrupt careers and corporate entities.”

The account was inactive from January 21, 2016, until Thursday, when Ramos tweeted, “Fuck you, leave me alone @judgemoylanfrnd.” The Judge Moylan account has not tweeted. Ramos created the @EricHartleyFrnd account in 2011, with a link to a Capital article about his conviction. He then tweeted at Hartley, “Now that I’m back under your research microscope, do me a favor and help get my ranking as high as yours,” with a link to a Google search for his name.

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the shooter stopped on his own and police then arrived and surrounded him. “I don’t know why. I don’t know why he stopped,” Davis said.

4. On His Website He Said the Newspaper’s Publisher Used The Capital as ‘His Shotgun’
A newspaper stand selling the Capital Gazette is pictured in Annapolis, Maryland, on June 28, 2018.

Ramos also had a website where he published documents from his defamation case and emails with the Capital-Gazette, where he accused them of harassment

2. A Woman Who Ramos Harassed & Threatened for Several Months Says She Told Police ‘He Will Be Your Next Mass Shooter’


Think a credible newspaper could beat me to it? Here’s to exposing cowardly liars everywhere I can. Come and get me.



 Jarrod Warren Ramos was convicted of harassment in January 2011 in a case that stemmed from a March 2, 2010, incident. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail, which was suspended, and 18 months supervised probation
















Actual print edition from when the Capital Gazette wrote about Jarrod Ramos harassing a woman on Facebook; Ramos is today’s suspect in the mass shooting at the newspaper

The article described the accusations against Ramos, including that he had sent a Facebook request out of the blue to a woman and thanked her for being the only person ever to say hello or be nice to him in school. The woman said she didn’t remember Ramos, so he sent pictures. When she Googled him, she found they had gone to Anne Arundel High School together. She wrote back to him because he was going through problems and she told him he should get help at a counseling center.
The woman said Ramos then sent months of emails in which he asked for help, called her vulgar names and told her to kill himself. He also emailed her company and tried to get her fired.

news article from 2011, “Ramos, a tall, thin man with long hair he wears in a ponytail, did not speak at the hearing and did not return a call for comment left with his attorney. He has a degree in computer engineering and has worked for the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for six years, (his attorney) said. He had no previous criminal record.”

When she blocked him from seeing her Facebook page, he found things she wrote on other people’s pages and taunted her with it, attaching screenshots of the postings to some of his emails,” Hartley wrote. “She called police, and for months he stopped. But then he started again, nastier than ever.

woman who had been harassed told WBAL-TV after the Capital Gazette shooting, “he’s a f*cking nut job.” She told reporter Jayne Miller that she warned a police official years ago, “he will be your next mass shooter.”


 Paper’s Former Publisher Says He Thought Ramos ‘Was Crazy Enough to Come In & Blow Us All Away
Thomas Marquardt, who retired as The Capital’s publisher in 2012 and was named in Ramos’ defamation lawsuit, told the Los Angeles Times that Ramos, “waged a one-person attack on anything he could muster in court against the Capital. I said during that time, ‘This guy is crazy enough to come in and blow us all away.'”
Records show Ramos has also filed lawsuits against an Anne Arundel County judge and the woman he was convicted of harassing, along with the newspaper.
ccount was inactive from January 21, 2016, until Thursday, when Ramos tweeted, “Fuck you, leave me alone @judgemoylanfrnd.” The Judge Moylan account has not tweeted, but appears to have also been created by Ramos. The profile of that account states, “This is a war. There are no grandstands on the battlefield. One does not die royalty, a nobleman, or a commoner. You die as the loser.”
Crazed gunman, 38, who opened fire on the Capital Gazette newsroom and killed five after threatening its staff online for years after they exposed him for harassing a woman in 2011


RT report (Russia)



Five dead in Annapolis paper shooting, gunman in custody ... - RT.com
https://www.rt.com/usa/431193-maryland-newspaper-shooting-shotgun/
Five people have been shot dead and several more injured by a gunman ... The Baltimore Sun, which owns the Gazette, confirmed that police ...




Media blames Trump meanwhile nobody suspects which nation state with the world's deadliest intelligence agency has had nothing to do with this attack or all the other weekly or daily mass shootings, spy poisonings or mysterious head-on crashes or vans driving onto sidewalks or shootings of candidates in Mexico, not to mention who backed the original batch of mideast terrorists and domestic bombing terorists in the US since the 1960s. Terrorists attack schools, markets, sidewalks and news offices in France, Kenya, India, Philllipines, Thailand, Nigeria, Pakistan or Afghanistan. But in the US or Canada it imore often only mentally ill people without a cause like Lee Harvey Oswald or Sirhan Sirhan or secret gun nuts like Paddock or teens mad at their ex-girlfriends or mother-in-law church or classmates or newspaper writers commit violence on a terrorist scale. How do people with no obvious connection to terrorists manage to use the same weapons and tactics as highly trained Hezbollah or ISIS commandos in dozens of cookie cutter unconnected mass attacks from Youtube to Toronto streets to Baltimore Gazette? If these attacks were connected, it would be warfare, but of course they are not. Ramos posted like a professional troll at the Internet Research Agency, removed his fingerprints like a secret agent, uses lawsuits as weapons of war and shotgunned people like Rambo, yet we are told he was JUST a random computer programmer with a few screws lose who harassed one woman???? Nobody thinks about using a simple duck test to figure out what this guy was doing or who he might have been working for.

28,000 comments and not a single one suspects Russia could have anything to do with this and hundreds of other attacks from Youtube to high schools to incel armenians in vans by angry mentally ill people with no connection to any terrorist organization or nation state.



http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/crime/bs-md-ramos-profile-20180705-story.html
Capital Gazette shooting suspect's anger flared, and fell silent. Then, police say, it exploded
Baltimore Sun
For half a decade, Jarrod Ramos' anger poured out in court papers, tweets and email messages. He saw enemies. He wrote that he'd like to kill one of ...He saw enemies. He wrote that he’d like to kill one of them. He suggested another kill herself. He created online images marking others out for sacrifice.

Then, in 2016, it all stopped.

Until late last month, police say, when his anger exploded in shotgun blasts in the Annapolis newsroom of The Capital.

classmate who asked that his name not be used shared a copy of the class yearbook with an inscription signed “Jarrod.”

“You know it and I know it — this class, this school, this whole damn place is full of s---,” it read. “Anyways, only a few more hours till it’s out of our lives forever. I hope life gets better once we’re gone. I’m sure it will.”

Jenny Johnson, who was a year ahead of Ramos, remembers a socially isolated student who was rude to girls. He made fun of her breasts, she said, and asked another girl if he could “ski her slopes.”

Johnson said Ramos participated frequently in the one class they shared, but was arrogant. She said he had a low voice and wore a black trench coat. (Trench coat mafia like columbine shooters) 

Ramos disputed this in a court filing, saying he told the woman she used to throw food at him.

While in high school, Ramos landed an internship with the National Security Agency, a spokesman for the spy agency confirmed. The position, which typically runs for a year, would have required him to obtain a top secret security clearance, NSA spokesman Christopher Augustine said. Court documents show Ramos was hired as recently as 2013 to a government contracting job that required a clearance.

In 1997, Ramos enrolled at what was then called Capitol College, a small school in Laurel focused on information technology. He graduated in 2006 with a bachelor of science degree in computer engineering.


Virginia Newsroom Discovers Letter From Annapolis Shooting Suspect, Police Say  New York Times  A newsroom in Norfolk, Va., discovered a letter on Thursday morning that the police there believe was sent by the man suspected of fatally shooting ...ewspaper where the letter was found, The Virginian-Pilot, reported that the envelope was addressed to Eric Hartley, an editor for its Norfolk and Portsmouth team, according to the newspaper’s website, and the man with whom the suspect, Jarrod W. Ramos, had harbored a longstanding grudge. Mr. Hartley had previously worked at the Capital Gazette,  hat it was postmarked June 28 — the day of the shooting. authorities in Annapolis revealed that Mr. Ramos, 38, had sent three other letters just before going to the Capital Gazette and opening fire. Those three letters — which the police called “threatening in nature” and which were also postmarked June 28 — had arrived at the Capital Gazette’s law firm, a Baltimore City courthouse and the Maryland Court of Special Appeals on Monday... stated Mr. Ramos’s “objective of killing every person present.” unsigned card and a compact disc.   Annapolis shooting suspect sent letter to a Virginian-Pilot editor, police say - Baltimore Sun
Police: Capital Gazette shooting suspect likely sent letter to Va. paper - WTOP
Virginia editor receives card apparently sent by accused Capital Gazette shooter - CBS News
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