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Capital Gazette Newspaper Shooter Mutiliated Own Fingerprints To Prevent Identification

At least five people are dead following a shooting at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland.

the shooter is in police custody, and had no identification on his person. Furthermore it is reported that he mutilated his own fingers in order to prevent being identified via fingerprinting.

this is a Developing Story (information to follow as it becomes available)
At least five people are dead following a shooting at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland.

Developing story ( more information to follow as it becomes available )

suspect ID'd via Facial Recognition software, update 28.Jun.2018 16:06

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White male suspect in Maryland newsroom shooting has been identified via use of facial recognition technology, and local authorities are executing search warrant on his home -

Shooter reportedly had "previous interaction" with executives of the newspaper. 28.Jun.2018 16:45

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Which would explain, the semi-obvious familiarity and knowledge suspect apparently had with/of this specific office location of the Capital Gazette newspaper,

and also that (pretty certainly based on what's known thus far) he was not actually an employee there.

Livestream 8:00 EST Annapolis authorities on Capital Gazette shooting 28.Jun.2018 17:06

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Shooter is resident of Maryland, had a "history" of interactions with Capital Gazette newspaper executives

other connections [quote] "possibly" through social media

Not confirmed whether he targeted Capital Gazette newspaper generally, or whether he personally knew specific employees at the paper.


Shooter's social media threats "targeted Capital Gazette newspaper overall" 28.Jun.2018 17:18

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Name of 39-year-old Maryland resident shooter to be released "tomorrow"


reportedly, police/FBI are searching his home right now.


unconfirmed whether the shooter's prior social media threats specifically targeted individual employees at the newspaper (from official statements thus far, looks as though they were general threats towards the paper itself).

sources: Investigators seek man who previously "filed suit" vs Capital Gazette 28.Jun.2018 17:23

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if true, would further clarify the
"workplace violence" aspect....

Annapolis Police press conference stated, shooter appeared to have "vendetta" against Capital Gazette newspaper.

Jarrod Ramos: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know 28.Jun.2018 17:35

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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 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

GettyPolice respond to a shooting in Annapolis, Maryland, June 28, 2018.

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.  https://twitter.com/amesscapgaz/status/1012406073704239105

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:

2. He Used Smoke Grenades & a Shotgun & Stopped Firing on His Own Before Being Taken Into Custody

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:

You can listen to additional scanner audio here.

Capital Gazette reporter Phil 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.
3. The Suspect Had a Previous Interaction With a Newspaper Executive

The suspect had a previous interaction with a newspaper executive, CNN reports. A source told CNN that information was preliminary and details of the interaction were not immediately available.

According to CNN, the suspect was not cooperating with police when he was taken into custody. He was not carrying identification and would not tell the officers his name, CNN reports. Police said at a press conference that the suspect was taken to a police department building to be interrogated by investigators. It is not clear if the suspect was speaking to the officers and if a motive has been determined.

Police said they are working to determine if he had any history with police in Anne Arundel County or elsewhere. It is not known if he has a criminal record.

4. Other Newspapers & Media Organizations Have Taken Precautions After the Shooting

A newspaper stand selling the Capital Gazette is pictured in Annapolis, Maryland, on June 28, 2018.

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."

Other businesses, including a medical office, are also located in the building.

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."

Baltimore Sun reporter Justin Fenton tweeted that the Baltimore Police Department made a precautionary sweep of the Sun's office building after the Capital Gazette incident. It is not clear if there was a threat made to the Sun newspaper or if the sweep was done because of the paper's connection to the Capital Gazette.

The NYPD is moving personnel to major news outlets headquartered in New York City as a precaution, ABC News reports.

A Fox 5 DC anchor broke into tears while talking about the shooting and said the TV station's newsroom had just gone through active shooter training yesterday:

The Society of Professional Journalists tweeted, "SPJ is deeply saddened by the reports from Annapolis, Maryland, that a shooter entered the Annapolis Capital Gazette building and shot several people. Our hearts go out to the victims and their family, friends and colleagues."
5. President Trump & Other Officials Have Offered 'Thoughts & Prayers'

According to the White House press pool, President Donald Trump has been briefed on the shooting. A White House spokesperson told CBS News, "our thoughts and prayers are with all that are affected."

Trump later tweeted, "Prior to departing Wisconsin, I was briefed on the shooting at Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. Thank you to all of the First Responders who are currently on the scene."

Press Secretary Sarah Sanders tweeted, "Strongly condemn the evil act of senseless violence in Annapolis, MD. A violent attack on innocent journalists doing their job is an attack on every American. Our prayers are with the victims and their friends and families."

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan tweeted, "Absolutely devastated to learn of this tragedy in Annapolis. I am in contact with County Executive Steve Schuh, and @MDSP is on the scene assisting @AACOPD. Please, heed all warnings and stay away from the area. Praying for those at the scene and for our community."

Rep. Anthony Brown, who represents Maryland's 4th District, tweeted, "I'm closely monitoring situation at @capgaznews in Annapolis. @ATFHQ Baltimore is responding to the shooting along with state and local law enforcement. Will share more information as I receive updates."


[2015] Appellate court upholds ruling in favor of Capital-Gazette 28.Jun.2018 17:42

Tim Pratt

Tim Pratt
Contact Reporter tpratt _at_ capgaznews _dot_ com

September 22, 2015 6:07 PM

Maryland's second-highest court last week upheld a ruling in favor of Capital-Gazette Communications, a former reporter and a former publisher accused of defamation.

Jarrod Ramos of Laurel made the defamation claim in Prince George's County Circuit Court in 2012 after a 2011 column by then-Capital staff writer Eric Hartley about Ramos' guilty plea to criminal harassment.

Prince George's Circuit Court Judge Maureen M. Lamasney dismissed Ramos' claim in 2013, saying the article was based on public records and Ramos presented no evidence it was inaccurate.

Ramos, who represented himself, appealed the decision to the Maryland Court of Special Appeals, which upheld Lamasney's ruling in an opinion filed Thursday.

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

http://www.capitalgazette.com/news/ph-ac-cn-jarrod-ramos-ruling-0923-20150922-story.html
2018, Capital Gazette, a Baltimore Sun Media Group publication

JARROD W. RAMOSv.ERIC THOMAS HARTLEY, et al. - September 17, 2015 28.Jun.2018 17:46

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case finding [PDF BELOW]


since time of June 2013 (on Twitter) shooter had VIOLENT THREAT history 28.Jun.2018 17:48

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this suspect was a

KNOWN VIOLENT THREAT TO THE COMMUNITY.


for at least 5 YEARS

ON PUBLIC SOCIAL MEDIA.

MASS SHOOTER KILLED 5 AT MARYLAND NEWSPAPER, HATED TRUMP. 28.Jun.2018 17:49

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twitter

shooter's (webarchive) Home Page, ranting about Failed court case. 28.Jun.2018 17:58

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twit-mugshot
twit-mugshot

RE: Avatar-picture on shooter's Twitter account postings 28.Jun.2018 18:03

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Apparently, that is a photo-shopped pic of *another* reporter at a *different* newspaper he "hated" :

Eric Hartley at the Virginian-Pilot
reporter Eric Hartley of the Virginian-Pilot newspaper
reporter Eric Hartley of the Virginian-Pilot newspaper

RE: Symbol photo-shopped onto forehead of Shooter's Twitter avatar pic 28.Jun.2018 18:08

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( the photo-shopped picture used in Shooter's online Twitter avatar, is face of a newspaper reporter named Eric Hartley - who by the way does _not_ work for the Capital Gazette paper ^^ See Above. ^^ )


this symbol is from the anime/manga Berserk. Marks someone as a sacrifice.

Close up view of shooter's online/Twitter avatar, w/ forehead symbol. 28.Jun.2018 18:11

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Jarrod W. Ramos  online Avatar screencap
Jarrod W. Ramos online Avatar screencap

Shooter = computer tech, worked for US Bureau Labor Statistics 6 years. 28.Jun.2018 18:18

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also was in court for MISDEMEANOR HARASSMENT stalking accusations :
Peace Order filed against Ramos
Peace Order filed against Ramos
Ramos (age 31) Misdemeanor Harassment plea
Ramos (age 31) Misdemeanor Harassment plea

**UPDATED** Jarrod Ramos: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know 28.Jun.2018 18:38

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By Tom Cleary

Published Jun 28, 2018 at 8:28pm
Updated Jun 28, 2018 at 9:29pm

jarrod ramos

Anne Arundel Police Jarrod Ramos

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. Ramos is a former federal employee and Maryland native who graduated from Arundel High School.

"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."

One of the five victims killed in the shooting has been identified as Capital Gazette editor Rob Hiaasen, The Baltimore Sun reports. 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

GettyPolice 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.

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."

2. A Woman Who Ramos Harassed, Leading to a Criminal Conviction, Says She Told Police 'He Will Be Your Next Mass Shooter'

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, which was suspended, and 18 months supervised probation, according to court records. Ramos was also ordered to continue therapy and refrain from contact with the harassment victim and her family. After his sentence, former The Capital staff writer Eric Hartley wrote an article in The Capital with the headline "Jarrod wants to be your friend."

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 r 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 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.

"She stopped writing back and told him to stop, but he continued. 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.
All this without having seen her in person since high school. They never met until they came to court a couple of months ago."

The 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."

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

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. Hartley is now an editor at the Virginian Pilot.

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."

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.

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 and defamation.

"Mr. Marquardt views news subjects as targets, and The Capital is his shotgun. He fills with glee when he strikes down another asshole. ... Some targets are easy and some targets unclear. 'Shoot it anyway,' he says, 'I want it dead!' He hates it when civility and decency get in the way of his fun. He does it for the victims, even when 'She wants to be alone.' He'd tell you his 'personal animosity' has nothing to do with it, though he doesn't even know what that is. So don't be a killjoy," Ramos wrote on the website.

5. Ramos Tweeted in 2014 'Mass Shootings Cannot Happen Anywhere' With a Reference to the Newspaper's Old Office & Also Tweeted About the 2015 Killings of 2 TV Journalists

In 2014, Ramos tweeted at then-Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis, "Mass shootings cannot happen anywhere, @ChiefKevinDavis. For example: 2000 Capital Drive. No one left there to shoot." 2000 Capital Drive in Annapolis is the former home of the Capital-Gazette Communications offices.

He also tweeted in August 2015 that the suspect in the attack on two WDBJ-TV reporters was a "fake journalist" with a fake name.

In September 2015, Ramos criticized a columnist for the Capital Gazette for calling President Donald Trump, then a candidate, "unqualified." He wrote, "referring to @realDonaldTrump as 'unqualified' @capgaznews could end badly (again)." He linked to a Wall Street Journal article about Trump filing a $500 million lawsuit against Univision.


VIOLENT THREATS posted by Shooter 2012 (SIX YEARS AGO), on own Home Page : 28.Jun.2018 18:42

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2012, SHOOTER POSTS ON LINE [QUOTE]:
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"Mr. Marquardt views news subjects as targets, and The Capital is his shotgun. He fills with glee when he strikes down another asshole. Just ask John Greiber. Some targets are easy and some targets unclear. "Shoot it anyway," he says, "I want it dead!" He hates it when civility and decency get in the way of his fun. He does it for the victims, even when "She wants to be alone." He'd tell you his "personal animosity" has nothing to do with it, though he doesn't even know what that is. So don't be a killjoy.
OPEN SEASON

That's the life at 2000 Capital Drive, from one generation to the next. They're so sure their own shit doesn't stink, they feel their sewage bill should be paid by the people of Annapolis. When their guilty consciences catch up to them, the people pay for that too. They call themselves an important watchdog, but who watches the watchers?

The authority that permits their power also stands poised to punish its abuse. Even kings must answer to God, and a modern day Inquisition is at hand. The potential judgement is no less severe; the carnage differs only in literal terms. As this search for Truth commences, a crusader they could not kill approaches."
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shooter identified 28.Jun.2018 18:50

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Shooters name is Jerrod Ramos, who, according to reports, was having a long running feud with the newspaper.

Woman harassed by shooter to Police: 'He Will Be Your Next Mass Shooter'. 28.Jun.2018 18:52

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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, which was suspended, and 18 months supervised probation, according to court records. Ramos was also ordered to continue therapy and refrain from contact with the harassment victim and her family.


After his sentence, former The Capital staff writer Eric Hartley [<--- PICTURE in Ramos' Online Avatar] wrote an article in The Capital with the headline "Jarrod wants to be your friend."


The 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."

screenshot 2011 article written by Eric Hartley, about Shooter's conviction: 28.Jun.2018 19:30

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reporter Eric Hartley (formerly of The Capital newspaper, now at the Virginian-Pilot) whose altered photo was used by Shooter as his own online-Twitter avatar:
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2018/06/436300.shtml#453007


After [Jarrod Ramos'] sentence, former The Capital staff writer Eric Hartley wrote an article in The Capital with the headline "Jarrod wants to be your friend."

and see:
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2018/06/436300.shtml#453018

nutshell-nutjob Summary of Capital Gazette Murderer 28.Jun.2018 19:46

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1) Circa 2009-2010, Jarrod W. Ramos of Laurel, Maryland reconnected with a female former high school classmate; which turned into serious online stalking.

2) Ramos was brought up on criminal harassment charges and pleaded guilty. He was also assigned to Parole, and Counseling as part of his sentence.

3) The Capital newspaper printed a story, written by reporter Eric Hartley, about Ramos' case.

4) Ramos gets a serious hate-boner for ^ this reporter. (Reporter's picture, photoshopped with "You're The NEXT Victim" symbol) is turned into Jarrod Ramos' personal Avatar for all of his online-Twitter posts)

5) Ramos sues The Capital newspaper for defamation.

6) Ramos' case is thrown out of court, repeatedly.

7) Jarrod Ramos starts going after as many as he can, including The Capital newspaper, reporter Eric Hartley, and at least one Judge. All of this is archived on his Twitter account feed posts over the past SIX YEARS, and his online home page.

8) Today he finally snaps and takes a shotgun (<--- due to Maryland's strict firearms laws, and also Ramos' own Probation-Convicted-Misdemeanor status, likely the only type of firearm he was able to legally procure at this time) into the newspaper office.


Wrap up :
Totally BATSHIT Crazy, no clear political leanings (Voter Registration = UNAFFILIATED) seemed to go after everyone who "persecuted" him.
Twitter page, and his online signature postings of several years, clearly display an utterly obsessive, ranting + stalking nutcase.


Only 1 thing left to discover :
What PSYCHOTROPIC MEDICATIONS had he been prescribed?

*more* Advance Warnings of Capital Gazette shooter's violence : 28.Jun.2018 20:19

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Tom Marquardt, former editor and publisher of Capital Gazette Communications said Ramos began harassing the staff of the newspaper after the article on Ramos was published in 2011.

In 2013, Marquardt contacted the Anne Arundel County Police Department about Ramos' behavior but the department did not pursue the report.

** THE **

** POLICE **

** DEPARMENT **

** DID **

** NOT **

** PURSUE **

** THE **

** REPORT **

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."


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so, we now have :

1) Harassed woman, stalked online for years by Shooter, who (after <-- his being Convicted Of Harassment Crime) EXPLICITLY AND REPEATEDLY told and informed both Police and news media that
"he will be your next mass shooter."
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2018/06/436300.shtml#453018


2) Newspaper publisher, EXPLICITLY AND REPEATEDLY informed Legal Professional Teams and Law Enforcement about the Shooter's ONGOING HARASSMENT of newspaper staff, and :
"This is a guy who is going to come in and shoot us."


3) Anne Arundel County Police Department, HAVING BEEN INFORMED BY BUSINESS OWNER/EMPLOYER OF REPEATED EXPLICIT THREATS TO THEIR BUSINESS+EMPLOYEES,
"did not pursue the report"
ABOUT A YEARS-AGO CONVICTED MISDEMEANOR PAROLE-EE WHO HAD A YEARS-LONG ONLINE TRAIL OF VIOLENT THREAT HARASSMENT TOWARDS MULTIPLE INDIVIDUALS.

Truth is, the American Press has become the American STASI 28.Jun.2018 20:28

The Red 'X' Society

 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stasi

The Media has become the eyes and ears of the Police State, and operate disrupting and destroying careers, credibility, and lives of any individual they take offense of.

I also took notice of the writing style used in the discrediting of People Targeted before "they" get their final reaction. Let me put it this way, the Press is not willing to discuss their failings, and when they chose to exercise their "Pen" in an action against a single individual, Charlie Hebdo can't be far behind.

I also noticed, the clear entry of "Active Shooter" into the sales pitch. A major Red Flag consistent with corporate security's drive to complete the Police State mentality.

Gerald Sosbe also made the news this week by having his name appear on flyers related to Targeted Individual, in Texas, where the were allegedly distributed on Police Vehicles, with the added, "Lacing of Fentanyl", which is totally telling in it's absurdity, because Targeted Individuals are trying to gain support against the American STASI, while trying to be discredited or destroyed by the machine it has become.

This system of using positions of Public Office, Police Powers and the Press to vilify individuals is prevalent and powerful in this country, and one day, because of their arrogance of practice, will one day have all of their doors closed. Permanently.

RE: self-"fingertip Mutilation" by shooter to obscure own identity: 28.Jun.2018 20:54

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according to a law enforcement source (even though "mutilation" theory was widely reported by several Corporate Media outlets),

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"an issue with the fingerprint machine had caused the difficulties in identifying the suspect"

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and there was no "mutilation" by the Shooting Suspect of their own fingers/hands to deliberately 'obscure' their own identity.

so you can take ^ that for what it is worth.



RE: The Red 'X' Society
agreed that Corporate-Owned mass media is stasi,
but in this instance the victims were merely employees of a small local-regional newspaper.

Shooter was a Nut Job who had a Personal Vendetta not only against members of The Press (who supposedly "defamed" him which was Disproven Repeatedly on legal grounds) but also members of the law enforcement and justice system.

Ramos was Bat Shit 100% WHACKO and absolutely no excuse can be made for him-his ILLNESS, nor can a credible parallel or Association be drawn With This Situation Here and the broader 'Corporate Stasi Media' issue (which is of course a problem, but not at all practicably or easily "rooted out" by any sort of physical-threat "targeting" of those involved therein). It may be an Information War yet this incident is Banner Example No. 1 of how _not_ (indeed *never*) to 'fight' it.

Unfortunately? ...You Drank the Koolaid. 28.Jun.2018 21:09

The Red 'X' Society

You cannot acceptingly know the Media is the Stasi, and then defend them with Law Enforcement which is 100% integral to their mission of control.

Read the Stasi Article, and you will begin to understand the complete and iron fisted way of controlling a population or individual.

They can be the openers and closers of doors on anyone's life, and until you understand that principle, you will not recognize how "They" create the people who fall through the cracks.

It generally takes years to create a Targeted Individual to become useful to the State in this manner, and yet it is done over and over again like a textbook.

Take Care.

RE: " defend them with Law Enforcement" HUH?! 28.Jun.2018 21:45

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I never stated or implied that.


Understood about "iron fisted" control. None of this justifies the Psycho Mass Murderer's actions today. Or his previous actions (of stalking a woman online, which brought him here).


Make all the points you want about Stasi, Media etc. Can't use this situation of an absolute Nut Job Who Needed Institutionalization to "justify" it.


Oh and if (??) Mr. Ramos could in any possible/conceivable way have been "useful to the State":
Today's behavior would have been specifically intended to produce further Gun Control Laws. Which given the circumstances here isn't feasible.

You're making too many assumptions... 28.Jun.2018 23:21

The Red 'X' Society

...be a Targeted Individual for a while before solidifying a position.

This seems to have a "false" feel to it a lot like other government scripted scenarios.

See: Moses Trotter, James Holmes, Aaron Alexis, TI seen in Park Police helicopter being evac-ed after Navy Yard Shooting , and even the recently touted California's Golden State Killer. Their lack of cooperation in court or during the police interview process may include State Doping, to keep them from relaying anything to the public other than the way "they" want the subject to be perceived.

When you deal with every day liars, you have to begin to treat them as such, no matter how many ways they try to make you believe they are our every day heroes.

disagree about "false [flag]" feel 05.Jul.2018 12:25

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in terms of motive, this case is pretty open and shut.


Years of online evidence of not only this person's individual vendetta against the newspaper and a couple of its reporters,
but also their mentally unhinged physica threats to members of the local criminal justice system (from whom they had received punishment and failure to advance a lawsuit which he initiated).

Due to the type of weapon used in the murders, the U.S. corporate mass media is unable to mount an "Assault Weapon" propaganda campaign. Kids who made the cover of TIME magazine several months ago as a result of the Parkland massacre have been silent on this one.

So no, the only possible "false flag" premise would have been the firearms one. (Even if he had used the "proper weapon" for mounting a Gun Ban campaign, the perpetrator had too much public exposure for too long for it to be otherwise plausible; not only that, he was so unhinged that he was certainly capable of accomplishing his murders with knives or exposives.)

Anyway this was an openly festering public feud which was well documented for almost a decade, predicted and warned about by many different citizens, business owners, law enforcement and public officials, and finished tragically.