Accused Capital Gazette Newsroom Shooter’s Stalking Victim Says She Warned Police About Jarrod W. Ramos … “He Will Be Your Next Mass Shooter” … Also Made Threats Against the Capital Gazette
COULD ANOTHER MASS SHOOTING HAVE BEEN PREVENTED?
As reported at the UK Daily Mail, the gunman, Jarrod W. Ramos, who murdered five people at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland was known to police, had a vendetta against the newspaper with a previous defamation law suit, had made threats against the newspaper and was exposed in the past for his perverted campaign of harassment. The women who was the victim of Jarrod Ramos’ harassment and stalking told police that he would be “the next mass shooter.” The unidentified women told WBAL reporter Jayne Miller that she had become so frightened of Ramos that she had to move three times and now sleeps with a gun, and added, he is a “f*cking nut job”.
I guess we can now say, that was an understatement as this predatory lunatic with a vendetta murdered 5 members of the Capital Gazette newspaper on Thursday. This sicko was flagged as “the next shooter” by an individual who had been unmercifully harassed to police and guess what … Jarrod Ramos became maybe not the next, but one of the next mass shooters. The question is was Jarrod W. Ramos legally allowed to own a gun after having plead guilty to criminal harassment? Should more have been done? Because of this man’s history and threats, should his home have been checked? We hear that Annapolis, MD is a close fit community, where law enforcement and the local news paper were always in contact. Previously, individuals from the news paper feared Ramos would do something ad they didn’t feel safe.
The gunman who murdered five people at a newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland, had been flagged up to police as ‘the next mass shooter’ by a woman he obsessively stalked – and had a vendetta against the publication because they exposed his perverted campaign of harassment.
Jarrod W. Ramos’ harassment of the woman, one of his former high school classmates, had been the subject of a 2011 article in the Capital Gazette, which would later see him sue the newspaper.
After the unsuccessful lawsuit, and years of posting threats against the newspaper and its staff on social media, the 38-year-old opened fire in their newsroom on Thursday afternoon, killing five and injuring two.
Ramos’ initial stalking of his former classmate had begun with a Facebook message of thanks for being ‘the only person ever to say hello or be nice to him in school’, and escalated into a harassment campaign which saw her forced to change her name and leave the state.
The woman told a WBAL TV reporter that she had become so frightened of Ramos that she had to move three times and now sleeps with a gun, adding that he is a ‘f***ing nut job’.
The beginning of Ramos’ vendetta against the Capital Gazette. Ramos had a long time feud with the newspaper. In 2012, Ramos filed a defamation lawsuit against the paper and a columnist over a July 2011 article that covered a criminal harassment charge against him. After his lawsuit was dismissed by the Courts because he failed to prove what the newspaper printed was untrue. As we have always stated, its hard to defame one’s character, when one has no character. Thus, a mental case became even more of a mental case, complete with threat after threat against the paper. His twitter account is reported to have regularly commented on Anne Arundel County news and referred to a deadly shooting at the French newspaper Charlie Hebdo in 2015. The account had been dormant since January 2016 and then at 2:37 p.m. Thursday, just moments before the Capital Gazette shooting, the account posted a message that read: “F— you, leave me alone.”
The 2011 Capital Gazette article about Ramos harassment of the woman was headlined ‘Jarrod wants to be your friend’, and was published after he pleaded guilty to criminal harassment.
The article, quoted in its entirety in the 2013 defamation lawsuit, described how Ramos had sent the woman numerous emails spanning several months, calling her vulgar names and telling her to kill herself.
The Capital reported that he also contacted the woman’s job; she was suspended by a supervisor the same month and then let go several months later, which she believes was due to Ramos.
‘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.
‘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.’
In the years that followed the publication of the article, Ramos sued the newspaper, the reporter who initially wrote about the case, a judge and the woman who testified against him.
His defamation suit was thrown out on appeal in 2015 because Ramos failed to prove that what the newspaper had printed was untrue.
Ramos would go on to routinely harass journalists from the Capital Gazette on Twitter in scores of profanity laced posts.
One of Ramos’ tweets targeted one of the journalists killed on Thursday, Rob Hiaasen.
In another tweet, he discussed how he’d enjoy seeing the paper stop publishing, but ‘it would be nicer’ to see two journalists ‘cease breathing’.
Other tweets from his account referenced previous journalist shootings, including the 2015 terror attack on the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris.
Sadly, we cannot 100% individuals who are hell-bent on murder. The Arundel County police and other first responders should be applauded for their immediate response to the crime scene. They saved lives. However, even with a 60 second response by law enforcement, five people were murdered. This means three things. One, people need to be able to arm and defend themselves. Two, because of the treats, businesses should have better security. Three, law enforcement needs to be more proactive with lunatics like this.
Shooting at Capital Gazette Newspaper in Annapolis, Multiple People Shot (Update: Shooter in Custody)(Update: 5 Confirmed Casualties)
BREAKING … SHOOTING AT CAPITAL GAZETTE NEWSPAPER!
According to reports, there has been a shooting at the Capital Gazette in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Reports from the Baltimore Sun is that a gunman shot through the glass door to the office and opened fire on multiple employees.
A shooting has occurred at the Capital Gazette in Anne Arundel County, a paper that is owned by The Baltimore Sun, according to reports from Gazette staff.
Anne Arundel County Police confirmed there was an “active shooter” at 888 Bestgate Road, where the newspaper’s offices are located. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives confirmed it was responding to a “shooting incident” at the Gazette.
Phil Davis, a Gazette crime reporter who was there at the time of the shooting, said that multiple people had been shot. Police did not immediately respond to requests for further information.
“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,” Davis wrote on Twitter as he waited to be interviewed by police. “There is nothing more terrifying than hearing multiple people get shot while you’re under your desk and then hear the gunman reload.”
Police said the building was being evacuated as officers continue searching it.
UPDATE I: Tweets from Phil Davis, the crime reporter of the Capital Gazette Newspaper as the shooting was taking place.
Shooting at Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Md.
UPDATE II: CBS Baltimore is reporting that 4 Deaths Reported After Shooting At Capital-Gazette Building In Annapolis.
According to police, first shots were reported at 2:40 p.m. after the shooter entered the Capital-Gazette building.
Police say the building has been evacuated, and officers are continuing to search the building.
UPDATE III: Suspect reported in custody. The suspect was reported to be a white male. A law enforcement official tells CNN that one person is in custody, believed to be a shooter at the Gazette building. The source said there are multiple wounded.
BREAK!NING NEW TONIGHT 6/28/18 PRESS BRIEFING ON MARYLAND SHOOTING
UPDATE IV: President Trump, as well as the first lady, have been briefed on the shooting, White House officials confirmed. White House Deputy Press Secretary Lindsay Walters said “our thoughts and prayers are with all that are affected.”
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan tweeted that he was “absolutely devastated to learn of this tragedy in Annapolis.”
UPDATE V: From 4:38 Police Presser:
- Several people have died, several others injured.
- Shooter is in custody and being interviewed by police
- Officers got on scene with 60 to 90 seconds of call.
- Gov. Larry Hogan praised first responders and police
- The investigation has just started, there will not be many details.
- Many witnesses being interviewed.
- The building is secure, we feel there are no other shooters in the building. However, its being considered a crime scene.
- 5 fatalities confirmed.
UPDATE VI: CBS News reporting that suspect refusing to identify himself.
One law enforcement source says the suspect is a white male in his 20s and didn’t have identification in him. The suspect is refusing to identify himself.
UPDATE VII: 5:30 Presser:
- 60 seconds to respond to crime scene.
- Building is tactically secure, no more persons in building a threat to anyone else.
- They found what they think was one explosive devise.
- 170 people evacuated from building.
- Gun used described as a long gun
- There was no gun fire exchanged between suspect and officers.
- Another update will be at 8pm ET.
- 3 people estimated injured in hospital.
The suspect accused of killing five people in a shooting at a Maryland newspaper had damaged the tips of his fingers in an apparent attempt to thwart efforts by police to identify him by his fingerprints, a law enforcement officials tells CBS News. Authorities said the suspect is a white male in his 20s who they have not yet identified.
The suspect was taken into custody at the scene and is not cooperating with investigators, police said. CBS News’ Jeff Pegues reports that the suspect was caught hiding under a desk.
The gunman did not have identification on his person. He’s described as having long hair. A law enforcement source says authorities are using other means of identifying him, including facial recognition technology to search databases of passports and driver’s licenses.
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) Blasts Deputy AG Rosenstein & FBI Director Wray During House Judiciary Committee Hearing … Finish the Investigations ‘The Hell Up Because this Country is Being Torn Apart” (VIDEO)
REP. GOWDY BLASTED ROSENSTEIN AND WRAY ON THE DELAY TACTICS OF DOJ AND THE BIAS OF STRZOK …
This morning during the House Judiciary Committee Hearing with Deputy AG Rosenstein and FBI Director Wray, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) blasted both of them for their continual delay tactics, stone walling, and lack of producing documents. Gowdy questioned why the so-called “neutral and dispassionate” bias FBI agent Peter Strzok was talking about impeachment within 3 days of Special Counsel Mueller being appointed. That was quicker than the liberal MSM like MSNBC spoke of it.
Gowdy stated to both Rosenstein and Wray, “I realize that neither one of you were there when it happened, but you are both there now. Russia attacked this country. They should be the target. But Russia is not being hurt by this investigation right now, we are. This country is being hurt by it. We are being divided. We have seen the bias. We have seen the bias. We need to see the evidence. If you have evidence of wrong doing by any member of the Trump campaign present it to the damn grand jury. If you have evidence that this President acted inappropriate, present it to the American people. There is an old saying that justice delayed is justice denied. I think right now all of us are being denied. Whatever you got, finish it the hell up because this country is being torn apart.”
Watch Gowdy eviscerate Rosenstein and Wray.
Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., on Thursday excoriated Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray instead of asking questions in his first five minutes during the top law enforcement officials’ testimony before the House Judiciary Committee.
“If you have evidence of wrongdoing by any member of the Trump campaign, present it to the damn grand jury,” Gowdy, who is chairman of the House Oversight Committee, said Thursday in reference to special counsel Robert Mueller’s federal Russia investigation.
“If you have evidence that this president acted inappropriately, present it to the American people,” he continued. “There’s an old saying that justice delayed is justice denied. I think right now all of us are being denied. Whatever you got, finish it the hell up because this country is being torn apart.”
House Republicans Unveil Resolution Officially Calling For Second Special Counsel to Investigate the Investigators, (DOJ & FBI) VIDEO
COULD THERE BE A SECOND SPECIAL COUNSEL TO INVESTIGATE THE INVESTIGATORS?
House Republicans unveiled Tuesday a 12 page resolution calling for a second special counsel to investigate misconduct and possible crimes at the highest levels of the Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation. House Republicans and members of the Freedom Caucus have called for a special counsel as they believe that the FBI and DOJ are incapable of investigating themselves. I would agree. During the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s server/emails and the so-called Trump-Russian collusion investigations, we have been witness to bias, partisanship and a double standard from high ranking members of the DOJ & FBI, the likes we have never seen.
The resolution is backed by Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., the chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus as well as two of the group’s co-founders — Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, and Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla.
Fox News has learned the 12-page resolution will ask a second special counsel to probe matters related to three topics:The ending of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s personal email server, the progress of the Trump-Russia investigation from its origins through the appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel, and abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) during the warrant application process.
The resolution is expected to say that a second special counsel would have greater autonomy to investigate those issues than the Justice Department’s Office of the Inspector General. Last week, Inspector General Michael Horowitz told lawmakers that he had completed his draft report on the Clinton investigation and submitted it to the DOJ and the FBI.
House Republicans Call For Second Special Counsel Press Conference 5/22/18
Read the FULL Resolution HERE.
Expressing the sense of Congress that the Attorney General
of the United States should appoint a Special Counsel
to investigate misconduct at the Department of Justice
and Federal Bureau of Investigation, including an inves-
tigation of abuse of the FISA warrant process, how
and why the Hillary Clinton probe ended, and how and
why the Donald Trump-Russia probe began.
Whereas there is an urgent need for the appointment of a
second Special Counsel in light of evidence that raises
critical concerns about decisions, activities, and inherent
bias displayed at the highest levels of the Department of
Justice (DOJ) and Federal Bureau of Investigation
(FBI) regarding FISA abuse, how and why the Hillary
Clinton email probe ended, and how and why the Donald
Trump-Russia probe began;
Whereas the concerns of the American people are serious and
the issues requiring an immediate, unbiased, inde-
pendent, and thorough investigation are broad;
Whereas misconduct during the 2016 presidential election by
high-ranking individuals within the FBI and DOJ may
have led to the premature conclusion of the FBI’s 2016
probe into then-presidential candidate and former Sec-
retary of State Hillary Clinton; [...]
Whereas the DOJ and FBI cannot be expected to fully inves-
tigate themselves regarding this matter:
LOOKS LIKE GUNS IN SCHOOLS DOES WORK … HEY BROWARD COUNTY, THIS IS HOW ITS SUPPOSED TO BE DONE!
An Illinois Dixon High School SRO saved many lives as he shot and wounded a 19 year old suspect, Matt Milby, who arrived at the school and opened fire. The 19 year old suspect, a former student, arrived at Dixon High School about 8 a.m. and shot at the officer who then returned fire, injuring him. The suspect was taken into custody. No students were injured. A note to the Broward county sheriffs office, this is how you are supposed to act when there is an open shooter situation. Look what happens when one actually does their job. Kudos to SRO Mark Dallas, you are a true hero.
A potential school shooting in central Illinois ended when a school resource officer shot and wounded an armed former student who opened fire Wednesday morning.
The 19-year-old suspect, who arrived armed at Dixon High School about 8 a.m., shot at the officer who then returned fire, injuring him, police chief Steven Howell said at a news conference.
Howell commended the quick response of the school resource office for his fast response.
“I could not be more proud of the police officer and the way he responded to the situation. With shots ringing out through the hallways of the school, he charged towards the suspect and confronted him, head on,” Howell said. “Because of his heroic actions, countless lives were saved. We are forever indebted to him for his service and his bravery.”
Howell said the suspect had fired several shots near school gym, where the resource officer confronted him. The suspect then ran away, and shot back at the officer, who had pursued after him. The officer fired back, wounding the suspect, who was then taken into custody.