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.
Suspect in the Capital Gazette Shooting is Jarrod Warren Ramos … Previous Defamation Claim Against the Paper but Was Dismissed … Police Say Was a Targeted Attack (VIDEO)
SUSPECT IDENTIFIED AND HAD PREVIOUS CONNECTION TO THE PAPER …
The suspect in the Capital Gazette newspaper shooting that left 5 dead and other injured has been identified as 38 year old Jarrod Warren Ramos. The suspect lives in Laurel, Maryland and law enforcement is in the process of securing a warrant to search the home. Law enforcement stated that the suspect purposely attacked the newspaper and called it a “targeted attack” due to a vendetta against them. Investigative reporter Jayne Miller reported that suspect sued paper for defamation previously and lost. Police department spokesman Lt. Ryan Frashure said the suspect threatened the community newspaper on social media.
This was a targeted attack
The suspected shooter is 38-year-old Jarrod Ramos, three senior law enforcement officials briefed on the matter told NBC News. Anne Arundel County police declined to provide the suspect’s name.
The suspect threatened the community newspaper on social media, police department spokesman Lt. Ryan Frashure said in a briefing Thursay night.
“This individual had some type of vendetta against the Capital newspaper, and they were specifically targeted,” Frashure said.
The suspect is in custody, and authorities are interrogating him, officials said.
The suspect obscured his fingerprints, making it difficult to identify him, two senior law enforcement officials told NBC News. But officials were able to identify him using facial recognition software, multiple officials said. County police declined to comment on any use of those methods.
Officials searched the suspect’s home Thursday night in Laurel, Maryland.
UPDATE I: CNN’s Oliver Darcy reported: Law enforcement source tells CNN that they believe the suspect had some previous interaction with an executive at the newspaper. The source cautioned that is preliminary info, and investigation is just in beginning stages.
So to all who jumped the gun with your Trump Derangement Syndrome, this was a targeted attack and a vendetta this man had against the newspaper.
Full Press Conference with acting Chief William Krampf, Anne Arundel County Police
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.
WHEN YOU HAVE LOST THE LIBERAL TENNESSEAN, ITS TIME TO RESIGN …
The Tennessean, the liberal newspaper of record of Nashville, TN who endorsed the mayor, is now asking her to resign. Mayor Megan Barry’s extramarital affair has not only been an embarrassment to Nashville and herself, has caused another marriage to go to divorce, but also most likely broke laws and her own ethics standards. There are four current investigations into the actions of Mayor Barry, one of which is looking into there was misappropriation of funds where her boy toy, now retired Metro Nashville Police Department Sgt. Rob Forrest, was paid tax payer dollars and claimed to have been working when having their affair.
A leader must put the interests and the needs of the people she serves above her own.
We thought Nashville Mayor Megan Barry was doing just that.
However, it has become abundantly clear in recent weeks that this is not the case after the revelation of her affair with her subordinate and former head of security, retired Metro Nashville Police Department Sgt. Rob Forrest.
This is a confounding and disappointing situation:
How he could rack up more than $170,000 in overtime pay over three years, which included extended domestic and overseas trips with her alone and overtime charges in Nashville for hours after the mayor’s calendar showed official events of the day had ended.
How her Chief Operating Officer Rich Riebeling let the Mayor’s Office approve and pay for security detail travel requests – and how those trips grew from one with just Barry and Forrest alone to nine more after Chief of Staff Debby Dale Mason started supervising those requests.
How despite promises of cooperation with authorities and transparency with the public, Barry and her administrative team have only done so when forced to. Several public records requests are still unfulfilled with the mayor’s office citing a “deliberative process” exemption.
On Feb. 4, the Sunday after Barry confessed to her affair publicly, the Tennessean Editorial Board chose to rebuke her in an editorial entitled “Megan Barry betrayed Nashville.”
The truth of the matter is, Tennessee may be a red state, but Nashville is as liberal as it gets. Mayor Megan Barry thinks she is just going to go on business as usual. However, that is far from the case. What Mayor Barry has not figured out because she is surrounded by “yes” individuals is that it is the LEFT that is now against her and her political career is over. I personally know people who actually voted and campaigned for Mayor Barry and they want her gone. Even women on the LEFT think she is an embarrassment. We have not even got to the possible crimes that she has committed where her boy toy security guard was paid a ridiculous amount of overtime while having this affair. Rob Forrest was on something, I don’t believe it was the job. All things considered, when the liberal newspaper of Nashville comes out against the liberal mayor that they endorsed … MEGAN, HAVE SOME DIGNITY WITH WHAT IS LEFT AND RESIGN.
Megan Barry has debased her leadership position, acting selfishly and deceitfully for nearly two years in a secret affair with her head of security.
She shocked and angered the community. She tore apart two families.
This would not be any of our business if she were an ordinary citizen. And, to be clear, the relationship between Barry and former Metro Nashville Police Sgt. Robert Forrest Jr. was consensual. It was not sexual harassment.
The Tennessean endorsed her in 2015. We commended Barry, a Democrat and former corporate ethics and compliance executive, for her empathy, her inclusion and her accessibility.
UNINFORMED AMERICA, LET’S HOPE THESE PEOPLE DON’T KNOW HOW TO VOTE EITHER …
As reported at The Hill, 35% of Americans have no clue that Obamacare and the not-so Affordable Care Act are one in the same. How is that possible. The Times article bias tried to portray that people are confused between the two names for the same law, yet some how when we look at the numbers … among Republicans, a higher percentage of 72% said they knew Obamacare and the A.C.A. were the same. The liberal bias Times would have you believe that the high percentage is a reflection of the party’s longstanding hostility to the law. Sorry Times, maybe it’s because they pay attention more and are more informed.
More than one-third of Americans are unaware that ObamaCare and the Affordable Care Act are the same law.
The figure comes from a new poll by Morning Consult that found 35 percent of Americans do not know ObamaCare is another label — made popular by the GOP — used to describe the Affordable Care Act, enacted under former President Barack Obama in 2010.
About 17 percent of Americans polled thought they were two different laws, and 18 percent said the didn’t know whether they were the same policy or two different things.
The New York Times published the results from the survey on Tuesday. Morning Consult conducted the survey in late January with a sample of 1,890 adults.
The bias analysis of the polling data courtesy of the NY Times:
Sorry Libs, it’s not a matter of confusion, this is a matter of a voter electorate being willfully and woefully uninformed. When one side of the political spectrum is so uninformed regarding what was supposed to be Barack Obama’s signature piece of legislation, their is a problem and it has nothing to do with confusion. However, ask those same Obamacare-ACA challenged people who the Kardashian’s are and the number skyrockets.
This finding, from a poll by Morning Consult, illustrates the extent of public confusion over a health law that President Trump and Republicans in Congress hope to repeal.
In the survey, 35 percent of respondents said either they thought Obamacare and the Affordable Care Act were different policies (17 percent) or didn’t know if they were the same or different (18 percent). This confusion was more pronounced among people 18 to 29 and those who earn less than $50,000 — two groups that could be significantly affected by repeal.
Among Republicans, a higher percentage (72 percent) said they knew Obamacare and the A.C.A. were the same, which may reflect the party’s longstanding hostility to the law.
This confusion may affect the public debate over health care policy. If many people think repealing Obamacare would not affect the popular provisions of the A.C.A., they might not understand the potential consequences of the proposals being considered in Washington.