Friday, June 29, 2018

What we know about the shooting at the Capital Gazette newsroom in Annapolis


Ed. Author Colin Campbell fails to present one other thing we clearly know: No one at the Gazette was armed. Maryland is a "May Issue" state for concealed carry licenses. Good Cause must be shown for a license to be issued. Maryland also recognizes NO licenses from other states.

As happens too often, the left created a group of defenseless, sitting ducks at the Capital Gazette.  It's a safe bet that Jarrod Ramos KNEW this.


The following article appeared in the Baltimore Sun today,  June 29th

By Colin Campbell

A gunman blasted his way into the Capital Gazette newsroom in Annapolis with a shotgun Thursday afternoon, killing five people and injuring two others, authorities said.

Here’s what we know:

The victims

The suspect
A gunman blasted his way into the Capital Gazette newsroom in Annapolis with a shotgun Thursday afternoon, killing five people and injuring two others, authorities said.

The attack
  • The gunman shot his way through the glass doors of the Capital Gazette newsroom about 2:40 p.m. Thursday, officials said.
  • One reporter described the scene as a “war zone.” A photographer said he jumped over a dead colleague and fled for his life. An intern tweeted the building’s address and the words “please help us.”
  • Officers responded to the scene within a minute of the rampage, authorities said. Employees hiding listened as the shooting stopped, and the suspect was arrested.
    Jarrod Ramos

The motive
  • The suspect held a long-standing grudge against the newspaper over a 2011 article that covered a criminal harassment charge brought against him, authorities said.
  • In 2012, Ramos filed a defamation lawsuit against the paper and a columnist. The suit worked its way through the Maryland courts until 2015, when the state’s second-highest court upheld a ruling in favor of the newspaper.
  • “I remember telling our attorneys, 'This is a guy who is going to come in and shoot us,’ ” said Thomas Marquardt, the paper’s former editor and publisher, who was named as one of the defendants.

The response


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