Another shooting in America, this time targeting a newspaper office.

By | 2018-06-29T09:05:06+00:00 June 28th, 2018|Categories: Front Page, News|Tags: , , , , , |14 Comments

Courtesy of CNN:

Five people were killed Thursday in a shooting at the Capital Gazette building in Annapolis, Maryland, said acting Anne Arundel County police chief Bill Krampf.

Multiple others were injured, Anne Arundel County Executive Steven Schuh said.

A reporter at the paper said a gunman fired through newsroom’s glass door.

One person is in custody who is believed to be a shooter at the Gazette building, a law enforcement official told CNN.

The suspect initially refused to cooperate, a law enforcement source said. The suspect had no identification when he was apprehended and FBI found no information immediately in the system, the source said.

The gunman has been described as a white male somewhere between 20- and 30 years old, and the weapon used has been described by law enforcement agents as a “long gun,” possibly a shotgun. 

One of the reporters for the Gazette was tweeting out live updates during the attack. 


After the shooting Davis was interviewed by the Baltimore Sun and had this to say:

“I’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.”

Davis said he and others were still hiding under their desks when the shooter stopped firing.

“I don’t know why. I don’t know why he stopped,” he said.

Possibly due to the fact that he had stopped shooting, and was white, the suspect was taken alive, but as of yet is refusing to cooperate with the police. 

Donald Trump was quick to do the only thing he could think to do, send his thoughts and prayers.


However, it should be mentioned that Trump also once tweeted this out.


We do not yet know if there is any connection, but if there is I think that we can all start referring to Trump as a domestic terrorist.

Assuming of course that you are not already doing that. (I am.)

I would be remiss if I also did not mention that Milo Yiannopoulos recently called for the killing of journalists:

“I can’t wait for the vigilante squads to start gunning journalists down on sight,” the far-right provocateur texted a reporter for the New York Observer this week. When the reporter inquired further, Yiannopoulos explained that he had simply issued his “standard response to a request for a comment.”

So was this a random shooting, a crime of passion, or a response to a call to action from somebody that this young man admired?

Update: So there is a little more information available concerning the shooter. 

He was in his late 30’s, lost a defamation suit against the Capital Gazette, had made various threats against the paper, brought a shotgun and smoke grenades with him, and definitely targeted employees in that building so this was not a random act of violence. 

I am not going to share the name of the shooter out of respect for the victims, but you can easily find that online. 

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14 Comments

  1. CFR June 28, 2018 at 4:11 pm

    Mylo, trumps little bitch, tweeted out to shoot the journalists, much like Sarah Palin did
    Are you “Bern it to the Ground” peeps happy yet?

  2. Paul June 28, 2018 at 5:25 pm

    What we know about him so far fits the description of a Donnie Dotard supporter: White coward with a gun who shoots innocent people.

  3. Anon June 28, 2018 at 5:57 pm

    The shooter’s motive is not known yet. He did have a defamation issue with the paper in the past.
    I read that other local businesses in Lexington VA are getting threats including death threats. To quote Joe McGinnis, “the hounds of hell are unleashed” because Sarah Sanders was not welcome at the restaurant. Our society is dangerous. The Republicans are silent when the likes of Palin had and Trump escalates rhetoric manipulating people to even murderous rages. I foresee a lot more violence in our future.

  4. Details June 28, 2018 at 10:08 pm

    Jusr heard this is the 154th mass shooting this year in the country.
    That’s about one per day, like a vitamin.

  5. Anonymous June 29, 2018 at 12:37 am

    Jon Stewart Calls Out Trump For His ‘Gleeful Cruelty And Dickishness’
    The former host of “The Daily Show” calmly explained how callous Trump has been during his presidency.

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/jon-stewart-calls-out-trump_us_5b35c231e4b08c3a8f69039f

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/defendants-in-diapers-immigrant-toddlers-ordered-to_us_5b34f515e4b01285e3c906d9

  6. anonymous June 29, 2018 at 8:54 am

    Up Yours!

    “rump walked by without saying anything, only flashing a thumbs up”

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/06/trumps-shameful-response-newsroom-massacre-stands-stark-contrast-justin-trudeau/

  7. Katydid June 29, 2018 at 10:06 am

    The shooter is a white man in his 20s with a history of stalking and domestic abuse. Sound like anyone we know? :::cough::: Track Palin :::cough:::

    • Beaglemom June 29, 2018 at 11:54 am

      The shooter turned out to be a white male, 38 years old, who had a standing grudge against the newspaper about the paper’s coverage of his defamation lawsuit (which he lost). I read today that he had been threatening the newspaper.

      • Katydid June 30, 2018 at 2:15 am

        Beaglemom, he was furious with the newspaper for truthfully reporting about his incessant stalking and harassing and death threats to a woman who wouldn’t friend him on Facebook.

  8. Immoral June 29, 2018 at 10:27 am

    Trump changed his tune. Check it out.

  9. ANONYMOUS June 30, 2018 at 8:26 am

    “Jarrod W. Ramos was in many ways a kind of media consumer known to every journalist in America.”
    “Your fucking cunt nigger ass is going down, you dirty nigger beast.”
    “What follows is a handful of examples of reader correspondence from recent years, culled from HuffPost staffers’ various accounts. We’re publishing them to give you a sense of what happens when you print stories that other people find objectionable. None of the below is exceptional. Are these trolls? Actual threats? How can anyone tell the difference, anyway?”

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/huffpost-hate-mail_us_5b366d29e4b007aa2f7fb127

  10. anonymous July 1, 2018 at 7:23 am

    FB
    6/29
    “This morning I remain heartbroken by the horrific tragedy at the Capital Gazette offices in Annapolis, Maryland. I read and reread about those who died. I look at their pictures and reflect on hopes and dreams extinguished. I reflect on how violence has once again shattered lives and a community.
    As the facts come into focus, we know that an historic institution of American journalism was targeted. It’s a sober reminder that a free press is not free from danger and intimidation. Journalists are armed with constitutional protections and dogged determination but they are vulnerable. And anyone who stokes the fires of hatred at the press, either subtly or explicitly, must take a pause, even if it turns out that that rhetoric did not fuel this particular moment of bloodshed.
    It might be hard to truly convey the special bond that exists among journalists. But there is a strong camaraderie that transcends whatever company employs you, or the medium in which you work, or the language that you speak, or the beat that you cover, and even the sense of competition that is also part of the job. You feel a deep connection to your fellow reporters because you recognize that they are also part of an endeavor much bigger than any one of us. We seek to inform, to ferret out the truth, to hold the powerful accountable, and to bear witness. And sometimes that noble pursuit can come at great cost. But reporters tend to persist. I am not surprised that the paper published an edition today.
    May all those who perished not be forgotten. May they rest in peace. And may the free press in this country that they served remain a cherished American institution.” Dan the Man Rather

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