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  • Trump orders flags flown at half-staff to honor Capital Gazette victims

    07/03/2018 12:49:05 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 61 replies
    MSN/Washington Post ^ | 07/03/2018 | John Wagner
    President Trump issued a proclamation Tuesday ordering flags flown at half-staff on federal buildings to honor the five victims of the Capital Gazette shooting in Annapolis, Md., the White House said. The decision follows a request over the weekend by Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley (D), which he said was initially not granted. ~snip~ During a news conference on the Annapolis waterfront Tuesday morning, Buckley thanked Trump but relayed frustration over the process. “We waited all of Saturday, all of Sunday,” Buckley said. “We understood maybe there was some communications problems. We waited all day Monday and didn’t hear anything.” ~snip~...
  • Incels embrace Capital Gazette shooter — but only after they learn he harassed a woman

    07/02/2018 4:01:50 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 71 replies
    We Hunted the Mammoth ^ | June 30, 2018 | David Futrelle
    By David FutrelleSeveral hours after the news broke that a gunman had shot five people dead at the Capital Gazette newspaper offices in Annapolis, Maryland, but before we knew much of anything about the shooter himself, I took a look at the forums on to see if anyone on the site was saying anything about this latest mass killing.Incels, after all, have an almost reflexive tendency to praise or excuse anyone who kills a high enough number of the “normies” incels consider their sworn enemies, and many of them worship incel mass killer Elliot Rodger as a virtual saint.But...
  • Capital Gazette takes hit at Trump: 'We won't forget being called an enemy of the people'

    07/01/2018 4:48:13 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 111 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/01/18 | Morgan Gstalter
    The staff of the Capital Gazette took a jab at President Trump, days after a gunman opened fired in their newsroom and killed five people. The staff of the Annapolis, Md., newspaper released a letter on Sunday to thank those who have offered support in the aftermath of the shooting. “We won’t forget being called an enemy of the people,” the staff wrote. “No, we won’t forget that. Because exposing evil, shining light on wrongs and fighting injustice is what we do.” Their comment appears to be a thinly-veiled hit at Trump’s use of the phrase to attack members of...
  • 2 Reasons Why the Media Will Drop Coverage of the Capital Gazette Shooting

    06/30/2018 7:46:03 PM PDT · by bitt · 36 replies
    daily signal ^ | 6/29/2018 | amy swearer
    On Thursday, four journalists and one staff member of the Capital Gazette were murdered in the newspaper’s Annapolis, Maryland, office. While the event was initially widely covered by all major news outlets, the media is likely to quickly move on from the story, just like it did with the Santa Fe High School shooting, because it doesn’t fit the right narrative. (Unlike many of the Parkland students, the Santa Fe students didn’t respond to the tragedy by calling for gun control measures.) That in itself is a shame, not just because there is much to learn from this tragedy, but...
  • Reporter Resigns After Claiming Annapolis Shooter Had MAGA Hat

    06/30/2018 11:02:13 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 20 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 06/30/18 | Dean Weingarten
    In the early reporting of the Capital Gazette mass murder, Conor Berry, a reporter for a Massachusetts newspaper, The Republican, tweeted that the shooter had dropped his MAGA hat on the newsroom floor before opening fire. It was a stupid remark, not to mention one for which Berry had no supporting facts, which he has since acknowledged. What makes such tweets particularly toxic is that they color early perceptions of these events, and tend to become urban legends and the stuff of conspiracy theories. BerryÂ’s tweet was similar to earlier instances such as cable talking heads speculating that other shooters...
  • Annapolis Survivor Tells CNN She ‘Couldn’t Give a [bleep] About’ Trump’s ‘Thoughts and Prayers':

    06/29/2018 6:15:34 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 121 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 28, 2018 | Phil Hornshaw
    <p>A survivor of the deadly shooting Thursday at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland, had a blunt — and uncensored by CNN — response to Donald Trump offers of “thoughts and prayers”: she “couldn’t give a f–k about them if there’s nothing else.”</p>
  • Ex-CNN Producer: Jim Acosta Gives Journalists ‘Bad Name’ with MD Shooting Antics

    06/29/2018 4:04:49 PM PDT · by davikkm · 34 replies
    breitbart ^ | Joshua Caplan
    A former CNN producer criticized White House correspondent Jim Acosta on Friday for blaming the deadly shooting at the Capital Gazette newspaper on President Donald Trump. President Trump addressed the shooting at an event celebrating the six-month anniversary of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and described the deadly attack as one that “filled our hearts with grief.” “This attack shocked the conscience of our nation and filled our hearts with grief. Journalists, like all Americans, should be free from the fear of being violently attacked while doing their job,” President Trump said. ”Journalists, like all Americans, should be free...
  • Police: Maryland suspect used legally purchased pump-action shotgun

    06/29/2018 9:31:17 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/29/18 | Mallory Shelbourne
    The suspect charged in a deadly shooting at a Maryland newspaper office on Thursday used a pump-action shotgun that was legally purchased, according to the local Arundel County police. "We've confirmed I think already that it was a shotgun used in the incident," Police Chief Timothy Altomare said at a press conference on Friday. "I will also confirm that it was a pump action shotgun, it was legally purchased a year or so ago." Altomare said the attack on the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Md., was a "targeted" attack. CNN reported early Friday that suspect Jarrod Ramos was charged with...
  • ‘The fellow was there to kill as many people as he could kill’ — Annapolis shooter

    06/29/2018 9:54:24 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 20 replies
    WTOP News [Washington DC] ^ | June 29, 2018 12:01 pm | Chris Cioffi
    WASHINGTON — At a press conference Friday, the Anne Arundel County police chief said the man accused of killing five people at the Capital Gazette Thursday was there to inflict as much pain as possible. “The fellow was there to kill as many people as he could kill,” Anne Arundel County Police Chief Timothy Altomare said. ... Wes Adams, the state’s attorney for Anne Arundel County, told WTOP’s Neal Augenstein that Ramos barricaded the back entrance before coming to the front entrance, shooting out the front window and shooting into the newsroom. Adams described it as an orchestrated plan to...
  • Jarrod Ramos, 38, identified as suspect in Annapolis shooting

    06/28/2018 6:44:58 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 110 replies
    CBS News ^ | 6/28/2018 | STEFAN BECKET
    The suspect in the deadly shooting at a Maryland newspaper building has been identified as 38-year-old Jarrod Ramos of Laurel, Maryland, law enforcement sources tell CBS News. Ramos is suspected of opening fire Thursday at the offices of Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland, and fatally shooting five people while injuring several others. He allegedly used a shotgun and was carrying smoke grenades or flash-bang grenades when he was apprehended, police said. "This was a targeted attack on the Capital Gazette," Anne Arundel County acting police chief Bill Krampf said at a press conference Thursday evening. Krampf declined to name the...
  • Annapolis Shooter is Jarrod Ramos

    06/28/2018 5:28:49 PM PDT · by gaijin · 213 replies
  • Targeted Attack - Capital Gazette shooter previously sued newspaper for defamation

    06/28/2018 5:19:57 PM PDT · by ncalburt · 58 replies
    The Gateway. Pundit ^ | 6/28/2018 | Cristina Laila
  • Milo Yiannopoulos: My call for shooting journalists was just a 'troll'

    06/28/2018 4:03:40 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 28, 2018 | Max Greenwood
    “You’re about to see a raft of news stories claiming that I am responsible for inspiring the deaths of journalists,” Yiannopoulos wrote in a Facebook post. “The truth, as always, is the opposite of what the media tells you.” “I sent a troll about 'vigilante death squads' as a *private* response to a few hostile journalists who were asking me for comment, basically as a way of saying, 'F---k off.' They then published it,” he continued. “Amazed they were pretending to take my joke as a 'threat,' I reposted these stories on Instagram to mock them – and to make...
  • Anti-Gun Activist Calls Out NRA For Annapolis Shooting Less Than Two Hours After Shots First(HAGs)

    06/28/2018 4:24:38 PM PDT · by rktman · 58 replies ^ | 6/28/2018 | Molly Prince
    A prominent anti-gun crusader called out the National Rifle Association less than two hours after an active shooter was first reported at an Annapolis newsroom. Five people were reported dead at the Capital Gazette building, and multiple more were injured. Moms Demand Action founder Shannon Watts used the tragedy in an attempt to debunk a tweet the NRA put out earlier in the day. “An armed man is a citizen, an unarmed man is a subject,” the NRA tweeted, which included a 17 second montage of newspaper headlines illustrating times that firearms deterred crime or saved lives. Watts replied hours...
  • 5 People Dead in Shooting at Capital Gazette in Annapolis

    06/28/2018 2:15:20 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 248 replies
    NBC Washington ^ | 28 June 2018 | NBC Washington [DC] Staff
    Five people have died and several others are hurt after a shooting at the Capital Gazette newspaper building in Annapolis, Maryland, local and federal officials say. The names of the dead were not released immediately. The suspected shooter is in custody, and authorities are questioning him, officials said at a news conference Thursday afternoon. "I don't know what to say other than our thoughts and prayers are with them and their families, and we take comfort knowing that they are in God's embrace," Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh said. Injured victims are being treated at R. Adams Cowley Shock...
  • Reuters Editor Blames Trump for Annapolis Newsroom Shooting: ‘Blood on Your Hands’

    06/28/2018 4:15:05 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 Jun 2018 | Joshua Caplan
    Rob Cox, Global Editor for Thomson Reuters’ Breakingviews vertical, said the Capital Gazette newspaper shooting was a direct response to President Donald Trump’s criticism of the mainstream media. This is what happens when @realDonaldTrump calls journalists the enemy of the people. Blood is on your hands, Mr. President. Save your thoughts and prayers for your empty soul. At least four people killed in Maryland newspaper shooting: reports — Rob Cox (@rob1cox) June 28, 2018 “This is what happens when @realDonaldTrump calls journalists the enemy of the people,” Cox tweeted following the shooting. “Blood is on your hands, Mr. President....
  • "Multiple people killed by gunman in Maryland newsroom"

    06/28/2018 12:14:21 PM PDT · by pabianice · 478 replies
    Fox News Live | 6/28/18 | Smith
    Shooter is in custody. Developing...