Suspect In Capital Gazette Shooting Had Seven Year Personal Grudge Against Paper [VIDEO]

Suspect In Capital Gazette Shooting Had Seven Year Personal Grudge Against Paper [VIDEO]

Suspect In Capital Gazette Shooting Had Seven Year Personal Grudge Against Paper [VIDEO]

During an ordinary Thursday afternoon, the employees of the Capital Gazette were working on their next news edition. Their musings on what stories to run were interrupted by a gunman shooting the glass windows and doors, then walking in to attack them.

The reports from those in the newsroom were at once heart breaking and courageous.

Yet within seconds after the world found out a news room in the United States was under attack, the narrative immediately went into BLAME TRUMP! BLAME MILO! mode. President Trump, as  is well known, has been calling out Fake News since nearly the beginning of his Presidential campaign. He’s called Fake News the enemy of the people. And for that, far too many reacting to yesterday’s horrific shooting immediately blamed the President for what happened.

Milo surfaced in an interview just a few days ago and had made a stupidly asinine pop-off remark about shooting journalists. Never mind that he said he was being sarcastic, and never mind that he said he was trolling the interviewer, there were immediate cries for Milo to be jailed.

Yes, yes it was horrendously irresponsible. Why? The shooting suspect had been holding a grudge for SEVEN FREAKING YEARS against any and all who worked for the Capital Gazette.

He seemed to carry a grudge for years against the newspaper after he was the subject of a column describing how he harassed a former classmate from Arundel High School, first on Facebook and then through emails. Ramos pleaded guilty in July 2011 to harassment. In a column written by Eric Hartley several days later, the woman described how Ramos had stalked her online and perhaps caused her to lose her job.

The shooter had filed a defamation lawsuit against the paper in 2015. He contended that the 2011 column detailing his harassment of his former classmate and the subsequent guilty plea was defamation. The court didn’t agree. So, the shooter went on to create a website where he ranted against the Capital Gazette on a continual basis. He had also sent threats of violence against the Gazette through social media.

“This person was prepared today to come in, this person was prepared to shoot people,” Anne Arundel County Deputy Police Chief William Krampf said. “His intent was to cause harm.”

And, sadly, horrifically, he did cause harm.

Five employees at the Gazette, a paper with a history dating back to 1727, were killed.

Gerald Wischmann – Editor

Rob Hiassen – Editor

John McNamara – Reporter

Rebecca Smith – Sales Assistant

Wendi Winters – Special Publications

The folks at the paper picked themselves up and by damned, they put out this morning’s edition.

Understandably so. Five people dead because of a man who held a grudge for over seven years. Five people are dead and several were injured because one man would rather blame them for his criminal actions of harassment and stalking instead of taking responsibility for what he did.

For those persisting in the thought that this was all Trump or Milo’s fault. That’s fine, stick with your narrative even though the facts (a guy held a grudge against a newspaper for SEVEN YEARS), say otherwise. Stick with your narrative and hound the survivors of the Capital Gazette with it and see where that takes you.

That’s right. None of the employees killed or injured had ANYTHING to do with the shooter or with the story written about the shooter back in 2011. But that didn’t matter to the shooter. He had long ago decided it was the Capital Gazette to blame for the criminal charges, and his losing the defamation lawsuit.

So, quite frankly, for those who want this to be all about Trump or Milo, check yourselves.

Exactly. People in the media and all those in the anti-Trump camp are so WILLING and EAGER to blame Trump for everything that they can’t see the forest for the tree their nose is embedded in!

To those at the Capital Gazette who have picked themselves up and are continuing on; my hat is off to you. To the families of those killed and to those wounded in yesterday’s attack, our prayers are with you all.

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2 Comments
  • GWB says:

    First, condolences to the victims and their families. It’s horrible that someone hated you so much that they actively worked to harm you.

    Second, the dude made death threats and was allowed to walk around?

    Third, you received death threats at the paper and no one there was ARMED?

    Fourth, he had this conviction on his record, but he somehow got his hands on a shotgun?

    Fifth, hiding under your desks in a single office space is not really an effective response to an active shooter. If you have an office with a door, or a large cubicle farm, it might slow down the attacker. But, ultimately, hiding is just a way of postponing your victimhood.

    Sixth, I’m a little confused about his reloading. Putting bits together, it sounded to me like he did not continue firing after reloading (maybe because the cops arrived?). So he killed 5 people with a shotgun? Which is usually limited to 5 rounds in its magazine (for pumps and most semi-autos)? Tell me again, progs, how limiting magazine size will stop this stuff?

    Sixth, this is an unfortunately powerful confirmation of the old saw, “When seconds count, the police are just minutes away.” They got there in 60 seconds. Holy moley that’s FAST! The only way you could have a faster response is if the assailant double-parked in front of the police cruiser when he showed up.

    Look, we’re not going to get rid of violence (especially with the way the progs are acting lately) or crime. It’s inherent in the human condition. So you can be a sheep, waiting on the butcher, or you can be a sheepdog, ready to take on the wolf when he arrives.

  • Jim says:

    “People in the media and all those in the anti-Trump camp … can’t see the forest for the tree their nose is embedded in!”

    With respect I think their noses and heads are buried very deeply up their own fundamental orifices as a result of their own egocentric attempts to spin anything and everything into anti-Trump and anti-conservative ammunition.

    As GWB states: “Look, we’re not going to get rid of violence (especially with the way the progs are acting lately) or crime. It’s inherent in the human condition. ”

    This is an absolute truth and all the SJWs in the world singing Kumbaya will not change this. Humans can be good at ‘loving’, but are equally good at ‘hating’ and hurting others. The socialist Left/Marxists hav demonstrated this over the last 100 years all around the world.

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