Newspaper says it received threats following shooting

Monday, 02 Jul, 2018

"People could easily get lost in the crowd, and I kind of think that's what happened here", she said.

I grew up reading the daily Evening Capital, now part of The Capital Gazette, which billed itself as America's oldest newspaper, dating back to 1727, nearly three centuries ago. "I don't feel the department was negligent in any way".

A large crowd of people showed up at the march and ceremony, with some holding copies of the Capital Gazette in the air for everyone to see.

Thompson says it's an affliction that lies on everyone who has gathered at vigils. "He had it braced against his chest and he was moving through the lobby of the Capital Gazette office, pointing the shotgun deeper into the office".

"The fellow was there to kill as many people as he could kill", Altomare said.

The Gazette said people also called on the paper to fire a reporter who cursed on national television after seeing her friends shot. But his words and actions on Twitter and in court are giving police important clues about what may have prompted the shooting.

The chief said Ramos' shotgun was legally purchased about a year ago despite his guilty plea in the harassment case.

In the attack, police said Ramos barricaded the rear exit of the office to prevent anyone from escaping, gunning down one victim trying to slip out the back.

A woman who said she was harassed and stalked by the accused Capital Gazette killer says she warned police years ago the man would be the "next mass shooter".

Robert Hiaasen, 59, was the assistant editor for news and a columnist at the paper.

The service for Wendi Winters, a reporter and editor who was killed at 65, will be held July 7.

John McNamara, 56, was a staff writer.

Rebecca Smith, 34, a recently hired sales assistant engaged to be married.

He was going up and down the newsroom, continually shooting people, police reporter Phil Davis said.

He worked as a journalist at the Baltimore Sun for 15 years. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan ordered state flags to be lowered to half-staff. Like some of his colleagues, he hid under a desk, the Baltimore Sun reports.

"There will be a Capital Friday", tweeted Capital Gazette photojournalist Joshua McKerrow.

They declined to provide details, other than saying the findings show "what we knew we would find, which is we have one bad guy". Mourners carried signs that read "We are heartbroken" and "Annapolis Strong". But the chilling reality is that "kill the messenger", a phrase that goes back to Shakespeare and, some say, Sophocles, in referring to taking out one's anger against an innocent party, is now a very real concern for every working journalist.

The lawsuit was the beginning of an ongoing campaign of hatred directed toward the Capital Gazette, Marquardt said. "It reveals a fundamental failure to understand what defamation law is and, more particularly, what defamation law is not", Judge Charles Moylan of the Maryland Court of Special Appeals wrote in his opinion upholding a lower court's ruling to dismiss the case.

He said the suspect has not been cooperating.

"Ramos makes mention of blood in the water, journalist hell, hit man, open season, glad there won't be murderous rampage, murder career and paper".

When police arrived, they found Ramos hiding under a desk. "They reviewed all the tweets so far and again came away with the feeling that there really wasn't enough substance there to pursue a case in court".

"There's clearly a history there", the police chief said. "Journalists, like all Americans, should be free from the fear of being violently attacked while doing their job", Trump said at a press conference Friday.