Multiple People Shot at Maryland Newspaper Office, Suspect in Custody

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A man armed with smoke grenades and a shotgun attacked a newspaper in Maryland’s capital Thursday, killing four journalists and a staffer before police quickly stormed the building and arrested him, police and witnesses said.

The shooting came amid months of verbal and online attacks on the “fake news media” from politicians and others from President Donald Trump on down. It prompted New York City police to immediately tighten security at news organizations in the nation’s media capital.

Police in Annapolis said a white man in his late 30s was in custody after the rampage at The Capital Gazette. A law enforcement official said the suspect was identified as Jarrod W. Ramos. The official wasn’t authorized to discuss the ongoing investigation and spoke on condition of anonymity.

Acting Police Chief William Krampf of Anne Arundel County called it a targeted attack in which the gunman “looked for his victims.”

“This person was prepared today to come in, this person was prepared to shoot people,” Krampf said.

The dead included Rob Hiaasen, 59, assistant managing editor and brother of novelist Carl Hiaasen. Carl Hiaasen said he was “devastated and heartsick” at losing his brother, “one of the most gentle and funny people I’ve ever known.” Also slain were Gerald Fischman, editorial page editor; features reporter Wendi Winters; reporter John McNamara, and sales assistant Rebecca Smith. Police said two others had minor injuries, and the newspaper later reported both were employees later released from a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Krampf said the gunman was a Maryland resident, but didn’t name him.

Phil Davis, a reporter who covers courts and crime for the paper, tweeted that the gunman shot out the glass door to the office and fired into the newsroom, sending people scrambling under desks.

“There is nothing more terrifying than hearing multiple people get shot while you’re under your desk and then hear the gunman reload,” he wrote.

At the White House, spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said: “There is no room for violence, and we stick by that. Violence is never tolerated in any form, no matter whom it is against.”

Meanwhile, investigators said they would seek to learn more of the gunman’s motives.

“The shooter has not been very forthcoming, so we don’t have any information yet on motive,” Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh said.

In 2012, Ramos filed a defamation lawsuit against the paper, alleging he was harmed by an article about his conviction in a criminal harassment case a year earlier. The suit was dismissed by a judge who wrote Ramos hadn’t shown “anything that was published about you is, in fact, false.” An appeals court later upheld the dismissal.

In an interview appearing on The Capital Gazette’s online site, Davis said it “was like a war zone” inside the newspaper’s offices.

“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.”

Reporter Selene San Felice told CNN she ran after hearing shots but found a back door locked, then watched as a colleague was shot.

“I heard footsteps a couple of times … I was breathing really loud and was trying not to, but I couldn’t be quiet,” she added.

The reporter recalled a June 2016 mass shooting attack on Orlando’s gay nightclub Pulse and how terrified people crouching inside had texted loved ones as dozens were killed. She added: “And there I was sitting under a desk, texting my parents and telling them I loved them.”

Police spokesman Lt. Ryan Frashure said officers arrived within about 60 seconds and took the gunman into custody without an exchange of gunfire. About 170 people were evacuated, many leaving with their hands up as police and other emergency vehicles arrived.

Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley said the community was grieving the attack on its paper.

“These are the guys that come to city council meetings, have to listen to boring politicians and sit there,” Buckley said. “They don’t make a lot of money. It’s just immoral that their lives should be in danger.”

The newspaper is part of Capital Gazette Communications, which also publishes the Maryland Gazette and CapitalGazette.com. It is owned by The Baltimore Sun.

The Associated Press Media Editors have promised to help Capital Gazette journalists as they recover. An APME statement called on newspapers nationwide to help the paper and its journalists so they can continue to cover their community and fight for freedom of the press.

The attacker had mutilated his fingers in an apparent attempt to make it harder to identify him, according to a law enforcement official who was not authorized to discuss the investigation and spoke on condition of anonymity. Another official speaking on condition of anonymity said he was identified with help of facial recognition technology. Of the two accounts, Krampf said: “We have no verification of either.”

Associated Press writers Eric Tucker in Washington and Michael Balsamo in Los Angeles contributed to this story.

 

White Liberals Help Their New Muslim Neighbors Move In Next Door – Get Sick Thank You ‘Gift’ For It

When one liberal family discovered that Syrian refugees were being placed in their neighborhood they jumped into action. The family put together a generous care package of sorts to welcome their new neighbors. However, the family and other neighbors nearby quickly changed their tune horrified by how they were “repaid”.

The left has been claiming for years that the refugees that have been entering our country are just seeking acceptance. No matter how many times conservatives warn liberals the true intentions of refugees, it continues to fall on deaf ears. Liberals do not want to accept the fact that Muslims are not ones to assimilate or coexist with anyone not Muslim. Instead of liberals placing facts over emotions they continue to do whatever they can to appease these barbarians. Though no matter what these liberals do to makes these Muslim refugees happy it always takes a brutal turn. 

A prime example of this would be what happened to a family in Canada. The liberal family decided that they would welcome Syrian refugees with open arms in their Hamilton, Ontario neighborhood. This family and many of their neighbors believed all the hype that the media had said about refugees. So, one year ago the neighborhood community embraced the Syrian refugees only to be left terrified.

Rebel Media’s Faith Goldy conducted an interview with a woman who was an eye-witness to the events in the Hamilton neighborhood. Andrea explained how the neighborhood naively accepted the left’s propaganda on how wonderful the Syrian refugees were. The neighborhood families all donated money to provide the new family with bicycles, furniture, and garden supplies. However, as the warm feelings of being neighborly quickly subsided after the Syrian family began to assault the local children.

Andrea explains that when she was in her home she heard a loud ruckus outside of her home. When she looked outside that was when she discovered that the Syrian children were hurling stones and bricks at the Canadian children. Andrea then went on to say that she witnessed the eldest of the Syrian children who is around 16, pick up what appeared to be a shovel and attempt to beat one of the children’s father. While that was happening the other Syrian children were throwing bricks at the Canadian neighbors too. But, that is not even the most disturbing part of this entire story.

Andrea said that while all this was happening she noticed the Syrian mother hurry outside. Thinking that the Syrian mother was attempting to intervene and bring her children inside she felt relieved. However, the Syrian mother picked up a brick herself and HURLED it at a 13-year-old boy in the scuffle. The young boy managed to escape the violent fray with only a minor injury but this should have never happened.

Faith Goldy interviewed the young boy who was injured and he confirmed that the mother threw the brick. So, when the neighbors called the police about the horrific assault they were stunned by their response. Even though there were multiple witnesses to this brutal beat down the police failed to arrest anyone in the Syrian family.

The father of the boy who was injured, who does not want to be named, says that this is not the only time there has been violence. The father and other people in the neighborhood have said that the Syrian children have chased the Candadian children down the alleyway with bricks and hammers. Andrea confirms in the interview that the Syrian children are incredibly violent. She says that they often tear furniture apart and then beat each other with the broken pieces.

The father of the victim is so upset by law enforcement’s response that he has decided to build a wall around his own home. The victim’s father raised his fence and also constructed concrete barricades around his home to protect his children. And, I cannot say that I do not blame him one bit. READ MORE

Source: http://patriothangout.com

GRAPHIC: BRUTAL Videos Of Cars Plowing Through Protesters Trying To Block The Road

Protests are breaking out across the country, as many people who voted for someone other than Trump can’t understand why they don’t always get what they want and think they’re part of a “movement” by protesting the election results.

As infuriating as they may be, sometimes, they make us laugh.

A video posted by the Daily Caller shows a compilation of protesters trying to block traffic and failing miserably.

Enjoy! Warning: Strong content!

Watch:

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LOUD MOUTHED MUSLIM THUG Attacks US MARINE On Subway – INSTANTLY REGRETS IT … BOOM!

In this video, a tough-talking Muslim thug picks a fight with a U.S. Marine on a Subway.

It doesn’t take long for him to learn that this was a HUGE mistake

Watch as the Marine quickly takes the thug down, and teaches him a lesson about respecting our military that he’ll NEVER forget!

Protesters Attempt to Block Motorcycle Police from Passing, HUGE MISTAKE!

A small group of  protesters were attempting to stop motorcycle police from doing their jobs when

a group of other policeman decided to take matters into their own hands and clear the roadway by force!

Apparently these people don’t understand the laws of attempting to stop police investigations in order to make a political statement.

I don’t think the officers made their point clear enough. Not one of those protesters should’ve remained standing.

At some point there needs to be examples made as a deterrent and clear message to others, that no one may touch the police officer, it doesn’t matter if they are right or wrong.

The moment then someone touched the police officer, he should have jumped off that bike, put them down on the ground, flipped them on their chest, handcuffed them, and then thrown them into a car.

I gather these are rookies in training and the veterans will be watching this on their break hour back at the station.

LOUISIANA POLICE CAPTAIN CHALLENGES BLM THUG TO FIGHT, YOU’RE GOING TO LOVE THIS!

In a video that has quickly gone viral,

Louisiana Police Captain Clay Higgins issued a serious warning to members of the “Gremlin Gang.”

The footage shows Higgins backed by a group of law enforcement officers and community officials. He tells the gang members that they are being hunted for armed robbery and murder.

Higgins then addresses one of the gang members specifically by name, looking dead into the camera.

“Darren Carter, you think men like these are afraid of an uneducated, 125 pound punk like you, that’s never won a fair fight in your life and holds your gun sideways?” Higgins asks. “Young man, I’ll meet you on solid group anytime, light or heavy, makes no difference to me. You won’t walk away.”

“Look at you!” Higgins continues. “Men like us, son, we do dumbbell presses with weights bigger than you.”

Higgins then encourages members of the community to stand up and take a stand.

“And for those who will use this message to create false racial division in our country, take a close look behind me,” Higgins concludes. “Standing next to every cop is a leader of our black community. This is not about race, it’s about right versus wrong.”

Watch the video below and tell us what you think.