Thursday, 28 June 2018

Five dead, gunman in custody after shooting at Capital Gazette building in Annapolis, police say

quote [ Police have confirmed five people are dead and a gunman is in custody after a shooting in the Capital Gazette building in Annapolis.

The exact number of casualties remains unclear, but several are gravely injured, Anne Arundel County police said.

Only one suspect was involved, police said. ]

Must be Thursday in the good ol' USA
[SFW] [dystopian violence] [+2 WTF]
[by knumbknutz@9:23pmGMT]


hellboy said @ 10:05pm GMT on 28th Jun [Score:1 Insightful]
We need a +1 And So It Goes mod.

(RIP Mr. Vonnegut)
conception said @ 2:42am GMT on 29th Jun
I don't know if you're an SE subscriber, but if you were you could make that mod so!
hellboy said @ 3:59am GMT on 29th Jun [Score:2]
I am! So I could! But I'm torn between that and either -1 Citation Needed or +1 Sadfunny. Or the new contender, +1 Incitefearful (thanks moriati!).

I just have to accept that -5 STFU is probably out of reach.
biblebeltdrunk said @ 5:42pm GMT on 29th Jun
-1 Citation Needed sounds like a mod needed by everyone
mechanical contrivance said @ 5:48pm GMT on 29th Jun
It's not the mod SE wants. It's the mod SE needs.
steele said @ 9:14pm GMT on 29th Jun [Score:2 Underrated]
Y'all motherfuckers talking about moderating?
Hugh E. said @ 9:54pm GMT on 29th Jun
arrowhen said @ 11:19pm GMT on 29th Jun
That's that thing that's like voting, only you don't get a sticker, right?
steele said @ 11:48pm GMT on 29th Jun
Headlessfriar said @ 12:29am GMT on 30th Jun [Score:1 Underrated]
-1 Red Stapler
5th Earth said @ 9:36pm GMT on 28th Jun
It's almost as though an important figure in a position of authority has been casting the news media as enemies of the state or something.
Hugh E. said @ 10:02pm GMT on 28th Jun [Score:2]
I don't know if I'd call Milo Yiannopoulos an important figure
“I can’t wait for the vigilante squads to start gunning journalists down on sight,” Yiannopoulos frequently writes via email or text message to reporters who contact him.
Or did you mean someone else who has influence and has advocated violence?

Fish said @ 5:08am GMT on 29th Jun [Score:-4 Boring]
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rylex said @ 7:28am GMT on 29th Jun [Score:-1]
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Fish said @ 12:44pm GMT on 29th Jun [Score:-2 Boring]
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rylex said @ 4:19pm GMT on 29th Jun [Score:-2]
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ooo[......7 said @ 10:03pm GMT on 28th Jun
Je suis Capital Gazette?
Hugh E. said @ 11:44pm GMT on 28th Jun
Nah, the suspect is a white male, so just a regular person; nothing to be in solidarity against.

But maybe we can think about one day having a discussion about what options we have for addressing the issue of mental health concerns in a for-profit system. But, to be clear, this is not the time to discuss g** c******.
ooo[......7 said @ 11:53pm GMT on 28th Jun
Oh, I get it, you don't think that the white men's actions are as bad as a terrorists. I wonder if that will change once we know his reasoning.

Hugh E. said @ 12:23am GMT on 29th Jun [Score:1 Funny]
I beg your pardon, sir (or I guess it could be madam in this day and age)! Have you ever known a white man to commit an act of violence upon innocent people in the name of politics or religion like some kind of terrorist? That man would have to be mentally insane!

More likely, some trollop led him on and then dumped him despite all he did for her, and he snapped.

We need to have a discussion about #MeToo going #TooFar.
hellboy said @ 4:02am GMT on 29th Jun
+1 Sadfunny would be useful here, for example. (But Sadfunnysad is probably more accurate.)
ooo[......7 said @ 6:08am GMT on 29th Jun
Yeah, I wasn't sure how to mod it either.
Hugh E. said @ 6:47am GMT on 29th Jun
Yeah, the sadfunny part is I wrote that attempt at satire before reading
His feud with The Capital, the chain’s daily newspaper, apparently began with a column in 2011 that detailed his alleged harassment of a high school classmate.

After Mr. Ramos reconnected with the classmate in 2009, his emails to her soon turned venomous.

“He seems to think there’s some sort of relationship here that does not exist,” the woman told a judge, according to court documents in a harassment case she brought against Mr. Ramos. “I tried to back away from it, and he just started getting angry and vulgar to the point I had to tell him to stop.”

After she told him not to contact her again, Mr. Ramos wrote in a 2010 email that the woman should “go hang yourself.”
Maybe things are just going to be sadfunny for awhile now.
arrowhen said @ 4:04am GMT on 29th Jun
midden said @ 10:27pm GMT on 28th Jun
For those unfamiliar with the geography, downtown Annapolis is only about a 20 minute drive from the Washington DC beltway, non-rush hour, and the Gazette is about two miles up the road from the MD State Capital building.
foobar said @ 10:35pm GMT on 28th Jun
If only someone had sent their thoughts and prayers in time.
cdwilli1 said @ 10:53pm GMT on 28th Jun
President sent his thoughts and prayers almost immediately after he heard. He must have a huge irony button somewhere.
gendo666 said @ 11:34pm GMT on 28th Jun
Guess gun sales are going up again.
Stock up before the next shooting raises prices on bullets.
(unless the have an (Open) Fire sale.)

Ankylosaur said[3] @ 12:33am GMT on 29th Jun
Twitter account of the alleged murderer: Jarrod W. Ramos.

Wayback archive of his website, with stuff about how he was suing the Capital Gazette. I'm not sure since it's deranged sounding, but I think his whole anger at them stems from a comment of his being deleted from one of their websites in 2011.

Note that the user picture on the twitter account there is of Eric Hartley, not Ramos. The account is supposed to be attacking Hartley. Apparently Ramos also created another fake account for I presume the judge in his lawsuit? I don't know what the weird symbol he superimposed on their foreheads is or the significance of "Frnd" at the end of the twitter names.
HoZay said @ 3:03am GMT on 29th Jun
arrowhen said @ 4:06am GMT on 29th Jun
A frnd.
hellboy said @ 4:12am GMT on 29th Jun [Score:1 Insightful]
Are we sure it's not fnrd?
arrowhen said @ 4:53pm GMT on 29th Jun
I don't see what you did there.
Fish said @ 5:13am GMT on 29th Jun [Score:-1 Boring]
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