Trump declines request to lower flags for Capital Gazette shooting victims

Trump declines request to lower flags for Capital Gazette shooting victims

We will not forget", they wrote, "Thank you for the outpouring of sympathy for the bad tragedy that took place Thursday in our Annapolis office.

Hundreds of people gathered on Friday evening to remember the five people gunned down at a community newspaper office in Annapolis, Maryland, one of the deadliest attacks on journalists in U.S. history. He said police believe they were sent before the attack, and detectives are now investigating. Almost seven years ago, Ramos pleaded guilty to a criminal harassment charge, court documents filed in the District Court of Maryland in Anne Arundel County show.

Thomas Marquardt, the Capital's former publisher, said the paper's former attorney turned over to police mail received at his law office Monday - a document, signed in the suspect's name, saying he was on his way to the newspaper "with the objective of killing every person present".

Thirty-eight-year-old Jarrod Ramos is charged with the slayings. But it wasn't just his height that made the nickname ring true to those who knew him best.

The woman who was harassed by Ramos told WBAL TV in Baltimore that she warned an ex-police officer years ago that Ramos would be the "next mass shooter".

The Australian Mayor of Annapolis says he is disappointed US President Donald Trump declined to order American flags be lowered to half-mast across the US to honour the five employees shot dead at The Capital Gazette newspaper.

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The mayor said he decided not to lower the city's own flags after receiving the president's decision.

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A Twitter account with Ramos' name and the handle @EricHartleyFrnd is believed to belong to Ramos, a law enforcement source said. His fingerprints appear to have been altered, making it hard to identify him, two law enforcement sources said.

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Mr Buckley said his wife talked him out of pushing ahead without the President's approval and lowering flags in Annapolis, the capital of the USA state of Maryland. "Our hearts go out to the families, friends and coworkers of Gerald Fischman, Robert Hiaasen, John McNamara, Rebecca Smith and Wendi Winters, who died Thursday in the shooting at the Capital Gazette".

Lori's harassment case was reported by the Capital Gazette, which fueled Ramos' misplaced anger toward the paper - which ultimately led to the shooting.

He says he wants people to remember what happened.

Staff have said they will not forget being called enemies of the people.

The groups are urging journalists around the globe to join The Baltimore Sun Media Group's moment of silence at 2:33 p.m. Thursday.

"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".

On Thursday, Ramos allegedly gunned down five employees at the daily local newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland, while barricading the office's exit door as part of a "targeted attack", authorities said.

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