CTH: At approximately 2:30pm EDT a gunman entered the offices of Baltimore Sun subsidiary Capital Gazette in Annapolis Maryland. According to media reporting: •5 fatalities, •numerous victims shot; •shooter captured by police; Report: •white male, in his late 30’s; shotgun used.
Suspect identified as 38-year-old Jarrod Ramos, who unsuccessfully sued the Capital Gazette for defamation in 2012.
With the suspect named as 38-year-old Jarrod Ramos, a surname that generally works against the preferred narrative [Twitter Here], the media engineers will likely begin to avoid further exhaustive coverage: From 2015:
Maryland’s second-highest court last week upheld a ruling in favor of Capital-Gazette Communications, a former reporter and a former publisher accused of defamation.
Jarrod Ramos of Laurel made the defamation claim in Prince George’s County Circuit Court in 2012 after a 2011 column by then-Capital staff writer Eric Hartley about Ramos’ guilty plea to criminal harassment. READ MORE
MORE from CBS News:
[…] According to an unreported 2015 opinion filed in the Maryland Court of Special Appeals, Ramos pleaded guilty to criminal harassment in July 2011. Five days later, an article about the case appeared in The Capital, one of Capital Gazette’s publications. The story detailed accusations by a woman who said Ramos harassed her online and off for months, calling her employer and trying to get her fired. The woman eventually went to the police and Ramos pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of harassment in 2011.
The Twitter account that matches Ramos’ name began tweeting about Capital Gazette several months after the conviction.
In July 2012, Ramos filed suit against Capital Gazette for defamation, according to the 2015 court filing. The complaint was just four paragraphs long, but Ramos filed a longer 22-page claim several months later.
In 2012, a judge dismissed the lawsuit on the basis that “there is absolutely not one piece of evidence, or an assertion by you that the statement [in the article] was false.”