Hundreds gather for candlelight vigil for Maryland newspaper employees killed in shooting

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On Sunday, staffers at the Capital Gazette published an op-ed remembering those lost when a gunman entered their newsroom. But until Thursday, the attacks had been only words.

Police securing the area after the gunman fired through a glass door at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Maryland and sprayed the newsroom with gunfire on Thursday.

A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for the man charged with killing five employees at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis.

"We get a threat call a day".

Ramos, who was 31 years old at the time, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanour harassment charge. What's especially troubling is the Capital Gazette has receive death threats and emails celebrating the shootings since the attack.

"We would have been much longer in identifying and being able to push forward in the investigation without that system", Tim Altomare, Anne Arundel county police chief, said at a press conference June 29.

Brennan McCarthy spent years staring out the window, expecting one day to see Jarrod Ramos coming for him. And he took to Twitter to call out the people he insisted had wronged him.

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A representative from the Baltimore Sun Media Group, which owns the Capital Gazette, did not immediately respond to a request for comment. He tweeted at the newspaper's official account, @capgaznews, 149 times.

Neither Hartley nor Marquardt is still employed by the paper or were at its office on Thursday.

"I'll enjoy seeing @capgaznews cease publication, but it would be nicer to see Hartley and Marquardt cease breathing", he posted on February 2, 2015.

The prime suspect of a newsroom shooting which killed five journalists used a legally purchased pump action shotgun.

A U.S. Labor Department spokesman said Ramos worked on IT contracts for the labor statistics bureau from 2007 to 2014. The targeted attack on the small newspaper was one of the deadliest assaults on a United States media outlet.

"I talked to Rob [by phone] Thursday morning - he talked about a headline clarification", Capital Gazette reporter Chase Cook told NPR. "This page is intentionally left blank today to commemorate victims of Thursday's shootings at our office".

Familiar bylines erased in what police say was a targeted attack. In response to this, a police officer at the Anne Arundel County stated that the case was quite obvious that against the Capital Newspaper this person had a vendetta. His defamation case was dismissed.

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Jarrod Ramos, the suspect in the Maryland shooting, in his booking photo. "This attack shocked the conscience of our nation and filled our hearts with grief". "Journalists like all Americans should be free of the fear of being violently attacked while doing their jobs".

Then the piece took a darker turn as they described an ugly side to the aftermath of the shooting - calling attention to the fact that it was preceded by President Donald Trump stating the press is "an enemy of the people".

"We won't forget being called an enemy of the people", the letter added.

The Monday evening memorial at a Maryland nature center is expected to be a "celebration of life" for the 59-year-old assistant managing editor of the Capital Gazette in Annapolis. He reached out to her two years after graduation, but "Lori" said he became "obsessed" with her, and his messages quickly turned hostile and threatening, including suggesting she kill herself. The woman's experience, he wrote, "provides a frightening look at the false intimacy the Internet can offer and the venom that can hide behind a computer screen". The presiding judge described Ramos's behaviour as "rather weird".

In the lawsuit he filed himself against the newspaper in 2012, Ramos sprinkled violent innuendo throughout the legal document.

"According to the article, Ramos told the woman that her efforts to avoid him were futile: "'He would send me things and basically tell me, 'You're going to need restraining order now.' 'You can't make me stop.

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