Trump Orders U.S. Flags Lowered To Honor Slain Journalists

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick

Tom Marquardt, the former editor and publisher of the Capital Gazette, told ABC News last week he first "crossed paths" with Ramos in 2012 when the newspaper wrote a story about the now alleged suspect in connection with a stalking case. "I further certify I then did proceed to the office of respondent Capital-Gazette Communications ... with the objective of killing every person present".

The White House denied a previous request to lower flags that Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley made through the state's congressional delegation, Buckley said Monday. Ramos waged a long legal battle with the paper over a column it published about him, and his lawsuit was eventually dismissed.

A spokeswoman at city hall in Annapolis had said earlier the mayor was "extremely disappointed" his suggestion was not initially approved.

Killed in the rampage were Gerald Fischman, Rob Hiaasen, John McNamara, Rebecca Smith and Wendi Winters.

He said Ramos tracked the former high school classmate on line and tormented her for years. The suspected shooter was arrested and has been charged with five counts of first-degree murder.

Ramos "continued to rant on his Facebook page to a point that we were feeling threatened physically from what he was saying", Marquardt said.

On Monday, Buckley said that while the state of Maryland had ordered flags lowered in honor of those killed at the Capital Gazette, Trump declined the bid for federal recognition.

Some have also pointed out that President Obama also faced criticism in 2015 for failing to quickly issue a proclamation that the flag be flown at half-staff for five USA service members who were killed by a gunman at a naval reserve center in Chattanooga, Tenn.

A judge dismissed the case, but Ramos took matters into his own hands, threatening reporters by name via a Twitter account he created specifically to bash the newspaper. They sought solace with laughter and amusing memories, but sobs occasionally punctuated the ceremony. He was remembered for his love of family and enduring pride in his job.

"These guys, they don't make a lot of money". But it wasn't just his height that made the nickname ring true to those who knew him best.

Cowherd, an author who worked with Hiaasen for years at The Baltimore Sun, described him as an open, fun-loving man who found humour in everything. "I thought he was smart and amusing and wise", Tyler said before the gathering began.

When Ramos resumed contacting the woman in January 2011, she went to the police again, obtaining two misdemeanor criminal harassment charges and also a peace order prohibiting Ramos from contacting her. Ramos pleaded guilty in July 2011 to harassment.

Recommended News

  • Shooting suspect had bitter history with Maryland newspaper | Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

    Shooting suspect had bitter history with Maryland newspaper | Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

    Altomare said the suspect used a pump-action shotgun that was legally purchased about a year ago to carry out the targeted attack. He was charged with five counts of first-degree murder in one of the deadliest attacks on journalists in USA history.
    LeBron James returns to LA hours before free agency opens

    LeBron James returns to LA hours before free agency opens

    He joins LeBron James , Kevin Durant, Chris Paul , DeAndre Jordan and others as some of the top free agents this year. He averaged 14.1 points and 11 rebounds in 71 games, all starts, and shot a career-best 59 percent from the field.
    Feds boast largest healthcare fraud takedown ever at $2B in false claims

    Feds boast largest healthcare fraud takedown ever at $2B in false claims

    Bowdich of the FBI, Assistant Administrator John Martin of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Inspector General Daniel R. Attorney General Sessions and Secretary Azar were joined in the announcement by Acting Assistant Attorney John P.
  • Wade is Safe No Matter Who Donald Trump Picks for Supreme Court

    Wade is Safe No Matter Who Donald Trump Picks for Supreme Court

    Wade? ". "What's important in addition to increasing diversity is how that person would actually interpret law", Chu said. In order to determine her vote, Collins told Raddatz she's "going to have an in-depth discussion with the nominee".
    Senator Susan Collins Says Anti-Roe Nominees Would 'Not Be Acceptable'

    Senator Susan Collins Says Anti-Roe Nominees Would 'Not Be Acceptable'

    He sided with the court's liberals by voting in favor of abortion rights and gay rights in some cases. Wade in his confirmation hearings in March and stressed the value of legal precedent and noted Roe v.
    Heat and humidity to continue for the holiday week

    Heat and humidity to continue for the holiday week

    That number will only increase this weekend as the axis of extreme temperatures shifts toward the big cities of the Northeast. If someone has these symptoms, you should call 9-1-1 immediately and take action to keep that person cool until help arrives.
  • How to Watch Colombia vs England

    How to Watch Colombia vs England

    Substitutes will be the key to winning this game and there is more quality coming from England's side of the dugout. The Liverpool captain saw his attempt from 12 yards well saved by Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina .
    Russian Federation  beats Spain to enter QF

    Russian Federation beats Spain to enter QF

    It was Russia's only chance of the entire match in a destructive game plan which saw them have a mere 26 percent of possession. Russian Federation will now meet Croatia in the Quarter Final at the Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi on Saturday, July 7, 2018.
    Trump did not rule out the recognition of the Crimea

    Trump did not rule out the recognition of the Crimea "Russian"

    Bolton said he brought up both the 2016 election and Russian activities in upcoming congressional elections. President Donald Trump are scheduled to hold their first one-on-one summit in Helsinki on July 16.
  • Bumrah, Sundar ruled out of England T20I series

    Bumrah, Sundar ruled out of England T20I series

    The 29-year old batsman achieved the landmark in the first T20I against England at Old Trafford in Manchester on Tuesday. Although Rohit Sharma , Shikhar Dhawan , Kohli and MS Dhoni pick themselves, the rest of the top six remains undecided.
    Golden Retriever Bitten by Rattlesnake While Protecting Owner on Hike in Arizona

    Golden Retriever Bitten by Rattlesnake While Protecting Owner on Hike in Arizona

    But soon it turned into a tragedy when her little Todd got bit by a rattlesnake fighting hard her to protect Godwin. According to AZ Family, Paula Goodwin was walking with her dogs in Anthem when she nearly stepped on a rattlesnake.
    SpaceX Is Transporting AI Support Robot CIMON to ISS

    SpaceX Is Transporting AI Support Robot CIMON to ISS

    Among the hundreds of pounds of hardware flying to the space station is a spare Canadian-built Latching End Effector (LEE). Live coverage of the rendezvous and capture will air on NASA Television and the agency's website beginning at 2:30 a.m.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.