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Thread by @HoarseWisperer: "Media reporting that the assailant in the attack on the Capital Gazette today is this guy - Jarrod Ramos. Ramos was apparently convicted of […]"

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Media reporting that the assailant in the attack on the Capital Gazette today is this guy - Jarrod Ramos.

Ramos was apparently convicted of criminal harassment around 2010-2011 which led to the Capital Gazette writing a story about his failed appeal of the conviction.

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It has not been confirmed that this account is indeed the assailant's but it certainly appears to be - and seems to generally track with a cursory Google of his name and the results.

If this is indeed the person, his motive would seem to be a long-simmering personal grudge.

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Thus my earlier post about exercising some restraint before presuming this was a Trump-inspired act.

Trump's rhetoric is horrible and dangerous regardless.

This appears to have been driven by personal animus though... which is the case in most workplace shootings.

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Oy, since people are piling on again, let me clarify...

Yes, Trump and his rhetoric may well have played a role.

However, what I've read in his apparent past writings and court cases points to a man who had massive mental health issues and a huge grudge against this paper.
The person who shot up Comet Ping Pong Pizzeria, for example, had no connection to the place. He was fueled by stuff he read online.

Ramos seemed pretty unhinged in the documentation from his harassment case... and has been feeding a grudge against the paper ever since.
So, Trump may well have been a catalyst...

That just *feels* different when the person has been threatening and harassing the targets since long before Trump was even a candidate.
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