President Trump Addressed The Press And Family Over Maryland Shooting
According to The Hill, President Trump on Friday lamented the “horrific” shooting at The Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Md., saying journalists in the United States should not have to face grave danger.
“This attack shocked the conscience of our nation and filled our hearts with grief,” Trump said at a White House event celebrating his tax-cut law. “Journalists, like all Americans, should be free from the fear of being violently attacked while doing their job.”
Trump vowed his administration “will not rest until we have done everything in our power to reduce violent crime and to protect innocent life.”
He also extended condolences to the families of the victims, offering “our warmest, best wishes and regrets.”
As Reported By USA Today:
In 19 years that he has been practicing law, McCarthy, an attorney in Annapolis, Maryland, said he never came across any person who frightened him as much as Ramos.
That same man is now charged with killing five people at the Capital Gazette newsroom in Annapolis on Thursday.
McCarthy says he became a target of Ramos’ rage after representing a woman in 2011 who accused Ramos of stalking her and threatening her online.
“Of the thousands of people I’ve dealt with in court, this guy stuck,” McCarthy told USA TODAY. “I was extremely scared that he was going to do something to me and my family.”
The woman told McCarthy that Ramos, who had gone to the same high school as she did, had been harassing her online since 2009. McCarthy described it as the “worst case of harassment and stalking I have ever encountered in my career.”
The Capitol Gazette ran the story, back in 201, about Ramos stalking the poor victim and police believe that is why he targeted the newspaper. The alleged shooter has been uncooperative with police.