Bail Denied For Alleged Annapolis Shooter, Search Begins For New DC Schools Chancellor, Congresswoman Maxine Waters Receives Threats

Bail denied for Annapolis newspaper shooting suspect

Bail was denied today for the man accused of shooting to death five people inside the Capital Gazette newsroom on Thursday.  38-year-old Jarrod Ramos is charged with five counts of murder. Court documents reportedly reveal the shooting was captured on surveillance video.
The Laurel, Maryland man sued the Gazette in 2012 for reporting on his on-line harassment of a former female classmate. His complaint against the paper was dismissed.  Authorities say Rose  posted profanity laced threats on social media against the paper and its employees. None of the Gazette staff killed were among those who had been threatened. The five victims are: Wendi Winters, Robert Hiaasen, Rebecca Smith, Gerald Fischman and John McNamara.

Mayor leads search for new DC schools chancellor

DC Mayor Muriel Bowser has begun the search for a new chancellor of District schools. The mayor says she has assembled a 14-member committee to help with the national search. Amanda Alexander has been acting as the interim leader since Antwan Wilson resigned as DC schools chancellor in February. Wilson left amid revelations that he bypassed the city’s lottery system to place his daughter into a coveted DC high school.

Maxine Waters receives threats

Representative Maxine Waters says she’s had to cancel several public appearance because of threats against her. Waters says the warnings have increased since she encouraged people to confront members of Donald Trump’s Cabinet in public spaces. The California congresswoman says she’s canceled visits to Alabama and Texas, with one threat from Texas described as “very serious.”

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