A Toxic Man

The Capital Gazette put out a newspaper today.

Yesterday’s shooter, Jarrod W. Ramos, had been waging a feud with the newspaper since an article published in 2011 described how he had been stalking and harassing a local woman. Ramos sued the newspaper for defamation, but the judge in the case dismissed it, pointing out that everything written in the article appeared to be true. He’d been issuing threats against the paper and its staff from time to time since.

So, once again, we see a man’s fanatical, entitled grievance fueling a mass shooting. And this syndrome is interconnected not just to misogyny and the gun culture, but to Trump support and terrorism around the world generally.

I’ll be traveling today and won’t be able to communicate.  Do talk among yourselves about whatever is happening.