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Map: Where are the Journal News employees in your neighborhood?

December 26, 2012 - 17:39
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The map indicates the addresses of all Journal News Employees in the New York Tri-State area. Each dot represents an individual Journal News employee -- a reporter, editor or staffer. The data does not include freelancers — reporters or photographers — which can be hired without being an employee. Being included in this map does not mean the individual at a specific location is a responsible reporter or editor, just that they are a reporter or editor.

Data for all categories is included, but certain information is not available on an individual basis.

To create the map, Talk of the Sound submitted Google searches for the names and addresses of all Journal News employees in the New York Tri-State area. By state law, the information is public record.

Readers are still putting together records and could not immediately provide some data. The map will be updated when that data is released.

UPDATE: The Journal News has removed their gun map. Before you ask. "No, we are not taking down our map".

My Washington Examiner Op-Ed is now up: Why I will not be taking down my map of Journal News employees

View Journal News Employees in a larger map

Welcome Instapundit readers! Thanks Glenn.
Welcome For What It's Worth readers. Thanks Chris.
Welcome Gateway Pundit readers. Thanks Jim.
Welcome Newsbusters readers. Thanks Tom.
Welcome Atlantic Wire and Yahoo! readers. Thanks J.K.
Welcome readers of The Blaze. Thanks Liz.

Al Tompkins of the Poynter Institute has a thoughtful article on the journalistic considerations behind the Journal News decision to publish their map. I find myself entirely in agreement with his views on this issue.

The problem is not that the Gannett-owned Journal News was too aggressive. The problem is that the paper was not aggressive enough in its reporting to justify invading the privacy of people who legally own handguns in two counties it serves.

GOING GLOBAL: El Pais, the largest-circulated daily in Spain, has linked this article. Politiken, one of Denmark's leading papers, has linked this article. The Daily Mail, the United Kingdom's second biggest-selling daily newspaper, linked this article. Toronto Sun, one of Canada's largest papers, has linked this article. Lenta.ru, one of the most popular Russian language online resources, has linked this article.

My map is a "rather sad-looking Google map" according to Rebecca at The Gothamist.

The links and traffic coming into the site are now in hyperdrive so I can no longer update every single link. Let me just give a general shout out to: Newser, Wizbang Blog, Politico, The Jawa Report, American Thinker, The New York Observer, Mediaite, The Village Voice, Gawker, Huffington Post, Live Leak, GOPUSA, San Francisco Chronicle, Reddit, I Own The World, Breitbart Big Journalism, World News Daily, New York Magazine, Yahoo! News, The Wrap, Free Republic, Lucianne, Ann Coulter, BizzyBlog, BizPacReview, Opposing Views, The Hartford Courant.

I appeared on the The Ben Ferguson Show on WBAP in Dallas, TX Thursday morning (with Guest Host Steve Malzberg).

On 12/28, I appeared on the nationally syndicated Bill Bennett's Morning: Bill Bennet Radio Show Cox 2012 1228 (.mp3)

On 12/28, I appeared on the Schnitt Show on 12/28. His show is syndicated on about 50 stations nationwide. Guest hosting is my pal Pat Campbell of the The Pat Campbell Show weekday mornings on 1170 KFAQ in Tulsa, OK: Schnitt Show Cox 2012 1228 (.mp3)

Talk of the Sound readers and other bloggers are involved in a sort of a crowd-sourcing on gather home addresses and other contact information for Journal News employees. Based on reader submissions and this site in particular I have created a list of names and information sought. I then mapped what I had (above). I will add what more I get from readers and my own poking around. If you see some public data that matches, send me a link to [email protected] and I will add it as quick as I can. Be advised that the Journal News has been in downsizing mode for the past several years. I have to wonder if all these names are current employees but we will treat them as such until we learn otherwise. The map was begun with 11 names.

Help fill in the blanks below.

** = loaded into Google map

UPDATE 12/27 11:30 AM: With the assistance of readers JK, SS, BW, AH and others, the following entries have been updated and added to the map. More are on the way.

Added Info: Janet Hasson, Ed Forbes.
New Entry: Thane Grauel, Elizabeth Ganga, Rick Carpiniello, Liz Anderson (Elizabeth Anderson Steinke), Nicole Futterman. The map now has 16 names.

You will note that one Journal News employee, Ian Thane Grauel, has recently removed his LinkedIn profile and Twitter account. Also, that Cyndee has removed her Facebook page and hidden her tweets. I have received requested to remove the names of former Journal News employees and freelancers from this list and will continue to do so if those people make such a request.

UPDATE 12/27 6:30 PM:

Updated the database for Stacy A. Anderson, Jane Lerner, Steve Lieberman and Herb Pinder but still no home address information so still not on the map. The database and map has been updated for Janet Hasson. New to the map are Robert Brum, Anjanette Rieger Delgado, Randi Weiner, James Kwasnik, Tania Savayan, Phil Reisman. The map now has 22 names.

Liz Anderson removed photos of her children from her Facebook page. She has also changed her Twitter account from @lizsteinke to @lizscribe.

UPDATE 12/28 1:30 PM:

Readers have provided enough information to put Alex Weisler, Hema Easley, Frank A. Becerra, Jr and Jonathon Bandler on the map which now has 26 names. Make that 27 names, I just added Steve Lieberman after reader SM showed I needed to edit Nancy Cutler and Lieberman. I removed Nicole Futterman, Dan Donovan, Jamie O'Grady and Howard Megdal as I am informed they are not full-time employees. I removed Rebecca Baker because she no longer works at the paper. I am finding that the Journal News has a lot of people listed on its web site as working for them who do not seem to actually work for them.

Today, based on popular demand, I made the following FOIL request to the County Clerk's in Westchester, Rockland, and Putnam counties.

Dear Mr. Clerk,

This is a public records request.

I would like to obtain a copy of the FOIL request made by the Journal News on through which they obtained information on pistol permit, any follow up communications with them regarding that request as well as any documents they obtained under FOIL. If they filed any sort of litigation to obtain additional information (e.g. an Article 78, etc.) I would like to obtain that as well. If this is a matter of forwarding some emails I would consider that an acceptable fill of my request.

Where possible I would like records in electronic format. If possible, I would like the electronic documents converted into standard Microsoft Office format (Word, Excel, etc.). I would like all communications including the delivery of documents to take place via email as much as is possible based on the nature of the available records.. I would like the Records Access Officer to certify that the records are genuine. If the documents only exist in paper form I am willing to pay. If the cost of converting the documents to a standard electronic format or making photos copies exceeds $20.00 I would like prior notification of the estimated cost to comply with this records request.

Sincerely,

Robert Cox
Managing Editor
Talk of the Sound

UPDATE: 12/30 8:30 AM

I was interviewed for this article below but none of my answers were included. The writer, Ms. O'Donnell failed to mention in her email to me or in the article itself that she was, up until recently, a long-time employee of the Journal News.

Reuters: New York newspaper to list more gun permit holders after uproar by Noreen O'Donnell.

While she did not include my explanation as to why I created the map, she did manage to find a journalism professor to call me "childish and petulant".

Some critics retaliated by posting reporters' and editors' addresses and other personal information online.

Howard Good, a journalism professor at the State University of New York at New Paltz, called the critics' response childish and petulant.

"It doesn't move the issue of gun control to the level of intelligent public discussion," he said. "Instead, it transforms what should be a rational public debate on a contentious issue into ugly gutter fighting."

Draw your own conclusions about Ms. O'Donnell and Professor Good or why she gives him four paragraphs to criticize my actions and I get none to explain my actions.

Here is my Q&A with the reporter that got left on the cutting-room floor.

Q. What was your general reaction to the article and the map.

A. Given the nature of my hyper-local site, I monitor lohud.com 24/7 so I saw the story as it was published to the web. I could not believe what I was seeing -- what I perceived to be a transparent attempt to intimidate and ostracize law-abiding citizens by using the Newtown murders as a pre-text to advance an anti-gun agenda and draw traffic to the site.

You worked there so you know about their cost-cutting, outsourcing and pay-wall approach and how desperate things have become at the paper. At best, this map reeked of a stunt to drive traffic at the expense of private citizens who had done nothing that warranted having their privacy violated. In fact, I will not be surprised if there is a class-action lawsuit on privacy grounds.

I can only laugh when the publisher claims the map is "journalism". The map is more like voyeurism than journalism with the Journal News acting as a digital "Peeping Tom", peering into the bedrooms of thousands of people just because they can. } The result is a map that is a bizarre form of "gun porn".

The thought occurred to me to make a contra-Google Map the instant I saw the article. I was hesitant to do so because I am a First Amendment advocate and generally want to be supportive of newspapers and those who work there. I know plenty of people who work at Gannett, the Freedom Forum and the Newseum. I have spoken on panels at many of their events with people like Gene Policinski, Ken Paulson, John Seigenthaler and many others. I had the honor of being part of one of the inaugural exhibits at the Newseum for being the first blogger formerly credentialed as a blogger to cover a federal trial (Scooter Libby).

I knew that creating such a contra-map was a serious, highly provocative move and would likely cause a number of the people referenced above to be very unhappy with me/ I mulled this over for two days. In the meantime my readers had taken it upon themselves to collect information about reporters and editors. They were also linking to Chris Fountain up in Greenwich, CT who is the one who really got the ball rolling.

After being on the fence for a couple of days I decided to organize the efforts of my readers, create a crowd-sourcing project and start to build the contra-map.

Q. Why did you decide to make the reporters' and editors' information public on the web.

I trust you are aware that unlike most states, New York (and California) requires that a pistol permit holder to register EVERY handgun they own not just get the license. The initial Journal News FOIL request sought this information. I expect that the Journal News will ultimately prevail and get this information and update their map and make it searchable by weapon type. I would oppose that as I do the current iteration of the map. I did not want to merely respond but discourage further development of their map or at least give them pause.

I wanted a direct and proportionate response in the spirit of "do unto others as you would have them do unto you". I could not think of anything more direct and proportionate than flipping the script by using public records to map the folks at the Journal News the way they mapped my friends and neighbors. I hope they now realize that in the age of social media and blogs, the people known formerly as the audience, can throw a counterpunch from time to time. My map was my counterpunch.

UPDATE: 12/30 8:45 AM

Per my FOIL request (above) to the Putnam County Clerk, I obtain a copy of the email sent by the Journal News reporter who wrote the map story. From this it is clear the Journal News sought (and continues to seek) not to create just a map of "pistol permit holders" but a map of every gun registered in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties. The have requested information on every type of weapon including "manufacturer, type of weapon, caliber, serial number and model".

Putnam-JN Pistol FOIL.pdf

FOIL REQUEST

Worley, Dwight [[email protected]]
Mr. Bartolotti,
Sent: Monday, December 17, 2012 2:26 PM
To: Michael Bartolotti

Under the provisions of the New York Freedom of Information Law, Article 6 of the Public Officers Law, I hereby request records or portions thereof pertaining to Putnam County’s pistol permit database.

I am requesting the names, complete addresses, the type of permits issued (carry concealed/possess on
premises/possess carry during employment), and the type of weapons possessed, including the weapon's
manufacturer, type of weapon, caliber, serial number and model, for all permit holders in your database. Also, please provide a complete record layout and data dictionary for your pistol permits database.

I would like all of the records in electronic format, such as a database, spreadsheet, plain text file or other digital format.

I have been instructed instructed by you that state penal law prohibits the disclosure of the types of weapons possessed by permit holders even though such information is collected by the county. If it is determined that that category of information cannot be released please process my request, excluding the protected information, without delay. In your response, please indicate the specific sections of the law that expressly prohibit the disclosure of the protected information.

As you know, all government records and data are presumed public unless there is a specific provision of law barring their release. So while the law expressly says names and addresses of permit holders are to be made public, if the law does not specifically bar the release of the types of permits issued and types of weapons possessed, that information can and should be released. In that case, I would expect that information to be included.

As Robert Freeman, executive director of the New York State Committee on Open Government, has said in
several opinions regarding the disclosure of pistol permit data beyond names and addresses, “the only instance in which records must be withheld would involve the case in which a statute prohibits disclosure. Again, as I interpret §400.00 of the Penal Law, there is nothing in that statute that precludes the custodian of the records at issue from disclosing the records.”

If there are any fees for copying the records requested, please inform me before filling the request or please supply the records without informing me if the fees are not in excess of $25.

This request is in relation to a news event. Because of the timely nature of this request, I ask that it be expedited. Also, because of time constraints, I ask that if there are any concerns or questions regarding this request that I be contacted by telephone at 914‐629‐1060 or by email at [email protected].

As you know, the Freedom of Information Law requires that an agency respond to a request within five business days of receipt of a request. Therefore, I would appreciate a response as soon as possible and look forward to hearing from you shortly. If for any reason any portion of my request is denied, please inform me of the reasons for the denial in writing and provide the name and address of the person or body to whom an appeal should be directed.

Thank you for your prompt attention.

JNlogo

Dwight R. Worley | Reporter/Data Analyst
1133 Westchester Avenue, Suite N110
White Plains, NY 10604
Voice: 914.629.1060 | Fax: 914.694.5018
E-mail: [email protected] | Web: lohud.com
Twitter: twitter.com/lohud | Facebook: facebook.com/lohud
Foursquare: foursquare.com/lohud | tumblr: lohud.tumblr.com

Michael C. Bartolotti, First Deputy County Clerk of the Putnam Count Clerk's Office, responded to Worley on December 21st.

Putnam-Pistol List FOIL 1.pdf

Dwight R. Worley
Journal News Media Group
1133 Westchester Avenue Suite N110
White Plains, NY 10604

RE: FOIL request

Dear Mr. Worley:

This office is in receipt of your electronic mail message dated December 17th, 2012 in which you request certain information in electronic format for all pistol permit files maintained by this office.

This request is quite involved and will yield voluminous results. Further, certain information requested may be withheld due to operation of law.

This office is currently working with its IT provider to compile the requested information. Upon a complete compilation of the information suitable for dissemination we will provide you with an estimate of cost as well as instructions on how to complete your request.

I hope that you can work with this office by illustrating patience and if you have any questions please contact this office.

Thank you very much.

Sincerely

Michael C. Bartolotti

For those not familiar with the Freedom of Information Law in New York State, as a general summary, an agency has 5 business days to acknowledge receipt of a request for information and 22 business days after that to deny, fulfill or partially deny/partially fulfill a records request. After the 22 days the agency must provide the records or explain why they need more time and then provide a date certain when the records will be available. As a practical matter, a public records officer can keep a request pending for 27 business days and the requestor has no grounds to appeal or challenge the agency. Agencies can also charge for records based on a scale described in the statute.

In this case, the Clerk got the request on Monday December 17th. The Clerk then waited until the last day of the week, Friday December 21st before acknowledging receipt and has still not provided the records. Adding in three holidays -- Christmas, New Year's Day and Martin Luther King Day -- the clerk does not have to deliver the records until January 25th, 2013.

The Clerk's in Rockland County and Westchester County had the same option and chose to expedite the request. Readers can draw their own conclusions as to why 2 clerks turned over the requested records a month earlier than required and 1 clerk has still not turned over the requested records.

I hope to have a copy of communications between the Journal News and the other two clerks soon.

UPDATE: 12/30 9:22 AM

This is interesting, from the Christian Science Monitor

In an online survey, the Journal News finds overwhelming support – 89-11 percent – for the proposal to keep gun ownership private.

UPDATE: 12/30 9:24 AM

We made Wikipedia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Journal_News#Controversy

UPDATE: 12/30 9:30 AM

The Westchester County Firearm Owners Association is an organization whose members were most directly targeted by the Journal News. They view the map as an attempt by the paper to "intimidate and bully lawful gun-owning citizens".

In response, the WCFOA has compiled a list of Journal News Advertisers.

gannett_advertisers_12-28-2012_c.pdf

There has been a great deal of interest from readers in such a list so, with permission, we reprint that list below. The list is based on online resources and volunteers reviewing the print editions of the paper to identify advertisers. According to the WCFOA, the focus was on consumer-oriented advertiser so not every advertised was included in this list.

The WCFOA is encouraging its members and supporters to write a short letter which starts by "quickly outlining the irresponsible Journal News act of publishing the names and addresses of pistol license holders (and a Google Map with directions and family members names)". The want the letters to state "you will no longer patronize any advertiser who uses Gannett unless and until that advertiser withholds further ads until Gannett takes down the pistol license page and ceases attacking lawful firearm ownership."

MAJOR AND NATIONAL ADVERTISERS

AARON'S
aarons.com
1-877-607-9999
1-800-950-7368
Garet Hayes
Senior Vice President
Hope-Beckham, Inc.
Office: 404.604.2602
Mobile: 770.403.8720
[email protected]

Ace Hardware
acehardware.com
2200 Kensington Court
Oak Brook, IL 60523
U.S.A
1-866-290-5334
1.630.990.6600

ALDI Grocery
aldi.us
Aldi Inc.
1200 N Kirk Rd, Batavia, IL 60510-1443, United States
Phone: (630) 879-8100
Corporate Phone Number: 1-630-879-8100

Babies 'R Us
babiesrus.com
Babies R Us Corporate Office Headquarters
Toys R Us, Inc.
1 Geoffrey Way
Wayne, NJ 07470-2030 USA
Corporate Phone Number: 1-973-617-3500
Fax: 973-617-4006
Customer Service Number: 1-888-222-9787

Best Buy
bestbuy.com
Best Buy Corporate Office Headquarters in the USA:
7601 Penn Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423
Corporate Phone Number: 1-612-291-1000
Corporate Fax Number: 1-612-292-4001
Corporate Email: [email protected]

the email [email protected] does not work. Please publish the below instead. Thanks.
Susan Busch, Senior Director, Public Relations (612) 291-6114 or [email protected]
Lisa Hawks, Director, Public Relations (612) 291-6150 or [email protected]
or [email protected]

Bloomingdales Corporate Office Headquarters
Bloomingdale's, Inc. a division of Macy's
1000 3rd Ave.
New York, New York 10022 USA
Website: http://www.bloomingdales.com/
Corporate Phone Number: 1-212-705-2000
Customer Service Number: 1-800-777-0000

CVS Stores's Corporate Office Headquarters in the USA:
CVS Caremark
One CVS Drive
Woonsocket, RI 02895
Corporate Phone Number: 1-401-765-1500
Corporate Fax Number: 1-401-762-2137
Corporate Email: [email protected]

Dick's Sporting Goods Corporate Office Headquarters
300 Industry Drive RIDC Park West
Pittsburgh, PA 15275 USA
Corporate Phone Number: 1-724-273-3400
Fax Number: n/a
Customer Service Phone Number: 1-877-846-9997

GNC Corporate Office Headquarters
300 Sixth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 USA
Corporate Phone Number: 1-412-288-4600
Customer Service Number: 1-877-462-4700

Office Depot Corporate Office Headquarters
6600 North Military Trail
Boca Raton, Florida 33449
Corporate Phone Number: 1-561-438-4800
Corporate Fax Number: 1-561-438-4400
Corporate Email: [email protected]

IKEA America USA
420 Alan Wood Rd.
Conshohocken, PA 19428 USA
Ikea USA Corporate Phone Number: 1-610-834-0180
Customer Service Number USA: 1-800-434-4532

JoAnn Fabrics Corporate Office Headquarters
5555 Darrow Rd.
Hudson, Ohio 44236 USA
Corporate Phone Number: 1-330-656-2600
Fax Number: 1-330-463-6675
Customer Service Number: 1-888-739-4120

K Mart Corporate Office Headquarters
Sears, Roebuck and Company (kmart.com)
3333 Beverly Road
Hoffman Estates, Illinois 60179 USA
Corporate Phone Number: 1-847-286-2500
Corporate Fax Number: 1-847-286-8351
Customer Service Number: 1-866-562-7848

Kohl's Corporate Office Headquarters
N56 W17000 Ridgewood Drive
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051 USA
Corporate Phone Number: 1-262-703-7000
Fax Number: 1-262-703-6143
Customer Service Number: 1-866-887-8884

Lowes Corporate Office Headquarters in the USA:
1000 Lowe's Blvd.
Mooresville, NC 28117
Corporate Phone Number: 1-704-758-1000
Corporate Fax Number: 1-336-658-4766
Corporate Email: [email protected]

Macy's
Macys Corporate Office Headquarters HQ:
7 West Seventh Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Corporate Phone Number: 1-513-579-7000

Michaels Corporate Office Headquarters
Michaels Stores, Inc.
8000 Bent Branch Dr.
Irving, TX 75063 USA
Corporate Phone Number: 1-972-409-1300
Fax Number: 1-972-409-1556
Customer Service Number: 1-800-642-4235

Naturalizer Shoes
712 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10022
(212) 759-3094

Office Depot Corporate Office Headquarters
6600 North Military Trail
Boca Raton, Florida 33449
Corporate Phone Number: 1-561-438-4800
Corporate Fax Number: 1-561-438-4400
Corporate Email: [email protected]

OfficeMax Corporate Office Headquarters
263 Shuman Boulevard
Naperville, IL 60563
Corporate Phone Number: 1-630-438-7800

Petco Corporate Office Headquarters
Petco Animal Supplies Stores, Inc.
9125 Rehco Rd.
San Diego, California 92121 USA
Corporate Phone Number: 1-858-453-7845
Fax Number: 1-858-784-3489
Customer Service Number: 1-888-824-7257

PetSmart Corporate Office Headquarters
PetSmart, Inc.
19601 North 27th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85027 United States
Corporate Phone Number: 1-623-580-6100
Fax: 1-623-395-6517
Customer Service Number: 1-888-839-9638

Proctor & Gamble
Procter and Gamble Corporate Office Headquarters
One Procter & Gamble Plaza
Cincinnati, OH 45202 United States
Corporate Phone Number: 1-513-983-1100
Fax: 1-513-983-4381
Customer Service Number: Product Specific
Email: Online Only

Radio Shack Corporate Office Headquarters
RadioShack Corporation
300 RadioShack Circle, Mail Stop CF3-201
Fort Worth, TX 76102-1964 United States
Corporate Phone Number: 1-817-415-3011
Fax Number: 1-817-415-2647
Customer Service Number: 1-800-843-7422

Sears Corporate Office Headquarters in the USA:
Address: 3333 Beverly Road
Hoffman Estates, Illinois 60179 USA
Corporate Phone Number: 1-847-286-2500
Corporate Fax Number: 1-847-286-8351
Corporate Email: [email protected]

Sleepy's
sleepys.com
Mattress Giant Corporate Office Headquarters
Mattress Firm Holding Corp.
5815 Gulf Freeway
Houston, TX 77023 USA
Corporate Phone Number: 1-713-923-1090
Customer Service Number: 1-866-942-3551

Staples Corporate Office Headquarters
Five Hundred Staples Drive
Framingham, MA 01702 USA
Corporate Phone Number: 1-508-253-5000
Fax Number: 1-508-253-8989
Customer Service Number: 1-800-333-3330

Target Corporate Office Headquarters HQ in the USA:
1000 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403 USA
Corporate Phone Number: 1-612-304-6073
Corporate Fax Number: 1-612-761-5555
Corporate Email: Online only at http://www.target.com/

Toys R Us Corporate Office Headquarters
Toys R Us, Inc.
1 Geoffrey Way
Wayne, NJ 07470-2030 USA
Corporate Phone Number: 1-973-617-3500
Fax: 973-617-4006
Customer Service Number: 1-800-869-7787
Email: Online Only

True Value Corporate Office Headquarters
True Value Company
8600 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.
Chicago, IL 60631-3505 USA
Corporate Phone Number: 1-773-695-5000
Customer Service Number: 1-773-695-5000

Verizon
Verizon Corporate Office Headquarters
140 West Street
New York, NY 10007
Corporate Phone Number: 1-212-395-1000
Corporate Fax Number: 1-212-571-1897

Walmart Corporate Office Headquarters in the USA
702 SW 8th Street
Bentonville, Arkansas 72716-8611
Corporate Phone Number: 1-800-925-6278 or 1-479-273-4000
Corporate Fax Number: 1-479-277-1830
Corporate Email: [email protected]

Walgreen Company Corporate Office
106 Wilmot Road, MS 1640
Deerfield, IL 60015
1-847-940-2500
Online Inquiries:
1-877-250-5823
Store Inquiries:
1-800-WALGREENS
1-800-925-4733
walgreens.com

LOCAL ADVERTISERS:

Acorn Starlifts
acornstarlifts.com
US Corporate office
Acorn Stairlifts Inc.
7335 Lake Ellenor Drive
Orlando Florida 32809
USA
General Enquiries: 888-212-8995
1-877-281-5259

Acura of Ramsey
www.AcuraOfRamsey.com
65 Route 17 South
Ramsey, NJ
1-201-934-8200

Arroway Chevrolet
www.ArrowayChevy.com
Route 117
Mt. Kisco, NY
1-888-277-6929

Batteries & Bulbs Plus
300 Tarrytown Road
White Plains, NY
1-914-997-9400

Big Dee Volvo
www.BigDeeVolvo.com
262 East Main Street
Elmsford, NY
1-866-395-6386

Bill Kolb Jr. Subaru
www.BKCars.com
Route 30
Orangeburg, NY
1-866-414-0814

Brewster Honda
brewsterhonda.com
899 Route 22
Brewster, NY
1-845-278-4100

Croton Auto Park
Route 9A & 129
Croton-On-Hudson, NY
1-914-271-5100

Curry Honda
curryhonda.com
3845 Crompond Road
Yorktown Heights, NY
1-866-486-9463

Curry Hyundai
www.curryhyundai.com
3040 East Main Street
Cortlandt Manor, NY
1-866-429-7471

Curry Nissan
www.CurryNissan.com
3495 Crompond Road
Yorktown Heights, NY
1-877-876-5324

Curry Subaru
www.CurrySubaru.com
3040 East Main Street
Cortlandt Manor, NY
1-866-489-2664
Curry Toyota
CurryToyota.com
3026 East Main Street
Cortlandt Manor, NY
1-888-886-0695

DCH Paramus Honda
www.DCHParamusHonda.com
120 Route 4 East
Paramus, NJ
1-877-606-1414

DCH Toyota Scion City
dchtoyotacity.com
1305 E. Boston Post Road
Mamaroneck, NY 10543
1-888-460-7112

Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway
www.empirecitycasino.com
810 Yonkers Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10704
1-914-968-4200

First Street
www.jitterbugdirect.com
1998 Ruffin Mill Road
Colonial Heights, VA
1-877-665-3312

Honda of New Rochelle
www.HondaOfNewRochelle.com
25 East Main Street
New Rochelle, NY
1-800-639-8294

First Street
jitterbugdirect.com
1998 Ruffin Mill Road
Colonial Heights, VA
1-877-665-3312

Hyundai of White Plains
hyundaiofwhiteplains.com
130 Westchester Avenue
White Plains, NY
1-800-730-7903
Jennifer Convertibles
jenniferconvertibles.com
2373 Central Avenue
Yonkers, NY
1-914-779-0214

Jennifer Convertibles
www.jenniferconvertibles.com
2373 Central Avenue
Yonkers, NY
1-914-779-0214

Jim Harte Nissan
www.JimHarteNissan.com
283 North Bedford Road
Mt. Kisco, NY
1-877-661-4901

KIA of West Nyack
www.KiaOfWestNyack.com
250 Route 303 North
West Nyack, NY
1-845-353-1919

Liberty Hyundai
www.LibertyHyundai.com
305 Route 17 North
Mahwah, NJ
1-201-529-2400

Mt. Kisco Honda
mtkiscohonda.com
Route 117
Bedford Hills, NY
1-914-666-0030

New Country Audi of Greenwich
www.NewCountryAudi.com
181 West Putnam Avenue
Greenwich, NY
1-203-661-1800

New Rochelle Chevrolet
www.newrochellechevyny.com
291 Main Street
New Rochelle, NY
1-800-750-2651

New Rochelle Hyundai
www.HyundaiOfNewRoc.com
125 East Main Street
New Rochelle, NY
1-914-654-8300

New Rochelle Toyota
newrochelletoyota.com
47 Cedar Street
New Rochelle, NY
1-888-498-4843

Nissan City
www.nissancity.com
225 Boston Post Road
Port Chester, NY
1-866-589-2356

P.C. Richard & Son, LLC
pcrichardc.om
150 Price Pkwy. Farmingdale,
New York 11735 USA
1-866-419-4096

Rockland Nissan
www.RocklandNissan.com
608 Route 303 South
Blauvelt, NY
1-888-614-8898

Rye Ford
ryeford.com
1151 Boston Post Road
Rye, NY
1-914-967-6300

Schultz Ford-Lincoln
877shultz.com
80 Route 304
Nanuet, NY
1-845-624-3600

Stickley Audi & Company
stickleyaudi.com
207 W. 25th Street
Manhattan, NY
1-212-337-0700

Tarrytown Honda
tarrytownhonda.com
480 S. Broadway
Tarrytown, NY
1-888-408-0673

Varmax Liquor Pantry
varmax.com
19 Putnam Avenue
Port Chester, NY 10573
1-914-937-4930

Westchester Subaru
www.westchestersubaru.com
258 East Main Street
Elmsford, NY
1-888-747-8929

Westchester Toyota
www.westchestertoyota.com
2167 Central Park Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10710
1-888-560-6662
Sales: 888-224-4595
Fax: 914-779-7623

White Plains Dodge Chrysler Jeep
www.WhitePlainsChrysler.com
70 Westchester Avenue
White Plains, NY
1-800-679-0328

White Plains Buick GMC
www.WhitePlainsBuickGMC.com
358 Central Avenue
White Plains, NY
1-800-799-6795

White Plains Honda
whiteplainshonda.com
344 Central Avenue
White Plains, NY 10606
1-877-553-9292

World Wide BMW
worldwidebmw.com
125 E. Route 59
Spring Valley, NY
1-800-635-2697

UPDATED 12/30 5:45 PM

Stacy A. Anderson and Yaron Weitzman were removed as they no longer work at the Journal News. Nancy Cutler, Elizabeth Ganga, Thane Grauel were on the map and updated. Scott Faubel is not on the map but was updated.

New to the map are Jorge Fitz-Gibbon, Terence Corcoran, Jon Campbell, George Troyano, Brian Tumulty, Greg Shillinglaw, YS------, Shawn Cohen, Jane Lerner, Herb Pinder, Marcela Rojas, Eileen Zaccagnino, Mary Dolan, Theresa Juva-Brown, Laura Incalcaterra, and Colin Gustafson.

There are 92 names on the list. That gets up to 42 names on the map. So we are just short of half at this point although may me understanting things as some of the 92 may no longer work at the Journal News or work as freelancers. We are only interested in full-time employees.

The list is now color-coded. Employees in GREEN are on the map but may be missing some information which is indicated in RED. Employees in ALL RED are not on the map because we do not have home address information.

There have been hundreds of emails with lots of suggestions but there are a few folks that have been working these names very hard over the past couple days and I want to acknowledge them by initials -- JK, PT, BM, BG, SM, CB, MR, GA, JD, SK, BW, SS, RH, GB,

UPDATED 12/31 4:45 PM

Removed Robert Marchant, he no longer works at the Journal News

Add to the map are Vincent Mercogliano, Carrie Yale, Heather Salerno, Mauro Ferrotta, Scott Faubel, John Czarnecki, Terence Corcoran, Colin Gustafson, Ned Rauch, Marcela Rojas, Matthew Brown, Gary McGriff, Akiko Matsuda, Linda Lombroso, Betsy Lombardi, Elaine Kirsch, Robert Brum.

That makes it 57 of 91 or 63%.

We have 34 names left to either clear (are not full-time employees) or get on the map. They are Chris Brown, Albert Conte, Ed Cummins, Wilfred David, Mike Dougherty, Ricky Flores, Ernie Garcia, Tessa Garcia, Tim Henderson, Lee Higgins, Brian Howard, Liz Johnson, Chad Jennings, Peter Kramer, Rich Liebson, Cara Matthews, Sean Mayer, Joe McDonald, Caryn McBride, Mike Meaney, Jill Mercadante, Kathy Moore, Mareesa Nicosia, Cathey O’Donnell, James O'Rourke, Leah Rae, Ben Rubin, Khurram Saeed, Erik Shilling, Joe Spector, Gary Stern, Alex Taylor, and Chris Vaughan.

As noted above, names below in GREEN are on the map but may be missing a single item (marked in RED). Names in red are the ones not yet on the map.

UPDATED 1/1 6:30 PM

Liz Johnson, Mike Meaney, Wilfred David, Cara Matthews were added to the map. YS------ was edited because we got an exact address. Chris Brown was removed because he is a freelancer.

That makes it 61 of 90 or 68%.

UPDATED 1/2 2:30 PM

The following were added to the map: Caryn McBride, Mareesa Nicosia, Leah Rae, Erik Shilling, Ed Cummins and Rich Liebson. Ben Rubin was removed because he does not work there anymore.

That gets us to 77 out of 89 or 75%.

We have 12 names left to either clear (are not full-time employees) or get on the map. They are Albert Conte, Mike Dougherty, Ricky Flores, Ernie Garcia, Tessa Garcia, Tim Henderson, Lee Higgins, Brian Howard, Chad Jennings, Peter Kramer, Sean Mayer, Joe McDonald, Jill Mercadante, Kathy Moore, Cathey O’Donnell, James O'Rourke, Khurram Saeed, Joe Spector, Gary Stern, Alex Taylor, and Chris Vaughan.

UPDATED 1/2 6:30 PM

The following were added to the map: Jill Mercadante, Chris Vaughan, Tim Henderson, Tessa Garcia.
Cathey O’Donnell was removed because she does not work there anymore.

Wow! That gets us to 71 of 83 or 86%

We have 12 names left to either clear (are not full-time employees) or get on the map. They are Albert Conte, Mike Dougherty, Ricky Flores, Ernie Garcia, Lee Higgins, Brian Howard, Chad Jennings, Peter Kramer, Sean Mayer, Joe McDonald, Kathy Moore, James O'Rourke, Khurram Saeed, Joe Spector, Gary Stern, and Alex Taylor.

ADDED: Sean Mayer, Joseph Spector, Gary Stern
REMOVED: Joe McDonald (no longer works at Journal News.

That gets us to 74 of 82 or 90%. We have 8 names left.

SMALL FAVOR TO MY TEAM: While I have this crack team of researches hard at work I will take everything you can find on these two individuals James Vincent Bonanno and his son, Vince James Bonanno. You can certainly appreciate that given my willingness to take on causes like this Journal News map I have made more than my share of The Bonannos are currently suing me for defamation in New York State Supreme Court because I accurately reported on their various misdeeds. They both work for the local school district.

This is the father…

James Vincent Bonanno
24 Ronalds Avenue
New Rochelle, NY

Not sure where the son lives…

Vince James Bonanno ("Little Jimmy")

Any information you can pull on them will be appreciated. Little Jimmy, a heroin addict who is in the Westchester County Methadone Program has at least one prior arrest that I know of, not sure about the father. I believe the father is also involved in various side-businesses.

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Colin grew up in Washington, D.C., went to college in St. Paul, Minn., and now lives in Queens. Before joining The Journal News, he worked as an education reporter for Greenwich Time, a daily newspaper in Connecticut. Before that, he was a contributor to the business desk at the New York Sun and an assistant managing editor at the weekly Queens Chronicle.

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Seth Harrison has been a staff photographer at The Journal News since 1987. In that time, he has covered 9/11, elections in Israel, national political conventions, several World Series, and all facets of local news. Covering national and international events is exciting, however Harrison gains tremendous satisfaction telling the stories close to home. "The mother who has dedicated her life to helping to find a cure for the rare and fatal disease that afflicts her son, the story of troubled children housed in residential treatment centers, or the scores of young Mormon's who come to this area every year to try to spread their faith, are the types of stories that allow me to step in to the lives of our neighbors and offer a glimpse of lives that, while unfolding right around the corner, are very different from our own." Harrison has a bachelor's degree in photojournalism from Rochester Institute of Technology. A lower Westchester resident, he was born in Brooklyn, and grew up in Yonkers and Hastings-on-Hudson. He is married with three daughters.

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**Laura Incalcaterra**
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Airmont, NY 10952
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Laura Incalcaterra covers the environment, open space and zoning and planning issues for The Journal News. A Boston College graduate, Laura grew up in Rockland, attended East Ramapo schools and has worked for The Journal News since 1993. Laura has written features and covered North Rockland, crime, government and a host of other issues.

**Liz Johnson**
Food Editor
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Nyack, NY 10960-4309
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Work Phone: 914-694-5075
Work Email: [email protected]
Twitter: https://twitter.com/small_bites
FB: https://www.facebook.com/sourcherryfarm
LinkedIN: http://www.linkedin.com/in/lizzyj
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**Theresa Juva-Brown**
Transportation Reporter
The Journal News/LoHud.com
21302 75th Avenue Apt #4D
Oakland Gardens, NY 11364-3348
Home Phone:
Work Phone: 914-393-0863
Work Email: [email protected]
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TJuva
FB: https://www.facebook.com/theresa.juvabrown
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Chad Jennings
LoHud Yankees Beat Writer
The Journal News/LoHud.com
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**Elaine Kirsch**
Director/Circulation Operations
The Journal News/LoHud.com
22 Marget Ann Lane
Suffern, NY 10901-3313
845-358-0787
Work Phone: 914-696-8511
Work Email: [email protected]
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LinkedIN: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/elaine-kirsch/b/a97/373
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Peter Kramer
Theater
The Journal News/LoHud.com
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**James Kwasnik**
Online Director
The Journal News/LoHud.com
Harrison, NY 10528
Home Phone:
Work Phone: 914-694-5172
Work Email: [email protected]
Twitter: https://twitter.com/schmooze
FB: https://www.facebook.com/jameskwasnik
LinkedIN: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jameskwasnik
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**Cynthia R. Lambert**
Editor
The Journal News/LoHud.com
17 McBride Ave
White Plains, NY 10603
(914) 948-9388
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Work Email: [email protected]
Twitter: https://twitter.com/croyle1
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**Jane Lerner**
Reporter for Health and Hospitals
The Journal News/LoHud.com
1 Tilda Lane
New City, NY 10956
845-634-3512
Work Phone: 914-694-9300
Work Email: [email protected]
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JaneLernerNY
FB: https://www.facebook.com/jane.lerner1 (REMOVED)
LinkedIN: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jane-lerner/10/317/260/
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Jane Lerner covers the health and hospitals beat for The Journal News in Rockland. She has worked for The Journal News since 1991, first in Westchester, then in Rockland. She has a master's degree from the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University, where she completed a concentration in health and science writing. She lives in Rockland with her husband and two children.

**Steve Lieberman**
Police and Courts Reporter
The Journal News/LoHud.com
81 Elysian Avenue
Nyack, NY 10960
845-353-4647
Work Phone:
Work Email: [email protected]
Twitter: https://twitter.com/LoHudLegal
FB: https://www.facebook.com/steve.lieberman.7
LinkedIN: www.linkedin.com/pub/steve-lieberman/17/796/547
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Steve Lieberman joined The Journal News as an editor in February 1984 and became a reporter during the spring of 1986. He has covered police, courts and legal issues for more than a decade, after reporting on county, town, village and state governments and general issues. He received more than a dozen state awards for writing and reporting. Born and raised in The Bronx, he has lived in Rockland since 1988.

Rich Liebson
Reporter
The Journal News/LoHud.com
2 Greenacres Way
White Plains, NY 10606-3122
914-686-8940
Work Phone:
Work Email: [email protected]
Twitter: https://twitter.com/RichLiebson
FB:
LinkedIN: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/rich-liebson/a/1a0/404
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Rich Liebson grew up on military bases in the U.S. and Germany as the son of an Air Force master sergeant. After serving four years in the U.S. Army he was hired as a part-time reporter in 1983 and promoted to full-time in 1985. He's had a number of beats over the years including education, municipal government and public safety. He's also been a columnist and city editor for central Westchester. Rich lives in White Plains.

**Betsy Lombardi**
Universal Desk Editor
The Journal News/LoHud.com
59 Tamarack Road
Rye Brook, NY 10573-2138
914-937-2389
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/betsylombardi (REMOVED)
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LinkedIN: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/elizabeth-lombardi/39/136/760
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**Linda Lombroso**
Features Writer
The Journal News/LoHud.com
237 Broadfield Rd
New Rochelle, NY 10804-2409
914-654-0527
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/LindaLombroso
FB: https://www.facebook.com/lindalombroso
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**Akiko Matsuda**
Reporter for Haverstraw and Stony Point
The Journal News/LoHud.com
4329 Broadway Apt 5B
New York, NY 10033-2404
NEW YORK COUNTY
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Work Email: [email protected]
Twitter: https://twitter.com/LoHudAkiko
FB:
LinkedIN: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/akiko-matsuda/10/54a/13
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Akiko Matsuda has been a reporter with The Journal News since August 2005, covering the communities of North Rockland — Haverstraw town and village, Pomona, West Haverstraw, Stony Point. Before that, she covered local governments in upstate New York and Connecticut. A Japanese native, she was a reporter and news anchor for a TV station in Sapporo, covering various beats, including courts, politics and the environment.

**Cara Matthews**
Statehouse Reporter
The Journal News/LoHud.com
12 Hamilton Avenue Apt A
Norwalk, CT 06854-3510
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Work Email: [email protected]
Twitter: https://twitter.com/GannettAlbany
FB: https://www.facebook.com/cara.matthews.54
LinkedIN: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/cara-matthews/35/139/336
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**Sean Mayer**
Sports and Operations Editor
The Journal News/LoHud.com
5 Edward Place
Monroe, NY 10950
Home Phone:
Work Phone: 914-696-8527
Work Email: [email protected]
Twitter: https://twitter.com/scoopmayer35
FB: https://www.facebook.com/sean.mayer
LinkedIN: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/sean-mayer/6/b13/b58
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**Caryn McBride**
REMOVED BY REQUEST -- No Longer Employed by Journal News

**Gary McGriff**
The Journal News/LoHud.com
14 Ball Pond Road
New Fairfield, CT 06812-4920
203-312-0805
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FB: https://www.facebook.com/gary.mcgriff
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**Mike Meaney**
Morning Breaking News
The Journal News/LoHud.com
118 Frank Ave
Mamaroneck, NY 10543-2808
914-381-4245
Work Phone: 914-696-8565
Work Email: [email protected]
Twitter:
FB: https://www.facebook.com/michael.meaney.125
LinkedIN: http://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelmeaney/
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**Vincent Mercogliano**
High School Sports Reporter
The Journal News/LoHud.com
475 Wilmot Road New Rochelle, NY 10804-1019
914-637-9367
Work Phone:
Work Email: [email protected]
Twitter: https://twitter.com/vzmercogliano
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LinkedIN: http://www.linkedin.com/in/vincentmercogliano
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**Jill Mercadante**
Multimedia/Marketing Editor
The Journal News/LoHud.com
222 Sackett Street #2F
Brooklyn, NY 11231
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/tumbling_after
FB: https://www.facebook.com/jill.mercadante
LinkedIN: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jill-mercadante/13/642/5a0
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Kathy Moore (Kathy Moore O'Connor)
Local Content Editor
The Journal News/LoHud.com
11 Woodland Drive
Brewster, NY 10509-2523
845-278-0144, 845-279-2666
Work Phone: 914-694-3523
Work Email: [email protected]
Twitter:
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LinkedIN: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/kathy-moore-o-connor/59/679/160
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Kathy Moore is the local editor for northern Westchester and Putnam counties. She began working at The Journal News in 1985 and covered towns, schools, Mount Vernon City Hall, Putnam County government and general assignment before becoming a bureau chief and then an editor overseeing the northern reaches of our coverage area. She works with a terrific staff in the paper’s Mount Kisco office whose writing and reporting fuels The Journal News, Lohud.com, the Northern Westchester and Yorktown/Cortlandt Express and their corresponding community blogs.

**Barbara L Nackman**
Reporter
The Journal News/LoHud.com
279 Farrington Avenue
Tarrytown, NY 10591
(914) 332-5185
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A municipal reporter for The Journal News since 1997, Barbara Livingston Nackman has covered local governments, events and breaking news from many communities. She began her journalism career by writing for bookselling and library publications. She reported on Putnam County communities for 10 years before getting her latest assignment, keeping track of Briarcliff Manor and Somers.

**Mareesa Nicosia**
Ramapo Reporter
The Journal News/LoHud.com
104 Gordon Ave
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591-1910
585-402-6535, 607-437-1895
Work Phone:
Work Email: [email protected]
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Mareesanicosia
FB: http://www.facebook.com/mareesa.nicosia?fref=ts
LinkedIN: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/mareesa-nicosia/5/a99/18
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Cathey O’Donnell
Reporter
The Journal News/LoHud.com
Home Address:
Home Phone:
Work Phone: 914-694-3596
Work Email: [email protected]
Twitter: https://twitter.com/catheyodonnell
FB: https://www.facebook.com/cathey.odonnell.7
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James O'Rourke
Westchester and Rockland County Night Reporter
The Journal News/LoHud.com
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**Herb Pinder**
Opinion Page Editor
The Journal News/LoHud.com
66 W 89th St Apt# 2R
New York, NY 10024-2045
212-769-1945
Work Phone: 914-694-5031
Work Email: [email protected]
Twitter: https://twitter.com/herbpinderNY
LinkedIN: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/herb-pinder/15/935/462
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**Leah Rae**
Reporter for Port Chester, Rye Brook and Rye City
The Journal News/LoHud.com
13 N Cottenet St
Irvington, NY 10533-1508
914-591-0319
Work Phone:
Work Email: [email protected]
Twitter: https://twitter.com/LeahRaeNY
FB: https://www.facebook.com/leah.rae.33
LinkedIN: http://www.http://www.linkedin.com/in/leahrae?trk=pub-pbmap
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Leah Rae covers the Port Chester-Rye Brook beat for The Journal News. She’s written about Westchester's immigrant population since joining the paper in 1994, and reported from two immigrant “hometowns” in Ecuador and Guatemala. Leah studied at the University of Toronto and worked at her hometown paper, The Buffalo News, before migrating downstate. She writes the Beyond Borders blog at immigration.lohudblogs.com and contributes to the Sound Shore blog at soundshore.lohudblogs.com.

**Swapna Venugopal Ramaswamy**
Reporter
The Journal News/LoHud.com
306 Quaker Rd
Chappaqua, NY 10514
(914) 238-4607
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Work Email: [email protected]
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SwapnaVenugopal
FB: https://www.facebook.com/swapna.venugopal.14
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Swapna Venugopal Ramaswamy, a staff writer for The Journal News/LoHud.com, covers several communities in Westchester County and writes about everything from local politics to schools to development issues. She joined the paper in October 2006 and expanded her byline to include Ramaswamy -- reportedly the longest byline ever. Previously, Swapna worked as a municipal reporter for the Home News Tribune in New Jersey and interned at the New York Daily News as a general assignment reporter. She earned a master's degree in journalism from New York University, where she was associate features editor of NYU's daily newspaper, The Washington Square News.

**Ned P. Rauch**
Reporter for Harrison and Mt. Vernon
The Journal News/LoHud.com
922 Lorimer Street Apt 2
Brooklyn, NY 11222-3178
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Work Email: [email protected]
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NPRauch
FB: https://www.facebook.com/ned.rauch
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**Phil Reisman**
Columnist
The Journal News/LoHud.com
73 Rossmore Avenue
Bronxville, NY 10708
914-337-6522
Work Phone: 914-694-5008
Work Email: [email protected]
Twitter: https://twitter.com/philreisman
FB: https://www.facebook.com/phil.reisman
LinkedIN: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/phil-reisman/6/237/377
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**Michael J Risinit**
Reporter
The Journal News/LoHud.com
42 Robinson Lane
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
845-454-2278
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/mikerisinit
FB: https://www.facebook.com/michael.risinit/info
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Mike Risinit covers politics, the environment and other issues touching on northern Westchester. He has been a reporter at The Journal News since 1998.

**Robert F. Rodriguez**
Visual Editor
The Journal News/LoHud.com
420 Riverside Dr, Apt 7A
New York, NY 10025-7748
212-222-4566
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**Marcela Rojas**
Reporter for Somers, Ossining and Peekskill
The Journal News/LoHud.com
43 Mitchell Place Apt
White Plains, NY 10601-4337
Home Phone:
Work Phone: 845-228-2271
Work Email:[email protected]
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MRO3
FB:
LinkedIN: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/marcela-rojas/45/416/2ab/
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Khurram Saeed
Reporter
The Journal News/LoHud.com
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Khurram Saeed has been reporting for The Journal News since 2000. He writes about transportation issues in Rockland and has a weekly column called Getting There, which appears Wednesdays. Raised in Chestnut Ridge, Saeed previously worked at a newspaper in Washington and at magazines in Canada. Reach him at [email protected] or 845-578-2412.

**Heather Salerno**
Feature Writer
The Journal News/LoHud.com
103 Cambridge Ave
Garden City, NY 11530-4101
Home Phone: 516-739-9709
Work Phone:
Work Email: [email protected]
Twitter: https://twitter.com/heather_salerno
FB: https://www.facebook.com/heather.salerno.7
LinkedIN: http://www.linkedin.com/in/heathersalerno
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**Tania Savayan**
Photographer
The Journal News/LoHud.com
7562 Kessel Street Forest Hills, NY 11375-6846
718-793-5642
Work Phone:
Work Email: [email protected]
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TaniaSavayan
FB: https://www.facebook.com/tania.savayan
LinkedIN: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/tania-savayan/3/984/687?_mSplash=1
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**Erik Shilling**
Courts Reporter
The Journal News/LoHud.com
157 Newell St Fl 3
Brooklyn, NY 11222-3036
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Work Email: [email protected]
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ErikShilling
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**Greg Shillinglaw**
Reporter for Greenburgh and Mount Pleasant
Multimedia Journalist at The Journal News
The Journal News/LoHud.com
80 Greenway Drive Irvington, NY 10533-1844
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/gshilly
FB: https://www.facebook.com/gshillinglaw?ref=ts&fref=ts
LinkedIN: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/greg-shillinglaw/2a/706/6b5/
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**Joseph Spector**
Statehouse Reporter
The Journal News/LoHud.com
20 Greenock Road
Delmar, NY 12054-3510
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Work Email: [email protected]
Twitter: https://twitter.com/GannettAlbany
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YS [Removed upon request, no longer works at the Journal News]
Digital Editor/Nights
The Journal News/LoHud.com

Gary Stern
Education Reporter
The Journal News/LoHud.com
165 Orchard Street White Plains, NY 10604-1407
914-948-8996
Work Phone:
Work Email: [email protected]
Twitter: https://twitter.com/faithbeat
FB: http://www.facebook.com/gary.stern.5095?fref=ts
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Alex Taylor
Reporter for Orangetown, Pearl River and Colleges
The Journal News/LoHud.com
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**George Troyano**
Vice President Sales & Marketing
The Journal News/LoHud.com
2 Rams Gate Court
Medford, NJ 08055-9704
609-953-2745
Work Phone: 914-694-5157
Work Email: [email protected]
Twitter:https://twitter.com/GTmedford
FB: https://www.facebook.com/george.troyano
LinkedIN: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/george-troyano/33/4bb/a84
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**Brian Tumulty**
DC Reporter
The Journal News/LoHud.com
5589 Cedar Break Drive
Centreville, VA 20120-3329
703-830-0926
Work Phone:
Work Email:[email protected]tt.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NYinDc
FB: https://www.facebook.com/brian.tumulty?ref=ts&fref=ts
LinkedIN: www.linkedin.com/pub/brian-tumulty/4a/879/2b1
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**Ken Valenti**
Reporter
The Journal News/LoHud.com
2221 Palmer Ave Apt# 2P
New Rochelle, NY 10801-3064
914-498-9289
Work Phone:
Work Email: [email protected]
Twitter: https://twitter.com/lohudgoing, https://twitter.com/NewRoKen
FB: https://www.facebook.com/ken.valenti, https://www.facebook.com/ken.valenti.1
LinkedIN: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/ken-valenti/a/677/59
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**Chris Vaughan**
Community Web Producer
The Journal News/LoHud.com
Street Address:
Tarrytown, NY
Home Phone:
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Work Email: [email protected]
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChrisLLVaughan
FB: http://www.facebook.com/christopher.vaughan2?fref=ts
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**Randi Weiner (Randi W. Gormley)**
Reporter
The Journal News/LoHud.com
843 Mill Plain Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
203-254-3285
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FB: https://www.facebook.com/randi.weiner.92
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**Alex Weisler**
Reporter for Mount Kisco, New Castle and North Castle
The Journal News/LoHud.com
5 Wheatstone Road
New City, NY 10956-2515
845-639-0868
Work Phone: 914-666-6482
Work Email: [email protected]
Twitter: https://twitter.com/alexweisler
FB: http://www.facebook.com/weisler.alex
LinkedIN: http://www.linkedin.com/in/alexweisler
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**David McKay Wilson**
Columnist
The Journal News/LoHud.com
104 Topland Rd
Mahopac, New York 10541
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Work Email: [email protected]
Twitter: https://twitter.com/davidmckay415
FB: https://www.facebook.com/davidmckaywilson
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**Dwight R Worley**
Education Reporter
The Journal News/LoHud.com
230-6 139th Avenue
Queens, NY 11413
718-527-0832
Work Phone:
Work Email: [email protected]
Twitter: https://twitter.com/dwightworley
FB:
LinkedIN: http://www.linkedin.com/in/dwightworley
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Dwight R. Worley is an education/urban affairs reporter covering central Westchester schools for The Journal News, The White Plains Express and LoHud.com. He also serves as a database reporter for the publications, using computer-assisted reporting techniques to develop a wide range of stories about diversity, race, immigration and how changing demographics have impacted the Lower Hudson Valley. He joined The Journal News in 1999 as a business reporter.

**Carrie Yale**
Visuals Director
The Journal News/LoHud.com
10 Meadowbrook Court Apt 1B
Brewster, NY 10509-3616
914-948-6312
Work Phone: 914-694-5092
Work Email: [email protected]
Twitter: https://twitter.com/carrieyale
FB: https://www.facebook.com/carrie.yale.7
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**Eileen Zaccagnino**
Online Ad Director
The Journal News/LoHud.com
6 Birch Road
South Salem, NY 10590-2314
914-533-5278
Work Phone: 914-696-8463
Work Email: [email protected]
Twitter:
FB: https://www.facebook.com/eileen.zaccagnino?fref=ts
LinkedIN: http://www.linkedin.com/in/eileenzaccagnino/
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UPDATE 12/31 2:20 PM I am in receipt of all communications between the Journal News and the Westchester County Clerk including the entire list of "pistol permits" (i.e., license holders) for Westchester County. My next project, once I complete the map, is to run all Journal News employees living in Westchester against the list I just got.

UPDATE 1/1 6:30 PM

Let me set to rest the speculation that the Journal News exempted their own employees from their map. YS [removed] is a photographer and editor at the Journal News. He resides in [removed]. He is in the Westchester County list provided to the Journal News and he is a dot in the map so we can at least put to rest any conspiracy theories in this regard.

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Journal News Hypocrisy

Most of the readers of this article are not from the area and may have never heard of the Journal News until this week. Many of speculated on the motives behind their pistol LICENSE map. If you want just a few of very real examples of hypocrisy from the Journal News you can look at the following three exclusive stories than we have run over the past three months that the Journal News did not bother to report at all.

New Rochelle Police Confiscate Loaded .9mm Semi-Automatic Carbine from Monroe College Basketball Player, Former Coach of the Year Fired

By any measure, this is a major story -- a member of the NJCAA National Championship women's basketball team delivers a savage beating to a teammate. While the victim of the assault is in the hospital she receives a text message from her assailant threatening to kill her, and her mother with a gun she keeps at an apartment on campus. School officials recovered a loaded .9mm Semi-Automatic Carbine. Before the District Attorney could bring charges the player fled the state. The player was kicked off the team, the other player suspended and the coach fired because he knew of the gun and failed to report it to school officials or the police.

The Journal News did not cover this story at all. Monroe College is a major advertiser in Westchester County.

New Rochelle Suspends Three Following Gun to Head Incident on Bee-Line School Bus

Three students leave a school bus an enter a middle school with a gun after terrorizing a 6th grader on the bus by placing her in a headlock, holding the gun to her head and threatening her. The Journal News does not report on this incident.

New Rochelle Barnard School Principal Waits Hours to Notify Police of Intruder; Parents Told Man In Building Was Outside

In this case, a man was in the building for hours, he was found hiding in a closet in a second floor classroom by a teaching assistant. Even then, the building principal waited 45 minutes to call police and then lied about the entire incident to parents. The Journal News did not cover this story.

New Rochelle Board President Says District in "Full Compliance" with School Safety Laws

Four days after the Newtown Shooting, the local school board President and Superintendent make false claims that the district is in full compliance with New York State school safety laws. By statute the district must review and update plans for the district and each school in the district once a year. 10 of 11 schools have not been updated since 2001. The 11th was updated in 2006. The Journal News does not even cover the board meeting let along report this.

UPDATE: 1/2 9:15 AM: I appeared this morning on the Pat Campbell Show in Tulsa, OK to discuss the latest on the Journal News gun owner map: Pat Campbell Show 1-2-13

UPDATE: 1/2 12:10 PM: My FOIL request to the Westchester County Clerk resulted in my receiving the communications between the clerk's office and Journal News reporter Dwight Worley. It was a jumbled mess of documents which I cut, paste and re-ordered in chronological order so readers can follow the discussion between Deputy Clerk John J. Allen and Worley (link below).

Communications Between Westchester County Clerk & Journal News for FOIL Pistol Licenses December 2012

I am requesting the names, complete addresses, the type of permits issued (carry concealed/possess on
premises/possess carry during employment), and the type of weapons possessed, including the weapon's
manufacturer, type of weapon, caliber, serial number and model, for all permit holders in your database.
Also, please provide a complete record layout and data dictionary for your pistol permits database.

There is a brief sidebar after Worley appeals the partial denial of the paper's request to County Executive Rob Astorino on December 17th and County Attorney Robert F. Meehan responds for Astorino on December 20th to deny the appeal. The Westchester County Clerk Tim Idoni is a Democrat from New Rochelle (where we operate) and Astorino is a Republican. If you are wondering how divided government works in Westchester read how the Democrats in the County Legislature literally turned out the lights in the chamber when they did not get their way on the 2013 budget.

This stands in stark contrast to the decided lack of cooperation in Putnam County, north of Westchester.

New York County denies request for names of gun permit holders

Authorities in a suburban county north of New York City said on Tuesday they will refuse to release names of local gun permit holders to a newspaper that has been publishing the identities of thousands of license-holding residents.

Putnam County Clerk Dennis Sant said he would defy a request for information about pistol permit holders from the White Plains, New York-based Journal News, which has come under criticism for publishing thousands of such identities already.

UPDATE 1/2 2:50 PM: I have been advised that the phone listing for Robert Brum in Pomona is incorrect. Please disregard 845-354-0243. That is the number for an older woman who was assigned that number after Robert Brum moved.

UPDATE 1/3 8:30 AM: Newspaper threatened with ‘suspicious white powder’ after publishing gun owners’ names

The suspicious package turned out to be a non-event but I was surprised to see this...

The article mentions Christopher Fountain who put up a lot of detail about the publisher, Janet Hasson and a few other Journal News employees. I am not sure how many, maybe 5 or 6 names. New York State Rifle and Pistol Association President Tom King is quoted saying “I’m sure that the blogger will take down the list as soon as the gun names come down.”

Meanwhile, we have now crowd-sourced 73 of 82 (89%) Journal News employees and mapped each one. We are in the process of clearing the list and I expect we will be at 100% shortly.

I would tell Mr. King a thing or three: (1) the Journal News intends to EXPAND their map to include Putnam County not take it down; (2) the Journal News was never just seeking names and addresses -- their Freedom of Information Request is for "names, complete addresses, the type of permits issued (carry concealed/possess on premises/possess carry during employment), and the type of weapons possessed, including the weapon's manufacturer, type of weapon, caliber, serial number and model, for all permit holders in your database; (3) (1) I have no intention of taking down my list or map regardless of what the Journal News does or what he says.

UPDATE 1/3 1:15 PM: If my actions are going to be disapproved of by anyone I would prefer that it be Jack Shafer: Let’s not go crazy over publishing gun lists

Undeterred by the fact that the handgun data was, by state law, a matter of the public record, aggrieved gun owners retaliated. A crowdsourced map of the home addresses of Journal News employees — including their home and work phone numbers when found — went up. The site also listed the names and addresses of the paper’s local and national advertisers, suggesting Journal News readers write letters threatening to boycott their goods and services unless the Journal News took its map down. The New York State & Pistol Association urged a boycott of all Gannett enterprises, asserting that the map had “put in harm’s way tens of thousands of lawful license holders.” [read entire article]

I met Jack in 2004 at a conference at Harvard. He wrote the PressBox column for Slate/Washington Post for years and I have emailed him from time to time. Between Jack Shafer and Jim Romensko you get about all you need in terms of media criticism. Jim was, for many years at Poynter. Jack writes today "Exactly how publishing public-record data constitutes privacy invasion is a topic worthy of a Poynter Institute seminar." Ironically, I was part of a Poynter conference on Online Journalism Ethics. I am pretty sure my map would have flunked the ethics test in that room back in 2006. The question then might be if my map flunks then what about the Journal News map? Having been part of this discussion in the past, I can tell you that some of the opinion would be driven by the idea that journalists are like members of a holy order on a divine mission. Not everyone at Poynter would take the side of the Journal News but I suspect they would also be against my map.

I can tell you one other thing -- the melodrama that has ensued with the armed guards and the envelopes of talcum powder is the sort of thing that validates the self-image of journalists that what they do is important (and thus justifies the low wages they are paid).

UPDATE: 1/9 9:00 AM - I was away this weekend and so not entirely top of this story. I was in Miami for the BCS Championship Game to see my Irish get stomped by Alabama :-(. I am back in New York.

On my way to the airport, I received an email from WPIX 11's Erica Pitzi requesting an interview. Many of the questions were to the effect of whether I felt I was to blame for people who were making death threats to Journal News employees or whether I would take my map down after a New York Times article reported on threats against Journal News employees. (My answer? "No"). Having viewed what aired, the piece struck me as fairer than I expected.

WPIX ARTICLE/VIDEO: Death threats, reporters’ families targeted over controversial gun-owner map

“I don’t think my map is particularly fair to the Journal News employees, many of them have nothing to do with the story, but that’s in the same spirit of the Journal News map which is equally unfair,” Cox told PIX 11 News over the phone from Florida.

In The New York Times article, Journal News Publisher Janet Hasson seeks to shift the issue away from Newtown, away from their map of gun owners, away from the entire issue of gun control and convert the issue into a First Amendment issue.

"As journalists, we are prepared for criticism," Hasson told The Times. "But in the U.S., journalists should not be threatened."

Actually, in the U.S., no one should be threatened. In fact, there are laws against threatening people with bodily harm and the apply to everyone, not just journalists. As I told WPIX, an appropriate response is to boycott or picket or otherwise express disapproval. Physically threatening someone is never the right thing to do.

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UPDATE: The Journal News has removed their gun map. Before you ask. "No, we are not taking down our map".

Here is the official statement from Janet Hasson:

With the passage this week of the NYSAFE gun law, which allows permit holders to request their names and addresses be removed from the public record, we decided to remove the gun permit data from lohud.com at 5 pm today.

While the new law does not require us to remove the data, we believe that doing so complies with its spirit. For the past four weeks, there has been vigorous debate over our publication of the permit data, which has been viewed nearly 1.2 million times by readers. One of our core missions as a newspaper is to empower our readers with as much information as possible on the critical issues they face, and guns have certainly become a top issue since the massacre in nearby Newtown, Conn. Sharing as much public information as possible provides our readers with the ability to contribute to the discussion, in any way they wish, on how to make their communities safer.

We remain committed to our mission of providing the critical public service of championing free speech and open records.

Self-serving claptrap from a woman who thought she could pick a fight at a time and place of her choosing, declare the rules for the fight and call the fight when she had enough.

Sorry, Janet. It doesn't work that way. Our map of your employees stays.

UPDATE: Just taped a radio interview with Gary Baumgarten of 1010 WINS-NY. Let me know if you hear it air. Teaser: he asked me if this was a victory, my answer "yes!"

WINS 1010 has published a story with the audio clip here.

UPDATE 1/21: My Washington Examiner Op-Ed is now up: Why I will not be taking down my map of Journal News employees

UPDATE 1/23: I was on the Pat Campbell Show this morning, live on KFAQ 1170 Tulsa.

Listen here.

I also joined Pat, filling in, on the Schnitt Show this afternoon.

Listen here.

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FYI: O'Reilly and Hannity (with Ann Coulter) were all over the Journal News gun list story Thursday night, and not surprisingly, there wasn't a whole lot of sympathy for the JN's actions.

Um. who cares what O'Reilly and Hannity have to say. They're nothing but right-winged propaganda artists. Big DEAL.

Nicely done. I'll make sure I link to your page. I've seen references to the editor complaining that she cannot go home because some people posted HER information on the internet, all available as public information.Guess she never heard the old saying "what's good for the goose is good for the gander".

As far as Sympathy for a "Cage Droppin's Catcher" Like The "JN" Gannett Paper , The Staff , IF Down in This Neck O' The Swamp Wouldn't be in The Paper With Little Pins on Em ,........It Would be Slightly Different , but Something I Most Likely Would NOT Get involved With , ...As The Smell of Tar Makes Me Nauseous , And I Am Allergic To Chicken Feathers !

What the media in general and Journal News fail to comprehend is that people are being forced to obtain licensing to fulfill their constitutional right and this info is being displayed as a type of shame by the paper. There was no journalistic credibility nor justification for what was done.

Should we require people obtain a license to vote? Should we then publish an interactive map by political party with the same if as the gun owners?

Should we require reporters obtain licenses? Subject them to the same requirements as most concealed weapons permits including posting a bond in case they are sued for libel and of course post all of their home addresses? How many reporters have been outed for using fake sources to create the story line for them?

After all, I'm sure some people want to know.

So what do the citizens (both armed and unarmed) of the affected area need to do to bring a class action suit against the Journal? It is obviously a serious threat to the community to publish and distribute maps to unarmed houses and weapons caches and private valuables to criminals, and they obviously profited from the venture.

Pretty much everyone within the maps' boundaries have been knowingly put in harms way by the newspaper. That's a chunk of change.

And Robert Cox is causing a serious threat to the community and knowingly putting people in harm's way by publishing even MORE personal information.

But ... but ... but I thought it was OK to publish personal information as long as it's "legally obtained" and "publicly available"!

Gosh, that's what Janet Hasson said. And she runs a big New York newspaper, so she ought to know!

By the way, the USA Today newspaper is owned by the Gannett chain.
Do not buy the USA Today newspaper.

Go figure! I stopped reading USA Today a looooooooooong time ago. There's no journalistic honestly/credibility in USA Today.

The publication of a name and address does not in any way justify the publication of a name, address, phone number, email address, facebook page, twitter account, pictures, and references to children. Robert Cox and his followers should be ashamed. Disgusting.

“That was the most asinine article I’ve ever seen,” said Walter T. Shaw, 65, a former burglar and jewel thief who the FBI blames for more than 3,000 break-ins that netted some $70 million in the 1960s and 1970s. “Having a list of who has a gun is like gold - why rob that house when you can hit the one next door, where there are no guns?

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/01/04/ex-burglars-say-newspapers-gun-map-...

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/01/04/ex-burglars-say-newspapers-gun-map-...

I tend to agree with you, however, the information is public and according to the Journal news editors there is nothing wrong with printing public information for any reason. So if anyone should be ashamed and worthy of disgust it would be the people over at the Journal News who had time to think this through before they opened this can of worms.

Apparently in your eyes there was nothing wrong with the JN's map until journalists were included. Now you know how it feels. We cry no tears for you, we are now too busy watching our backs and deciding if we now need to buy guns as a direct result of the arrogance and willful disregard the JN has for area residents. These residents may not write letters but will not be shopping in stores that advertise in the paper. By the way, is the JN going to supply all of the area households with armed guards and will they care about your safety once you leave work??? I think not.

Welcome to the watch your back club.

Robert Cox is not referencing anyone's Children in anyway on his sight!
Get your facts straight!!!

Everything else you have mentioned is ALL public information.
If you don't like it, Tell journal news you don't like News Papers publishing law abiding citizens personal information in this "self serving to sell newspapers" sensationalism.
Thank you for your support in telling Journal news your displeasure in what they are doing. Well call them with you :-)

There is more than one reference to children on the list. How about you get YOUR facts straight.

What a shock -- the bad guys are using the list against the good guys. Read all about it here:

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/01/04/law-enforcement-latest-critics-on-p...

Law enforcement officials from a New York region where a local paper published a map identifying gun owners say prisoners are using the information to intimidate guards.

"They have inmates coming up to them and telling them exactly where they live. That's not acceptable to me," said Rockland County Sheriff Louis Falco.

Falco, along with other supporting police chiefs and county legislators, wants the paper to remove the information from its website.

"It's hurting law enforcement as a whole and it's directly affecting our ability to do our jobs," Falco said. "And then when we leave our jobs, we're going to have to defend our jobs and that's going to make for a very serious incident that's going to happen someplace in this county."

Robert Riley, a White Plains police officer who is president of the department's Patrolmen's Benevolent Association, agreed that the database is putting officers' lives at risk.

"My members are outraged," Riley said, noting that the potential dangers to law enforcement extend beyond Westchester and Rockland counties.

By publishing their names and addresses, Riley said Friday,

Legis. Aron Wieder (D-Spring Valley) called the publication of the list "irresponsible journalism" and said he now fears for his safety because the map broadcast that he does not have a gun license. At the news conference Friday morning, he handed a $150 certified check and a completed pistol permit application to Rockland County Clerk Paul Piperato.

"I never owned a gun but now I have no choice," Wieder said. "I have been exposed as someone that has no gun. And I'll do anything, anything to protect my family."

Piperato, who also serves as president to the New York State County Clerks Association, said all 62 counties in the state are supporting the state legislation to amend the law that makes gun permit holder information public.

"I've received hundreds of calls these last two weeks from residents in this county, both who have permits and those who do not have permits, who fear for their life," Piperato said. "My heart goes out to them and I condemn what The Journal News has done."

Rockland County Legis. Frank Sparaco (R-Valley Cottage) and Legis. Ilan Schoenberger (D-Wesley Hills) unveiled three bipartisan resolutions Friday in response to the newspaper's actions.

The first condemns the publication of the list, while the second resolution supports proposed state legislation that would make pistol permit information confidential. Lastly, the legislators aim to institute a program by the Rockland County Sheriff's Office that would distribute 1,600 firearm cable safety locks to residents in the county who want to safeguard their weapons.

"Regardless of anyone's position on the issue of gun control, people on both sides of the debate have agreed that publicizing personal information of legal gun ownership serves no positive purpose," Sparaco said.

Orangetown resident Charlotte Swift, 55, handed out lists of the newspaper's employees linked to the article, with their home addresses and phone numbers, as well as local politicians who can have an influence on the bill in Albany.

Swift said she has owned a gun for more than 20 years and her name is on the published list.

"When I saw the list, I had an immediate flood of emotions that I cannot even describe to you," said Swift. "I originally obtained a gun permit because I had previously been married to a man who attempted to strangle me . . . The first emotion I felt was, 'Oh my gosh, he can find me.'"

She also feared burglars might break into her own home and those of her neighbors who do not have guns.

"It clearly had no journalistic purpose," Swift said of the database. "In my mind, I felt intimidated, I felt threatened by them . . . and regardless of what The Journal News intended, what was their purpose in publishing it? It really didn't give any information to people that help them in their everyday lives."

http://newyork.newsday.com/news/nation/rockland-westchester-officials-sa...

By publishing their names and addresses, Riley said Friday,

Legis. Aron Wieder (D-Spring Valley) called the publication of the list "irresponsible journalism" and said he now fears for his safety because the map broadcast that he does not have a gun license. At the news conference Friday morning, he handed a $150 certified check and a completed pistol permit application to Rockland County Clerk Paul Piperato.

"I never owned a gun but now I have no choice," Wieder said. "I have been exposed as someone that has no gun. And I'll do anything, anything to protect my family."

Piperato, who also serves as president to the New York State County Clerks Association, said all 62 counties in the state are supporting the state legislation to amend the law that makes gun permit holder information public.

"I've received hundreds of calls these last two weeks from residents in this county, both who have permits and those who do not have permits, who fear for their life," Piperato said. "My heart goes out to them and I condemn what The Journal News has done."

Rockland County Legis. Frank Sparaco (R-Valley Cottage) and Legis. Ilan Schoenberger (D-Wesley Hills) unveiled three bipartisan resolutions Friday in response to the newspaper's actions.

The first condemns the publication of the list, while the second resolution supports proposed state legislation that would make pistol permit information confidential. Lastly, the legislators aim to institute a program by the Rockland County Sheriff's Office that would distribute 1,600 firearm cable safety locks to residents in the county who want to safeguard their weapons.

"Regardless of anyone's position on the issue of gun control, people on both sides of the debate have agreed that publicizing personal information of legal gun ownership serves no positive purpose," Sparaco said.

Rockland, Westchester officials say gun permit list endangers officers

Originally published: January 4, 2013 3:40 PM
Updated: January 4, 2013 4:01 PM
By SARAH ARMAGHAN [email protected]
Rockland County Sheriff Louis Falco speaks during a

Photo credit: Sarah Armaghan | Rockland County Sheriff Louis Falco speaks during a news conference regarding gun permit information. (Jan. 4, 2013)

Criticism of The Journal News, which published a gun permit database last month, broadened Friday with Rockland law enforcement officials saying the map listing the names and addresses of those with gun permits is endangering lives.

Inmates at the Rockland County jail are taunting corrections officers by saying they know the guards' home addresses -- information they got from the list published by Westchester-based newspaper, Rockland County Sheriff Louis Falco said.

"Since about 9:30 this morning, I've been in a meeting with my corrections officers and their unions. They have inmates coming up to them and telling them exactly where they live. That's not acceptable to me," Falco said at a news conference Friday morning in New City, where local leaders condemned the list.

Falco, along with other supporting police chiefs and county legislators, wants the paper to remove the information from its website.

"It's hurting law enforcement as a whole and it's directly affecting our ability to do our jobs," Falco said. "And then when we leave our jobs, we're going to have to defend our jobs and that's going to make for a very serious incident that's going to happen someplace in this county."

Robert Riley, a White Plains police officer who is president of the department's Patrolmen's Benevolent Association, agreed that the database is putting officers' lives at risk.

"My members are outraged," Riley said, noting that the potential dangers to law enforcement extend beyond Westchester and Rockland counties.

"You have guys who work in New York City who live up here," Riley said. "Now their names and addresses are out there, too."

Falco said there are 8,000 active and retired NYPD officers currently living in Rockland County.

The Journal News obtained the information of pistol permit holders in Westchester and Rockland counties through a Freedom of Information Act request after the massacre of 26 people -- 20 of them children -- in Sandy Hook, Conn., on Dec. 14. Putnam County has refused to turn over this information.

The interactive map, published Dec. 23, listed the names of about 44,000 pistol permit holders.

State lawmakers say they intend to introduce legislation to exempt the names and addresses of permitted pistol owners from being released to the public.

Calls to The Journal News Friday afternoon went unanswered. A message left on a newsroom answering machine was not returned.

In an article on the Journal News website, Janet Hasson, president and publisher of the newspaper, defended the decision. "New York residents have the right to own guns with a permit and they also have a right to access public information," she said.

STRIKING BACK

Riley said he has been in touch with state Sen. Greg Ball (R-Patterson) about getting legislation passed "that makes sure this never happens again."

Riley wrote a letter to the publisher of the newspaper asking that the names and addresses be removed from the website.

"While I believe these lists were published in the aftermath of the unfortunate tragedy in Newtown, Conn., and while I believe everything should be done to prevent such tragedies, releasing the names of active and retired police officers endangers their lives and those of their families," Riley said in the letter obtained by Newsday.

"Every day, police officers risk their lives to protect the citizens and visitors in their communities. They enforce the laws and detect crime. In performing these duties, officers encounter persons that, for whatever reason, seek retribution against the officers," the letter said.

By publishing their names and addresses, Riley said Friday, "Pandora's box has been opened. The damage is done."

Legis. Aron Wieder (D-Spring Valley) called the publication of the list "irresponsible journalism" and said he now fears for his safety because the map broadcast that he does not have a gun license. At the news conference Friday morning, he handed a $150 certified check and a completed pistol permit application to Rockland County Clerk Paul Piperato.

"I never owned a gun but now I have no choice," Wieder said. "I have been exposed as someone that has no gun. And I'll do anything, anything to protect my family."

Piperato, who also serves as president to the New York State County Clerks Association, said all 62 counties in the state are supporting the state legislation to amend the law that makes gun permit holder information public.

"I've received hundreds of calls these last two weeks from residents in this county, both who have permits and those who do not have permits, who fear for their life," Piperato said. "My heart goes out to them and I condemn what The Journal News has done."

Rockland County Legis. Frank Sparaco (R-Valley Cottage) and Legis. Ilan Schoenberger (D-Wesley Hills) unveiled three bipartisan resolutions Friday in response to the newspaper's actions.

The first condemns the publication of the list, while the second resolution supports proposed state legislation that would make pistol permit information confidential. Lastly, the legislators aim to institute a program by the Rockland County Sheriff's Office that would distribute 1,600 firearm cable safety locks to residents in the county who want to safeguard their weapons.

"Regardless of anyone's position on the issue of gun control, people on both sides of the debate have agreed that publicizing personal information of legal gun ownership serves no positive purpose," Sparaco said.

Orangetown resident Charlotte Swift, 55, handed out lists of the newspaper's employees linked to the article, with their home addresses and phone numbers, as well as local politicians who can have an influence on the bill in Albany.

Swift said she has owned a gun for more than 20 years and her name is on the published list.

"When I saw the list, I had an immediate flood of emotions that I cannot even describe to you," said Swift. "I originally obtained a gun permit because I had previously been married to a man who attempted to strangle me . . . The first emotion I felt was, 'Oh my gosh, he can find me.'"

She also feared burglars might break into her own home and those of her neighbors who do not have guns.

"It clearly had no journalistic purpose," Swift said of the database. "In my mind, I felt intimidated, I felt threatened by them . . . and regardless of what The Journal News intended, what was their purpose in publishing it? It really didn't give any information to people that help them in their everyday lives."

The Rockland County resolutions will be voted on at a full legislative meeting in the upcoming weeks.

With Timothy O'Connor

http://newyork.newsday.com/news/nation/rockland-westchester-officials-sa...

I'd be interested to hear how those inmates were able to search for the guards on the UNSEARCHABLE Journal News map containing thousands upon thousands of pins.

Maybe there is an element of deceit to someone's (either the guards', the inmates', or the Sheriff's) claim.

Oh sorry, I was using my common sense.

Let's all go back to being fired up. Stupid logic. Really gets in the way of a good time bashing session.

Rob is doing a great job. I will match any donation until 9 Jan up to a cumulative of $1k. As stated my total matching donation will be $1,000.00. Support Rob so he can continue to support the 2nd amendment: The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution is the part of the United States Bill of Rights that protects the right of the people to keep and bear arms. It was adopted on December 15, 1791, along with the rest of the Bill of Rights. The Supreme Court of the United States has ruled that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to possess and carry firearms.

Exceptions to free speech in the United States are limitations on the First Amendment's guarantee of free speech and expression as recognized by the United States Supreme Court. These exceptions have been created over time, based on certain types of speech and expression, and under different contexts. While freedom of speech in the United States is a constitutional right, these exceptions make that right a limited one.
Restrictions that are based on people's reactions to words include both instances of a complete exception, and cases of diminished protection. Speech that involves incitement, false statements of fact, obscenity, child pornography, threats, and speech owned by others are all completely exempt from First Amendment protections.

In this case the JN has diminished protection by publishing permit holders and advertising where guns are located in an area that criminals are seeking to obtain weapons for resale or to commit violent crimes. The point is that criminals now know where guns are located; permit owners have a diminished protection since they are now a target.

DAM

Normally at this time of day the liberals have been coming out. I guess that they have given up. Let's face it they lost their battle because they violated their own position of the 1st amendment not to diminish the protection of others. They have no precedence to stand their ground. Many states have already determined that gun ownership information is not public accessible information. It is only a matter of time that it is federal law. Not if just when.

Here is a true story of what happens to an average guy that is not famous, or on TV, and is following exactly what he is told to do by federal officials to do, and to the letter of the law in Washington D.C.
-VS-
If You are the famous NBC News reporter David Gregory violating the Law even after you were told not to do what he did by D.C. Police.

GUESS WHO GOT THE SHORT END OF THE STICK!?!!

FULL STORY
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jan/4/if-youre-not-david-gregory/

EXTENDED FULL STORY,
http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/guns/2013/jan/4/miller-if-youre-not-...

The news paper absolutly desrves this. Keep up the good work.

1) Armed Guard with pistol permit, 50K a Yr. each.
2) Journal News Publish their personal info! Free
3) Disgruntled Guards outed by Journal news, LOL!
4) =Guards Boycott Journal News!,.. PRICELESS!!

"RGA Investigations, a private security company, "is doing private security at on location at the Journal News as a result of the negative response to the article," according to a police report first obtained by the Rockland County Times (Nanuet, N.Y.) and shared with POLITICO. The guards "are armed and will be on site during business hours."

http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2013/01/journal-news-hires-armed-sec...

I'd be interested to hear how those inmates were able to search for the guards on the UNSEARCHABLE Journal News map containing thousands upon thousands of pins.

Maybe there is an element of deceit to someone's (either the guards', the inmates', or the Sheriff's) claim.

Oh sorry, I was using my common sense.

Let's all go back to being fired up. Stupid logic. Really gets in the way of a good time bashing session.

As I Watch "Fox" news at 6 AM , I see That This Story is The "Opening Story" on The News Today , and All The Varied "Side Effects " Are being mentioned , Like "Retired" Burglars NOW Watching the map for Homes They think they can get guns from , and One who said that When HE WAS in teh Criminal Biz , This Map would have been "Invaluable" To Him , and His career would Have been More Profitable , ....Knowing "Where" , and "Where Not" The Guns were , and went on to he would later call , and Thank The "JN" For their Help .

I Must Say That This is One of The MOST interesting Things Tht has Happened in My Recent Memory , and My Friends Are Gabbin All The Time About it Down Here !

So Bob , Thanks For Waking People up to The Fact The "Elitist Attitude" That These Folks ONCE Enjoyed is Goooone !
The Cap'n, Terrebone Parish , LA.

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Ma’am,

I am an active duty United States Army soldier serving in the Global War on Terror and have spent 9 years as a member of Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta. Senator I have seen and done things that you have only loosely read about in a Senate briefing. You cannot imagine the sacrifices I have made on behalf of my country. To read about what you intend try and push through to law makes me question your patriotism as a sitting United States Senator.

Like other soldiers who have written letters like this before me, let me inform you that should you find a way to make this the law of the land there is no way I will ever comply. Ma’am I was not in Newtown when the shooting that shocked the nation took place. I assure you if I was that Mr Lanza would never have gotten off a single shot. I do not deserve to be treated like a criminal by you and other anti-second amendment member of Government and will not tolerate it.

I took an oath to defend the constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic, but I never thought that it was possible that one day that oath would be tested by a knock at my door with a demand for my personal firearms. You are taking our country down a very destructive road.

So while you sit in your comfortable office, attend lavish DC parties, I will continue to be on the front lines in defending this country against threats that never even see the light of single media coverage. Hopefully when my time is up, should I be lucky enough to see the day of my retirement, I hope that I may return to a home that is free from an overly intrusive government that insists on deciding what is right for me rather than me making my own decisions.

Respectfully,

A United States Special Forces Operator

We Don't ALL know , I Mean About 95% of People Probably Know WHO That Letter Was Intended for , and Her "Radical Communist Manifesto" ,Along With Her Gun Hater Cronies !

She , and Other Public "SERVANTS"(to us) , Took The Oath , and Now are Trying to Violate The Same Oath By changing "The Constitution" of The United States , and NOT Defend it !

The Orders received by us (my unit) During Vietnam were quite clear , as They are today , To defend This "Country" , and That includes All Loyal American Citizens too , and Not just The Soil , but Some of These Elected officials have forgotten it , But Not Marines , or Other Armed Forces !

All of us who served Our Country Honorably deserve to Grow old with that Peace of Mind Today , and Not have it threatened by "Enemies Domestic !

Semper Fi ,

Thank you, thank you, thank you -- Sir

Newspapers generally consider it a feather in their cap if one of their stories results in getting a law changed.

But in this case, it's quite possible that the Journal News will be responsible for a law change that makes it more difficult for New York journalists to obtain information.

Somehow, I don't think that's going to win them the admiration of their peers.

We are going to do the same thing to our newspaper the next time they run our names and addresses.

GREAT JOB AND THANK YOU FOR FIGHTING BACK!!!

Start now with your list so that the impact will be greater. Newspaper publishers will pay for their personal 24/7 protection and leave the poorly paid pee-on's hanging out to dry. Pictures of their homes / residences before posting will also have a great impact.

Anyone remember "dowdification"? From Maureen Dowd and her vicious habit of quoting people correctly (to cover her ass) but truncated w ellipses (. . .) to completely change what the victim said.

How about "Hasson" from Janet Hasson to mean "utter, unforgivable, brass balled, hippocracy"?

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The phrase was coined by James Taranto based on an article I wrote back in 2003 when she manufactured a quote from George W. Bush to claim, falsely, that al Qaeda was no longer a threat and then blamed Bush for the death of 8 Americans in Riyadh. She claimed they let their guard down because Bush said al Qaeda was no longer a threat.

What Bush said that those al Qaeda members who had been killed or captured were no longer a threat.

So, yes, I remember it quite well. At the time I had a site called The National Debate. I also mocked the Times for failing to run a correction and the Times threatened legal action against me. The net result was that ultimately the Times backed down, withdrew their legal threats and changed their policy for Op-Ed Correction.

You can read more about it here:

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/03/28/weekinreview/the-public-editor-the-pri...

http://openchannel.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/01/05/16354426-after-newtown-p...

"The same information isn't available in Connecticut, because that data is exempt from state FOI law. But after the Newtown massacre, Democratic state Rep. Stephen Dargan introduced a bill to change that. His measure, which has yet to receive its first hearing, would make the names and addresses of about 170,000 handgun permit holders in the state available to the general public, NBC 30 of Hartford reported."

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She is not in Rye Brook, NY.

We have removed the incorrect address and phone number from the web site.

We regret the error.

I have no doubt in my mind that the editor and writer of the Journal News article on Gun owners in Rockland and Westchester, deliberately set out to cause damage to people.
They knew full well that by printing the info in a digestible and easy to understand way that they did would put people at risk by identifying them and their locations. This was a deliberate act by intelligent, educated people who have no defence for the consequences of their actions against men women and children at those locations and other locations that are not listed as not having weapons on the premises.
That the police have not arrested them for this, indicates the police and FBI aren’t your best friends and have you and your family’s safety at heart, and should be treated with caution.
Similarly the editor and writer knew it would cause community anxiety, discord and even incidents but they were happy for that to happen, knowing that they could spiral out of control too.
Again the police nor FBI haven’t even investigated them for this let alone arrested them for this egregious breach of peoples privacy relating to they and their families safety and security.
This corespondent for one won’t shed a tear for any blow-back on anyone involved in this episode at the Journal News, rather it might be considered “just desserts” as in my opinion they should both be in jail right now.
Em pathetically I can understand how unhinged someone could be with grief and anger, if their family were to be damaged or killed because of this act by these so called journalists, we all would do the best to protect our spouses and kids and neighbours wouldn’t we?.
MikeNZ

First the JN did not violate any current laws. I wish there was a law that prevented them from doing so. With that said the law enforcement hands are tied, so please let's not blame law enforcement, many police officers that risk their lives everyday had their info posted. Let's go back in time. The founding fathers true intent for freedom of speech was that individuals could (peacefully) speak out against the government and not be prosecuted. Also the separation of church and state was intended for the fact that the Pope could not be President and the President could not be the Pope or other religious leader. They expressly stated in God we Trust, which means they believed in God. So the laws to force people to take down nativity scenes are not in line with the founding fathers. Those that display the Nativity scenes are expressing their freedom of speech and it does not in any form impact how the government operates, that was the intent of separation of church and state. The real problem is that our living law has twisted the intent of the founding fathers and our current laws are no longer within their original intent of the founding fathers

There have been some interesting discussions. What is most likely is the return of the same assault rifle ban and magazine size ban that expired in the past. With that said the grandfather clause will apply to current owners. Let's face it, who is going to knock on doors to collect up weapons. It would take the Armed Forces to do so which is prohibited and if so ordered to do so would cause a split in the Armed Forces, this would be the worst case scenario that even the dumb heads (politicians) know. Once you have taken the oath to protect and defend the Constitution, that oath is forever and everyone that has taken that oath which is millions will honor it. My statement is not a threat, it is a statement that simply means that each individual that took the oath may have to decide if the Constitution is under attack and what action to take.

"The idiots in the Mainstream Media still do not understand that freedom of the press , freedom of speech, is only viable so long as the right to keep and bear arms is guaranteed by the Second Amendment. The job of the press is inextricably linked to the armed citizen. If the armed American goes, so does the independent, non-state-controlled press. Freedom of the press, freedom of speech, will disappear."

"It is such a simple thing—when thought through. But that’s the problem. They aren’t thinking. They are reacting out of raw emotion—certainly NOT reason. It is their handlers, however, who ARE reasoning. They reason, and rightfully so, that they cannot accomplish their agenda as long as the American citizen is armed. And so the useful idiots of the Mainstream Media are trotted out to happily make fools of themselves in service to the political left, which will grind them into so much dust once their goals are realized.

"if there is any doubt in your minds that Americans will defend their constitutional rights to the death, simply drive across the Lincoln Bridge and take a long look at row after row of white grave markers at Arlington National Cemetery. As you gaze upon that place of honor, remember, we are the sons, grandsons, and great-grand sons of the men lying there. We are no less inspired than they to defend the constitution against all enemies—domestic and foreign."

“Tyrants preserve themselves by sowing fear and mistrust among the citizens by means of spies, by distracting them with foreign wars, by eliminating men of spirit who might lead a revolution, by humbling the people, and making them incapable of decisive action…” ... Aristotle

Aristotle said: “Tyrants preserve themselves by ... by eliminating men of spirit who might lead a revolution, by humbling the people, and making them incapable of decisive action… .” Could this be why over a dozen of the US’s highest military officers have been hounded from service in recent months? Is it why this financial crises has dragged on and on ... to keep us humble and incapable of decisive action?

http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/print-friendly/51977

I'VE BEEN TELLING THEM THAT FOREVER , MAYBE ANOTHER PRESS WILL FORM !
LIKE IT DID IN GERMANY IN 1933 .

The ordinance, if adopted, would formally require the city to “enact any and all measures as may be necessary” to prevent the violation of the 2nd Amendment by any federal, state or local entity.

The proposal would further require the local government to nullify “all federal, state or local acts in violation of the 2nd Amendment” and declare them to be invalid within Gilberton Borough limits. The right to nullify unconstitutional laws is granted under the 10th Amendment to Constitution, which further reserves powers not explicitly granted to the (limited) federal government to the states and the people.

CONSTITUTION OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA

Inherent Rights of Mankind

Section 1.
All men are born equally free and independent, and have certain inherent and indefeasible rights, among which are those of enjoying and defending life and liberty, of acquiring, possessing and protecting property and reputation, and of pursuing their own happiness.

Security From Searches and Seizures

Section 8.
The people shall be secure in their persons, houses, papers and possessions from unreasonable searches and seizures, and no warrant to search any place or to seize any person or things shall issue without describing them as nearly as may be, nor without probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation subscribed by the affiant.

Right to Bear Arms

Section 21.
The right of the citizens to bear arms in defense of themselves and the State shall not be questioned.

Standing Army; Military Subordinate to Civil Power

Section 22.
No standing army shall, in time of peace, be kept up without the consent of the Legislature, and the military shall in all cases and at all times be in strict
subordination to the civil power.

http://www.infowars.com/pennsylvania-police-chief-proposes-2nd-amendment...

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