The Journal News’ anti-gun stunt was supposed to treat gun owners like sex offenders. But the Journal News’ publisher Janet Hasson and the rest of the staff hated gun owners too much to understand that many of the people they were actually targeting were law enforcement personnel… with predictable results.
The decision by the Journal News, which serves the suburbs just north of New York City in Westchester and Rockland counties, to publish the identities was “deplorable” and “reckless,” Rockland County legislator Frank Sparaco told a news conference, adding that it “has posed a serious threat to the residents of Rockland.”
Inmates in local prisons have approached guards to say they know their home addresses, Rockland County Sheriff Lou Falco told the news conference.
“I don’t want to just request — I want to demand — that the Journal News get those names, and that map, off that website,” Rockland County Clerk Paul Piperato said.
Even though the Journal News hypocritically hired its own armed guards, Janet Hasson and others at the paper are proceeding with their Jihad against the Bill of Rights even while knowing that they are endangering the safety of the men and women in law enforcement who protect them, as well as the families of those men and women.
But this may well be the best response to the Journal News to date.
Told that the publisher of the Journal News said that “the law is clear that this is public information and the residents of Putnam County are entitled to see it,” Ball told the newspaper in a statement: “The county clerk has my full support to protect these law abiding citizens and if The Journal News thinks they can intimidate Putnam, they are sorely mistaken. Before I waver, the egghead editors at the Journal News can kiss my white, Irish behind.”