Armed guards from RGA Investigations have taken up post at the Journal News’ Rockland County headquarters.
BY DYLAN SKRILOFF
Guns are good for the goose but NOT for the gander.
A Clarkstown police report issued on December 28, 2012, confirmed that The Journal News has hired armed security guards from New City-based RGA Investigations and that they are manning the newspaper’s Rockland County headquarters at 1 Crosfield Ave., West Nyack, through at least tomorrow, Wednesday, January 2, 2013.
According to police reports on public record, Journal News Rockland Editor Caryn A. McBride was alarmed by the volume of “negative correspondence,” namely an avalanche of phone calls and emails to the Journal News office, following the newspaper’s publishing of a map of all pistol permit holders in Rockland and Westchester.
Due to apparent safety concerns, the newspaper then decided to hire RGA Investigations to provide armed personnel to man the location.
Rather than take the map down following the public uproar, the executive board at the Journal News has decided to “stick to their guns” and double-down on their original decision, as they have said a map listing all pistol permit holders in Putnam County will soon to be posted.
This is the same newspaper that thought it prudent to print the names and addresses of persons holding lawful firearms permits in Rockland and Westchester counties in New York state. Thusly placing all those persons in great potential jeopardy.
In reaction, a blogger acquired the personal information of the article’s author as well as the publisher and editors of that newspaper.
Now the newspaper that hates guns — is itself relying upon guns to keep its employees “safe.”
What? You mean there are actual applications for firearms?
You blustering, hypocritical American Media Maggots.
The best comment to the above article? Here:
The Journal News has exercised the rights they clearly want to deny everyone else. Their hiring protection for themselves has validated the pure rationale of every single one of those pistol permit holders they demonized by their propaganda piece. Pure Abbott and Costello comedy.
Our Rockland County Legislators are yet again a day late and dollar short by being aimlessly reactive. They know they cannot legislate the press on what not to publish. Pistol Permit holders’ private information is now out there for any miscreant to exploit. That damage is already done.
So, now their kabuki dance to craft some kind of privacy legislation is for show and ineffective, because it will be struck by the 1st Amendment, if it so much as smells like press censorship.
By next fiscal quarter, the Journal News will soon be obliged to make a business decision, when their product demand, will be measured by the consumer need, to line the bottom of bird cages.
What our community needs to seriously reconsider is a security experts review of this so called school lock down policy.
We will eventually discover that the Newton, Ct. school massacre was enabled by a counter-intuitive policy that huddled victims into a corral for slaughter, instead of crafting an escape and evasion plan.
The Newton, CT. investigation has yet to disclose any findings that can explain why it happened. Judging from the inconsistent reporting, they have yet to disclose precisely what happened. We need to be prepared to stop the next one.
Clearly, the answer is no where near the hysteria driven agenda of grabbing guns from the law abiding to protect us from the evil possessed, intent on mass murder.
~ Anthony Mele.
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