Skip to comments.Journalists’ Addresses Posted In Revenge For Newspaper’s Google Map Of Gun Permit Owners
Posted on 12/26/2012 10:08:46 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
A week after the Newtown massacre, The Journal News published an interactive Google Map with the names and addresses of gun permit owners in select New York cities. The bold move has escalated into a transparency arms race, after a Connecticut lawyer posted the phone number and addresses of the Journals staff, including a Google Maps satellite Image of the Publishers home. I dont know whether the Journals publisher Janet Hasson is a permit holder herself, but heres how to find her to ask, read Christopher Fountains blog post. The double irony here is that open data was heralded as a tool of enlightened civic dialog, and has been co-opted for fierce partisanship, bordering on public endangerment.
The Journals original publication of the map sparked nationwide outrage and thousands of angry comments. Gun permit holding is public information in New York, and can be acquired through a mere request via the Freedom of Information Act. But, coming on the heals of the Newtown shooting, the publication had a clear provocative intent. New York residents have the right to own guns with a permit and they also have a right to access public information, said a defiant Hasson.
Given that Bushmaster .223-caliber rifle used in the School shooting was reportedly legally registered with the killers mother, the Google Map sparked a debate about whether gun owners should be labeled like other potential menaces to society, The implications are mind-boggling, said Marine Scott F. Williams to The Journal News, Its as if gun owners are sex offenders (and) to own a handgun risks exposure as if one is a sex offender. Its, in my mind, crazy.
Blogger Christopher Fountain took the debate into his own hands, publishing the personal information of The Journals staff...
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Good. Saw this on FB. Keep doing this! Throw it back in their faces.
Everybody post, post, post. Post it on your blogs, in your facebook threads, on reddit, on all your favorite threads, post!!!
Janet Hasson’s email:
>> Right here bo:
But, but ... we’re all for openness here - why did the lady pull her FaceBook page?
Exactly! This is how you should always contend with these corrupt prix!
In fact, this is who the culture war needs to be fought against. Never let them
have an inch. The general populace of MSM
capitalist/American hating hacks made there deal with the devil!
CynDee still has hers up. Love the comments she’s getting. https://www.facebook.com/cyndee.royle.7
Looks like its down now
That’s strange. I’m on her page right now using that link. Possibly be overloaded?
Sam Donaldson, this is NOT your country and we ARE going to take it back. Stick that in your pipe and smoke it. By the way, YOU started it.
The paper knew exactly what they were doing, hoping the listed permit holders would get the same harassment their employees are now receiving......
Maybe I have to log in to my own FB page first?
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Got this from another site. “Her private Facebook page is down, her Twitter account is protected, and her work Facebook account is over-run by commenters chastising her.” http://wizbangblog.com/2012/12/27/the-journal-news-editor-cyndee-royle-is-now-protecting-herself/
This appears to be going viral....(I hate that word)....LOL!
Anyone heard any comments from this newspaper staff?
I sincerely hope this leads to public disclosure of ALL addresses and phone numbers connected to the MSM slime.
It looks as if it has.....
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