Skip to comments.Chief Nulty Says Journal News Endangers Undercover Officers,
Posted on 01/12/2013 10:55:43 PM PST by Impala64ssa
Their names have been broadcast in bright daylight. Undercover officers, some who pose as bad guys that should not be allowed to have a pistol permit, outed by their own local newspaper.
Orangetown Police Chief Kevin Nulty joined a growing chorus in blasting The Journal News. I think The Journal-News went overboard on this, he said, noting that in his opinion the listing of names and addresses of gun permit holders jeopardizes their health and safety, and clearly jeopardizes the safety of all local undercover officers regardless of the department for which they work.
Joining Nulty and the County of Rockland Tuesday evening, the Orangetown Town Board publicly criticized the gun map of the Rockland County Journal-News-snip-
The strongly worded resolution, which was approved on a 4-0 vote with one abstention, was introduced by Republican Councilman Paul Valentine of Blauvelt and seconded by fellow GOP member Denis Troy of Pearl River. It was quickly supported by fellow Republicans Thomas Diviny and Thomas Morr.
Resolved that the Orangetown Town Board condemns The Journal-News for publishing the names and addresses of legal gun permit owners in Rockland County, the motion drafted by Morr read. This reporting was unnecessary and potentially dangerous, it concluded. snip-
Additionally, Nulty said the northern suburbs of Rockland and Westchester Counties are home to many federal undercover officers, whose identities are also supposed to be confidential, for their own safety and to safeguard their investigations. They include agents working for the FBI, the CIA, the Secret Service and all four branches of the military. As law-abiding citizens, if they carry guns, which most do, the chief said they apply for and receive local carry permits. Until The Journal-News published this information, however, their identities had always been kept secret.
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How about a no knock dynamic entry search of the newspaper HQ along with the homes of the editor and publisher to determine if there are any improper links and payments from third party sources?
Now it makes sense.
The liberal mind thinks gun owners are at risk by printing names and addresses.. It never occurred to them that single females WITHOUT guns were put at greatest risk.. What fools the media are for doing as the 0bama regime told them to do. You can bet Holder gave the order. A-hole EH!
The gay lobby was successful in having medical records so extremely private that anyone in the healthcare industry releasing them, however inadvertently, warrants fines that basically put them out of business. Why can’t the gun lobby assure that licensing and ownership are NOT matters of public record. That would be “closing the barn door” for now, but would be helpful to future owners/licensees.
Just have people with cameras walking around the building taking pictures for the next few months. Big Cameras, not a dang Iphone
I dunno - I’m kind of fond of the Fourth Amendment.
One of the fringe benefits of gun ownership is that everyone, not just gun owners, enjoys an umbrella of protection by keeping the identity of the actual gun owners hidden. Criminals are deterred by not knowing which home owner is armed to the teeth and which has little more than a dull butter knife for protection. By outing the gun owners, the newspaper has removed an effective crime prevention tool.
You have finally found a use for the WBC. I suspect many would be willing to pay them to make the lives of the Journal News staff miserable for several months.
Don’t the Police and their families have the same right to be victimized, Just like the rest of the CITIZENS they are Hell Bent on Disarming??
I love red-on-red action.
Looks like they stuck their little hotdogs into a soup full of piranhas.
Exercising freedom of the press does not allow compromising law enforcement operations or exposing matters of national security.
I hope they’re shut down, and the leakers prosecuted.
May God bless and protect all the exposed undercover agents.
All very well and good to protest after.
Where were the protests when the Journal News requested the info?
Only abortion and HIV are private.
How about publishing a list of welfare recipients?
Under New York law, every county, city, town, and village is required at their annual reorganization meeting to designate a newspaper for the publication of legal notices. This is a big source of revenue for the Gannett Rags. The municipalities should protest with their wallets and designate another newspaper.
Only abortion and HIV are private.
I don’t believe that’s right. Check out HIPAA. A doctor/hospital can hardly admit they are treating a patient or gave him/her a flu shot. And, if any healthcare provider provides confidential information without the patient’s signed authorization, s/he or it can be sued and fined big time.
Yes, I know about HIPAA. I was being facetious.
But it is true that if you look at standard medical disclosure forms, HIV requires special extra consent. It used to be that communicable diseases received special treatment in the other direction in order to prevent disease spread.
Also, even foster parents are not entitled to know the HIV status of the child they are caring for (NY law). But they are entitled to other health info.
“... even foster parents are not entitled to know the HIV status of the child they are caring for (NY law).”
Holy cow! I bet that did a lot to encourage families to take in foster children. I would think, however, that the records they ARE entitled to see would reveal enough to deduce an HIV/AIDS diagnosis.
I’m in favor of returning to the older method of informing about especially, contagious disease.
My sister worked in foster care and the stories she told me made my hair stand up.
I am always amazed that AIDS/HIV which is almost wholly a preventable illness is never targeted by the same people who want to limit our salt, sugar, fat etc because of how much it costs the healthcare system.
AIDS/HIV costs est $350,000 lifetime per person. That is a lot of money!
As I’m sure you know, the reason the folk who care about how much soft drinks or salt we consume, or how many cigarettes we smoke look the other way when it comes to highly contagious/deadly HIV/AIDS, is that its largest constituency group is overall very wealthy and politically powerful with all kinds of time on their hands to lobby, and knows no bottom to the depths they will plumb to destroy any who oppose them.
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