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Commentary From Crooks On Journal News Gun Ownership Postings

“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?” —Walter T. Shaw, Notorious Ex Burglar and Jewel Thief

On December 30, Steve shared with us about the Journal News and its’ December 22nd publication of each and every address of gun owners in Rockland and Westchester Counties, NY…replete with interactive maps. Moreover, Steve provided the names and addresses of the principle players at Journal News.

Steve makes a valid point here:

Because turnabout is always fair play, a blogger went and dug up the names and addresses (phone numbers and other contact info) of the folks at theJournal-News. 

The Journal-News thought it would be fun to release all the names and addresses (with interactive map) of registered gun owners in New York’s Westchester and Rockland Counties, and this is just more “public information,” right?  It is all just sitting out there or on the internet.  But I have wonder if that was the response the employees of the Journal-News were expecting?

Steve also made this particularly sobering point:

“…but in my experience there are a lot of dopey liberals (which includes most people in media) who are too busy being excited about how clever they are–and how much they are likely to impress their peers–to think about the potential side effects of their “great ideas…”

To quote Reverend Jeremiah Wright, “(The) Chickens have come home to roost.”

Walter T. Shaw, Former crook and burglar. FBI estimates Shaw is responsible for upwards of $70 Million in theft during the 60’s and 70’s.

ENTER, Walter T. Shaw,  considered the world’s most notorious former jewel thief. According to Fox News, the FBI blames Shaw for more than 3,000 break-ins netting upwards of $70 million during the 1960s and 1970s. This guy is an expert. 

“That was the most asinine article I have ever seen.“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?” The 65-year-old Shaw told Fox News. Side note: “Do criminals fear citizens with Guns? Sounds like Shaw qualifies that as  a, “yes”.  Shaw continues, ““What they did was insanity.”

Inversely, anotherex-crook, Bob Portenier asserted, “(The Jounral News) just created an opportunity for some crimes to be committed and I think it’s exceptionally stupid,” Portenier, 65, now a crime prevention consultant, is a former burglar and armed house robber.

Burglar, Robert Portenier spent eight years in Prison.

While some burglars may use the newspaper’s information to avoid guns, Portenier said others will target homes with guns. The newspaper’s decision could even lead to legally-owned guns proliferating on the street, he said.

Portenier maintains that for some Burglars, guns are on the top of the list of contents to steal.  Shotguns and handguns can be sold on the street for $300 or $400 each (more than the LAPD Gun buy-back). In all likelihood guns are sold to a gangbanger who ends up killing another.

Frank Abagnale was portrayed by in a 2002 Fim, “Catch Me if You Can” with the leading role played by Leonardo DiCaprio.  Abignale called the newspaper’s actions, “reprehensible.”

Abignale went on to say,

“It is unbelievable that a newspaper or so called journalist would publish the names and addresses of legal gun owners, including federal agents, law enforcement officers and the like… This would be equivalent to publishing the names of individuals who keep substantial sums of money, jewelry and valuables in their home.”

The real Frank Abignale Jr. who was portrayed in the 2002 Movie, “Catch Me if You Can” starring Leonardo DiCaprio.

So there you have it: Three major crooks weighing in on this, providing insights from the criminal-element side of life.  Yet the Journal News Publisher Janet Hasson issued statements supporting the disclosure of private information, relying on New York States, Freedom of information Laws (FOIL).

Most recently, Putnam County Clerk Dennis Sant has refused the requests of the Journal News for information there.  Editor Rex Smith of the Times Union in Albany calls resistance to the FOIL application, “Intolerable.”

New York Assemblyman Steve Katz in supporting Sant’s decision, says the Journal News gives no compelling reason to expose the names gun owners other than,”that they can.”

This is yet another gun control ploy typical of barn burning Gun control extremism. And as Dr. Mike Adams says, Gun Control Extremists have at least two things in common with Islamic extremists. They have a willingness to die for their fundamental beliefs, and the sanctimony to demand that others die with them.”

Like my colleague Steve Mac Donald says, “Turnabout is always fair play,” I once again bring to you this list below”

EDITOR: Cynthia Lambert

Miss Royle’s married name is Lambert. She lives in White Plains and here is her Facebook page complete with pictures of her and her kids. Hello Sanctimony.

Cynthia R Lambert
17 Mcbride Ave
White Plains, NY 10603 (914) 948-9388

Work: 914-694-5001
Drives a red convertible:
Family photo:

Publisher, Janet Hasson,

3 Gate House Lane, Mamaroneck NY, 10543

(914) 694-5204

 Reporter, Dwight R. Worley, 23006 139 Ave

Springfield Gardens, NY 11413

(718) 527-0832

The “Visual Editor” responsible for the map itself is:

Robert F. Rodriguez

(w) Stephanie Azzarone
Home (212) 222-4566
420 Riverside Dr, Apt 7A
New York, NY 10025-7748

Publisher: Janet Hasson (@janhasson on twitter) 3 Gate House Rd, Mamaroneck, NY 10534


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