Prison inmates using newspaper’s map of gun owners to intimidate guards

Law enforcement officials from a New York region where a local paper published a map identifying gun owners say prisoners are using the information to intimidate guards. Rockland County Sheriff Louis Falco, who spoke at a news conference flanked by other county officials, said the Journal News’ decision to post an online map of names and addresses of handgun owners Dec. 23 has put law enforcement officers in danger.

Rob Port is the editor of In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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  • Proof

    Great. That newspaper sure showed those nasty gunowners!

    • banjo kid

      I sit here banging my head against the wall trying to figure out how they ever became journalist , they have no respect nor any common sense .

      • Proof

        I think we should start issuing press passes that say prominently “Journalist: I carry cash, but no weapons.”

  • banjo kid

    In one article they have painted a bulls eye on every none gun owner. Can we call it stupid , certainly , can we call it journalism ? no we can not . There is one group that really liked the article and that was and is the criminal aspect of society they can now go about stealing and raping and murdering with a bit more safety .

    • Rob

      Journalism is supposed to be about serving the public.

      How does this serve the public?

  • Marie D.

    I asked myself has this news outlet ever printed a list of sexual offenders, or rapists, or any other offender and gave an address for these people!! I have researched a little and haven’t seen where this paper has invaded any of the offenders rights!! Everyone needs to boycott this so called newspaper.