White Plains -
In a burglary of a White Plains, New York home, burglars went straight for the gun safe. Police are investigating whether the publication of names and addresses of gun permit holders by the newspaper played any part in the crime.
Online news outlet Gawker raised the stakes in the controversy over Journal News' publication of an interactive map listing addresses of handgun owners in Westchester and Rockland counties by publishing the data of all licensed gun owners in NYC.
Only weeks after The Journal News posted an interactive map outlining the names and addresses of gun permit holders, problems are already emerging. This includes inmates reciting home addresses of correction officers.
West Nyack -
In the wake of receiving perceived threatening calls and emails after publishing the names and addresses of gun permit holders in two New York state counties, the Journal News has hired armed guards to patrol its offices.