Last December, the Rockland County Journal News published an interactive map of everyone in the counties of Westchester and Rockland, New York that had legal gun permits on their website. The public outrage was instant and it wasn’t long before they were forced to take the map off their site.
The damage had already been done as several gun owners found themselves the victims of burglaries. I wrote in January asking if the Journal News was willing to accept the liability for placing legal gun owners in danger and setting them up for burglaries and home invasions.
Now it seems that the Rockland Journal News has done some summer house cleaning, according to a local competitor, the Rockland Times. The report says that a total of 26 staff members the Journal News have been released from their jobs. Among the casualties are 17 reporters and editor Caryn McBride. McBride was the one responsible for the posting of the interactive map of legal gun permit holders.
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