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Thu Jan 3, 2013, 04:55 PM

Newspaper threatened with ‘suspicious white powder’ after publishing gun owners’ names

Source: Rawstory/The Journal News (Westchester)

A New York newspaper this week said that it would hire armed guards because it was sent “suspicious white powder” after publishing the names and addresses of gun owners in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties last month.

“The Journal News staff is back at work this evening after officials deemed an envelope, containing a suspicious white powder and found with the mail, was not a threat,” the paper reported on Wednesday.

White Plains Public Safety Commissioner David Chong said his department would investigate if the incident was related to a map of pistol permit holders that was published after the mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.


“That would only be conjecture on my part right now,” Chong said. “We’ll investigate this as we would any similar threat.”


Read more: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/01/03/newspaper-threatened-with-suspicious-white-powder-after-publishing-gun-owners-names/http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/01/03/newspaper-threatened-with-suspicious-white-powder-after-publishing-gun-owners-names/



Don't believe I saw this posted anywhere yet.

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Reply Newspaper threatened with ‘suspicious white powder’ after publishing gun owners’ names (Original post)
Disgraceland Jan 2013 OP
mac56 Jan 2013 #1
BlueNoteSpecial Jan 2013 #2
slackmaster Jan 2013 #3
Disgraceland Jan 2013 #5
slackmaster Jan 2013 #6
closeupready Jan 2013 #8
Piazza Riforma Jan 2013 #9
NoodleyAppendage Jan 2013 #17
Paladin Jan 2013 #12
LanternWaste Jan 2013 #7
Ikonoklast Jan 2013 #10
Fumesucker Jan 2013 #21
SoCalMusicLover Jan 2013 #4
bobclark86 Jan 2013 #16
NCthraxman Jan 2013 #23
NCthraxman Jan 2013 #24
kestrel91316 Jan 2013 #11
jpak Jan 2013 #13
onehandle Jan 2013 #14
bobclark86 Jan 2013 #15
alp227 Jan 2013 #18
MightyMopar Jan 2013 #19
sofa king Jan 2013 #20
Fumesucker Jan 2013 #22

Response to Disgraceland (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 05:00 PM

1. Good thing they had names and addresses of local gun owners to hire as guards!

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Response to Disgraceland (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 05:05 PM

2. Suspicious " " Cowards...

...is more like it.

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Response to Disgraceland (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 05:05 PM

3. Probably the work of an agent provocateur

 

A lame attempt to justify the Journal News's reprehensible actions.

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 05:11 PM

5. Obviously

Yes, someone risked a felony charge, and scared the shit out of *people they approved of* in a devious attempt to cast a negative light on the enemies of a tiny Westchest Cty. newspaper. But you have SEEN THROUGH THEM!

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Response to Disgraceland (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 05:13 PM

6. I think it was an inside job

 

The story doesn't pass the smell test, for the reasons you stated.

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 05:27 PM

8. That was my first thought, as well.

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 05:28 PM

9. Do you buy name brand or generic aluminum for your hat?

 

Sounds about right that raging gun "aficionados" would resort to this kind of act.

Their "backlash" isn't working out to well.

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Response to Piazza Riforma (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 08:01 PM

17. Thank you. n/t

I'm thinking its Sam's Club brand.

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 06:32 PM

12. Prove It. (nt)

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 05:19 PM

7. We do often rationalize things

We do often rationalize things so that they better validate our own opinions.

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 05:54 PM

10. Really.

Occam's Razor.

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Response to Ikonoklast (Reply #10)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 01:58 AM

21. More like Procrustes bed than Occam's razor

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Response to Disgraceland (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 05:07 PM

4. Another Anthrax Scare

When we all know the only legitimate Anthrax scare, was when the shrub administration leaked out some from a secure federal facility, and then blamed a scientist before eventually getting rid of him.

Now the cool way to scare people is with white powder in an envelope. Anthrax like from 2001 does not grow on trees, and the only reason it was allowed out, was because our government wanted some incidents to scare people a little bit more after 9/11.

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Response to SoCalMusicLover (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 07:57 PM

16. I went to school with they guy's stepdaughter...

the incident ruined his carrier, marriage and entire life. I'm not going with a conspiracy theory on this, but even though I thought he was a dick, he didn't deserve that kind of shit.

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Response to SoCalMusicLover (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 02:19 AM

24. Correct

 

You are correct that the gummint was involved in this. More so than you can even imagine.
Funny thing is. In their haste to cover themselves they left some very incriminating evidence out there.
Perhaps one day we will have a legitimate gummint that will look into it. But I'm not holding my breath.

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Response to Disgraceland (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 06:16 PM

11. Some gun nutter is gonna go all postal on that newspaper office. Just watch.

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Response to Disgraceland (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 06:34 PM

13. I thought gun nuts like black powder?

Learn summin' new every day...

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Response to Disgraceland (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 06:56 PM

14. Gun fucks on the march.

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Response to Disgraceland (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 07:56 PM

15. Ugh...

WTF is wrong with people?

If you don't like something a paper publishes, write them a letter, call their office or just don't buy it.

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Response to Disgraceland (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 08:06 PM

18. That gun permit map never should have been created in the first place.

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Response to Disgraceland (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 10:29 PM

19. More of those "good" gun owners in action

 

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Response to Disgraceland (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 01:47 AM

20. I wonder if it's the same guy, every time?

Is there only one amazingly prolific "white powder guy," or are there dozens or hundreds?

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Response to Disgraceland (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 02:01 AM

22. Probably Enfamil powder n/t

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