Saturday, March 17, 2007

The Press is the Enemy

This is beyond reprehensible (via GunLawNews):
  • The Roanoke Times published an editorial about Virginia's Right-to-Carry laws, actually naming several local politicians and high-profile residents, and stating whether or not they had a Right-to-Carry license.

    That was bad enough, but the paper went on to publish an online database of every Right-to-Carry holder in the state of Virginia, complete with home addresses! And they did it all while proclaiming the freedom of the press.
  • As you can imagine, gun owners let the paper hear their fury, and a day later the database was taken down. But the damage had been done. Who knows how many criminals started making a shopping list of homes where they could expect to find firearms and ammunition? Who knows how many would-be rapists and stalkers learned that their prey weren't on the list of Right-to-Carry holders? Who knows how many lives are in danger because of the arrogance of the Roanoke Times?
So what's to stop a media operation with a "holier-than-thou" attitude from publishing some other sensitive information? Like, oh, let's just say, police officer's addresses? Evidently, nothing at all if they so choose. And they do it under the guise of freedom of the press. Disgusting tactics by less than human slime.

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27 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

They (the media) walk around w/complete impunity, like the corrupt
lawyers in this city, who steal millions of tax dollars w/bullshit lawsuits.
"They" need a dose of reality; like when the kennedys learned that they cant use the mob to get elected, and then try to f**k em after they've used em.
The war has to be taken to their homes,so their families can feel the effect of their whore lifestyles.

3/16/2007 11:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"THE PRESS IS THE ENEMY"

Yes they are! Isnt there Off-Duty guys that protect them?
Have WE no morals? What wont we do for the almighty sidejob money?

3/17/2007 12:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OH...all of a sudden the press is the enemy... but yet the press is where all you moronic anti-olympis idiots are getting your info..

My numbers (see "daley lies and gets re-elected) which were presented and showed hi probability... something no one here knows the meaning of... were from a study conducted by a PhD from a major accredited university... now I know I know a doctorate degree means nothing in your world of military wisdom and high school education but in the real world a researcher publishing a paper with credentials provides a high correlation between two events i.e, olympics and zero tax payer responsibility... (the whole causation/correlation agrument...nevermind too many letters in those words for you to understand). But it is great how you cant understand the truth... see... here it is in idiot terms... the city wants the olympics... the mayor does not want to spend tax payer dollars... the mayor finds multi billionnaire Pat Ryan (Aon, Ryan field NWU, etc...) to head his venture... Pat Ryan finds multiple investors... funding found... USOC says "hey, what happens if "some unprecedented terrorist attack" (recognize that SCC?) hits, or a few (or likely impossible) all private funding goes belly up? can you cover it...after all if your city wants it you gotta be prepared for everything no matter how unlikely..." OF COURSE THEY NEED A GUARANTEE imagine saying "sorry, no Olympics terrorist took out SCCs house so no funding anymore LIFE IS FULL OF GUARANTEES

bottom line is it is so unlikely and nearly impossible that even one investor will go belly up in the next 9 years Mayor Daley said "sure"...

Enter the press...remember our ENEMY (right SCC?) Everyone here knows how they twist and turn shit... or do they ONLY twist and turn police events...?? COME ON PLEASE understand that by saying that $500 million is available does not mean it will be used.,.. not even close... we all know how the media is, they twist EVERYTHING... this city will NEVER spend even close to $500 million... the press fails to tell us that the money is secured and the USOC only needed a guarantee understandable the fuck wad media only needed a story...

and for the ooo rah mad because I made several valid points and is blindly mad at whoever for whatever because they have a KMA star on the sleeve and need to give in to the X of 20 years and lose half the pension believe me I know what I am talking about. I get my opinions from fact, from the horses mouth, not this bull shit blog. I just hope there are a few educated people here that are now given clarification to an otherwise confusing situation...

and you are right SCC the media/press is the enemy... not just when it is convenient for you, but usually!

3/17/2007 01:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They already do, there is a website of police officers addresses that could not be shut down by the court if I remember correctly. S3econd, how did they get ahold of this information anyway? This freedom of information act has got to be changed....

3/17/2007 01:39:00 AM  
Blogger SCC said...

My numbers (see "daley lies and gets re-elected) which were presented and showed hi probability...something no one here knows the meaning of... were from a study conducted by a PhD from a major accredited university

Your numbers are absolute bullshit. You quote no study, name no authors, link no articles, peer reviewed or otherwise. On the SCC staff, we have 2 Masters degrees, 3 Associate Degrees, 3 Bachelor's Degrees and two Nobel prize winners...but we aren't going to tell you from what universities lest you discover who we are.

... now I know I know a doctorate degree means nothing in your world of military wisdom and high school education

ah yes, the typical liberal tactic of attacking and insulting your opponent when handed your ass in the realm of fact based arguement. Have you not heard the expression "Too much college, not enough high school?" Welcome to the proof of that theorum.

but in the real world a researcher publishing a paper with credentials provides a high correlation between two events i.e, olympics and zero tax payer responsibility... (the whole causation/correlation agrument...nevermind too many letters in those words for you to understand).

And again, you quote no articles or credentials or anything. We on the other hand, point out numerous historical, recent and on-going instances of corruption and cost overruns and political connections and union pressures that render any numbers presented 9 years in advance as so much play-doh to be manipulated to fit any number of political ends.

Again, link the articles, link the papers, lets make sure your "PhD" from an accredited university isn't the cousin of the mayor or son-in-law of some aldercreature or commisioner from some department who owes his entire existence to the political machine.

3/17/2007 06:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nobody should have guns but the police, and most of the police on this department shouldn't even be the police. Therefore, most police on this department shouldn't have guns. Make 90% of them into traffic aids, pay them $8 an hour, and hire some real police. Stop blaming the press, blame the police, ya jackasses.

3/17/2007 08:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Information? Of course you can get it. I saw the desk crew give a guy who came in to the desk a PO's home address and phone because he had an accident with a squad car.

3/17/2007 08:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why can't the Freedom of Information Act be used to find out whether or not a promotion is merit or not?

3/17/2007 08:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like a perfect opportunity to "educate" some local talent as to the locations of the Editor and reporter.Inform the local shitbags of the the great stuff they have in their homes and that its an easy score.

3/17/2007 08:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Continuously publish the addresses of reporters.

3/17/2007 09:32:00 AM  
Anonymous new york times said...

"The Wichita Massacre" never happened.

Knoxville, Tennessee? What are you talking about? Who was Channon Christian?

Let us never forget James Byrd, Jr. (Jasper, TX) and Matthew Shepherd (Laramie, WY).

3/17/2007 09:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is one of the stupidest things i've ever heard a newspaper has done. What did they expect to accomplish by publishing that information? I would go after their ass civilly!

3/17/2007 10:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To anonymous #3, for all your bloviation you said nothing as SCC pointed out. Millennium park is a perfect example of private funding of public works. That's real life not some horses ass er mouth. And the press is not our friend.

3/17/2007 10:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/17
1:37am
You are right a Phd. does not mean shit to us stupid Vietnam Vets with our high school diplomas. You no matter what your education are still an asshole that many non college educated Americans have died for so you can shoot off your mouth. What an asshole.

3/17/2007 10:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your numbers are absolute bullshit. You quote no study, name no authors, link no articles, peer reviewed or otherwise. On the SCC staff, we have 2 Masters degrees, 3 Associate Degrees, 3 Bachelor's Degrees and two Nobel prize winners...but we aren't going to tell you from what universities lest you discover who we are.


I PROVIDED THE LINK TO THE ENTIRE ARTICLE! AND LET ME GUESS... MASTERS FROM LEWIS UNIVERSITY THAT DOESNT COUNT SCC... ESPECIALLY IF THEY CANT READ AN ENTIRE ARTICLE... SORRY I DIDNT PROVICE FUN LITTLE PICTURES FOR YOU CLOWNS.

ah yes, the typical liberal tactic of attacking and insulting your opponent when handed your ass in the realm of fact based arguement. Have you not heard the expression "Too much college, not enough high school?" Welcome to the proof of that theorum.

AHH... WORDS SPOKEN LIKE A TYPICAL G.E.D. SORRY TO HAVE MADE YOU LOOK LIKE THE NO EDUCATION ASSHAT YOU ARE... SCHOOLED AGAIN... A LINK WAS PROVIDED THAT WOULD GIVE YOU ALL THE INFO YOU NEEDED... ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS READ... MAYBE NOT ENOUGH 3RD GRADE FOR YOU HUH SCC?

And again, you quote no articles or credentials or anything. We on the other hand, point out numerous historical, recent and on-going instances of corruption and cost overruns and political connections and union pressures that render any numbers presented 9 years in advance as so much play-doh to be manipulated to fit any number of political ends.


AGAIN HOW MANY TIMES DO I NEED TO SAY LINK! AND YOUR ON GOOING INSTANCES ON CORRUPTIOON AND CONNECTIONS BLAH BLAH AGAIN, FROM MEDIA SOURCES OUR ENEMY I THOUGHT??? ALL THIS CORRUPTION IS A MEDIA CIRCUS... FEW HAVE BEEN FOUND GUILTY AND DALEY NEVER EVEN IMPLICATED... BUT I THOUGHT THE PRESS IS OUR ENEMY??? CONTRADICTION?>?? NOT BY SCC HE'S NEVER WRONG!!! hahahahaha

3/17/2007 11:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes they are! Isnt there Off-Duty guys that protect them?
Have WE no morals? What wont we do for the almighty sidejob money?

3/17/2007 12:02:00 AM

yes there are reggie... but that was for free and as a favor to family no pay whatsoever and besides, I like watching the news

3/17/2007 12:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

can get all our info from zabasearch.com anyway and thats been up and running for years... nothing we can do about it

3/17/2007 12:08:00 PM  
Blogger Crimefile said...

I wrote and lobbied “Right to Carry” legislation in Arizona that led to the current law there that is a role model for the nation. When some politician re-wrote my concept with help from various police organizations they left out the privacy filter. I argued that hit men could quickly learn if their prey had a CCW permit. There was the issue that many retired cops could be located by criminals through adding CCW permits to the real of public records. I also argued that the press would be looking to try and embarrass permit holders with revelations of just who has the permits.

The late Republican Arizona House member Dave Carson tacked on the privacy amendment that stuck on the final passed version.

We have to guard this information on FOID applications, city gun registration records and future permit schemes.

3/17/2007 12:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

will someone advise the ranter with the PhD that my high school, military, some college self at least knows how to spell and proofread and when something is questionable will check with webster's. the typos clarified what an idiot PhD really is! who cares what babble bull he's trying to spout?

3/17/2007 12:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Old Grey Guy said...

I've posted this comment in the past. So here it goes again. You guys have to start writing these f-ing assholes every chance you get. In the old days (60's-70's) they were a lot nicer to us because they knew if they aired a story that wasn't factual the guys would be up their asses the next day. I went to 35th Street a couple of months ago to pick up a friend for lunch. There had to be 5 to 6 news trucks parked illegally in front of the building. Why the "f" didn't some boss have the balls to have them written. F all of them. Stick it in their asses every chance you get. They don't give shit about you and they'll keep up this shit until you guys start fighting back.

Enough Said - Screw the Sun Times -Screw the Tribune - Screw every TV station (especially NBC 5) and most of all if anyone stops Mary Mitchell be straight with her but write her every little piss ant violation you can. Her response would be worth it.

3/17/2007 03:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/17/2007 01:37:00 AM

What exactly is your argument? Are you saying that releasing the names and home adresses of those people was a legitamate expression of freedom of speech because the media wrote some negative articles about the Olympics coming to Chicago (all of a sudden the press is the enemy... but yet the press is where all you moronic anti-olympis idiots are getting your info)?

I also have to disagree with your assumption that anyone that disagrees with you is only doing so because they are uneducated (I just hope there are a few educated people here that are now given clarification to an otherwise confusing situation).

The fact is the opposition posted on this Blog does not come from media reports it comes from a historical tradtion of the Chicago governments MASSIVE and INSTITUTIONALIZED corruption. I do not want 500 million of my dollars in the hands of this administration.

Sincerely

Moronic anti-olympics

3/17/2007 03:30:00 PM  
Anonymous SECURITY SPECIAL said...

FELLA S YOUR NOT CIA AGENTS. IF THEY REALLY WANNA POP YOU THE CAN FOLLOW YOU HOME FROM WEAR YOU WORK.
ALL THOSE GIANT PARKING LOT IN THE OPEN. THEY COULD JUST SIT IN A CAR ACROSS THE STREET FROM A STATION AND WATCH WITH BINOCULARS.
HELL EVERY DISTRICT HAS A BOOK LAYING AROUND SO ANY CORRUPT SHMUCK CAN GET YOUR INFO.
I SUGGEST YOU INVEST IN HOME SECURITY AND NOT HAVE UR HEAD IN YOUR ASSES WHILE YOU WALK THE STREETS.

3/17/2007 03:49:00 PM  
Blogger Schicklegroover said...

Numbers Person:
What is the source to the numbers you reference? I would like to check them out myself. There is a lot of specious research out there, and even supposed quantative-based results can be skewed. Though I'm pretty sure about the mayor's motive for wanting the olympics (city contracts for all his friends) I've not yet made up my mind on whether holding an olympics benefits the average taxpayer or not. A few of us citybillies actually do our own 'cipherin!

3/17/2007 04:33:00 PM  
Anonymous p.c. pravda said...

The New York Times at 9:53 AM

Channon Christian and her boyfriend, Christopher Newsom were car-jacked and robbed by 4 males and a female in Knoxville, Tennessee.

The couple were then brought to a house where both were sodomized by their captors. Then Channon was forced to watch while they cut off Christopher's penis, set him afire, shot and dismembered him, dumping his body nearby.

Then they gang-raped Channon for four nights, urinated on her, poured chemicals into her mouth, cut off her breast, murdered her and dismembered her body.

There was NO mainstream media coverage of this case outside the State of Tennessee.

WHY?

CLUE: GOOGLE "The Wichita Massacre"

3/17/2007 11:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3/17/2007 11:43:00 PM

I know why. Because the victims were white and the offenders are black. But you're not supposed to know that. That's not PC. That's why the media in this country suck. They're too concerned with PC. Liberals don't deserve to be sucking my air.

3/18/2007 01:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Information? Of course you can get it. I saw the desk crew give a guy who came in to the desk a PO's home address and phone because he had an accident with a squad car."

What district and how long ago? How about a heads up for the copper whose car is about to vandalized or family put in harms way? Better yet, cop's initials and district.

3/18/2007 08:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have naive and inexperienced recruits (that no one will ride with) working our desks and they don't really understand the sensitivity of releasing persobnal information to the public. They are taught to serve the public in the academy, and not aware of the "limitations"
you describe in providing personal police information. Also, they tend to sometimes explain arrests over the phone to "baby's momma" while you are processing a prisoner in the back

3/19/2007 11:19:00 AM  

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