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Rockland County Times

ROCKLAND COUNTY TIMES EXCLUSIVE

Armed guards from RGA Investigations have taken up post at the Journal News’ Rockland County headquarters

BY DYLAN SKRILOFF

Guns are good for the goose but NOT for the gander.

A Clarkstown police report issued on December 28, 2012, confirmed that The Journal News has hired armed security guards from New City-based RGA Investigations and that they are manning the newspaper’s Rockland County headquarters at 1 Crosfield Ave., West Nyack, through at least tomorrow, Wednesday, January 2, 2013.

According to police reports on public record, Journal News Rockland Editor Caryn A. McBride was alarmed by the volume of “negative correspondence,” namely an avalanche of phone calls and emails to the Journal News office, following the newspaper’s publishing of a map of all pistol permit holders in Rockland and Westchester.

Due to apparent safety concerns, the newspaper then decided to hire RGA Investigations to provide armed personnel to man the location.

Private investigator Richard Ayoob is the administrator of RGA. He told the Clarkstown Police on Friday, December 28 that there had been no problems on site at the Journal News headquarters despite the massive influx of phone calls and emails.

McBride had filed at least two reports with the Clarkstown Police Department due to perceived threats. However, the police did not find the communications in question actually threatening. Incident-Report 2012-00033099 describes McBride telling police she was worried because an email writer wondered “what McBride would get in her mail now.”

Police said the email “did not constitute an offense” and did not contain an actual threat.

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h/t   Mr. RWF

» 18 Comments

  1. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    January 2nd, 2013

    I’m not sure they understand the definition of
    GUN FREE ZONE.

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  2. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    January 2nd, 2013

    It’s cute how they’re now scaring themselves shitless though.

    I need to make popcorn. This is getting geeeewd. lol

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  3. Diann

    January 2nd, 2013

    Did you ever see that viral video of the small dog barking and growling at this cat. He acts all tough and barks and barks. Then the cat fights back. And the small dog runs away squealing and whimpering.

    Something about this article made me think of that.

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  4. Immortal Fish

    January 2nd, 2013

    Sounds like McBride is a believer in Stand Your Ground, as long as someone else pulls the trigger.

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  5. Jerry Manderin

    January 2nd, 2013

    The American Remnant is alive and well…armed.

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  6. AvgDude

    January 2nd, 2013

    Another pack of “Guns are necessary for me but not for thee…” progressive shitbags.

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  7. Maudie N Mandeville

    January 2nd, 2013

    ‘However, the police did not find the communications in question actually threatening.’

    Good thing Chris Matthews wasn’t the arbiter.

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  8. aidan

    January 2nd, 2013

    Goose… gander … good for the JN. Swallow big … it’s gonna get worse for the media real soon. That’s the next backlash …

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  9. Ya sure

    January 2nd, 2013

    “According to police reports on public record, Journal News Rockland Editor Caryn A. McBride was alarmed by the volume of “negative correspondence,” namely an avalanche of phone calls and emails to the Journal News office”

    Ms McBride continues to believe that the expression “Karma’s a bitch”, refers solely to her selfish 4th grade classmate.

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  10. Tim

    January 2nd, 2013

    I’m guessing that the irony of the situation and the hypocrisy of McBride is lost on McBride …

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  11. cfm990

    January 2nd, 2013

    I wonder how many of those armed guards are on the map?

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  12. norman einstein

    January 2nd, 2013

    This makes editor McBride sound like even more of a flake than she already was.
    She feels threatened by a lame general comment like THAT?
    That was no threat, but it well might have been.

    And yet she acts all surprised and calls in the law.
    Did it never occur to her that her irresponsible action of posting the map just MIGHT piss off a lot of people?
    She’s in over her head and should go back to the kiddie pool.

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  13. Anonymous

    January 2nd, 2013

    Can’t wait for Oblablabla to face his McBride moment.

    It is coming.

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  14. FXDWG

    January 2nd, 2013

    “If gun owners are as dangerous as anti-gunnners make them out to be, why are there so many anti-gunners still around?”

    Not one credible threat out of the thousands of opinions expressed. Yeah, gun owners are dangerous people.

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  15. RosalindJ

    January 2nd, 2013

    Read elsewhere – when one spends their life as a beta, anything is to be feared. So even not-so-very harsh words work, apparently.

    I did remark in yesterday’s “Reader Generated News Links” that one of RGA Investigations principals was indeed put on their map.

    Can’t make this shit up. Unreal.

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  16. ? everything

    January 2nd, 2013

    @Tim, the IRONY is not lost on me & any other thinking AMERICAN.

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  17. Carlos The Jackal

    January 2nd, 2013

    “If gunowners were as dangerous as antigun zealots say they are, there wouldn’t be any antigun zealots.”

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  18. OzarksAbe

    January 2nd, 2013

    Mary Jane is right, if they practiced what they preached all they would have to do is post a “gun free zone” sign. Voila, instant safety.
    Let’s see, it’s ok if they hire defense, but we aren’t allowed to defend ourselves. Not on my watch!

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