More evidence that lefties are criminally insane.
Reformed crooks say the New York newspaper that published a map of names and addresses of gun owners did a great service – to their old cronies in the burglary trade.
The information published online by the Journal-News, a daily paper serving the New York suburbs of Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties, could be highly useful to thieves in two ways, former burglars told FoxNews.com. Crooks looking to avoid getting shot now know which targets are soft and those who need weapons know where they can steal them.That was the most asinine article I’ve ever seen,” said Walter T. Shaw, 65, a former burglar and jewel thief who the FBI blames for more than 3,000 break-ins that netted some $70 million in the 1960s and 1970s. “Having a list of who has a gun is like gold – why rob that house when you can hit the one next door, where there are no guns?
Frank Abagnale, who was portrayed by Leonardo DiCaprio in the 2002 film “Catch Me if You Can,” and is perhaps the most famous reformed thief to ever earn a legitimate living by offering the public insight into the criminal mind, called the newspaper’s actions “reprehensible.”
“It is unbelievable that a newspaper or so called journalist would publish the names and addresses of legal gun owners, including federal agents, law enforcement officers and the like,” said Abagnale, who noted that he grew up in the suburban New York area served by the Journal-News. “This would be equivalent to publishing the names of individuals who keep substantial sums of money, jewelry and valuables in their home.”
Ex-Burglars Say Newspaper’s Gun Map Would’ve Made the Job Easier, Safer | Fox News
h/t to Brad
I was going to post that on another of your articles, but decided to wait. You did not disappoint me.
I wonder if the home owners and murder victims can now sue the paper for aiding and abetting the criminals? I would try.
All crime is now due to CO2.
I would have sworn NO – at least that is laughing gas.
If I were one of those named by this paper, I would certainly be seeking legal redress, since they have deliberately set out to put me, my family and property in harms way. The reporter who put this together, and the editor who published it should be prosecuted as accessories to any and every crime that can be in any way linked to this article.
“When the Outsider is in his earliest stages when he does not know himself or understand why he is out of harmony’ with the rest of humankind his hatred for men and the world makes him an unbalanced misfit, a man full of spite, and envy, neurotic, cowardly, shrinking and wincing. His salvation depends upon the achievement of self-understanding, self-knowledge. It is only when he begins to find himself that he realizes that his hatred is perfectly justified: a healthy reaction to a world of sick half-men.” – Colin Wilson (Religion and the Rebel, 1957)