Burglars Hit Home on NY Gun Map

Discussion in 'Security' started by FliesWay2Much, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. FliesWay2Much

    FliesWay2Much Original Member

    Is anyone surprised??? The newspaper was unavailable for comment, or something like that.


  2. RB

    RB Founding Member

    If there was a question of liability before a jury I would find the Journal News as an accessory to the crime.
  3. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    If the perps admit on record that they found the residence on the basis of that published map, I would have to think a good lawyer would be inclined to plumb the question of liability here. There are deep pockets involved. Right now, the newspapers who did this are probably wishing they hadn't.
  4. RB

    RB Founding Member

    I don't think it would require the thieves to admit anything. Just point out that the Journal News played a roll in providing information of value to the robbers. A slam dunk if the thieves admit using the Journal News piece to select a target.

    I suspect the Journal News may be shuttering the doors before the fallout from their blunder is all over.
  5. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    The first amendment will protect them. "Congress shall pass no law" is understood to mean any branch of government, not just the legilative branch (Congress) -- most often this is used to keep the executive branch from trampling on the Bill of Rights but there is no reason why it should not also apply to the judiciary.
  6. Rugape

    Rugape Original Member

    I don't think criminal charges or liability will come into play for the paper, but what about civil liability? If the homeowner has a clear indication that they played a part in this (such as an admission by the thieves), an enterprising attorney could well place them on the chopping block for a jury to find them liable... I think this is a question for one of our legal eagles, any precedence for this that you guys know of?
  7. RB

    RB Founding Member

    If not then the law is wrong. The Journal News should be fully liable.
  8. RB

    RB Founding Member

    And again:


    There comes a point when doing something so stupid even if legal it should have serious repercussions.

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