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Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆ 2013/01/14 18:42:25
Judgment for the plaintiff for a million dollars (repairs, emotional torque, punitive damages).
Judgment for the plaintiff for about three thousand dollars (repair the damage and upgrade the security system in his home).
Judgment for the plaintiff in the amount of $________.
Judgment for the defendant.
I abstain from judgment.
Your honor, can I be excused from serving on this jury?
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Well, Journal News, we hope you're satisfied. Now two men broke into an old man's house on your beat. Men who had access to a map you published. An interactive map, no less!

And what have you to say for yourselves? Nothing. Judge Jeannine Pirro (whose name also appears on your list) tried to get comments from you. This was only fair, since she was going to cover your little escapade on her show. And you earned yourselves a Darwin. You slammed the door in her interviewers' faces.

So naturally she took your skin off.

And while she was doing this, two men broke into that other man's house.



And you didn't even put it in your paper. I searched your Crime News listing. Not. One. Word. About. A burglary.

What is this?
Under the advice of our corporate general counsel, we respectfully decline to cover this burglary on the grounds that such coverage might tend to incriminate us.
Well, you should have thought about that before you published that stupid map. And you should have remembered that even if you didn't cover that story, someone else would.

So what say you, sportsfans? Let's say the old man decides to sue The Journal News for reckless endangerment of his life and property. Let's say he seeks reimbursement for the damage incidental to the break-in. (By God's grace he wasn't there to get hurt, neither was anyone else, and the crooks, deciding they couldn't get into his gun safe, made like bananas and split.) And let's say further that he seeks "emotional torque" damages, and punitive damages to make sure nobody pulls a stunt like this again. Has he a case? Let's say you are the jury in Judge Pirro's court. Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, what is your verdict in the case of John Doe v. The Journal News, Inc.? And: what is your opinion, that is, why do you vote as you do?

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  • GINGERBREAD 2013/01/14 20:05:31
    Judgment for the plaintiff for a million dollars (repairs, emotional torque, ...
    GINGERBREAD
    +13
    They actually printed the name of a woman that was hiding from her abusive husband. I think she has a case.

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  • BBLEE 2013/02/26 13:57:52
    Judgment for the plaintiff for a million dollars (repairs, emotional torque, ...
    BBLEE
    +2
    Since Profit, was the motive for the story, Punishment should, recover some of said Profit.
  • kim B. 2013/01/25 17:53:53
    Judgment for the plaintiff for about three thousand dollars (repair the damag...
    kim B.
    LAWSUITS WAY OVER THE TOP NOWADAYS
  • wysiwis 2013/01/25 17:47:44
    Judgment for the plaintiff in the amount of $________.
    wysiwis
    +2
    I would say that the news paper, along with it's owners, publishers, and editors assets, should be under NEW ownership?
  • Brian ☮ R P ☮ 2012 ☮ 2013/01/25 13:52:53
    Judgment for the plaintiff in the amount of $________.
    Brian ☮ R P ☮ 2012 ☮
    +2
    Ten million should be the judgement, in every single case, until this paper and all of its shareholders are penniless.
  • Teri- Oregon 2013/01/25 13:37:22
    Judgment for the plaintiff for a million dollars (repairs, emotional torque, ...
    Teri- Oregon
    All plaintiffs in the case deserve a lot more money they need to dismantle the Journal
  • WannaBeRSC the Contrarian SOB 2013/01/25 13:15:03
    Judgment for the plaintiff in the amount of $________.
    WannaBeRSC the Contrarian SOB
    The sky is the limit, imho.
  • Haole 2013/01/25 10:41:32
    Your honor, can I be excused from serving on this jury?
    Haole
    +1
    It certainly was not responsible journalism.
  • LADY LIBERTY SILLY WORDSMITH 2013/01/25 05:15:15
    Judgment for the defendant.
    LADY LIBERTY SILLY WORDSMITH
    LIFE IN PRISON WITHOUT POSSIBILITY of PROBATION.
  • RobHom 2013/01/16 15:28:56
    Judgment for the plaintiff for a million dollars (repairs, emotional torque, ...
    RobHom
    +2
    They did something horribly stupid.....let them pay for it. And name the reporters and editors as co-defendants.
  • rand 2013/01/15 21:45:48
    I abstain from judgment.
    rand
    1st Amendment rights versus giving damaging information? It'll be interesting to see how this pans out.
  • JeffDeWitt rand 2013/01/24 02:32:03
    JeffDeWitt
    +4
    This paper abused it's 1st Amendment rights in EXACTLY the same way is someone yelling "FIRE" in a crowded theater.
  • S* 2013/01/15 19:18:00
    I abstain from judgment.
    S*
    that is presupposing that this is tied to the disclosure in the first place, people get burged all the time, you do not need a map to find homes broken into.
  • Catch224u S* 2013/01/15 22:48:00
    Catch224u
    +2
    But if you were a criminal (I'm taking for granted you are not) wouldn't you want to take a peek at the map ?
  • S* Catch224u 2013/01/15 23:46:51
    S*
    +1
    it might go the other way, why chose a house where you know someone is armed.
  • Catch224u S* 2013/01/15 23:58:14
    Catch224u
    +2
    That's the point ! Find a home that's NOT on the list !
  • S* Catch224u 2013/01/16 00:00:56
    S*
    +1
    but this man's home was, isn't that the point?
  • Catch224u S* 2013/01/16 00:03:19
  • S* Catch224u 2013/01/16 02:20:36
    S*
    +1
    your name becomes you
  • JeffDeWitt S* 2013/01/24 02:33:36
    JeffDeWitt
    You know they have guns and guns are worth money... wait until he isn't home (which apparently these thugs did) then break in and steal the guns.
  • Birthpangs 2013/01/15 17:24:01
  • Georgia50 2013/01/15 16:56:31
    Judgment for the plaintiff in the amount of $________.
    Georgia50
    +2
    The charges should be joint and several to the news entity and all its owners. $1 million apiece, plus all court and legal costs and the cost of helping their victim isolate his identity and status from prying eyes. Plus the newspaper should be required to print an article explaining where its judgment went wrong.
  • Christopher Kirchen 2013/01/15 15:15:58
    Judgment for the plaintiff for about three thousand dollars (repair the damag...
    Christopher Kirchen
    +1
    The plaintiff deserves to have his ACTUAL damages recouped but punies only function to make the plaintiff rich for nothing, and that's no more just than what the defendant did to them.
  • kenc.63 2013/01/15 14:56:04
  • 4570GOVT 2013/01/15 14:41:41
    Judgment for the plaintiff in the amount of $________.
    4570GOVT
    +6
    $ 100,000,000,000.00 + and even THAT is not enough ! IF someone on that list is murdered by a former abusive husband - or - convicted felon sent to prison then released to kill a Judge or Attourney or Police Officer , Etc.
    That Newspaper should Be RUINED !
  • JeffDeWitt 4570GOVT 2013/01/24 02:34:53
    JeffDeWitt
    +1
    Yep, they should be hit with massive punitive damages AT LEAST, and possibly even charged as an accomplice.
  • 4570GOVT JeffDeWitt 2013/01/24 03:36:29
    4570GOVT
    +1
    There Were TWO Robberies at houses on the list Just Last Week !
  • JeffDeWitt 4570GOVT 2013/01/25 04:22:58
    JeffDeWitt
    +1
    And and the Journal should be held responsible for its bad behavior.
  • 4570GOVT JeffDeWitt 2013/01/25 16:33:26
    4570GOVT
    Indeed They Should !
  • Trust Noone 2013/01/15 11:44:03
    Judgment for the plaintiff in the amount of $________.
    Trust Noone
    +4
    20,000,000.00
  • Surly Curmudgen 2013/01/15 11:10:44
    Judgment for the plaintiff for a million dollars (repairs, emotional torque, ...
    Surly Curmudgen
    +5
    That's just the civil case. The district attorney should charge the papers editor and the writer of the article with being complicit in the crime. They in effect cased the home for the burglar.
  • Prairie Wind 2013/01/15 07:10:28
    Judgment for the plaintiff for a million dollars (repairs, emotional torque, ...
    Prairie Wind
    +5
    A million is cheap, go for ten million.
  • zero resistance 2013/01/15 07:06:28
    I abstain from judgment.
    zero resistance
    +3
    "Under the advice of our corporate general counsel, we respectfully decline to cover this burglary on the grounds that such coverage might tend to incriminate us"

    Um, wouldn't a statement like that tend to incriminate you more?
  • Catch224u zero re... 2013/01/15 22:51:11
    Catch224u
    +3
    Yes it does.
  • sglmom 2013/01/15 06:31:59
    Judgment for the plaintiff for a million dollars (repairs, emotional torque, ...
    sglmom
    +6
    And EACH involved in this story ..
    from the WRITER .. Editor .. and those who made the final decision .. (as well as those who decided to release this info on the FOIA request) .. should be PERSONALLY Held liable for damages as well ..
  • phil.olding.3 2013/01/15 06:26:21
    Judgment for the plaintiff in the amount of $________.
    phil.olding.3
    +4
    Every penny that the Journal News has made since the names were published? That's how much this man gets. Every future person gets the same amount of money until the names are taken down and are no longer a matter of public record.
  • Jerimia 2013/01/15 05:22:57
    Judgment for the plaintiff for a million dollars (repairs, emotional torque, ...
    Jerimia
    +3
    Plus the editors that approved the story, along with the "writer" (Hack) that wrote it MUST be dismissed, and held liable for an ADDITIONAL 10%, EACH, for the damage that they caused this gentleman. As it is now, the newspaper alone gets punished and those two editors walk away "clean."

    There is the "Freedom of Information Act," by there is ALSO the privacy act. This should fall under the privacy act, just as any discipline action against a government employee. (In truth, MORE so, due to the fact that the firearm owner has done no wrong!)
  • Pedro Doller ~Inc. 2013/01/15 05:01:01
    Judgment for the plaintiff for a million dollars (repairs, emotional torque, ...
    Pedro Doller ~Inc.
    +4
    These newspapers shouldn't have access to that info in the first place. If they print it they have a legal dept that should check it out.

    Now keep your eyes open for who pays their legal fees and settlements. Could be the same deal they set up for government contractors not giving 60 day notices for layoffs (before the election).
  • texasred 2013/01/15 04:32:52
    Judgment for the plaintiff for a million dollars (repairs, emotional torque, ...
    texasred
    +4
    I hope anyone and everyone that has problems because of this irresponsible "reporting" by the Journal News sues the hell out of them. I just pray that no one gets hurt or killed because of these ignorant a$$holes.
  • Jerimia texasred 2013/01/15 05:25:00
    Jerimia
    +4
    Well, maybe the guys who broke into this gents house, to steal his guns.
  • texasred Jerimia 2013/01/15 18:25:30
    texasred
    +1
    They definitely should get hurt!! Put them in jail and let the inmates take care of them!!

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