Armed and Dangerous Update—Guards Also Posted at Executive Editors’ Homes

The Rockland County Times confirms that guards were hired and remain posted in front of the homes of Journal News President Janet Hasson and Journal News Executive Editor Cynthia Lambert, alias CynDee Royle.

Hasson's guard

The home of a lower level editor visited by the Rockland County Times did not have a guard posted.

Previously the presence of guards posted at the Journal News Rockland County offices was reported by the Rockland County Times. The Journal News hired the guards at the direction of Hasson following negative backlash to the newspaper’s publishing of pistol permit holders’ addresses.

Hasson told the NY Times the armed security detail would be provided to Journal News office buildings “indefinitely.” It is not clear if the guards posted outside Hasson and Lambert/Royle’s homes are also armed.

The guard in front of Hasson’s posh $1.2 million Mamaroneck home on Gate House Road confirmed he worked for “private security.”  A decal on his car’s window indicated he is an off-duty NYS court officer.

At least one police officer told the Rockland County Times that working the Hasson detail is a “scab’s job,” as law enforcement has been among the angriest about the publishing of the interactive gun map. Thousands of addresses of law enforcement personnel have been outed through the map.

Other police have also told the Rockland County Times that jobs guarding Journal News editors should not be accepted by off-duty or retired police due to their unfriendly action of publishing law enforcement members’ addresses.

Man in 2002 Toyota guards the home of Cynthia Lambert (alias CynDee Royle)

At a press conference in Rockland on Friday, Rockland County Sheriff Lou Falco, Clarkstown Police Chief Michael Sullivan, Spring Valley Chief Paul Modica and South Nyack Police Chief Robert VanCura, joined a group of county legislators and party leaders to denounce the Journal News.

In the driveway of Lambert/Royle’s home in a middle class White Plains neighborhood a man was sitting guard in a vehicle registered to Nikola Dukel of  West Harrison. Dukel is listed as a licensed pistol permit holder. He is in fact listed on the Journal News gun-map registry, albeit as Nikola Vukal.

This court officer decal was in the window of the man posted at Janet Hasson's house in Mamaroneck

Dukel did not confirm he was working for private security. He told the newspaper pointedly, “I’m just here.” Nikola is not listed as a licensed  NYS armed guard or NYS security guard.

The Rockland County Times may update this story as new information comes in. (This story has been edited slightly from its original version)

The posh mansion of anti-gun "one percenter" Janet Hasson

9 Responses to "Armed and Dangerous Update—Guards Also Posted at Executive Editors’ Homes"

  1. Unknown   January 7, 2013 at 10:44 am

    As a law enforcement professional, I agree that the actions of The Journal News were 100% wrong and place countless people at risk, but how does the Rockland County Times justify publishing the names and addresses of these security officers working for the executive editors? Not only are they putting them at risk, but they are also putting their families at risk. The Rockland County Times used POOR judgment! They also acted hypocritical. Also, how did they run the license plate? When anyone runs a license plate it should be done for some sort of criminal investigation.
    You were on the right track protesting the actions of the Journal News until you pulled this stunt. Shame on you!

  2. Concerned   January 7, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    I would like to follow up with several thoughts regarding my unknown brother’s observations.

    The Times employees, as credentialed reporters, have access to commercial databases that provide historical data from NYS DMV, and other entities.

    Under DPPPA (Driver Protection Privacy Act), there is absolutely no requirement that a vehicle registration records check be limited to a criminal investigation. (The fact that registration information on the vehicle sitting in Mamaroneck was not returned strongly leads me to believe that a commericial database was utilized.)

    With regard to “publishing the names and addresses of these security officers”, I must strongly disagree.

    The gentleman in White Plains, may or may not be qualified under NYS law to provide “Armed” protective services.

    Although the Times noted that his name did not appear in the NYS DOS registry of licensed professionals, he may, in fact, be in compliance with NYS law. If Mr. Dukel is a Principal of a licensed Private Investigative Agency, or a Watch Guard and Patrol Agency, his name would NOT appear on the online verification site offered by the NYS Department of State (“DOS”).

    If he is, however, a pistol permit holder who is not an agency principal, and is not a police officer (peace officers are NOT exempt) then there may well be reasonable cause for the local PD and both DOS and DCJS to review whether violations of state statutes and/or administrative regulations are occurring. Furthermore, using a personal vehicle (registered to your home address)in a nationally covered matter, is, to put it politely, not the hallmark of a law enforcement professional.

    Finally, our purported colleague in Mamaroneck, if he is an off duty l.e.o., simply embarrasses himself by sitting on a security post with a job’s “courtesy decal” affixed to his vehicle’s window. I note that nowhere is this gentleman’s name or address provided, only a photo (taken on a public street).

    There is, accordingly, no shame, whatsoever, to be shouldered by the Times. If the gentlemen “guarding” the Mamaroneck and White Plains homes are as problematic as I believe they might be, there is, quite simply, more shame to be worn by the Journal News.

  3. mrtomkel   January 7, 2013 at 11:37 pm

    that’s because people keep posting this
    Janet Hasson,
    publisher, The Journal News
    3 Gate House Lane,
    Mamaroneck, NY 10534.
    Phone: (914) 694-5204
    (@janhasson on twitter)

    Gannett’s CEO:
    Gracia C Martore
    728 Springvale Rd
    Great Falls, VA 22066
    (703) 759-5954

    Reporter who wrote the article:
    Dwight R Worley
    23006 139 Ave
    Springfield Gardens,
    NY 11413
    (718) 527-0832

    Editor, The Journal News
    Cynthia R Lambert
    17 Mcbride Ave
    White Plains, NY 10603
    (914) 948-9388
    Work: 914-694-5001
    Work: [email protected]

    Ms. Royle’s married name is Lambert. She lives in White Plains, here is her Facebook page complete with pictures of her and her kids.

    The “Visual Editor” responsible for the map is:
    Robert F. Rodriguez
    420 Riverside Dr,
    Apt 7A
    New York, NY 10025-7748
    (212) 222-4566

    CynDee Royle (croyle1) on Twitter
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    I hope people dont start bothering the editor.. Cynthias aunt and uncle too! Eleanor Royle Williams because they are innocent parties in her stupid giving of info to all and creating unsafe homes for everyone… then they might have to stop using FB too!
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    *** It’s not like they did anything to have their name on a map or something
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  4. mrtomkel   January 8, 2013 at 12:34 am

    What I would have liked to see was for people to put ideals before $$$ and have no one accept the job of protecting those who outed all the law abiding permit holders

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  6. jaysouth   January 9, 2013 at 2:37 pm


    Does liberal = hypocrite?

    or does

    hypocrite = liberal?

    We have seen how hypocritical liberals are also elitists.

    We can’t have armed protection, but they can. Liberalism is trul a mental disorder.


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