By Anthony Melé A school safety plan that instructs children to sit in a room and wait for a psychotic killer or terrorist hostage taker to find them, is like locking them in a burning building so the firemen will know where they are. The narrative given to us by the media at Newtown, Ct. […]

Legislature Approves Privacy Measures in Response to Journal News Gun Story

BY MICHAEL RICONDA The Rockland County Legislature approved several resolutions addressing gun control and the recent controversy surrounding the Journal News’ publication of gun owners’ personal information at its 5 p.m. meeting on January 8, 2013. The committee voted almost unanimously to pass two resolutions, one urging the state legislature to introduce and pass bills […]

A Crime and Justice Wish List for 2013

BY DIANE DIMOND Where do I even begin with my annual Wish List for the New Year? Because the fog of despair still hangs over us from the elementary school shooting in Connecticut — and because the list of individually meaningless gun-control ideas continues to grow — I’m compelled to start there. I fervently hope […]

America Mourns

America Mourns

 Americans from coast to coast are still in mourning following the shocking murder of 26 people, including 20 first graders, at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in the normally quiet town of Newtown, Connecticut on Friday. PHOTOS BY RICK SAMUELS                               […]