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Bar owner defends himself and customers from armed robbery, The Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee Wis. 08/16/13 and 12/21/08, TMJ4, Milwaukee, Wis. 08/20/13
Three men armed with what appeared to be real guns, but were later determined to be air pistols, entered the Concertina Beer Hall in Milwaukee, Wis. and demanded cash. Owner Andy Kochanski responded by retrieving a gun and firing at the criminals, striking one and causing the others to flee. A former firefighter, Kochanski administered CPR to the wounded criminal before authorities could arrive at the scene, but the robber later died. Kochanski later told a media outlet, in regards to his attempt to save the criminal, “That’s who I am, you know. I’m a firefighter, even though I don’t have my badge anymore. I always will be a firefighter.” The following night Kochanski reopened his bar and was greeted by a throng of well-wishers. Milwaukee Country prosecutors have noted that Kochanski will not face charges. The incident was the second time in five years that Kochanski was forced to protect himself, his customers and his bar. At a 2008 Christmas party at the beer hall Kochanski was forced to fire a .45-caliber pistol at a pair of robbers toting a sawed-off shotgun.
So, is anyone surprised to learn that the NSA’s secret tracking of cell phone activity wasn’t limited to Verizon? The Wall Street Journal reports tonight that both AT&T and Sprint are being mined for data as well, so that “every time the majority of Americans makes a call, NSA gets a record of the location, the number called, the time of the call and the length of the conversation.”
The Journal News has pulled from its website its interactive map of gun permit holders in New York’s Westchester and Rockland counties, but publisher Janet Hasson wants readers to know that the decision was not a reaction to the controversy but a move to comply with New York’s sweeping new gun regulations.
As Twitchy reported, the Journal News gave a Christmas gift to criminals by publishing personal information of residents with gun permits in Rockland and Westchester Counties, in a shameful, and dangerous, attempt at intimidation and agenda-pushing. The paper attempted to release more personal information of residents in another county, but Putnam County has denied the paper’s request for information.
What about another map, Journal News?