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December 27th, 2012
10:26 AM ET

Blogger publishes journalists’ home addresses after N.Y. paper posts map of gun permit owners' addresses

A New York based newspaper has sparked outrage this morning after its decision to publish a map pinpointing the addresses of people with gun permits. Published in The Journal News, which is based in White Plains, New York, the map shows homes where public records indicate someone living there holds a gun permit. It was part of an article called "The Gun Owner Next Door," and the newspaper says the information shown came from public records. It has readers online furious. Blogger Christopher Fountain is one of those readers, and he decided to strike back by posting the home address of most of the leadership and staff of The Journal News.

Fountain, who is a gun owner, says that The Journal News defended publishing the gun permit owners' addresses for safety purposes, but Fountain disagrees with the correlation between gun ownership and gun violence. He tells "Starting Point" that he decided to post the journalists' information because he felt that the newspaper "was bullying gun owners by conflating ... West Chester County gun owners with a horrible incident in Newtown, Connecticut ... one has nothing to do with the other." He adds, "I felt that they were using this to harass gun owners ... so I harassed them back."

Fountain's blog, "For What It's Worth", can be found at

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July 5th, 2012
12:08 PM ET

Kelley Hardwick, former security dir., talks to Soledad about alleged sexual harassment claim against Team USA coach

New York (CNN) - A lawsuit claims that the head coach of the U.S. women's basketball team successfully demanded that a female security director be removed from her assignment for the upcoming 2012 Olympic Games in London after she rebuffed his sexual advances.

Kelley Hardwick, 46, filed the employment discrimination lawsuit last month in New York Supreme Court in Manhattan, alleging that coach Geno Auriemma followed her to her hotel room, grabbed her arm and tried to kiss her during a 2009 tournament trip to Russia with the women's senior national team.

Auriemma called the allegations "beyond false," pledging to defend himself "to the fullest," in a statement to CNN.

Hardwick, a former New York City detective and law school graduate, said she pushed the coach away and reported the incident, but said nothing was done, according to the lawsuit.

Soledad talks with Hardwick exclusively on "Starting Point" about her claims.

The NBA issued a statement in response to Hardwick's lawsuit, saying the following:

"We are proud of our confirmed status as an equal opportunity employer and a welcoming and non-discriminatory workplace. We will not be commenting on the litigation."

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