NY court officers 'dox' chief judge to protest vaccine edict

A court officers’ union in New York has defended its decision to ‘dox’ the state’s top judge by revealing the addressed for her homes in the Hamptons and Westchester County to protest her mandatory vaccine edict.

Dennis Quirk, president of the New York State Court Officers Association, posted the addresses for Chief Judge Janet DiFiore to Facebook after the state required court workers to receive the  vaccine. 

Doxxing is the act of posting personal information such as home addresses and phone numbers belonging to someone on the internet in order to publicly shame them, a tactic that’s derived from 1990s hacker culture.

Defending the decision to reveal DiFiore’s addresses, Quirk told the New York Daily News: ‘She has no problem with security. She has two officers and a state trooper sitting outside her house 24 hours a day, so there is no safety risk,’ Quirk claimed. 

Dennis Quirk, president of the New York State Court Officers Association, posted the addresses for Chief Judge Janet DiFiore to Facebook after the state required court workers to receive the COVID-19 vaccine

He added that every prior Chief Judge ‘had one court officer in one car’ but that DiFiore ‘has two big, $70,000 SUVs’ that travel with her ‘wherever she goes.’

New York State Police have been helping with DiFiore’s security in the past several months, a spokesman for the agency confirmed to the Daily News.  

Quirk wrote that the Office of Court Administration (OCA), which operates under the direction of Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence K. Marks, held a conference call this week with court unions. 

‘OCA had no information when they will mandate the vaccine, testing and medical and religious exemptions,’ Quirk wrote in the post.

Quirk wrote that the Office of Court Administration (OCA)  held a conference call this week with court unions

Quirk wrote that the Office of Court Administration (OCA)  held a conference call this week with court unions

He added that the court unions held another conference call on Wednesday in which the unions agreed on a ‘three-prong approach’ in combating the vaccine mandate.

Quirk said that the unions agreed to request impact bargaining, 카지노사이트 file a grievance and file a Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) action. 

‘We also discussed some demonstrations at the Chief Judge’s homes,’ Quirk wrote before revealing her addresses.

Judge DiFiore announced on Monday that all 15,600 court employees in New York have until September 7 to get vaccinated or agree to be tested weekly for COVID-19. 

Meanwhile, all judges and non-judicial staff have until September 27 to get the jab. 

In a video posted to the New York State Court’s website, DiFiore gave an update about how the coronavirus pandemic has been affecting the state’s judicial system. 

‘We have made important and necessary changes to our health safety protocols in response to the increasing COVID positivity rate driven by the new Delta variant,’ she said.

She added: ‘Employees who do not submit proof of testing will not be permitted to report to work, and must charge their time as annual or compensatory leave.’

‘With the FDA soon expected to … give full approval to one or more of the COVID vaccines, many public and private employers have announced their intention to mandate the vaccination of their workforces,’ she said.

‘Now, after much discussion and deliberation, we intend to do the same.’ 

In a video posted to the New York State Court's website, DiFiore gave an update about how the coronavirus pandemic has been affecting the state's judicial system

In a video posted to the New York State Court’s website, DiFiore gave an update about how the coronavirus pandemic has been affecting the state’s judicial system

OCA spokesman Lucian Chalfen warned that Quirk’s post was ‘extremely serious’ and that consequences for it would be ‘forthcoming,’ the reported.

‘Advocating for union members does not include creating security risks and jeopardizing the safety of the chief judge or the court officers and state troopers on her security detail. What kind of law enforcement officer does that?’ Chalfen said.

He added: ‘We take this posting on Facebook extremely seriously and consequences for this action are forthcoming.’

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