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NY court officers' union chief defends 'doxing' chief judge by revealing addresses...


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 COVID-19 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.

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.