Louis Mayor Pressured To Resign After Doxxing Constituents That Support Defunding Police

  • Louis Mayor Pressured To Resign After Doxxing Constituents That Support Defunding Police

Louis Mayor Pressured To Resign After Doxxing Constituents That Support Defunding Police

"Here's one that wants $50 million to go to Cure Violence, $75 million to go to Affordable Housing, $60 million to go to Health and Human Services and have zero go to the police", she said in the now-deleted video, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

The mayor of St. Louis is facing backlash for reading aloud during a public briefing the full names and street addresses of protesters who are calling on the city to defund the police department. It serves no apparent goal beyond intimidation.

On Friday night, Krewson apologized in a statement "for identifying individuals who presented letters to me at City Hall as I was answering a routine question during one of my updates earlier today". "The chilling of debate should bother everyone, no matter whether they agree or disagree with the mayor on this particular issue".

In an effort to be transparent and accessible to the public during the Covid-19 pandemic, for more than three months now I have been doing tri-weekly community updates on Facebook.

St. Louis Alderwoman Megan Ellyia Green tweeted, "So not cool to doxx my constituents who support #DefundThePolice on your FB live".

Despite Krewson's claim that she didn't mean any harm, it doesn't take much of an imagination to jump to some pretty damning conclusions about the motives behind this reveal, especially since numerous proposals she read through suggested that the city should cut its police funding down to zero dollars. Never did I intend to harm anyone or cause distress.

The Washington Post was unable to independently confirm the couple's identity as of early Monday, at which point a video of the scene on social media had been viewed nearly 8 million times. Another called it "a move created to silence dissent". "The post has been removed and again, I sincerely apologize". "I think we need our police department".

Another local councilperson, Cara Spencer, tweeted that, "No leader should resort to intimidation of the residents they were elected to represent".

Krewson pointed out that the letters are public record, but people at the house argued that broadcasting the names and addresses of people critical of police, she put those people at risk of being targeted at their homes.

Those calling for her resignation accused the mayor of intimidating protesters through "doxxing", the Internet-based practice of publishing someone's personal information as a vehicle for revenge via the violation of privacy.