Connect with us

Politics

Mayor Slammed for Reading Names, Addresses of Anti-Police Protesters Live On-Air

This is simply unacceptable.

Political and cultural tension are running extremely high in several areas of the country in 2020, as Americans grapple with a one-two punch of a pandemic and a massive societal movement centered around equality.

These are strange times, no doubt, and it has pushed some of our fellow countrymen to do some very silly things.

Such is the case this week in Missouri, where a Democratic mayor has decided to dox protesters live, on-the-air.

St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson has apologized after reading the names and partial addresses of at least 10 protesters calling to defund the police during a Facebook Live briefing on coronavirus.

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.

Krewson later apologized for the incident.

In a statement Friday evening, Krewson, a Democrat, apologized for causing any “distress or harm to anyone” but said the names and streets the protesters lived on were already “public information.”

“Tonight, I would like to apologize for identifying individuals who presented letters and comment cards to me at City Hall as I was answering a routine question during one of my updates earlier today. While this is public information, never did I intend to cause distress or harm to anyone. The post has been removed and again, I sincerely apologize,” the mayor said in a statement on Facebook later Friday.

 

Become an insider!

Sign up for our free email newsletter, and we'll make sure to keep you in the loop.

You Might Like

Join the conversation!

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it, please mark it as spam. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.

You Might Like

New Disease Crossing Southern Border has Locals TERRIFIED

Opinion

Don Lemon has Off-Air Altercation with Kaitlan Collins, Known for her Homophobic Slurs

Entertainment

Kremlin Crony Says ‘Inevitable’ Moscow Attack Will Cross ‘RED LINE’

Opinion

Trump Offers BRUTAL Response to Chinese Spy Balloon

Opinion