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Democrat St. Louis mayor doxxes defund the police advocates, ACLU calls for her resignation

She released names, already public info, of disgruntled citizens.

Democrat St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson Friday named rioters, and released their addresses, who had called for defunding the police. But the usual hypocritical liberal outcry was so great she subsequently apologized after reading the names and partial addresses of at least 10 rioters during a Facebook Live briefing on coronavirus.

Rioters and radicals regularly target conservatives and police officers with “doxxing.” Doxxing is the practice of publishing someone’s personal information over the internet as a vehicle for revenge via the violation of privacy.

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

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Krewson, the failed mayor of perhaps America’s worst city, said, “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.

She said at the event in question, “They presented some papers to me about how they wanted the budget to be spent,” Krewson had said, holding a pile of crumpled papers in her hands and glaring at the camera. “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.” The mayor then read the person’s name and the street they lived on, saying the person “wants no police, no money going to police.”

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The mayor repeated the names and streets of at least 10 rioters on Facebook Live and said most advocated defunding the police and shifting money into social services, “I agree with all these things, by the way, except we’re not going to take all the money from the police. I think we need our police department.”

The Missouri ACLU was predictably upset, “Today adds to the list of things we never thought we would have to say. To be clear, it is shocking and misguided for Mayor Lyda Krewson of St. Louis, to broadcast the addresses of those who dare to express a different viewpoint of an issue of public concern. It serves no apparent purpose beyond intimidation. We are stronger when we foster open dialogue. The chilling of debate should bother everyone, no matter whether they agree or disagree with the mayor on this particular issue.”

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The Missouri ACLU has never commented upon the practice when directed against conservatives or police officers.

“She is an abysmal leader and complacent in a white supremacist agenda thus holding St. Louis back from progress,” wrote the no doubt inaccurately “Maxi Glamour,” who started a petition on Facebook that demanded “To alleviate community relations we demand that Mayor Krewson resign from office and a special election be held to replace her.  She is unfit for office and St. Louis needs real leadership now!”

To accuse the Democrat mayor of a big American city of being a white supremaccist brings up the interesting question of how she was elected by an overwhelming Democrat city in the first place. Mr./Ms. Glamour somehow failed to, ahem, address that.

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