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Some calling for St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson to resign after Facebook live controversy



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ST. LOUIS โ€” A now deleted Facebook video from St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson has thousands calling for her to resign and has gained national attention.

The mayor gave out the names and home addresses of some St. Louisans who want to defund the police.

During a Facebook Live briefing on Friday, Mayor Krewson was reading letters from residents who wrote to her office to say how the budget should be spent.

She then gave first and last names, plus the streets people lived on. Some were exact addresses.

Shortly after, the Facebook video was taken down.

In a statement, Mayor Krewson says there was no ill intent in saying the names:

"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. Tonight, I would like to apologize 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. While this is public information, I did not intend to cause distress or harm to anyone. The post has been removed."

But for community activist Maxi Glamour, this was taken too far. He calls the outing of addresses an intimidation tactic.

"I was completely enraged. She took it to a new level. These are my friends. We are risking our lives, our sanity, our health to go in the street to demand justice," Glamour said.

Glamour believes this was just an add on of issues piling up, along with The Workhouse and the airport privatization.

Glamour believes Krewson's actions endangered lives. That's why he created a petition for Mayor Krewson to resign.

In two days, more than 30,000 people have signed the petition.

Among the list of petitioners, the American Civil Liberties Union and some aldermen.

But Krewson's office said she is absolutely not resigning.

Saint Louis University law professor John Ammann explained these addresses are easy to access.

"That person's address is public in a lot of ways," he said.

He says this is very similar to when speaking at a public meeting.

"You speak in a public meeting in Jefferson City or St. Louis, you do put your name and address and I think that's a legitimate request for government to ask. It is a price that some people pay for being outspoken for being the public," Ammann said.

But Ammann said the issue that many people have is the purpose of reading the names, since it didn't add to the debate.

On a legal standpoint though, he said, "Any repercussions would be political ones at this point."

If there would be any indication of a civil suit, Ammann said that could be difficult unless there was a way to show that the mayor's intent was to harm free speech.

Regardless of why Krewson said the names, Glamour stands by the petition created and demands change.

Beyond the petition, protesters are planning a protest on Sunday to call for the mayor to step down.

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That โ€œactivistโ€ guy sounds so annoying when he says they are risking โ€œtheir lifeโ€™s and sanityโ€ and then slam police when people say being a cop is dangerous and hard.

by Hehlix 3 days ago

Colin give them a call and offer to improve their posture, skills, and tactical gear.

by David Galloway 3 days ago

Wow they dog whistling in their apology that the personal information of the protesters can be found on some government website.

by Peiyi Yu 3 days ago

If there is no police there will be more crimes and more deaths.

by Balloonswing 2 days ago

Good on the Mayor! Name and shame them all!

by Ramphastos 1 day ago

All Politicians and Public Officials are Accountable to the People. That makes them EMPLOYESS of the PEOPLE and all Information about them including their Home Address and Cell Phone numbers is PUBLIC INFORMATION. The People are Sick and Tired of the Job they do and the CASH Filling their Pockets. They are EMPLOYESS not KINGS AND QUEENS. This is the 21st Century year 2020 and Everyone is Wearing a MASK for Protection from a Virus? Really? where was the CDC in this? SLEEPING TOO?

by Octavian Arroyo 3 days ago

Just because information is public doesnโ€™t mean a public official should be spreading it to the public for political reasons. Itโ€™s careless and ignorant of the major

by Evan White 3 days ago

"For any cops and reich wingers who may be listening, here's their names and addresses"........
What could go wrong?

by CLureCo 4 days ago

"I want to change it now" sounds like my 2 year old daughter.

by traditional 4 days ago

You should never give out peoples addresses lol. I don't agree with these peoples stances on cops, but come on, really.

by T W 3 days ago

you tryin to get on tv and make everything worse?

by Sean Morgan 4 days ago

That girly boy acts like his momma.

by Buttercup 4 days ago

She was hoping that she'd be eaten last! Lol you bunch of Liberal Loonies!!!

by Susan Johnson 3 days ago

That's the price you pay for being outspoken wth

by Cali gal 3 days ago

I got stopped by the police Manny Times for speeding (unintentional ) and some gave me just a warning...I cooperated and I treated police like I want to be treated...what is the big deal with these looser Protesters...

by J C 3 days ago

Good for her the police have a career to do just like everyone else to stand to defund the police is discrimination and should be charged as such these men and women deserve the same freedom of a career as anyone else just because people breaking the law doesn't mean they have a right to remove law enforcement because they want to commit crimes.

by warren wallace 4 days ago

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