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US St. Louis mayor blasted for revealing identity of protesters

00:30  01 july  2020
00:30  01 july  2020 Source:   msn.com

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Saint Louis University Lawyer John Amman told KSDK that the actions of the couple Sunday could possibly be classified as assault by putting protesters in fear The protesters were en route to Mayor Krewson's home to demand her resignation after she released names and addresses of residents who

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O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson knows the trauma of violence — she and her children were present when her first husband was shot to death 25 ago during an attempted carjacking. She was elected on a pledge to curb violence in her city.

FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2019, file photo, St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson sits during an NCAA college basketball game between Saint Louis and Seton Hall in St. Louis. Krewson was elected on a pledge to address the violence that ravages her city. Amid that backdrop, it’s not surprising that calls to defund police don’t sit well with her. Yet Krewson’s decision to publicly reveal the names and addresses of anti-police protesters has put her among the big city mayors facing closer scrutiny in the racially charged weeks after George Floyd’s death. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File) © Provided by Associated Press FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2019, file photo, St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson sits during an NCAA college basketball game between Saint Louis and Seton Hall in St. Louis. Krewson was elected on a pledge to address the violence that ravages her city. Amid that backdrop, it’s not surprising that calls to defund police don’t sit well with her. Yet Krewson’s decision to publicly reveal the names and addresses of anti-police protesters has put her among the big city mayors facing closer scrutiny in the racially charged weeks after George Floyd’s death. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

Amid that backdrop, it’s not surprising that calls to “defund” police don’t sit well with her.

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Armed st . louis protesters broke iron gate, threatened couple before they drew their own guns, attorney says. At the time of the tense confrontation, the protesters were reportedly marching toward Mayor Lyda Krewson's home to demand her resignation.

St . Louis prosecutor Kimberly Gardner said Monday she was 'alarmed' that 'peaceful protesters were met by guns'. It comes despite police saying Protesters were en route to Mayor Lyda Krewson's home to demand her resignation after she released the names and addresses of residents who had

But Krewson went a step further: She publicly revealed the names and addresses of anti-police protesters, a decision that drew extra criticism in the tense weeks following George Floyd’s death at the hands of a white Minneapolis officer who pressed his knee to Floyd’s neck. More than 50,000 people have signed a petition calling for her resignation.

Releasing the names and addresses was dangerous “because you never know what someone else will do with that information,” Aldermanic President Lewis Reed said Tuesday.

Alderwoman Megan Green said Krewson's action was “designed to intimidate and to quell dissent and to stop a movement that is happening not just locally" but across the country.

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A man and a woman have been filmed brandishing guns at protesters who swarmed at the edge of their property, after a group of Black Lives Matter A couple draws their firearms on protestors as they enter their neighborhood during a protest against St . Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson, in St . Louis

“ Saint Louis was a man who willed to use his kingship to do good for his people,” Schumacher said through a loudspeaker to a crowd of angry protesters demanding to have the statue taken down. He insisted that the king had “nothing to do with Africans,” since during the Crusades he fought against

Jeff and Lyda Krewson and their two small children were returning home from shopping in 1995 when two carjackers approached with guns. Jeff Krewson was fatally shot in the neck as he tried to back the car away. Lyda Krewson and her children, ages 2 and 5, were not hurt.

St. Louis was violent then, as it is now. The city of 300,000 people that is about evenly split between Black and white residents typically has one of the nation's highest murder rates, and 2020 is shaping up to be another brutal year.

It’s also a region with a long history of racial strife that boiled over in 2014 when a white officer fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was Black, in nearby Ferguson. Officer Darren Wilson was cleared of wrongdoing and eventually resigned, and the shooting drew attention to the uneasy relationship between St. Louis-area police and Black residents.

Krewson, 67, who is white, defeated three high-profile Black candidates in the March 2017 Democratic primary, helped by an endorsement from the police union. She won easily in the April general election.

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St . Louis City Mayor Lyda Krewson joins protesters as they demonstrate against police brutality and the death of George Floyd outside the St . Louis City Justice Center and City Missouri mayor labelled 'absolutely sickening' for revealing names and addresses of protesters calling for police reform.

Protesters in Seattle took over City Hall for about an hour Tuesday night and demanded the resignation of the city’s mayor , Jenny Durkan, hours after a Black Lives A large group of protesters , led by Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant (who had keys to the building,) marched inside City Hall

Protests again erupted months later after a white former police officer, Jason Stockley, was acquitted in the death of a Black suspect. During a downtown demonstration in September 2017, more than 120 people were arrested, some violently, including bystanders and journalists. On another night, protesters broke windows and threw paint on Krewson's home.

Floyd’s death reignited tensions in St. Louis. Speaking live on Facebook on Friday, Krewson said she had met with protesters who presented her with written suggestions for the city budget, including proposals to cut funding for police. She read the names and addresses of some of the demonstrators.

It was not clear why she did so. She later removed the video and apologized, saying on Twitter that she “didn’t intend to harm anyone or cause distress.” But the response was angry and swift.

Protesters marched to Krewson’s home Sunday night and painted the word “RESIGN” on the street. The protest drew national attention when widely circulated video showed a white couple standing outside their nearby mansion and pointing guns at passing protesters. Their attorney said they support the Black Lives Matter movement and were armed because they feared for their lives.

Couple recorded pulling weapons on protesters outside their St. Louis home

  Couple recorded pulling weapons on protesters outside their St. Louis home Sunday night's demonstration was sparked by mayor releasing names and addresses of "defund police" advocates.A husband and wife brandished firearms at protesters outside their St. Louis home during a demonstration protesting both police brutality and recent actions by Mayor Lyda Krewson, authorities said Monday.

St . Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson is apologizing after catching flak online for saying the names and addresses of residents who presented her with letters calling for police reform.

Protesters in the street outside the Minnesota governor’s residence in St . Paul on Monday.Credit Victor J. Blue for The New York Times. The mayor of Louisville, Ky., fired the city’s police chief after the owner of a local barbecue restaurant was killed when police officers and National

Other mayors have also found themselves under siege.

When protesters marched to the home of Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey days after Floyd’s death, Frey was booed off the street after declining to support calls for abolishing the police department.

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan has faced pressure to resign during weeks of protests over police accountability. Just as in St. Louis, demonstrators and some City Council members have sought a drastic reduction in the law enforcement budget.

Krewson’s spokesman, Jacob Long, said the mayor was unavailable for an interview but has no intention of resigning and plans to seek a second term.

Anita Manion, an assistant professor of political science at the University of Missouri at St. Louis, said the moment may simply be too big for Krewson to survive politically.

“I feel the current movement isn’t something that’s going to go away quickly, and I don’t think that a lot of St. Louisans are going to forget this,” Manion said.

Removal from office seems unlikely since it would require a recall vote, and obtaining enough signatures to trigger a special election would take several months at a time when the next mayoral election is just eight months away.

Going forward, Krewson supports “common-sense police reforms and has committed to a comprehensive review of use-of-force policies," Long said.

For Reed, Krewson's actions will be what ultimately matters.

“You cannot afford to be tone-deaf,” Reed said.

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Associated Press writers Margaret Stafford in Liberty, Missouri, and Heather Hollingsworth in Mission, Kansas, contributed to this report.

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