Louis couple points guns at protesters near mayor's home

Elias Hubbard
June 30, 2020

A middle-aged white woman is also shown holding a pistol alongside the man.

The couple shouted at the protesters, ordering them to leave their property, while at times pointing their guns at the crowd.

The mayor of St. Louis is being put on blast for reading out the full names and street addresses of demonstrators who want to defund the police during a Friday briefing on Facebook Live.

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. Trump did not add any remarks to the video, but his supporters and opponents quickly read it in two different ways. Someone created a "Ken and Karen" meme out of the couple using a screenshot from the video.

Others mocked the couple as wannabe action heroes, noting the contrast between their weapons and their clothing. They toted a semiautomatic rifle with an extended magazine and a small handgun as the protesters passed their neighborhood. Its exterior is made from limestone and marble, and its interior has been decorated to look like various Renaissance palaces from Europe, according to the profile. When the victims went to investigate the commotion, they observed a large group of subjects forcefully break an iron gate marked with "No Trespassing" and "Private Street" signs. The city's politician is facing calls for her resignation after she doxxed people who wanted to defund the police department.

She's since apologised for what was either an unbelievably boneheaded move or a thinly veiled intimidation tactic aimed at advocates for police reform (my money's on the latter).

The protestors appear to have entered a gated and private street which led to the couple to emerge from their house and seemingly point their guns at protestors outside their home. A petition demanding Krewson's resignation has already accumulated more than 26,800 signatures in less than 24 hours.

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