Thanks to the Sunshine Law, the names of about 900 people who snitched on neighbors for breaking the coronavirus lockdown have leaked online. Hundreds of nosy neighbors are worried about backlash because they have now been exposed for reporting people not obeying social distancing rules.
According to Daily Mail: The names and addresses of approximately 900 people in Missouri were released as part of a media request by a local radio host under the Sunshine Law, which allows for the release of information submitted to a public agency (except for wrongdoing and abuse tips).
St. Louis County in Missouri wanted people to snitch on their neighbors for not following the coronavirus lockdown orders.
The problem is that the names of the people were released and had not been redacted:
The documents were published online and then were shared all over social media. Jared Totsch helped it spread further as he posted in a Facebook group:
“Here ya go. The gallery of snitches, busybodies, and employees who rat out their own neighbors and employers over the Panic-demic”‘
After the complaints, 29 businesses were reprimanded. Some of the employees who snitched on their own employers are now scared they’ll be fired. Jared Totsch was asked if he feels remorse for exposing the names of those who snitched on employers, and he said he feels it’s “poetic justice.”
Some of the complaints are below:
-My company is remaining open and calling themselves essential, which in my opinion, is a very far stretch. We make labels. My position, along with many others at the business, is NOT essential. Labels Direct, Inc. in Chesterfield, MO on Trade Center Dr.I don’t want them to know I reported. Is this anonymous to the company? Thank you!
-I am concerned that an ice cream walk-up/drive-through is staying open and that no one routinely wears protection for customers or each other. Please advise how I can keep my kids safe ASAP
-I noticed Wiethop’s Nursery on Barrett Station Rd open earlier this week. Are
Nurseries in the St Louis County open for walk-in business
-I’ve witnessed that Royal Beauty in Florissant has remained open during the stay-at-home
There are hundreds of complaints from Americans who were told to snitch on anyone and everyone. If the government can get people to snitch, what else can they get people to do?