I have spoken at many public meetings. It is SOP to write your name and address on a speakers card before the meeting begins. When it is your turn to speak, the board secretary reads your name and address into the record. These meetings are later available on-line and even on public broadcasting channels, so everyone who watches these video replays knows both your name and address. There is nothing, in the least, controversial about this process -- and, in fact, it is required by most state freedom of information statutes. The Mayor was probably so used to this SOP that she did not even think about it. Nor was there anything wrong with doing it.The mayor of St. Louis publicly published the names and home addresses of people who wrote letters requesting the St. Louis Police be defunded.
Judging by the reactions of these ignoramuses, you would think that slave traders had just risen from the dead to place shackles on the rioting descendants of their slavery victims. In fact, this was just another made-up excuse for the Marxists to protest and riot. Nothing more.
Now contrast that scenario with a situation a few years ago, when liberals around the country published the names and addresses of firearm owners -- for no other reason than to try to shame them and to dox them. Gun owners were worried about becoming the targets of burglaries -- and everyone, including the idiot liberals, should have been worried about those burglaries placing more stolen guns on the street. State legislatures were forced to enact laws to stop this political terrorism.
These two scenarios demonstrate hypocrisy as an art form.