More than 900 Missouri residents who ‘snitched’ on lockdown rule-breakers fear retaliation after their details are leaked online.
Snitches get stitches?
— MeMySelfNI (@self_ni) May 3, 2020
Hundreds of people have been exposed for reporting people who have flouted social distancing rules and some are now scared they could receive a backlash.
The names and addresses of approximately 900 people in Missouri were released as part of a media request 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 had urged the community to share details of anyone not following guidelines in response to the coronavirus pandemic and noted in the terms and conditions that information may be shared publicly.
However some people may not have read the small print submitted tips via an online form and email from the end of March.
Many had asked for their communications to remain private. More
Welcome to 1984.
For every action there is a reaction. Snitches get stitches. Stay in your lane. Mind your business. It isn’t hard.
— Mr. J (@kgauto22) May 4, 2020
My momma always told me to not tattletale and to mind my own business 🤷♀️
— summer 2013 (@Ecsullie) May 4, 2020
The snitches worried they were snitched on? How’s that for karma.
— Drifter2178 (@drifter2178) May 4, 2020
Gee, snitches are so brave when they think THEY won’t have to face any consequences for their behavior, aren’t they? Not so brave now 😂
— AmeriCat🇺🇸First!🇺🇸🇺🇸VSG🇺🇸NotABot (@CarolM39) May 4, 2020
What goes around comes around The snitches got snitched. SMH.
— 👩🏾 JilTweet (@JilTweet) May 4, 2020
Snitches get stitches. Should have learned THAT in Elementary School!
— J.P. 🇮🇪 🇺🇸 (@1967oldman) May 4, 2020
So, they only want to APPEAR to be good neighbors, while, like Nazis, they turn in their neighbors.
— abecedarius3 – text TRUMP to 88022 (@abecedarian76) May 4, 2020
— 1 Womyn 4 Truth 🐸 (@1Womyn4Truth) May 4, 2020