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Mpls council member accused of 'doxing' critics of her support for BLM protest


A Minneapolis City Council member is under the microscope for the way she handled criticism of her support for Wednesday's Black Lives Matter protest.

Ninth ward member Alondra Cano came in for attention from right-leaning D.C.-based website The Daily Caller after she was accused of "doxing" people on Twitter – publishing their personal information.

According to the website, the DFL-council member published screenshots of messages criticizing her for supporting the #Justice4Jamar protest, with the images containing the names, home addresses, email addresses and phone numbers of the complainants.

KARE 11 reports that the messages were sent to Cano through her Ward 9 council member contact form, which asks that constituents provide their personal details before sending their query.

The tweets have since been removed from her Twitter feed, but the one below is still on there in which she appeared to be providing an explanation as to why she was publishing the information.

One of those whose message published by Cano was Stephen Dent, who told the Star Tribune he's a former contributor to her campaign but was critical of her involvement in the protest, saying she was "supporting illegal actions."

The 62-year-old told the newspaper he understands that what Cano did was technically legal, but he considers it "unethical" from an elected official and has filed an ethics complaint with the City.

He said her actions put a "huge chill on our democratic society," and said he'd now lost trust with Minneapolis public officials.

Cano has not yet made a comment.

In November, she said on Twitter that she would publish "every piece of hate mail + sexist attack that comes my way," amid the Justice4Jamar protests at the 4th Police Precinct, after she received a particularly offensive message from a constituent.

Council President Barb Johnson confirmed to KARE 11 that publicly tweeting constituents' home addresses and phone numbers is legal, but she herself considers correspondence with constituents private.

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