We finally received a response this afternoon from the office of Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt (r) complying with our December 9th RSMo § 610 “Missouri Sunshine Law” request for the contents of the firstname.lastname@example.org email address set up by the Attorney General to solicit complaints about mask wearing in Missouri public schools.
That’s over 8,000 pages in four files.
It’ll take a while to go through it all.
In a quick reading through the start of the first file of email responses sent to email@example.com there is a very interesting mix.
Self-identified parents and school district employees seem to delight in turning in their schools and school districts. We never get out of junior high school.
There were several emails with a request to not reveal their identity because they feared some form of retaliation and/or the discontinuation of their at-will employment. Seriously. RSMo § 610 doesn’t allow for that. Guess what? All of that information is contained in the document. Pro tip: public business is public, with limited exceptions.
There were emails chastising Eric Schmitt (r) for wasting public money on this campaign publicity stunt.
There were several response from adult/porn sites confirming the sign-up of the firstname.lastname@example.org email address. Apparently some residents of Missouri have knowledge of these sorts of things.
There were parents complaining about mandatory masks and other COVID-19 protocols at their child’s parochial school. Think about that for just a second.
There will be more, with details, to follow.
An eagerness to punish public schools, cluelessness, willful ignorance, and sarcasm from Missourians. Who would have thought that possible?
A simple request (December 9, 2021)
We get a response (December 14, 2021)
We’re still waiting… (December 31, 2021)