ST. LOUIS — A group of people is taking it upon themselves to identify child predators. They’re called ‘Truckers against Predators.’ It’s a national organization, with thousands of participants all over the country. The St. Louis division started up about a week ago.
The group subscribes to all kinds of apps, chat rooms and social media feeds. Once they get to chatting with a potential predator, the decoys suggest a time and a place to meet. As soon as the person arrives, Truckers against Predators start rolling live on Facebook.
One of their confrontations was in a parking lot on North Broadway in downtown St. Louis. The group went undercover and found a 27-year-old man intending to meet a 15-year-old girl. Anthony Greene, one of the founding members of the St. Louis chapter, took video from his phone and posted it on Facebook. He also reported the incident to local law enforcement, who are now investigating.
Greene hopes to legitimize the work that he and others are doing by proposing legislation to lawmakers.