VT: We aren’t so sure about these folks. They live in a very restricted neighborhood and their neighbors, according to reports, hate them. Is that bad?
They own a mansion built by beer baron cash, a really wonderful home. They would be home free, despite their stupidity, were it not for Trump latching onto them and the fact that Shitstain Trump is going down for the 3rd time and taking everyone around him down as well.
The Shitstain Trumptard army is now claiming it’s all a George Soros plot, and that the demonstrators were really armed, citing as you will see below, a photo of a microphone that is secretly an Israeli assassination weapon. (See that Kevin Costner film)
Update: via Russia Today – 12:32pm EST:
State AG Eric Schmitt took to Twitter on Monday night with a video statement and a lengthy series of posts, arguing the case against Mark and Patricia McCloskey – which included a felony firearms charge as well as misdemeanor assault – “threatens to intimidate and deter law-abiding citizens from exercising their constitutional right of self-defense.”
“The right to defend one’s person, family, home and property has deep roots in Missouri law. Self-defense is the central component of the right to keep and bear arms, which receives the highest protection from the MO Constitution,” wrote Schmitt, adding that he’d filed a pair of briefs to dismiss the charges.
In fact, this political prosecution sends a powerful and dangerous message: You exercise [your] right to keep and bear arms at your own peril. If you do, you may find yourself in prison.
Guardian: A white couple who pointed guns at protesters marching against racial injustice outside their mansion will face criminal charges, the city’s top prosecutor announced on Monday.
1/ Statement from Circuit Attorney Kimberly M. Gardner – Today my office filed charges against Mark and Patricia McCloskey following an incident involving peaceful, unarmed protesters on June 28th. Full statement below: pic.twitter.com/zPucQ3MHs5
— Circuit Attorney (@stlcao) July 20, 2020
Mark and Patricia McCloskey, both personal injury attorneys in their 60s, will be charged with felony unlawful use of a weapon and a misdemeanor charge of fourth-degree assault.
UPDATE: St. Louis Couple Charged for Pulling Guns at Protest.
Circuit Atty. Kim Gardner announced the charges against Mark and Patricia McCloskey. They also face a misdemeanor charge of fourth-degree assault.https://t.co/1NXBTQVw2U
— Shomari Stone (@shomaristone) July 20, 2020
“It is illegal to wave weapons in a threatening manner – that is unlawful in the city of St Louis,” the circuit attorney Kim Gardner told the Associated Press on Monday, arguing that the couples’ actions risked creating a violent situation during an otherwise non-violent protest.
The McCloskey's have not been treated like they are American citizens! Something is wrong here.https://t.co/5S03uOk2Mc
— David J Harris Jr (@DavidJHarrisJr) July 20, 2020
“We must protect the right to peacefully protest, and any attempt to chill it through intimidation will not be tolerated,” Gardner said in a statement.
Check out this fake tweet, trying to tell us a microphone is a gun:
Check out the things she let happen during the Micheal Brown killing in Ferguson, mo. She even walked with BLM. And also a member of BLM pulled a gun on Mrs. McCloskey but the fake news didn't show that! pic.twitter.com/8FHnogYETq
— Vickii Oldham (@OldhamVickii) July 18, 2020
While the prosecutor who announced the charges against the McCloskeys said she was “open to recommending” that the McCloskeys participate in a diversion program designed “to reduce unnecessary involvement with the courts”, the case is likely to fuel continued partisan debate over gun rights and racial violence. Supporters of the McCloskeys said they were legally defending their $1.15m home. (Where I live, that home would be $5m. Perhaps they are undertaxed, undervaluated?)
➡️ “The couple, Mark and Patricia McCloskey, were charged on Monday by the Circuit Attorney’s Office in St. Louis with unlawful use of a weapon, exhibiting. The charge is a Class E felony that carries a possible penalty of up to four years in prison.” https://t.co/PbnrSZj986
— Katie Phang (@KatiePhang) July 21, 2020
An attorney for the couple, Joel Schwartz, in a statement called the decision to charge “disheartening as I unequivocally believe no crime was committed”.
St Louis, like many cities across the country, has seen demonstrations in the weeks since George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis. The incident in question took place on 28 June, when several hundred people were marching to the home of the Democratic mayor, Lyda Krewson, a few blocks from the McCloskeys’ home.