Missouri Gov. Mike Parson says he will pardon the couple
On Sunday evening June 28, several hundred Black Lives Matter protesters broke down the barrier to a private residential street in a St. Louis suburb. Attorneys Mark and Patricia McCloskey heard a commotion and saw a large crowd break down their private iron gate, congregating in their yard.
As they watched the demonstrators advancing through their property toward their home, the McCloskey’s grabbed their firearms and headed outside to confront them. Rioters copying other anarchists across the nation are using the death of newly martyred, multi-incarceration criminal George Floyd, to destroy swaths of St. Louis, burning buildings and looting stores.
Mark McCloskey, 63, said he was afraid that his home was going to suffer a similar fate, and felt he needed to act to protect his family and property. He said the protesters were coming toward his house and didn’t stop until he displayed his AR-15, and his wife pulled out her pistol. McCloskey said both safeties were engaged on their guns. The rifle was later seized by police during a search.
“I’m not the face of anything opposing the Black Lives Matter movement,” McCloskey said. “I was a person scared for my life, who was protecting my wife, my home, my hearth, my livelihood. I was a victim of a mob that came through the gate. I didn’t care what color they were, I didn’t care what their motivation was. I was frightened, I was assaulted, and I was in imminent fear that they would run me over, kill me, burn my house.”
The couple was not the only ones with firearms. The marchers brandished at least two pistols. The protesters with the guns told them they “were next” as the McCloskey’s demanded that they leave their property. Police did not respond to the couple’s calls for help, nor did the property’s private security. The couple felt they were on their own. The protesters even threatened to kill the couple’s dog.
St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kimberly Gardner’s office has filed felony charges against the couple. Gardner, a radical leftist whose campaign was funded by Socialist billionaire George Soros, is an admitted supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement. She’s been critical of police and has excused the rioting and looting in St. Louis as a reaction to police brutality, though prosecuting fewer than 25% of crimes presented to her office by police. She promised swift action against the McCloskey’s. Jim Hoft of Gateway Pundit previously exposed the Gardner/Soros connection.
Monday evening Missouri Gov. Mike Parson told Sean Hannity that “without a doubt,” he will pardon Mark and Patricia McCloskey, hours after Kimberly Gardner filed felony charges against them.
Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt said he will seek dismissal of the charges, calling them a case of “political prosecution.”
In an earlier statement Gardner said, “Make no mistake: we will not tolerate the use of force against those exercising their First Amendment rights and will use the full power of Missouri law to hold people accountable.”
She’s mysteriously mute about those exercising their Second Amendment rights. Missouri is a castle doctrine state. A homeowner does not have the duty to retreat when threatened.