Crime Missouri Governor Pardons Gun-Toting Lawyer Couple Who Pointed Firearms at Black Lives Matter Protesters
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A gun-toting lawyer couple has received pardons for an infamous stand-off with Black Lives Matter protesters. Mark McCloskey and Patricia McCloskey wereto receive some manner of clemency from Missouri Gov. Mike Parson (R) on Tuesday.
The husband, both misdemeanors. Parson has long backed them up, . He promised to pardon them. That promise has been kept.
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As seen on viral video, the McCloskeys stood armed outside their home in St. Louis, Missouri, staring down protesters who passed by. This was more than a month after George Floyd died in police custody, sparking an array of high-profile protests. The encounter involving the McCloskeys happened as protesters attempted to march toward the home of St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson, according to. The city’s politician faced calls for her resignation .
A couple has come out of their house and is pointing guns at protesters in their neighborhood
— Daniel Shular (@xshularx)
The McCloskeys, who emphatically insisted they acted in self-defense, used the incident to. They showed no contrition after pleading guilty. It was quite the opposite. Mark McCloskey, who is running for the U.S. Senate, appeared in a video in which he said he would “do it again.”
Missouri governor pardons couple who brandished guns at protesters
Missouri governor pardons couple who brandished guns at protesters(Reuters) -Missouri Governor Mike Parson said on Tuesday he has granted pardons to Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the St. Louis couple who drew international attention for brandishing guns at racial justice protesters last year.
A year ago, the mob came to my door to attack my family— I backed them down
The mob came for me, the media attacked me & prosecutors tried to punish me for defending my family
They dropped all charges, except for a claim I instilled “imminent fear” in the mob
I’d do it again.
— Mark McCloskey (@mccloskeyusa)
In a brief phone interview, McCloskey attorney Joel J. Schwartz said that the couple looked forward to putting this episode behind them and to moving forward with the campaign. The attorney referenced McCloskey’s earlier statement about doing it again, and he said that, based on the pardon, McCloskey believed that the governor would support that.
[Screenshot via Daniel Shular @xshularx]
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