Louis Prosecutor Will Investigate Couple Who Pointed Guns at Protesters Outside Home
Jul 03 2020
The group of protesters entered the street in the gated community where the McCloskeys live to demonstrate against Mayor Lyda Krewson, who lives in an adjacent neighborhood.
A march in St. Louis, Missouri, found protesters demanding that Mayor Lyda Krewsom resign.
"Images and videos showed 61-year-old Patricia McCloskey pointing a handgun at the crowd and her husband, 63-year-old Mark McCloskey, was seen holding a rifle", KOTV reported. Some conceded to the couple's demands by urging people to move on while others continued yelling at the couple.
Mark McCloskey told KMOV-TV that he and wife, who are personal injury lawyers, were facing an "angry mob" on their private street and feared for their lives on Sunday night.
Sen. Josh Hawley Thursday criticized a St. Louis prosecutor's plan to investigate a couple who drew guns at a crowd marching toward the city mayor's house last weekend, saying they were protecting their own home and had the constitutional right to bear arms.
McCloskey said, "It's called social intimidation. terrorism". "The night that this happened, I had some of our Black clients calling us up till 2:30 in the morning telling us how wrong it was the way the press is writing this up". McCloskey argued that he and his wife were the ones who had been "assaulted" and were shaken with "imminent fear", despite the fact that they were the ones wielding weapons at protesters.
'Here's the interesting thing, I spent my career defending people that are defenseless for people who are having a hard time making their oracle happen, for people that don't have a voice, ' he continued.
In a separate interview on Fox News, McCloskey added that "my Black clients love us". "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".
"When we came off Kings Highway, the gate was open", the Rev. Darryl Gray told KSDK.
Meanwhile, the St. Louis police listed the McCloskeys as victims.
The Tennessee Star reports that he said: "We were threatened with our lives, threatened with a house being burned down, my office building being burned down, even our dog's life being threatened". When the victims went to investigate the commotion, they observed a large group of subjects forcefully break an iron gate marked with "No Trespassing" and "Private Street" signs.