St. Louis attorneys, Mark and Patricia McCloskey made the national news when they appeared armed, in front of their St. Louis home and bravely defended their property from a mob of BLM protesters. The couple, who have been forced to hire a lawyer to defend themselves against far-left, Democrat Prosecutor Kim Gardner, are now the victims of nightly harassment in front of their St. Louis mansion that took 30 years to restore.
In a video we shared last night, a crowd can be seen gathering at the McCloskey’s gate in front of their home in a clear attempt to intimidate the couple for utilizing their 2nd Amendment Right. Can anyone imagine a more frightening scenario? The McCloskey’s have had to hire armed guards and as a preventitive measure, have boarded up their windows.
Why is the city of St. Louis allowing radical protesters to threaten and intimidate the McCloskey’s outside of their St. Louis residence?
Could their Soros-funded, Democrat prosecutor, who recently released St. Louis rioters and looters from jail, have anything to do with the lawlessness these St. Louis citizens are experiencing outside of their front door?
According to Fox News – The standoff between a gun-toting couple who stood in their front yard and protesters who marched through the private neighborhood is under investigation, according to St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kimberly Gardner’s office.
Gardner, who was elected in 2016 on a platform of reforming the criminal justice system, was reportedly backed by liberal billionaire George Soros.
Since being elected, Gardner has butted heads publicly with Missouri’s Republican attorney general and faced lawsuits for allegedly ignoring public records requests.
More about Gardner’s investigation into the St. Louis couple, Soros’ campaign support, her feud with the state attorney general and the lawsuits against her office:
In a statement Monday, Gardner described the encounter between married lawyers Mark and Patricia McCloskey and the protesters as “a violent assault” against those exercising their First Amendment rights.
“I am alarmed at the events that occurred over the weekend, where peaceful protesters were met by guns and a violent assault,” Gardner said. “We must protect the right to peacefully protest, and any attempt to chill it through intimidation or threat of deadly force will not be tolerated.”
She said her office was working with the police department to investigate the confrontation, adding that authorities “will use the full power of Missouri law to hold people accountable.”
No charges were filed against the couple as of Tuesday morning.
Albert Watkins, the McCloskeys’ attorney, told Fox News that under Missouri’s Castle Doctrine, a person has “the absolute unmitigated right to protect his or her castle or family while on their property.” He said the protesters were trespassing, “damaging and destroying private property and acting in a threatening and hostile fashion.”
“If Kimberly Gardner wants to press charges against two attorneys who are protecting their home and their family and themselves on their own property, I will tell you that it will be nothing short of the proverbial clusterf— with the ensuing assertions that she’s doing this for political purposes,” Watkins said.
“And I will tell you that as a person, I don’t believe that to be what she is doing,” Watkins added. “I just believe she probably has a difficult time reading the English language.”
Gardner, a Democrat, was elected circuit attorney of St. Louis in 2016, running on a campaign that promised to reform and rebuild trust in the criminal justice system and reduce violent crime.
She was criticized ahead of the election for releasing a political ad paid for by the Safety and Justice Super PAC that was at least partially funded by liberal billionaire George Soros, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.
The total funds donated by the super PAC were at least $190,750, according to the report, with Soros giving at least $30,000. It was not immediately clear what her campaign budget was or who else contributed.
Gardner at the time told the paper that she had no regrets about accepting help from the super PAC.
Gardner publicly butted heads with Missouri’s Republican Attorney General Eric Schmitt, who she referred to as a “Trump wannabe” during an online meeting of local political candidates earlier this month, FOX2 St. Louis reported.
Schmitt had earlier criticized Gardner on Twitter for allowing the release of all 36 rioters and looters arrested in the city following protests over the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.
In a tweet, Schmitt wrote: “In a stunning development, our office has learned that every single one of the St. Louis looters and rioters arrested were released back onto the streets by local prosecutor Kim Gardner,” Schmitt tweeted June 3.
In a stunning development, our office has learned that every single one of the St. Louis looters and rioters arrested were released back onto the streets by local prosecutor Kim Gardner. https://t.co/tMZVAyHssw
— Eric Schmitt (@Eric_Schmitt) June 3, 2020
The radical, far-left, prosecutor responded to Attorney General Schmitt’s claims:
Gardner was sued last week for at least the third time over the state’s Sunshine Law, an open records law that requires the government to respond within three days to requests for public records, the Post-Dispatch reported.