By: Teresa Mull
Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the St. Louis couple who defended themselves, their home, and their property from Black Lives Matters protestors, have been indicted for unlawful use of a weapon and tampering with evidence.
In July, the McCloskeys were charged as felons by prosecutor Kim Gardner for brandishing their weapons. Gardner, in turn, received $116,000 in support from George Soros.
Yesterday, the McCloskeys’ lawyer revealed a grand jury had handed down an indictment with the additional charge of tampering with evidence.
“Every single human being that was in front of my house was a criminal trespasser,” Mark McCloskey said in response to the charges. “They broke down our gate. They trespassed on our property. Not a single one of those people is now charged with anything. We’re charged with felonies that could cost us four years of our lives and our law licenses.”
The McCloskeys are surely being persecuted, but the couple has some powerful allies in their corner. Missouri Gov. Mike Parsons, when asked if he would pardon the McCloskeys, said shortly after the incident:
Oh, by all means I would and … I think that’s exactly what would happen. You know, right now, you know, that’s exactly what I feel. You don’t know until you hear all the facts and all that, but right now, if this is all about going after them because they did a lawful act, yeah, if that scenario ever happened, I don’t think they’re gonna spend any time in jail.
Parson also said he had spoken to President Trump about the case, and he “would do everything he could within his powers to help with this situation, that he would be taking action to do that.”
Teresa Mull is editor of Gunpowder Magazine.
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