Skip to comments.St. Louis Prosecutor Investigating Mark and Patricia McCloskeys' Armed Encounter
Posted on 06/29/2020 5:00:03 PM PDT by Kazan
St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner is contemplating whether a pair of married lawyers broke any laws on Sunday when they aimed firearms at nonviolent protesters who were walking past the couple's Central West End mansion en route to a protest at the nearby house of Mayor Lyda Krewson.
In multiple videos, including one that had more than 13 million views by Monday morning, Mark and Patricia McCloskey are seen aiming their weapons at the protestors. Mark McCloskey is shown holding an assault-style rifle, while Patricia is seen holding a semiautomatic pistol. It is unclear if either gun is loaded.
Gardner issued a statement late Monday morning, stating that she was "alarmed at the events that occurred over the weekend, where peaceful protesters were met by guns and a violent assault." She added that her office is "currently working with the public and police to investigate these events."
Gardner concluded her statement with these words: "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."
The protestors on Sunday were headed to Krewson's house to demand the first-term mayor's resignation for releasing the names and addresses of people who had called for defunding the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department.
It's a lie to claim these protesters were peaceful. They broke down a gate and entered a private street that they had no right to be on.
The Soros DA project: He funded this DA’s campaign and wants what he’s owed.
As soon as it came out they donated to Trump, I knew they would charge them with something.
I just knew that was going to happen.
Armed rioters, good.
Armed property owners, bad.
Its going to get bad.
Both these people are registered Dems who supported Bernie Sanders and are planning on voting for Biden, I wonder if they will rethink their decision now..Dems dont have their backs, they never did
Donated to Trump? I heard the exact opposite, that they both supported Bernie Sanders
What we should see now is:
US Attorney Investigating DA for Deprivation of Rights under Color of Law, The DA Faces LIFE in Prison if Convicted.
Tucker Carlson talking about this right now.
This prosecutor is simply throwing red meat to her kook leftist base. Truth is, a defense attorney will eat her alive, assuming if the prosecutor will even press forward with the charges. Which she won’t.
More and more very radical candidates have taken over local DA offices. This is a race that many don’t pay much attention to. But the results matter a great deal.
His business website and LinkedIn have been taken down
Bring out your dead!
Remember: OBCLM!!! Only BLACK CRIMINAL LIVES MATTER!!!! OBCLM!
Per Carlson just now: Mr. McCloskey is representing a black male client in a police brutality case.
What an upside down world! Besides, the protesters were trespassing in a gated community.
Just how “non violent” is a person on the street brandishing a firearm at the couple, inserting a magazine, & telling them, “You’re next?”
Retreat isn’t necessary in a stand your ground state. How close are we to outright civil war?
Rep. Gardner gets aid from Soros in St. Louis circuit attorney race
BY TIM CURTIS ON JULY 21, 2016
ST. LOUIS, Mo. Mega-donor George Soros, who funded the ongoing Ferguson protests, has waded into the St. Louis City circuit attorney election, funding a television ad for state Rep. Kim Gardner (left). Gardner will compete with three others in the primary election Aug. 2.
At least one ad funded by by Soros Safety and Justice committee has been created for Gardner. The ad focuses on Gardners plan to Kim Gardners Plan to focus on mental health care for non-violent offenders, increase public accountability and to crack down on gang violence.
Together, we can make St. Louis safe by being smart and tough on crime by reforming a broken system, she says in the video.
Safety and Justice, which paid for the ad, reported $30,000 in contributions since it was formed April 21. In the July quarterly filings, it reported spending $26,700 on NGP VAN, a Washington-based liberal campaign consulting company and Gordon Loewen Research, a political, focused on progressive issues based in Minneapolis.
Wednesday, Gardners campaign reported a $67,693.23 in-kind contribution from Safety and Justice, likely related to the media buy.
So far, time for the ad has only been purchased on cable stations, totaling $52,000 on Charter Communications stations in St. Louis. The ads will run through the primary election.
This isnt Soros first foray into a local prosecutor election over the past couple of years. Hes funded candidates in places as different as Houston, Texas; Albuquerque, New Mexico; two races in Mississippi; Bossier City, Louisiana and Chicago.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Soros also funded multiple groups, including Safety and Justice California, to support the states Proposition 47, approved by voters in 2014 and which reclassified possession of heroin, methamphetamine and other illegal drugs, and theft of $950 or less, as misdemeanors in California.
The goals of Proposition 47 coincide with the goals of the candidates Safety and Justice has supported mainly reforming the criminal justice system and moving away from jail time for low-level offenses.
However, some of Soros projects have earned him backlash from critics who say those groups extended the Ferguson unrest.
In all, Mr. Soros gave at least $33 million in one year to support already-established groups that emboldened the grass-roots, on-the-ground activists in Ferguson, according to the most recent tax filings of his nonprofit Open Society Foundations, wrote Washington Times columnist Kelly Riddell in 2015. The financial tether from Mr. Soros to the activist groups gave rise to a combustible protest movement that transformed a one-day criminal event in Missouri into a 24-hour-a-day national cause celebre.
Local police groups have noticed the connection as well and were upset with Gardners acceptance of the donation. Joe Steiger, president of the St. Louis Police Officers Association, said the contrbution was a problem
Its kind of insulting to our members, if Im being completely honest with you, he said. Out all races the circuit attorney race probably affects the police the most and for her to take money from out of state activists is a problem for us.
It caused problems, not only for police officers, but put peaceful protesters in harms way, he said referencing Soros money connection to the Ferguson unrest. Its just a problem to be accepting money from someone whos promoting that type of activity.
Soros injection into the race in St. Louis could have a significant impact. His $67,000 contribution to Gardner more than doubles her available cash on hand, which was $63,000 in her July filing report.
She still sits behind Mary Pat Carl, currently the lead homicide prosecutor in the city, who reported $145,000 cash on hand last week. Gardner is also competing against Patrick Hamacher ($57,000 cash on hand) and Steve Harmon ($19,000 cash on hand).
Uh-oh, they’re lawyers. Bad luck for you, radical left-wing local justice system.
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