Prosecutor: St. Louis Couple to be Charged


St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner said she’s charging the couple who flashed their guns at the protesters after they knocked down their gate and marched through the neighborhood and on their property, on June 28.

The couple will be charged with felony unlawful use of a weapon.

“It is illegal to wave weapons in a threatening manner — that is unlawful in the city of St. Louis,” Gardner said in a statement.

The McCloskeys said that the protesters broke down an iron gate and some also threatened them while standing outside their home.

“[They said] that they were going to kill us,” Patricia McCloskey recalled at the time. “They were going to come in there. They were going to burn down the house. They were going to be living in our house after I was dead, and they were pointing to different rooms and said, ‘That’s going to be my bedroom and that’s going to be the living room and I’m going to be taking a shower in that room.'”

 

Governor Mike Parson has said that he would consider a pardon for them.

Meanwhile, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt moved to dismiss the charges on Monday.

“The right to keep and bear arms is given the highest level of protection in our constitution and our laws, including the Castle Doctrine, which provides broad rights to Missourians who are protecting their property and lives from those who wish to do them harm,” Schmitt said in a prepared statement provided to Fox News.

Several political leaders, including President Trump and Senator Josh Hawley, have also disagreed with Gardner's decision to bring charges against the couple and have urged A.G. Bill Barr to open a civil rights investigation into the Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner. She's been accused of political bias in a number of prosecutions.

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24 thoughts on “Prosecutor: St. Louis Couple to be Charged”

  1. How hard would it have been to spell check defenseless? When sign are misspelled, they lose much of their legitimacy.

  2. Who cares. The issue is about your ability to shoot to death some person or groups attacking your life, family, or property. If you come on my property uninvited and threaten me you will be shot! If you are part of someone’s ideological group I will cut your head off and put it on a pike in my front yard until the crows are through with you.

  3. regardless of what some looney, liberal, leftist prosecutor wants to believe, she should go back and read her first year law school texts regarding the Second Amendment protections.

  4. The dem taliban want us unarmed so they can take total control of us and slaughter anyone that gets in their way. They already slaughter innocent babies for their population control. Now they want the sick and elderly gone. Just like hitler did

  5. gardner is indebted to the mad hungarian, uncle george soros, who funded her campaign.
    As attorney’s themselves, who have made lots and lots of money suing people and organizations, I trust the McCloskey’s will initiate civil litigation against gardner and the entire city of St. Louis.

    There is money to be made here….. lots of money…… the the people in St. Louis who have elected these anti-American democrats are anxious to pay up…. LOL LOL

  6. Hey fellow common sense conservatives….
    Have you noticed how EVERYTHING and I mean EVERYTHING you “attempt” to post over on socialist forum AOL is censored or otherwise blocked????
    You cannot even include the word “leftist” in you comment without them nixing your entire post…. PATHETIC.
    BUT IF YOU’RE BASHING TRUMP OR REPUBLICANS…. AOL WILL POST IT WITHOUT ANY PROBLEM. DESPICABLE!!!
    THAT FORUM (AOL) IS NOTHING MORE THAN A FORUM FOR THE LEFT

  7. Now why is this article different than the actual facts of the incident. Now according to the police which were following the protesters, no one knocked down any gate they simple opened the gate like anyone else would have done and they in no way trespassed on the peoples property, the protesters were on a public street, and threatened no one. Yet according to the police the home owners did threaten to kill the protesters with the guns they were holding. Now about 2 years ago police killed a child for hold a toy gun, which according to video pointed it at no one, but he was a black person, now see the difference.

    1. Now we believe the police when it fits right. There are videos of people saying they were going to come into there home and set it on fire. The fence gate just fell right. Whatever

    2. It doesnt matter if the gate was not locked. Its private property and they were on it. I know you people on the left could care less about the violence, looting and destruction but this family felt threatened. Also, Kim Gardner is up for re-election and her record is abysmal so she is trying to drum up her base. The sad pert is the person running against her is just as bad.

      I back the blue.

    3. Robert get back in touch with reality. Take your meds and then take a good long nap. Things will be better tomorrow if you stay on your med schedule.

    4. Go back to your parent’s basement “safe space” and play with your coloring books and crayons snowflake.
      Take your meds and be a good little monkey..The adults in the room are talking.

  8. My 83 year old “weapon” doesn’t amount to much any more, but I adorn it with a gaily colored ostrich feather and a tag that says “this weapon doesn’t amount to much any more but I reserve the right to point it anyone who approaches my property” and others that say Kum By ya ..can’t we all just get along…. stand back or I’ll pee on you” That makes my property safe, right?

  9. You mean ones not Permitted to protect their own homes anymore? Their property?
    I saw this statement on Twitter and it fits here. “everything good is evil and everything evil is good”
    asinine stupidity running “ramp-es! “ chipping away our freedoms one piece at a time. I hope this couple sues everyone involved !

  10. This couple had every right to protect themselves and their property! To even consider charging them is Un American, disgraceful, and just down right WRONG! I stand behind them 100%….these prosecutors should be in jail!

  11. This is just yet ANOTHER example of a corrupt TYRANNICAL so-called “law enforcement” individual that is supposed to be upholding the LAW, following the U.S Constitution, The Bill off rights (and their OWN STATE LAWS,) but prefer to coddle her criminal “friends”… (voters) These kind of people are bought and paid for by anti-America communist SCUM like ‘little mike” bloomberg, soros, and the DNC $$$$$$$ This person needs to be removed, arrested, convicted, and punished for not following the “rule of Law” instead of her OWN person political; agenda to get reelected. You want an example of “racism”? here it IS folks.
    “Rich” white people being prosecuted by a black “activist” that prefers “protecting” rabid criminals over law-abiding citizens protecting their lives and property.

  12. This over the top Circuit Prosecutor NEEDS to go back to law school to relearn her so-called profession! St. Louis has been well known as an idiotic Left Wing liberal city for a damned long time now, but not even here where the majority is also Liberal do they get to simply disregard the Constitution, and the Castle Laws just on the whim of this moronic prosecutor! This Liberal mayor Lyda Krewson needs to rid this city of the embarrassment of this Garner woman. She make a laughing stock out of the good people living in St. Louis!