Married White Missouri Lawyers Point Guns At Protesters Marching Through Gated Community

Cheryl Sanders
June 30, 2020

A white couple pointed guns at protesters in St. Louis as a group marched toward the mayor's home to demand her resignation after she read the names and addresses of several residents who supported defunding the police department during an online briefing.

Mark McCloskey told KMOV that the "mob of at least 100" had "smashed through the historic wrought iron gates of Portland Place, destroying them", even though video evidence refuted that claim, showing as it did the gate intact, and protesters opening it and walking through.

"His point in tweeting out that video was to stand with his supporters, who are oftentimes demonised", McEnany said. They weren't the message of Black Lives Matter.

Social media footage showed the gun-wielding pair, named as personal injury lawyers Mark and Patricia McCloskey, at their home in the Missouri city.

The street is private property and clearly labeled as such with signs saying, "No Trespassing" and "Private Street", CNN reported.

On June 29th, protestors came across two people armed with guns as they were on their way to protest outside the St Louis Mayors house. It was only then that the couple armed themselves and stood guard on their front lawn.

Gardner, the prosecutor, said in a statement that she was alarmed at events in which "peaceful protesters were met by guns". "There are no public sidewalks or public streets". I was terrified that we'd be murdered within seconds, our house would be burned down, our pets would be killed.

The McCloskeys called the St. Louis Police Department shortly before 7:30 p.m. Sunday, according to an incident summary provided to Fox News by the department.

Although police are reportedly focusing their investigation on the protesters, St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kimberly M. Gardner appears to have taken a different view of the altercation.

"We were all alone facing an angry mob", said the man, who apparently refused to allow his name to be published. The station could not confirm whether the gate was damaged by protesters, however.

Mayor Krewson also added, "While this is public information, never did I intend to cause distress or harm to anyone".

The names and letters are considered public records but Krewson's actions received heavy backlash.

"It's only right that we visit her at her home", said state Rep. Rasheen Aldridge, a St. Louis Democrat, speaking into a megaphone at the march.

The Princeton decision is part of a sweeping reassessment of historical icons and monikers amid growing calls for racial justice following the killing of Black Americans, including George Floyd, whose death under the knee of a white police officer roused world protests. Floyd, who was in handcuffs, died May 25 after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee on Floyd's neck for almost eight minutes.

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