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St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kimberly Gardner, a black Democrat who’s running for reelection this year, has announced an investigation into the heroic white couple who’d dared to use their Second Amendment rights to keep a roving mob of left-wing zealots from killing them.
“I am alarmed at the events that happened over the weekend, where peaceful protestors were met by guns and a violent assault,” she said in a statement Monday. “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.”
“My office is currently working with the public and the police to investigate these events. 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.”
Statement from Circuit Attorney Kimberly M. Gardner in regards to events over weekend: pic.twitter.com/KqqFHIvL9Q
— Circuit Attorney (@stlcao) June 29, 2020
She issued a verbal statement as well:
The statement drew scathing backlash on Twitter because everything Gardner had said about homeowners Mark and Patricia McCloskey and the so-called “peaceful protestors” who’d threatened to kill them was a flat-out lie.
On Sunday, a roving mob of armed Black Lives Matter extremists broke through the private gate of the McCloskey’s neighborhood and began marching toward St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson’s home.
Along the way, they passed by the McCloskey’s mansion and began threatening the family with death.
“A mob of at least 100 smashed through the iron gates of Portland Place, destroying them, rushed towards my home where my family was having dinner outside and put us in fear for our lives,” Mark McCloskey revealed to local news station KMOV afterward.
“One fellow standing right in front of me pulled out two pistol magazines, clicked them together and said, ‘You’re next.’ That was the first death threat we got that night.”
“We were told that we would be killed, our home burned and our dog killed. We were all alone facing an angry mob,” Mark added.
See some footage from the riots below:
ANOTHER ANGLE OF MOB TRESPASSING THRU PRIVATE PROPERTY IN ST LOUIS pic.twitter.com/oXJ8S1bwsI
— The_Real_Fly (@The_Real_Fly) June 29, 2020
ICYMI: When “protestors” broke into private property,
A St. Louis couple used the 2nd Amendment to defend their home.
Never bend the knee to the mob.pic.twitter.com/CWaO36xxGv
— Tea Party Patriots (@TPPatriots) June 29, 2020
And so the couple retrieved some weapons and held their ground, hoping and praying the sight of weapons would be enough to dissuade the mob from attacking. It worked, much apparently to Gardner’s dismay.
It’s not clear what she would have preferred the McCloskeys do — drop to their knees and wait for the mob to rape and/or kill them?
See a sliver of the Twitter backlash below:
If you charge them, you will awaken something that cannot be easily put back to sleep. An assault on their freedom to protect their home & family is an assault on all of our freedom to protect our home & family. Respect their right to defend their home and stop playing politics.
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) June 29, 2020
You’re a lunatic without a shred of ethics.
— Dan Gainor (@dangainor) June 29, 2020
Sorry darlin, they were lives were personally threatened, their dog was threatened with death, people waved guns at them & they threatened to burn their house down around them, that they’ve spent 30 years restoring!
— 💗💗💗Nun Ya💗💗💗 (@luvinmysweetpea) June 30, 2020
I’d like to see a source for literally ANY of that nonsense (beside the house restoration part. That’s irrelevant to the discussion). The video of the incident is completely opposite to what you’re claiming
— Tim Simpson Jr. (@TimSimpson) July 1, 2020
So a family cannot protect their private gated home from the mob who stormed their private property? You are a complete joke, allowing the mob to do whatever the hell it wants, but law abiding citizens can’t protect one another or their home from them?
— Aj Baalman (@ABaalman3) June 29, 2020
They peacefully trespassed, peacefully yelled at the home owners and peacefully destroyed the gates. pic.twitter.com/H51zmvbV3Y
— Samantha Jones (@Samantha_J9) June 29, 2020
Kimberly Gardner, one of four Democrats running for St. Louis circuit attorney in the Aug. 2 primary, is taking heat for a new political ad paid for with money from a national super PAC that is at least partly funded by liberal billionaire George Soros.https://t.co/Y2QHPqewQX
— Cernovich (@Cernovich) June 29, 2020
Gardner isn’t the only Democrat who’s chosen to throw the McCloskeys under the bus. Virtually the entire Democrat Party has abandoned the couple, despite the two having previously donated to the campaigns of local Democrats, including state Rep. Steven Roberts.
Yet in a statement Monday to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Roberts said he plans to take the $250 the McCloskeys had contributed to his campaign last year and give it to a radical gun-control group known as Moms Demand Action.
Meanwhile, The New Republic ran a column Monday mocking the McCloskeys for “Standing Their Ground in Well-Manicured Yards,” CNN’s Chris Cuomo slammed Mark during an interview with him Tuesday evening for daring to stand up for himself, and you already know which side Hollywood celebrities predictably took.
Predictably, Chris Cuomo doesn’t like when people come up to him with his family, but if you’re someone like Mark McCloskey, he doesn’t care about your safety. Instead, he lectures McCloskey as the one who was in the wrong, not the mob.
Thankfully, McCloskey kicked his ass. pic.twitter.com/2XjNnD0AOX
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) July 1, 2020
In case Gardner eventually decides to pursue charges against the McCloskeys, it’s not clear she’ll even stand a chance in hell of securing a conviction.
Both Mark and Patricia have employed the services of Albert S. Watkins, a high-profile attorney whose biography page at the law firm Kodner Watkins, LC’s website reads like that of a superhero.
“As lead counsel in countless cases garnering both national and international attention, Albert S. Watkins has demonstrated unrelenting trial skills which have rendered witnesses subjected to his cross examination incapable of speaking; caused multinational billion dollar companies and their teams of legal counsel to capitulate; and otherwise garner favorable media attention for even the most disgraced clients,” it reads.
“Opposing counsel in the infamous The North Face Apparel Co. v. The South Butt case described the most dangerous place in the world as being the space ‘between Al Watkins and a microphone.’ Self-centered, egotistical, and a self-proclaimed expert in all matters, Watkins is unabashed about bringing to the public eye the irreconcilable nature of a position taken by an adversary in a case.”
The guy’s no joke, so if Gardner wants to go to war against his clients, she’s going to need the power of God at her side. That and then some. And well, siding with ruthless thugs doesn’t seem very Godly.
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