The governor of Missouri pardoned the McCloskeys for the crime of defending their property against BLM rioters who tore down a gate to gain access to their community. BLM had marched through the community posting graffiti and threatening inhabitants.
The McCloskeys had stood on their front lawn with guns to keep BLM from vandalizing their home. Gov. Mike Parson, a Republican, released a statement on Tuesday in which he pardoned them for any and all crimes associated with their self-defense.
Patricia McCloskey’s gun was inoperable, but the St Louis DA had the gun repaired in order to claim it was a dangerous weapon but the truth leaked out about it. The St. Louis couple pleaded guilty in June to several charges related to the incident. Those guilty pleas now no longer exist and they no longer have criminal records.
The DA charged the couple who were just protecting themselves and their property. The same DA dropped charges against nine BLM members who were arrested for crimes committed during their break-in of the gated community.
Democrats consider BLM and antifa of being kindred spirits and Democratic DAs across the country have dropped charges against hundreds of rioters coast to coast. That is not equal justice no matter who you are.
Gov Parson said:
“A mob does not have the right to charge your property. They had every right to protect themselves.”
“You don’t know until you hear all the facts. But right now, if this is all about going after them for doing a lawful act, then yeah, if that scenario ever happened, I don’t think they’re going to spend any time in jail.”
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Mark McCloskey pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor charge of fourth-degree assault, while Patricia McCloskey pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of second-degree harassment. They were sentenced to pay fines of $750 and $2,000, respectively.
“Mark McCloskey has publicly stated that if he were involved in the same situation, he would have the exact same conduct,” said Joel Schwartz, an attorney for the couple. “He believes that the pardon vindicates that conduct.”
In September law enforcement officials said they would not be pressing charges against nine BLM protesters who were arrested for trespassing during the McCloskey incident.