McCloskeys Charged With Felony — Governor Says He’ll Pardon Them

St. Louis couple charged for pulling guns at protest

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis’ top prosecutor on Monday charged a white husband and wife with felony unlawful use of a weapon for displaying guns during a racial injustice protest outside their mansion.

Mark and Patricia McCloskey, who are both personal injury attorneys in their 60s, also face a misdemeanor charge of fourth-degree assault.

Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner told The Associated Press that the McCloskeys’ actions risked creating a violent situation during an otherwise nonviolent protest.

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

An attorney for the couple, Joel Schwartz, in a statement called the decision to charge “disheartening as I unequivocally believe no crime was committed.”

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Mike Parson

We will not allow law-abiding citizens to be targeted for exercising their constitutional rights.

Governor Parson says he would consider a pardon in the McCloskey case

Kim Gardner is making the situation worse — more political.”



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