St. Louis Couple That Defended Property with Guns Makes Statement, Supports BLM

St. Louis Couple That Defended Property with Guns Makes Statement, Supports BLM


If the left has its way and the police get defunded, it’ll result in absolute anarchy where it’s every man and woman for themselves.

When there’s no one to call, it’ll be up to you to defend your property in any way that you can.

Take the recently famous St. Louis couple for example.

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As BLM protesters stormed their neighborhood, they grabbed their guns and defended their home from the front yard.

Now, they’ve broken their silence regarding the matter and it may not be what you expected.

Here’s the details from Rivefront Times:

In something of a surprise twist on an already bizarre story, the St. Louis couple who pointed guns at protesters walking by their Central West End mansion during a march to the mayor’s house yesterday have released a statement in support of those protesters.

The statement, released through their attorney, Al Watkins, aims to “set the record straight” regarding the incident, which was captured on film from multiple angles and has since become national news.

“The peaceful protesters were not the subject of scorn or disdain by the McCloskeys,” the statement says in part. “To the contrary, they were expecting and supportive of the message of the protesters.”

The statement claims that the McCloskeys were “in fear of imminent harm,” however, due to “the actions of a few individuals who chose to exploit the otherwise peaceful protest” with “actions of violence, destruction of property and acts of threatening aggression.”

“The Black Lives Matters movement is here to stay, it is the right message, and it is about time,” Watkins says in the statement. “The McCloskeys want to make sure no one thinks less of BLM, its message and the means it is employing to get its message out because of the actions of a few white individuals who tarnished a peaceful protest.”

A police report which lists the McCloskeys as victims gives their account of the incident:

The victims stated they were on their property when they heard a loud commotion coming from the street. When the victims went to investigate the commotion, they observed a large group of subjects forcefully break an iron gate marked with “No Trespassing” and “Private Street” signs. Once through the gate, the victims advised the group that they were on a private street and trespassing and told them to leave. The group began yelling obscenities and threats of harm to both victims. When the victims observed multiple subjects who were armed, they then armed themselves and contacted police. The investigation is ongoing.

That account, however, is at odds with the video evidence.

In a clip from a livestream that was shared on social media, the large and loud crowd of protesters can be seen entering the gated neighborhood not by smashing a gate, but rather by opening it.

The gate is opened by the first protester at the seven-second mark of the video, and more protesters file in behind him. Within seconds, Mark McCloskey’s voice can be heard screaming from a house to the protesters’ right, announcing that this is private property and yelling, “Get the hell out of my neighborhood!”

At the 22-second mark, the person filming the video remarks that McCloskey has a gun.

That would mean, if the account they told police is to be believed, it took a grand total of, at most, fifteen seconds from the moment they allegedly watched protesters break down a gate (which, again, they had not broken down but rather opened and walked through) for the following things to happen:

-“[T]he victims advised the group that they were on a private street and trespassing and told them to leave.”

-“The group began yelling obscenities and threats of harm to both victims.”

-“[T]he victims observed multiple subjects who were armed, they then armed themselves.”

After the incident, the McCloskey’s received an outpouring of support on Twitter over their brave move:

Believe it or not, but the couple is now under investigation from the city's attorney for protecting their property!

Fox News reports on the current investigation:

The standoff between a gun-toting couple who stood in their front yard and peaceful protesters who marched through the private neighborhood is under investigation, according to St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kimberly Gardner's office.

Gardner, who was elected in 2016 on a platform of reforming the criminal justice system, was reportedly backed by liberal billionaire George Soros.

Since being elected, Gardner has butted heads publicly with Missouri’s Republican attorney general and faced lawsuits for allegedly ignoring public records requests.

More about Gardner's investigation into the St. Louis couple, Soros' campaign support, her feud with the state attorney general and the lawsuits against her office:

In a statement Monday, Gardner described the encounter between married lawyers Mark and Patricia McCloskey and the protesters as “a violent assault” against those exercising their First Amendment rights.


“I am alarmed at the events that occurred over the weekend, where peaceful protesters were met by guns and a violent assault,” Gardner said. “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.”

She said her office was working with the police department to investigate the confrontation, adding that authorities “will use the full power of Missouri law to hold people accountable.”

No charges were filed against the couple as of Tuesday morning.

Albert Watkins, the McCloskeys' attorney, told Fox News that under Missouri's Castle Doctrine, a person has “the absolute unmitigated right to protect his or her castle or family while on their property.” He said the protesters were trespassing, "damaging and destroying private property and acting in a threatening and hostile fashion."

Watch Mr. McCloskey's interview right here:

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