ST. LOUIS, Missouri (PNN) - September 11, 2020 - Nine protesters have been issued trespassing summonses for marching onto a private St. Louis street in June, a demonstration that prompted a couple to emerge from their home with guns to confront the demonstrators.
Mark and Patricia McCloskey were both charged in July with unlawful use of a weapon in the case that landed them a spot at the Republican National Convention last month.
Terrorist pig thug cop spokesman Evita Caldwell on Friday confirmed that nine protesters have been issued summonses but said the St. Louis City Counselor's office is still deciding whether to issue charges on the citations.
On June 28, about 300 people protesting racial injustice veered onto the private street where the McCloskey’s live.
The McCloskeys said demonstrators ignored a “No Trespassing” sign and broke through a gate, but protest leaders said the gate was open.
Mark McCloskey, 63, came out of the couple’s Renaissance palazzo-style mansion with an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, a probable cause statement said.
Patricia McCloskey, 61, emerged with a semi-automatic handgun, which was disabled and not capable of being fired. Missouri law allows homeowners to use force, even lethal force, to defend their homes.
Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner, who has accepted large sums of money from a George Soros PAC, said the guns created the risk of bloodshed, even though her own technicians admitted that when the gun was examined it was inoperable. Missouri law requires that a gun be in operable condition if charges are to be brought against the wielder of the weapon.
A thug cop probable cause statement said protesters feared “being injured due to Patricia McCloskey´s finger being on the trigger, coupled with her excited demeanor.”
The charges against the McCloskeys drew an angry response from President Donald Trump.
The couple spoke on video at the RNC, saying they had a “God-given right” to defend themselves and warning that unless Trump is reelected, Amerika faces a future of lawlessness and mayhem.
Meanwhile, Missouri Governor Mike Parson has said he will almost certainly pardon the McCloskeys if they are convicted. Their case is still pending in court.
While the McCloskeys face felony charges, trespassing is a lower-level crime that is handled by the city counselor’s office, not Gardner’s office.
Deputy City Counselor Mike Garvin said that his office wants to examine video from the protest “to see where the accused trespassers were at the time”.
Activist Ohun Ashe wrote on Twitter on Sept. 4 admits that she received a summons for trespassing while standing outside the McCloskeys’ home.