St. Louis Lawyers Who Pointed Guns On BLM Protesters Plead Guilty to Misdemeanor
Known for the illegal intrusion of a crowd of protesters, a married couple of lawyers from St. Louis yesterday pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge.
Mark and Patricia McCloskey defended their neighborhood last year with rifle and pistol in hand. While driving several dozen BLM activists away from their property, they were accused of racism and a threat to life.
After a year of litigation, in exchange for their plea, the court fined the couple $ 2,750 and confiscated the weapons they used to defend the home.
“Patricia McCloskey, 61, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor harassment and was fined $2,000. Mark McCloskey, 63, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor fourth-degree assault and was fined $750. In October, a grand jury indicted both on felony charges of unlawful use of a weapon and evidence tampering, but a special prosecutor agreed to reduced charges. Because they were charged with misdemeanors rather than felonies, the McCloskeys — both personal injury attorneys — can continue practicing law in Missouri,” reports The Week.
Now in the wake of its popularity, the McCloskey family is running as a Republican candidate for Senate in Missouri.
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