RACE WAR St. Louis Couple Introduces their guns to BLM

marymonde

Veteran Member
Ok, the woman has her finger on the trigger. Seemingly not the correct way to hold her firearm. However, I’m also looking at it as she was frightened and was actually ready to shoot. She does need to practice safety however near her husband! This happened in Forest Park in St. Louis. I believe the husband and wife are prominent St. Louis attorneys.

View: https://twitter.com/xshularx/status/1277398234055483393?s=21


This happened at the same time near the couples house in Forest Park, by the St. Louis statue. See how the BLM crowd reacts when they know you are armed and see how they react when they know you are not armed.

View: https://twitter.com/cmartinformo/status/1277299606699851777?s=21
 

1911user

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'Keep moving!' Moment lawyer couple brandish an AR-15 and a handgun at protesters marching past their mansion in an upscale St. Louis neighborhood
  • Husband and wife, Mark and Patricia McCloskey could be seen aiming the guns at demonstrators who walked by their palatial property in St. Louis on Sunday
  • At one point, the pair seemed to be unknowingly pointing their weapons at one another other while trying to keep protesters away
  • Mark held a large assault weapon while his wife Patty held a handgun
  • The protesters were en route to Mayor Lyda Krewson's home to demand her resignation
  • Mayor Krewson released names and addresses of residents who suggested defunding the police department
  • The couple are both personal injury lawyers and run McCloskey Law Center from inside their extravagant home
By Jemma Carr For Mailonline and James Gordon For Dailymail.com

Published: 02:05 EDT, 29 June 2020 | Updated: 09:37 EDT, 29 June 2020


A couple brandished an AR-15 and a handgun at protesters marching past their mansion in an upscale St. Louis neighborhood.
Husband and wife, Mark and Patricia McCloskey, could be seen aiming the guns at demonstrators who walked by their palatial property in the wealthy Forest Park area at around 6pm on Sunday.
At one point, the pair seemed to be unknowingly pointing their weapons at one another other while trying to keep protesters away from their home - dubbed the Niemann Mansion.
The protesters were en route to Mayor Lyda Krewson's home to demand her resignation after she released the names and addresses of residents who had suggested defunding the police department.
They had broken their way into the gated community where the McCloskeys live.
The pair are both personal injury lawyers and run McCloskey Law Center from inside their extravagant home.



Armed homeowners, Patty and Mark McCloskey, stand in front their house along Portland Place and confront protesters marching to St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson's house on Sunday


Armed homeowners, Patty and Mark McCloskey, stand in front their house along Portland Place and confront protesters marching to St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson's house on Sunday

The married couple came out of their house armed on Sunday to prevent protesters from walking onto their property after they broke their way into a gated community


The married couple came out of their house armed on Sunday to prevent protesters from walking onto their property after they broke their way into a gated community

About 300 protesters had broken down a gate into this closed-off community and were marching in front of the McCloskey home, pictured here center


About 300 protesters had broken down a gate into this closed-off community and were marching in front of the McCloskey home, pictured here center
Mr McCloskey is representing a victim of police brutality. The man - who was identified by the initials I.F. - was kicked and struck by police officer David Maas in shocking dashcam footage that appeared to show him surrendering.

The initials match a 2019 civil lawsuit made by Isaiah Forman in which the same allegations are put forward.

Police at the time said Forman, then 21, was driving a car that had been taken by another man at gunpoint.

The lawsuit against Maas claimed that Forman had 'surrendered peaceably'.

According to the indictment, Maas kicked and struck Forman in April 2019 while the man was compliant and not posing a physical threat to anyone, causing 'bodily injury' and depriving him of his right to be 'free from unreasonable force'.

A lawyer for Maas argued that Forman had 'aggressively resisted arrest' and 'struck a police vehicle, narrowly missing a police officer in the process'.




Mark McCloskey could be seen carrying a firearm as protesters entered his neighborhood


Mark McCloskey could be seen carrying a firearm as protesters entered his neighborhood

The couple are both personal injury lawyers and run McCloskey Law Center from inside their extravagant home, dubbed Niemann Mansion, pictured here


The couple are both personal injury lawyers and run McCloskey Law Center from inside their extravagant home, dubbed Niemann Mansion, pictured here
Maas was charged with one count of deprivation of rights under color of law in March 2020.

Mr McCloskey said of the case: 'I’m glad that the law enforcement agencies are subject to the same standard as everybody else'.

Forman pleaded guilty to crashing his car into a police vehicle during the chase and is serving a seven year sentence for second-degree assault on a special victim.

Demonstrators chanted 'Let's Go' as the couple stood their ground at their front door, patrolling back and forth.

On Monday morning, President Donald Trump retweeted footage of the couple without comment.

One video posted to Twitter of the demonstration shows the woman holding her gun at a protester who is wearing a t-shirt that reads, 'Hands up, don't shoot.'

The individual appeared to be trying to get people to move away from the house at the time.

Patricia McCloskey is seen moving closer to the protesters speaking to them as some stand and argue back.


Patricia McCloskey drew a firearm on protesters as walked in front of her house on Sunday


Patricia McCloskey drew a firearm on protesters as walked in front of her house on Sunday

The private road entrance to Portland Place where protesters broke down a gate Sunday


The private road entrance to Portland Place where protesters broke down a gate Sunday
Other demonstrators are heard shouting at everyone to 'Go' as the woman continues waving her handgun at them from her front lawn and Mark McCloskey watched from the front door with his rifle.

It was not immediately clear whether St Louis police were aware of the incident.

Saint Louis University Lawyer John Amman told KSDK that their actions could possibly be classified as assault by putting protesters in fear of their safety.

Amman added that the homeowners would have had a right to act if they felt threatened but if the protesters were walking past their home without threatening the couple specifically, they wouldn't have the right to threaten lethal force.

Lawyer Don Calloway called on the Missouri Bar to revoke their licences.

'A fellow lawyer from Missouri, a guy I know named Mark McCloskey committed an assault tonight in STL by pointing his AR 15 at peaceful protesters,' he wrote.

'He should be arrested and charged with assault immediately. The MO Bar should revoke their licenses.'

DailyMail.com contacted the Missouri Bar for comment but a representative was not available.

The couple confronted the group of about 300 protesters after they broke down a gate in the neighborhood, according to NBC News.

Their home is located in Portland Place, a historic district in St. Louis listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

The gated community has just under 100 homes, all built between 1890 and 1960.

'These two premier private streets celebrated their 100th anniversary with 77 of the original 89 houses proudly standing as tributes to the owners and the inspired architects and skilled artisans who created them,' a plaque awarded in 1974 reads at the entrance to the district.


Patricia McCloskey


Mark McCloskey


Husband and wife, Mark and Patricia McCloskey are both personal injury lawyers

Mark McCloskey can be seen coming out of the front door to protect his home


Mark McCloskey can be seen coming out of the front door to protect his home

In the pictures shared online, it doesn¿t appear that anyone walking in Sunday¿s protest calling for the resignation of St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson was trespassing on their palatial property


In the pictures shared online, it doesn't appear that anyone walking in Sunday's protest calling for the resignation of St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson was trespassing on their palatial property

The protesters were en route to Mayor Krewson's home to demand her resignation after she released names and addresses of residents who suggested defunding the police department


The protesters were en route to Mayor Krewson's home to demand her resignation after she released names and addresses of residents who suggested defunding the police department

Twitter users were not happy at the St. Louis mayor releasing names and addresses of people who wanted to defund the police


Twitter users were not happy at the St. Louis mayor releasing names and addresses of people who wanted to defund the police

An online petition started over the weekend calling for Mayor Krewson to resign has generated more than 40,000 signatures.

On Friday night, Mayor Lyda Krewson issued a statement apologizing for her actions. The full statement read: 'In an effort to be transparent and accessible to the public during the Covid-19 pandemic, for more than three months now I have been doing tri-weekly community updates on Facebook.

'Tonight, I would like to apologize for identifying individuals who presented letters to me at City Hall as I was answering a routine question during one of my updates earlier today.

'While this is public information, I did not intend to cause distress or harm to anyone. The post has been removed.'


A protester holds a flyer calling for the resignation of St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson as a couple defend their home during a protest against the mayor


A protester holds a flyer calling for the resignation of St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson as a couple defend their home during a protest against the mayor

An online petition started over the weekend calling for Mayor Krewson to resign has generated more than 40,000 signatures. Pictured: Police officers standing guard during the protest against Mayor Krewson


An online petition started over the weekend calling for Mayor Krewson to resign has generated more than 40,000 signatures. Pictured: Police officers standing guard during the protest against Mayor Krewson

Protesters hold signs reading 'wanted' and 'Black trans lives matter' during a protest against Mayor Krewson


Protesters hold signs reading 'wanted' and 'Black trans lives matter' during a protest against Mayor Krewson

The word 'resign'  is seen painted on the street in front of Mayor Krewson's house in St. Louis


The word 'resign' is seen painted on the street in front of Mayor Krewson's house in St. Louis
The ACLU of Missouri issued the following statement Friday evening regarding Mayor Krewson's reading of names and addresses:

'Today adds to the list of things we never thought we would have to say. To be clear, it is shocking and misguided for Mayor Lyda Krewson of St. Louis, to broadcast the addresses of those who dare to express a different viewpoint on an issue of public concern.

'It serves no apparent purpose beyond intimidation. We are stronger when we foster open dialogue. The chilling of debate should bother everyone, no matter whether they agree or disagree with the mayor on this particular issue.'

The McCloskeys, who have one grown-up daughter, bought their palatial home in 1988 when Mark said it 'had quarter-inch-thick carbon on it in some places'.

They renovated it to its original standards in a massive 30-year project which they spoke about at great lengths in a 2018 interview.

The enormous estate features a sweeping entry hall and an enormous dining room. One of its most-prized rooms is the 70-foot long ballroom modelled off a hall in the Palazzo Davanzati in Florence.


Signs left on the door of Mayor Krewson's house are seen during a protest calling for her resignation


Signs left on the door of Mayor Krewson's house are seen during a protest calling for her resignation

A sign reading 'Krewson puts her own citizens in danger' was left on the mayor's doorstep


A sign reading 'Krewson puts her own citizens in danger' was left on the mayor's doorstep
The home - dubbed a 'Renaissance palazzo' previously belonged to Edward and Anna Busch at the start of the 20th century.

Mrs McCloskey previously said the original owners' goal was 'to build one of the most lavish and grand houses in the Midwest'.

The house has five floors and is modelled off European Renaissance palaces. The original owners brought in a 'village of Italian stonemasons that lived in a tent city in the side yard while they finished the stonework' in the luxurious home, Mr McCloskey said.

Mrs McCloskey added: ‘There’s a Medici house in Florence where you come in the front door and it’s exactly like this. But we haven’t found it yet.'

The couple carry out their person injury law practice from the historic home.

'The goal of our practice is to provide those sustaining such devastating injuries, or the survivors of those killed as a result of such devastating injuries, with meaningful compensation,' their website says.

Both attended Southern Methodist University School of Law.

Patricia McCloskey's bio lists her as having held roles as a member of the Missouri Bar Association ethical review panel and a St. Louis city committee woman.
 

Dennis Olson

Chief Curmudgeon
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Video Shows Armed Residents Defending Luxurious Home From BLM Mob

Media attempted and failed to spin incident as threat to ‘peaceful protesters’.

Published 1 min ago on 29 June, 2020
Steve Watson
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Viral video captured the moment a St. Louis couple armed themselves and defended their home from a Black Lives Matter mob that had forced their way into the gated community.

View: https://twitter.com/i/status/1277419543065837568


While the media initially attempted to suggest that the couple were threatening ‘peaceful protesters’, that narrative soon collapsed:

View: https://twitter.com/LibertarianBlue/status/1277496376872636418


The mob yelled obscenities at the couple and threatened to take their guns from them:

View: https://twitter.com/i/status/1277435223412805638


The couple were identified as attorneys Mark and Patricia McCloskey. They were quickly doxed and subjected to threats on Twitter, leading to some publications removing their address from previous news coverage of their huge mansion.

Others found that the couple have donated to both major political parties over the years, disappointing the mob that was sure they were staunch Republicans.


Those calling for doxxing were hit with a swift backlash.


(The rest of the articles is a bunch of tweets and memes - Dennis)


Meanwhile the BLM mob ended up outside the mayors house in St Louis:



As far as the McCloskey’s go, they are now a meme, and forever will be thanks in large part to Mr McCloskey’s pink polo shirt:













 

Dennis Olson

Chief Curmudgeon
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Here's my problem with this story:

The husband only had ONE MAG. The wife only had what looks like a .380 pistol with no extra mags.

ELOI.

Had that been me, I'd have had a chest pouch with 8 extra mags, and my wife would have been armed the same as me. That'd be 540 rds.

"Come and take it" indeed.
 

Dennis Olson

Chief Curmudgeon
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www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/06/29/watch-st-louis-couple-uses-ar-15-pistol-to-defend-home-from-protesters/
WATCH: MO Couple Uses AR-15, Pistol to Defend Home from Protesters
AWR Hawkins
2-2 minutes

A St. Louis, Missouri, couple used an AR-15 and a pistol to defend their home Sunday as protesters marched through their neighborhood.

Huffpost reports a man was holding “what appeared to be a semiautomatic rifle” and the woman was holding a pistol as protesters marched down “a private road.”

They marched that route in order to pass St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson’s (D) house and demand her resignation.

KMOV4 reports there were roughly 300 protesters and the armed man and woman were at a home “nearby” Krewson’s.

The homeowner told KMOV4 he came out armed because the protesters allegedly burst through a historic gate on the way to his property.

He said, “A mob of at least 100 smashed through the historic wrought iron gates of Portland Place, destroying them, rushed towards my home where my family was having dinner outside and put us in fear of our lives.”

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him at awrhawkins@breitbart.com. You can sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange.
 

Jeff B.

What is left when honor is lost?
The way I have read the description of the situation, the protestors broke down a gate and were marching in a private neighborhood, on a private road...

Where were the police and why weren't they moved along out of the neighborhood?

Not being from Missouri, I don't know the laws. In Texas, I believe the lady could be charged with "brandishing", which is not legal.

Jeff B.
 

marymonde

Veteran Member
I wanted to reinforce my point. In the same park, blocks away from the armed couple, elderly unarmed people were literally getting the $#it kicked out of them. I’m not sure about the injuries they received, but one man was beat with his own walking cane. Clearly the BLM protestors were all over that park. The difference is, the armed people did not suffer a beating or further damage to their property. The statue property was vandalised and the people praying were assaulted. Guns clearly make a difference.

My husband has me carrying on my person always. I wear a gun inside my house, outside my house, anywhere I go, church, shopping etc. It’s clear a line has been drawn and our lives can be threatened any place, any time.
 

marymonde

Veteran Member
The way she was waving it around, yeah. But if a person wants to hold a loaded weapon in their own yard (WITHOUT waving it around) that's not a crime in Texas.
I’m not sure about MO, but even if everything they did was legal, it’s not going to matter one bit. This will be twisted and fabricated to make the BLM protestors look like victim saints.
 

Dennis Olson

Chief Curmudgeon
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Where's his "chiwahwah"?

:D


On a semi-serious note, he's scratching thousands of dollars worth of nice guns. Had that been me, the wheelbarrow would've been lined with a blanket and a towel would be between each gun.

Just sayin. Respect and care for your equipment. It'll save your life.
 

Blacknarwhal

TB Fanatic
Where's his "chiwahwah"?

:D


On a semi-serious note, he's scratching thousands of dollars worth of nice guns. Had that been me, the wheelbarrow would've been lined with a blanket and a towel would be between each gun.

Just sayin. Respect and care for your equipment. It'll save your life.
All excellent and perfectly valid points.

And I'm not so sure about the wife's trigger discipline. It looked like she might have had a finger in the trigger guard, and that's not such a hot move given the situation. The pictures weren't clear so I'll give her the benefit of the doubt, but still. Gun safety is important, even when you may have to shoot a bunch of rioters.
 

Dennis Olson

Chief Curmudgeon
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It looked like she might have had a finger in the trigger guard, and that's not such a hot move given the situation.
I have a Colt Gold Cup 1911. The trigger pull required is, well, "light" shall we say? I wouldn't use it in a "tense" situation.
 

fish hook

Veteran Member
As
I wanted to reinforce my point. In the same park, blocks away from the armed couple, elderly unarmed people were literally getting the $#it kicked out of them. I’m not sure about the injuries they received, but one man was beat with his own walking cane. Clearly the BLM protestors were all over that park. The difference is, the armed people did not suffer a beating or further damage to their property. The statue property was vandalised and the people praying were assaulted. Guns clearly make a difference.

My husband has me carrying on my person always. I wear a gun inside my house, outside my house, anywhere I go, church, shopping etc. It’s clear a line has been drawn and our lives can be threatened any place, any time.
This may be a double post i was typing and everything went away.Anyway,what i said was that this is the difference,ALWAYS be armed.As i type this i am sitting in my recliner with a gun in my pocket.It is easy to tell if i am armed or not.If i have my pants on i am armed.Those two videos show all you need to know,guns make a difference.If you don't faithfully carry at all times you are volunteering to be a victim.
 

zeker

Veteran Member
I applaud them for standing up as they witnessed a crime being committed.. breaking and entering.. trespassing

but plz teach that lady how to hold a weapon and to NOT point it until trespassers are on HER property.

I understand this may be a gated/private community, so I am unsure as to the thugs already being on HER property

and .. did any of the thugs have weapons? bats, clubs, bricks etc

this last months' news has clearly shown what an unruly mob can do to folks and/or property

I have no doubt that if these folks had not come outside their property would have been violated
 

Sentinel

Senior Member
A few blocks from the attorneys home...
This is one reason why I would never vote to convict. Imagine if these tables would be several BLM/Antifas with signs about "F This" and "F That" and "Trump needs to be shot" and a group of conservatives attacked them. It would lead on everything news, the Communist Negro Network (CNN), The Communists Black Statio (CBS), Negros Broadcasting with Communists (NBC), America Black and Communist station (ABC), etc.

Our side does something wrong and our side says "That is illegal" and convicts. Their side does a half a dozen different things wrong and nothing happens. One of our side does something wrong and we say "Hey, we have to uphold the rule of law" and they get convicted. The other side does a dozen things, and nothing happens. Someone on our side does something wrong and we say "We have to show the other side we are fair so they will do the same." There side does another dozen things wrong and the media excuses them. Our side does something wrong and we say "We need to do what is right; justice must be equally applied to all." They start laughing and say "Hillary Clinton." Do we see a pattern here?
 
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