RACE WAR St. Louis Couple Introduces their guns to BLM

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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'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'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'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'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'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'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.
Mark Stien stand in today did this story.

The lady made public emails sent to complain, threaten, and cajole those in government service. The emails are considered public record and have to be released by law.

The mob were angered by this release and we're specificly going to their home. They broke down the locked gate. Trespassed and threatened the homeowners who were outside on their patio.

The house sets back from the street quite aways. This according to the talkshow was not just walking by out on the public sidewalk.
 

Cacheman

Veteran Member
This according to the talkshow was not just walking by out on the public sidewalk.

But isn't this a private gated community where nothing is public?
 

Imrik

Veteran Member
Well, if you’ve never been in the position to have a loaded weapon ready to end the life of an aggressor, it’s hard to say what you would or wouldn’t do till it hits the fan.
Btdt and I’m not particularly fond of that feeling.

Edited to add that I have had training. And yes they desperately need it lol
 

Dozdoats

On TB every waking moment
hopes they will be fair with us

Schoolhouse rules when I was at work -

If you aren't cheatin, you aren't tryin.

If you got caught cheatin, you were tryin too hard.
 

Millwright

Knuckle Dragger
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What I noticed during the Ferguson riots and others, the peeps protecting their businesses were usually out front, geared up, weapons ready... and they just stood there.

No histrionics, no fear showing, only a look that said they wouldn't have any problems with doing what needed to be done.

The ghetto apes seemed to just go around them.


These two were scary because they were scared.

Never, never ever mess with a scared woman holding a gun.
 

Illini Warrior

Veteran Member
just been wondering >>> if you were in that gated community <<< perhaps even a neighbor >>> what would you have done being prepped with weapons and well trained & versed?

wondering if there were perhaps more guns trained on that mob than just that couple - smart move would have been to stand ready but keep yourself concealed & unobserved ....
 

20Gauge

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Well, under the circumstances, I do not blame the couple. I would only disagree with their equipment ( wifes little pistol, no spare mags) ( husbands lack of spare mags ). Like some, I have to question where were the police ?? Since none, homeowners have every right to defend themselves & their property !!

I would bet that as this plague of " peaceful protestors / thugs / bullies " spreads around the country, you will see more homeowners doing exactly the same !!! This couple are obviously white collar / professional types. Sooner or later, the looters will confront some that are of Irish / Scotch ancestry that will not be as " nice " as this couple.

I must say I am rather surprised that some have made comments that seem to take sides with the " peaceful protestors " and against the couple defending their property !!! YMMV
Look, at least they were willing to defend themselves. Additionally, when have seen the BLM fight back after they are shoot at or when guns are pointed at them? To dates.... never. They always run.
 

20Gauge

Has No Life - Lives on TB
if they broke thru a gate why isnt that tresspassing, illegal entry, destruction of property? seems to me the couple had a rgith to take a defensive stance considering hoe violent the 'protestors' become when they dont get their way. the couple had every right to believe they were in danger and expect violence from the 300 protestors who tore down the gate to private property and swarmed in.

any video of the ones who tore down the gate? facial recognition? any arrests gonna happen Mr DA?
Because these days underlying crimes are ignored by public officials when blacks are involved.
 

NoDandy

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Look, at least they were willing to defend themselves. Additionally, when have seen the BLM fight back after they are shoot at or when guns are pointed at them? To dates.... never. They always run.
Yes, I have to agree with your observations. BLM would never come out to where I live. If they tried, they would encounter much force. My neighbors that live between me & the main highway would not take kindly to BLM. They would not tolerate their antics. If any of them survived to get to my place, they would be thinned down, greatly. They would seriously regret making the trip.

Also, LEO in my area would not be " bending a knee " or washing their feet.

I may think the couple did a number of things incorrectly, but I have great respect that they were willing to defend themselves & their property !! I have to say I was disappointed when I learned they were liberals and had supported BLM !

Regards
 

Raffy

Senior Member
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.
I'm not sure that the guy only had one mag. He may have had one or more mags in the pockets of those rather baggy pants he was wearing. It's what I would have done in that situation - one mag in the rifle and at least two in pants pockets. That's at least 90 rounds, which can do a lot of damage in a crowd like that.

But it does appear that neither the guy nor his wife were well trained. Gun handling was really sloppy and they did not control the muzzle direction well at all. It's important to keep the guns pointed at the potential enemy and not at each other!
 

NoDandy

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I have long said that the nation is a giant pressure cooker and the heat is continuously being turned up !

The commiecrats, liberals, BLM, antifa never, never back down. They may may make a tactical slow down occasionally, but they never, never, never stop. They will keep coming back, keep pushing, keep poking, keep turning up the heat.

Our side only wants to be left alone. BLM will not let it go. You can bet this couple will get another visit, and next time BLM will have greater numbers, and be well armed, and have a plan specifically for them. They will get firebombed, and their will be bloodshed.

When this is over, if the couple survives, I would bet they will lose their liberal views / attitude.

If they are smart, they better get prepared !!!

:ld: :dstrs:
 

Mikiekimi

Contributing Member
Don’t you all understand...this is how ALL liberals think responsible gun owners act.

Please stop praising these morons...they will hand over those guns for an ounce of political gain and make a spectacle of it - renouncing gun ownership for all because they did it wrong...

These people know better than you and they made a mistake owning those evil guns. Their customer demographic are the BLM/Antifa types. They aren’t going to cut off their customer base to keep a Walther and an AR.
 

Raffy

Senior Member
Upon hearing that this couple are "liberals", I'm beginning to wonder if this whole thing was staged to make gun owning citizens look bad. I can offer no proof of that at this time, of course, but the commies have used such tactics in the past.
 

20Gauge

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Yes, I have to agree with your observations. BLM would never come out to where I live. If they tried, they would encounter much force. My neighbors that live between me & the main highway would not take kindly to BLM. They would not tolerate their antics. If any of them survived to get to my place, they would be thinned down, greatly. They would seriously regret making the trip.

Also, LEO in my area would not be " bending a knee " or washing their feet.

I may think the couple did a number of things incorrectly, but I have great respect that they were willing to defend themselves & their property !! I have to say I was disappointed when I learned they were liberals and had supported BLM !

Regards
They sure weren't liberal at that point in time.....lol
 

Millwright

Knuckle Dragger
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This incident should be a lesson for liberals, in general.

They think their political ideology has them on the same side as the (cough) protesters and it will be some kind of shield against attacks.

Guess what, cupcakes...

It will start as class warfare with the Haves being attacked by the Have-nots, with no other distinctions being made.

Followed shortly by racial targeting.
 

FMJ

Technical Senior
Did any of the thugs have weapons? Zeker quote.

Microphone..., maybe. Hard to say from that angle.
 

Dennis Olson

Chief Curmudgeon
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Moral of the story:

Get guns and ammo
If threatened, arm-up and stand your ground
DO NOT wave the guns around, and in particular don’t sweep the rioters with the muzzles
Keep them at low-ready
If the rioters come onto your property, do multiple mag dumps right into them

Because

After the first one, the rest are free.
 

Mikiekimi

Contributing Member
This incident should be a lesson for liberals, in general.

They think their political ideology has them on the same side as the (cough) protesters and it will be some kind of shield against attacks.

Guess what, cupcakes...

It will start as class warfare with the Haves being attacked by the Have-nots, with no other distinctions being made.

Followed shortly by racial targeting.
Also a lesson ABOUT liberals - “do as I say, not as I do”. Was reading this morning they frequently lined the pockets of local democrats with election contributions. This is going to be interesting to see how it plays out. I wonder what mea culpas they will be offering on Tucker tonight...
 

marymonde

Veteran Member
Upon hearing that this couple are "liberals", I'm beginning to wonder if this whole thing was staged to make gun owning citizens look bad. I can offer no proof of that at this time, of course, but the commies have used such tactics in the past.
The BLM group trespassed on the couples property to get to the Mayor of St. Louis’s house. Lyda Krewson is her name. She’s their neighbor. She is a Democrat Hillary Wannabe. This is why BLM wants her out:


“The demonstration came after Krewson read the names and addresses of people calling for police reform during a Friday afternoon Facebook live video, the affiliate reported.

During the live video briefing Friday, the mayor was asked about meeting with protesters outside City Hall. In response, Krewson read letters submitted to her by protesters aloud during the video "including the names and both partial and full addresses of those calling to defund the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department," KMOV reported.

Krewson released a statement later that day saying the names and addresses she read are public information, according to the affiliate.”
 

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Millwright

Knuckle Dragger
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They want almost all politicians out.

To be replaced by someone who is a vetted member of "The Movement".

Elections aren't really necessary, in their mind.

Think about the dipshit in CHAZtopia. Behind the scenes, he was purportedly connected to some of the real organizers.
 

Cacheman

Veteran Member
If it was known the mob was going to the Mayors home why was the only thing stopping them a couple that appear to have never handled guns before?

Seems odd?
 

ssonb

Contributing Member
The crowd knew they were not serious just by the way they were dressed, Ifunz you are serious you would be dressed out like others have said here, boots ,extra mags, pistols in holsters, vests and clothes ..for the wife also with the addition of a double bbl 12 with her pistol.
 

marymonde

Veteran Member
If it was known the mob was going to the Mayors home why was the only thing stopping them a couple that appear to have never handled guns before?

Seems odd?
Forest Park is a huge area. BLM were in multiple locations there that day. The St. Louis statue in the park was being targeted as well. There’s other statues, that these clueless wonders want down as well, that they have no idea who the image represents. I believe it was estimated there were about 300 rioters/protestors in the park. The police didn’t seem to be anywhere around any of the areas targeted. ‍

Read the comments. This guy is a complete and total idiot, yet he continues to be voted in. See how he retaliated by giving their street name? He threw his fellow Democrat mayor and constituents under the bus. These people have zero loyalties to their own party.

View: https://twitter.com/lacyclaymo1/status/1277718415839551490?s=21
 
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WalknTrot

Veteran Member
The crowd knew they were not serious just by the way they were dressed, Ifunz you are serious you would be dressed out like others have said here, boots ,extra mags, pistols in holsters, vests and clothes ..for the wife also with the addition of a double bbl 12 with her pistol.
C'mon. They heard the ruckus outside while they were making dinner.
Gonna take a half-hour to gear up to fashionista standards when the boogy-man is already at the door?
 

20Gauge

Has No Life - Lives on TB
The crowd knew they were not serious just by the way they were dressed, Ifunz you are serious you would be dressed out like others have said here, boots ,extra mags, pistols in holsters, vests and clothes ..for the wife also with the addition of a double bbl 12 with her pistol.
Not all of us are that well invested. We have the guns and mags, but the rest is pending....
 
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