By Duncan Smith
Remember in June when a St. Louis couple was forced to arm themselves in defense of their lovely home after a BLM mob literally broke down a locked gate and stormed into their private community?
If you do, you may also recall that Mark and Patricia McCloskey — both of whom appeared at the Republican National Convention — were charged for protecting their home by a partisan left-wing prosecutor whose campaign was financed with George Soros money.
A grand jury subsequently indicted them on charges they ‘brandished’ their weapons.
To the uninitiated lefties who hate guns as much as they hate conservatives no matter what, Missouri has a ‘stand your ground’ law that follows the ‘castle doctrine.’ That is, residents are empowered to defend their property and their lives with armed force if they feel that either are being threatened.
And here’s a fun fact: Republican Gov. Mike Parsons, as a lawmaker prior to becoming the state’s top elected official, helped craft the castle doctrine law.
Speaking of Parsons, he’s also doubling down on his earlier pledge to pardon the McCloskeys should they be found ‘guilty’ of essentially following the law.
Missouri Gov. Michael Parson (R) vowed on Wednesday to pardon Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the white couple who drew national attention over the summer after footage of them pointing guns at Black Lives Matter protesters outside their home went viral, after the pair was indicted on charges related to the incident the day before.
Parson said at a news conference on Wednesday that he 'most certainly would' issue a pardon for the couple should they be convicted on counts of exhibiting a weapon and tampering with evidence brought against them over the June incident, according to The Associated Press.
'We'll let it play out and see how this all comes out in the courts, but I stand by what I said,' Parsons continued.
When pressed [in July] if he’d consider pardoning the couple if they were charged over the incident, Parson said, “I think that's exactly what would happen.” He also said then that he thinks the couple “did what they legally should do” during the incident.
During their appearance at the RNC, Patricia McCloskey correctly noted: 'What you saw happen to us could just as easily happen to any of you who are watching from quiet neighborhoods around our country.”
What’s interesting — and typical — is The Hill’s inclusion of previous comments made by Rasheen Aldridge, who said the McCloskeys were out of line because the ‘protest was peaceful’ (how many times have we heard that BS over the summer?).
Three things: 1) The mob literally broke down a locked gate onto private property; 2) the law doesn’t take into consideration the feelings of those doing the threatening, only those of people who feel they are being threatened; and 3) the garbage ‘mainstream media’ almost never bring up the fact that the mob was in violation of the law by breaking into private property. They may as well have broken into the McCloskey’s actual home because it, too, is private property.
And of course, no one from the mob was charged or indicted, either — which is typical of left-wing Marxist-run cities, which includes St. Louis, a hellhole of crime and decay.
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