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Tue Jul 14, 2020, 09:34 PM

Parson: Trump 'focused' on situation with St. Louis couple

Jim Salter, Associated Press Updated 5:56 pm CDT, Tuesday, July 14, 2020

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson said President Donald Trump is focused on and concerned about the possibility that a white St. Louis couple could face criminal charges for displaying guns as they defended their home during a racial injustice protest.

Parson told reporters Tuesday that he had just been on the phone with Trump and U.S. Attorney General William Barr. The phone call came amid reports that St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner, a Democrat, may file charges against Mark and Patricia McCloskey, both of them lawyers in their 60s. The couple wielded guns on June 28 as protesters marched by their Renaissance palazzo-style mansion on the way to the home of St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson.

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Parson, a Republican and a staunch Trump supporter, is also a former sheriff and state representative who co-authored Missouri’s “castle doctrine” law that justifies the use of deadly force when protecting one’s home.

Parson said he told Trump that it’s difficult to remove an elected official from office in Missouri, though he didn’t say if Trump had asked if Gardner could be removed.

“I think the president didn’t like what he was seeing, and the way people are being treated,” Parson said. “I think you’ll see some sort of actions.”


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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 09:46 PM

1. Wow, they are not even whispering behind closed doors anymore eh?

I don't know if charges should be filed or not. But this is so inappropriate and corrupt . The governor and president should not have a say in whether or not the DA brings charges.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 09:46 PM

2. They were not "defending their home"

People were walking by their home. In their minds there was a threat. Were any of their neighbors also feeling threatened?

Shoddy reporting.

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Response to Merlot (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 10:47 PM

4. They've been peddling that crap since it happened.

AP lost the plot halfway through Bush the Lesser and never found it again, unfortunately.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 09:52 PM

3. Wow, I guess "law and order" isn't color blind.

Who would have thunk it???

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jul 14, 2020, 11:54 PM

5. Kicking

This is reprehensible and should be illegal. And the gov is just telling it to a reporter? Weird ! Plain weird even for MO

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