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SWBTATTReg

(22,044 posts)
Sun Jul 19, 2020, 01:27 PM Jul 2020

Missouri governor threatens use of pardon power if STLMO city attorney charges two...

with a gun crime of some sort...our pathetic governor in MO is threatening a pardon of two city residents who threatened protesters walking on the sidewalk by their home with their guns. This is pathetic and harms the rest of STLMO city residents by allowing the McCloskeys to threaten others by allowing them to point guns at city residents walking by on public sidewalks. The McCloskeys claim that the street was private. How did they know that perhaps the protesters were there by invitation of residents that live on that street?

Another reason that this governor (not elected) should be thrown out on his face out of office. Even thought he claimed he was a sheriff, he should know better than to have irresponsible citizens fly off the handle brandishing guns on the fly and aiming them at protesters. It's a good way for accidents to happen. As a citizen of the city of STLMO, I strongly encouraged our city circuit attorney to take strong steps to address the threatening of protesters at gunpoint (like the governor said, take violent criminals off of our streets, the McCloskeys not the protesters)...

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O'FALLON, Mo. (AP/KMOV) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson told a radio host that based on the information he's received, it's likely he would pardon a white St. Louis couple if they are charged for brandishing guns during a racial injustice protest outside their mansion.

Democratic Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner is investigating Mark and Patricia McCloskey, both in their 60s, for an incident on June 28. Protesters who were marching to the nearby home of Mayor Lyda Krewson walked onto the private street where the McCloskeys live.

The couple accused demonstrators of knocking down an iron gate marked with “No Trespassing” and “Private Street” signs, though a protest leader has said the gate was already open and no protesters damaged it. The McCloskeys came outside with weapons — him with a long-barreled gun and her with a small handgun.

"As a former Sheriff, a law enforcement officer for over 22 years, and now Governor, when it comes to supporting law enforcement officers and their families who are under attack, I’ll always stand with President Trump and have their backs," he tweeted.

He continue by stating Republicans and Trump are working "hard to take violent criminals off of our streets and stop these crazy efforts to defund the police." Parson then attacked presidential candidate Joe Biden and Democrats for "allowing the radical left to make our communities less safe."

Their actions, captured on video and viewed by millions, drew praise from some who said they were legally defending their home, but scorn from others who said they risked bloodshed by displaying the weapons. Photos emerged as memes on both sides of the gun debate.

Gardner has not disclosed whether she intends to file charges, but several leading Republicans — including President Donald Trump, Sen. Josh Hawley and Parson — have criticized her for even deciding to investigate the couple. Parson cited Missouri's “castle doctrine” law that justifies lethal force for those protecting their homes. Hawley is seeking a U.S. Department of Justice investigation of Gardner.
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Missouri governor threatens use of pardon power if STLMO city attorney charges two... (Original Post) SWBTATTReg Jul 2020 OP
Oh, Look Sherman A1 Jul 2020 #1
Really. He truly is a horse's a&& and ignorant as to the proper handling of guns by untrained ... SWBTATTReg Jul 2020 #5
I guarantee that the governor wouldn't be saying this VMA131Marine Jul 2020 #2
Sheeeeeeeit... Alacritous Crier Jul 2020 #3
No kidding! VMA131Marine Jul 2020 #4
YEP! Rebl2 Jul 2020 #6

SWBTATTReg

(22,044 posts)
5. Really. He truly is a horse's a&& and ignorant as to the proper handling of guns by untrained ...
Sun Jul 19, 2020, 01:41 PM
Jul 2020

citizens, especially when it involves pointing them at other people. Many accidents have happened w/ the improper handling of guns.

One thing, I do hope that some of those protesters sue these two in court for damages (for threatening them w/ firearms). I don't know if it'll get very far, but it seems fair to me, as a city resident, that this is a serious uncalled for assault upon peaceful protesters who were simply walking by on their way to somewhere else. I can easily imagine myself walking along too, on that sidewalk (and I've have, in the past, going to several parties over in that neighborhood).

I'm sure that there are plenty of witnesses, videos, etc., and also, how did the McCloseys truly know that the protesters weren't there on that street at perhaps the invitation of a neighbor? Why didn't they call the police instead of taking matters into their own hands?

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