As most expected, St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner, the city’s hyper-partisan top prosecutor, set aside the city’s huge backlog of homicides and charged Mark and Patricia McCloskey with felony unlawful use of a weapon for brandishing a rifle and a pistol to warn protesters away from their home. The case made national headlines. Mark McCloskey, who is an attorney himself, said the protesters (sorry: “peaceful protesters”) broke through a gate, entered his private property, and were advancing toward his home, threatening him, his family, and their dog.

Worth noting: When Gardner ran in the Democratic primary in 2016, she was backed by a far-left PAC partially funded by George Soros. This is part of a heavily-financed campaign (the type that got AOC into the House) which targets low-turnout races in one-party districts and cities, winning the nomination, and hence the election, for Democrat DA’s who then institute “criminal justice reform” by legalizing crime and refusing to prosecute criminals. Of course, if you dare try to protect yourself from the criminals they release, then they’ll prosecute you. From her public statement:

“It is illegal to wave weapons in a threatening manner at those participating in nonviolent protest, and while we are fortunate this situation did not escalate into deadly force, this type of conduct is unacceptable in St. Louis. We must protect the right to peacefully protest, and any attempt to chill it through intimidation will not be tolerated.”

Fortunately, it appears that almost as soon as Gardner released that statement, her case against the McCloskeys began unraveling. For one thing, the “peaceful protesters” were on private property and behaving in a threatening manner as verified on video, and Missouri has a strong Castle Doctrine law that protects the right to use a weapon to defend your life and property. There are also reports that the McCloskeys were only bluffing: the rifle wasn’t loaded and the pistol was a prop, which means neither would meet the law’s definition of a weapon “readily capable of lethal use.”

On top of that, within hours of the charges being filed, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt filed a brief seeking to dismiss the charges, calling it “a politically-motivated prosecution by a prosecutor who is not interested in prosecuting violent crimes.” He said he would “not stand by while Missouri law is being ignored,” and he’s doing this not just for the McCloskeys but “for every Missourian whose rights are threatened by a rogue prosecutor who seeks to punish people for exercising their fundamental right to self-defense."

And if somehow, this case does come to trial, Missouri Gov. Mike Parsons says he’s already considering pardoning them.

Like all these leftist DA’s, Ms Gardner has her job definition backwards. She’s supposed to jail criminals and protect law-abiding citizens, not the other way around. On August 4th, she’s facing one challenger in the Democratic primary, Mary Pat Carl. St. Louis voters will have a very stark choice. Critics of Carl claim she will represent the law enforcement “status quo” and will end the “progressive” direction that Gardner has set the city on.

Look around you, St. Louis residents. Look at all the damage and the graffiti, the crime and bullying and assaults on police. That's the "change" Ms. Gardner has helped usher in. Does it look like “progress” to you?

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  • Dr. Roy W. Davis

    07/28/2020 01:04 PM

    Rev. / Gov. Huckabee,

    The fact that the McCloskeys would even be accused of, much less charged with, a crime is OUTRAGEOUS !

    WHY are people ALLOWING this (& similar incidents) to EVEN HAPPEN ?!!!?

    Is there NO LAW, such as “Malfeasance,” to remove these liberal left - wing DAs, Judges, Mayors, etc. from office ?!!!?

    My family and most of the people I know DO NOT UNDERSTAND WHY these things (McCloskey prosecution, unrestrained rioters & looters “taking over” certain cities, attacks on law enforcement officers, etc.) ARE ALLOWED TO CONTINUE !!!

    All that does is:
    1) Embolden these anarchists, Marxists, socialists, communists, ... ;

    2) Encourage others to join in the anarchy without fear of consequences;

    3) Give the FALSE IMPRESSION that all this Violence, Disrespect, Lawlessness (INCLUDING trespassing, public & private property destruction, desecration of federal, state, & private Memorials & Statues, assault, battery, & even MURDER), is somehow legitimate;

    4) Give the FALSE IMPRESSION that their Unrestrained Lawlessness is Lawful, that their Disrespect should be Respected,... that their Lawless & Disrespectful Behavior should be Condoned, Commended, Immitated and Emulated !

    Constitutional Correctness “TRUMPS” political correctness every day in the U. S. A. !!!

    WHEN are these anarchists and their political & financial ENABLERS going to be HELD ACCOUNTABLE, STOPPED, INCARCERATED, & PROSECUTED ?!!!!!!!?

    WHO has the “guts” & the willpower to stand up against, battle, & DEFEAT this “DEEP STATE?”

    WHO WILL DO IT ?!!!?


    Rev. / Gov. Huckabee, I wonder if EVEN THIS NOTE will be seen by you. I HOPE & PRAY that you will see it and respond.

    I supported your campaign for President. You would make a great President ! I am thankful you support our current President !

    Semper Fidelis,
    Dr. Roy W. Davis, Pastor
    Gray Baptist Church
    Chaplain, Shreveport Police Dept.

  • Stefani Marchesi

    07/27/2020 12:43 AM

    Just looking at her ugly face you can tell she is an evil woman plus being financed by Soros to do his dirty work she should be investigated and thrown in prison because she obviously has dirty laundry

  • Cindy Ware

    07/26/2020 06:53 PM

    The Democrats want to scare everybody not to protect yourself. If you do you go to jail not the person breaking the law. Democrats have gotten of hand. I heard those rioters tell those people he was going to kill them and burn their house. How is that not protecting your property.

  • Maria G Hufty

    07/26/2020 10:31 AM

    This is an outrage, the couple was protecting their property. I hope the D.A. case will keep unraveling right in front of her face. Go back to work on your backlog of cases you need to take care of. These political motivated officers of the court need to get their priorities straight!

  • Eleanor Steadman

    07/23/2020 12:08 PM

    Praise God for Governor Parsons....

  • Russell Mainardi

    07/22/2020 08:29 PM

    This is a radical far left prosecutor so as I understand it committed prosecutorial misconduct. The fact that she’s going after innocent people rather than the true perpetrators disgusts me

  • mike Bloom

    07/22/2020 07:02 PM

    well I can't remember when anyone ever accused Missouri of being overly smart. this is a bad call

  • Richard W Preuss

    07/22/2020 06:41 PM

    Question, Mike I have a Small business in FWB, Fl Where is My Help??