Soros-funded DA wants St. Louis couple investigated for ‘violent assault’
Faced with an angry mob, a pair of armed St. Louis homeowners warned off protesters who allegedly threatened to kill the couple and their dog, as well as burn down their home.
Now the George Soros-funded St. Louis District Attorney wants them investigated for “violent assault” and “intimidation or threat of deadly force.”
Videos and photos of Mark and Patricia McCloskey of St. Louis have been ubiquitous on social media since the encounter on over the weekend.
Video shows the protesters breaking into private property and being met by a middle-aged couple brandishing guns in the front yard of their home.
The couple said that they feared for their lives, and everyone agrees that the protesters were breaking the law.
“One fellow standing right in front of me pulled out two pistol magazines, clicked them together and said ‘you’re next.’ That was the first death threat we got that night,” said Mark McCloskey, who likened the encounter to a mob storming the Bastille.
At least one organizer of the protests agrees that the mob broke the law.
“Just like in many disobedient protests, even in the ’60s, you break laws, make people feel uncomfortable,” said an organizer of the protest, Rasheen Aldridge, admitting that the protesters were attempting to make the couple feel threatened.
The District Attorney in St. Louis condemned the couple and promised an investigation.
“I am alarmed at the events that occurred over the weekend, where peaceful protesters were met by guns and a violent assault,” tweeted DA Kim Gardner. “We must protect the right to peacefully protest, and any attempt to chill it through intimidation or threat of deadly force will not be tolerated.”
She said police and the DA’s office were investigating with the help of “the public,” promising that the “full power of Missouri law” will be used to crush the couple.
Gardner, a Democrat, faces a primary challenge in August. She’s been widely criticized for accepting money from a George Soros super-PAC that was used to fund an internet and cable TV video campaign ad.
“The new internet and cable TV ad was [sic] financed by a federally registered campaign committee from Washington called the Safety & Justice Committee. It was established in June and reported $30,000 in initial funds from Soros. No other contributors were listed as of its last public filing June 30,” reports the Saint Louis Post Despatch.
Records show thus far she has received $190,750.73 from Soros in this election cycle.
A petition at Change.org, another progressive front, calls for the couple, who are attorneys, to be disbarred and stripped of any position of public trust.
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