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PARDONED: Missouri Gov. Pardons St. Louis Couple Who Defended Home with Firearms

The St. Louis couple who garnered national attention for defending their home with firearms during a raucous demonstration have officially been pardoned by Missouri Governor Mike Parson.

On June 28th, 2020, photographers snapped images of the duo brandishing their weapons in front of their house as protestors marched through the streets of their gated community.

Both Mark and Patricia McCloskey had previously pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges related to the altercation.

“Sticking to a promise he made before the pair pleaded guilty, the Republican governor announced Tuesday that Mark and Patricia McCloskey were among 12 people granted pardons on Friday. In June, Mark McCloskey pleaded guilty to misdemeanor fourth-degree assault and was fined $750, and Patricia McCloskey pleaded guilty to misdemeanor harassment and was fined $2,000. Both agreed to give up the guns they had brandished in the confrontation,” reports the Washington Post.

“As many of you know, Patty and I faced political prosecution for having the audacity to defend our lives and property from an angry mob,” Mark McCloskey wrote in the statement. “Today we are incredibly thankful that Governor Mike Parson righted this wrong and granted us pardons.”

Critics of the Governor’s decision say others in the state are more deserving of a pardon.

“The contrast between the governor’s treatment of these cases should offend every Missourian’s sense of justice,” said state House Minority Leader Crystal Quade. “It also proves the governor doesn’t have one.”

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One response to “PARDONED: Missouri Gov. Pardons St. Louis Couple Who Defended Home with Firearms”

  1. Feddy_Von_Wigglestein says:

    Oh I’m sure we’re getting the full story on the ESOP pet project. Just like how we got the full story (not) on state investigators manipulating evidence in the maccloskey case. Did we forget? One of the guns was improperly put together for whatever reason and couldn’t fire, so they put it back together properly because we can’t have the public knowing that one of the guns was harmless!