Mark McCloskey, a 61-year-old practicing attorney who held a gun outside a St. Louis, Missouri mansion last June and demanded that protesters leave private land, told Forsyth TV host Tuck Carlson on his show that he will run for the Missouri Senate in 2022, “Last summer , God came knocking on my door disguised as an angry mob,” thus awakening him.
Mark McCloskey then set up a campaign website (Mark McCloskey for Missouri) and publicly solicited funds for his campaign.
He and his 63-year-old wife, Patricia (Patricia McCloskey), stood in front of their mansion on June 28 last year with a long gun and a handgun as several hundred “Black Lives Matter” protesters passed through the wealthy neighborhood where they live. The protesters then took a detour and left, and there was no conflict.
However, with the exposure of the film, the two practices have caused a lot of controversy, the prosecution authorities also in July 10 last year with a search warrant to their two homes to search and detain the guns held in the film Palicia.
The couple’s attorney, Joel Schwartz, has said there is no basis to prosecute the couple. He also said that under Missouri law, a person in reasonable fear or terror has the right to take the necessary steps to protect himself.
However, prosecutor Kim Gardner said the couple’s actions created a risk of violence during last month’s nonviolent demonstration and that “brandishing a weapon in a threatening manner is illegal,” after the St. Louis, Missouri, prosecutor cited the couple for “unlawful use of a firearm. After the St. Louis, Missouri prosecutors indicted two people for “felony unlawful use of weapon”, including President Trump, Missouri Governor Mike Parson (Mike Parson), Congressman Josh Hawley (Josh Hawley) and others have appeared concerned and help the white couple to speak.
Last year, a grand jury indicted the couple on the same charges, adding a charge of “tampering with evidence. The couple criticized the charges as “politically motivated,” which led to the case’s popularity, and they were invited to “video” the Republican National Convention last year to express their support for Trump, and Republican Governor Parson said he would pardon the couple if they were convicted. The couple was convicted, he would pardon them.
The case is expected to go to trial in November this year, but the original prosecutor in charge of the case, Garner, because in the campaign for re-election last year, sent a fundraising email mentioned the case, so the judge has transferred the case to the special prosecutor, no longer by Garner in charge of the prosecution.