St Louis couple who defended home from mob with firearms pleads guilty

| June 18, 2021

Breitbart is reporting that Mark and Patricia McCloskey (pictured) have plead guilty to two misdemeanor crimes and forfeited the two firearms used (also pictured). From the article;

Armed St. Louis couple Mark and Patricia McCloskey pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges Thursday and agreed to forfeit the guns they used while confronting protesters June 28, 2020.

WSPA reports that Mark plead guilty to “misdemeanor fourth-degree assault” and Patricia plead guilty to misdemeanor harassment.

The guns forfeited by the McCloskey’s “will be destroyed.”

Breitbart News reported that Mark and Patricia stood outside their home with an AR-15 and a pistol as protesters moved through their neighborhood on June 28, 2020.

Mark told KMOV4 he came out armed because the protesters allegedly burst through a historic gate on the way to his property.

He said, “A mob of at least 100 smashed through the historic wrought iron gates of Portland Place, destroying them, rushed towards my home where my family was having dinner outside and put us in fear of our lives.”

Armed St. Louis couple Mark and Patricia McCloskey pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges Thursday and agreed to forfeit the guns they used while confronting protesters June 28, 2020.

WSPA reports that Mark plead guilty to “misdemeanor fourth-degree assault” and Patricia plead guilty to misdemeanor harassment.

The guns forfeited by the McCloskey’s “will be destroyed.”

Breitbart News reported that Mark and Patricia stood outside their home with an AR-15 and a pistol as protesters moved through their neighborhood on June 28, 2020.

Mark told KMOV4 he came out armed because the protesters allegedly burst through a historic gate on the way to his property.

He said, “A mob of at least 100 smashed through the historic wrought iron gates of Portland Place, destroying them, rushed towards my home where my family was having dinner outside and put us in fear of our lives.”

If you want to see how your tax dollars are reporting on this, check out NPR’s decidedly biased “reporting” here. It starts with “File under sorry not sorry. The wealthy husband-and-wife team who were slapped with criminal charges…”

You’ll recall that charges were long ago dropped against anyone cited for trespassing in the McCloskey’s gated community.

Category: "The Floggings Will Continue Until Morale Improves", "Your Tax Dollars At Work", ANTIFA, BLM, Crime, Gun Grabbing Fascists, Guns

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  1. President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neanderthal B Woodman Domestic Violent Extremist SuperStraight says:

    Yeah…..this is why you don’t direct confront. You hide-&-snipe, duck & dodge, shoot & scoot from the rooftops. While wearing a hoodie (hood up & snugged tight) & a mask.

    • KoB says:

      Testify! I agree with them for trying to defend home and hearth, but, as we discussed before, I wouldn’t have done it that way either.. However, I wasn’t there, I’m not them, and maybe they didn’t think it out very well. But in the heat of the moment, after what all had been on the news, who knows exactly how one will react when they see a mob tearing thru a gate and heading their way.

      In the grand scheme of things, they actually got off light. I honestly expected, at the very least, some jail time, forfeiture of any and all firearms, their home, vehicles, any monies in the bank, and 2 years of probation. I fully expect to see a civil suit from some of the “traumatized” “mostly peaceful protesters” right soon.

    • rgr769 says:

      Those are fundamental tactics for a three S’s response to an attack on the homestead.

  2. Hate_me says:

    Eppur si muove.

  3. Graybeard says:

    Damn.

    Justice does not exist for conservatives in too many places.

    • Anonymous says:

      Laws are only for conservatives, legal gun owners and/or people Leftists don’t like, Comrade!

      (Ain’t that right, Lars?)

      • Commissar says:

        No, that is bullshit.

        Laws and the enforcement of laws are disproportionally targeted against low income brackets which are disproportionally minority.

        Also, conviction rates are much higher for minorities as well.

        Meanwhile, white collar crime is almost never prosecuted and police often don’t even investigate, expecting the parties to resolve the issue in civil court. This despite the fact that the average armed robbery nets less than $3000, while the average white collar crime nets $500,000.

        White collar crime victimizes as many households as violent and property crime combined.

        The sentencing gap between potential sentence and actual sentence is higher as well.

        Demographics associated with higher percentages of conservatives do much better in the justice system.

        As for this incident; If you don’t want to be charged with brandishing a firearm then don’t point guns at people without lawful justification.

        I pointed a firearm in self defense in Oakland despite the “draconian” gun laws. When the police arrived I was treated like a dangerous felon at first, but once the police did the on scene investigation I was released, my firearm was not confiscated, and I was not charged.

        Because it was a lawful “brandishing” of a firearm in self defense. This despite admitting to an act that essentially instigated the confrontation. I also acknowledge I intended to shoot him if necessary.

        A few of my neighbors still think I am a dangerous gun loving sociopath due to the incident.

        Which is fine.

        • ninja says:

          Commissar wrote:

          “Laws and the enforcement of laws are disproportionally targeted against low income brackets which are disproportionally minority.”

          Really? That’s interesting:

          “Shoplifters Ruling The Roost At Big City Stores, Pharmacy Chains”

          https://www.foxnews.com/us/shoplifting-crime-cities-san-francisco-new-york

          Commissar also wrote:

          “Meanwhile, white collar crime is almost never prosecuted and police often don’t even investigate, expecting the parties to resolve the issue in civil court.”

          White Collar Crime as in the Kennedy Family (Teddy and other), the Clintons (Billy and Hilly) and the Bidens…Especially Hunter?

          (Bet the comeback from Commissar will be the Trump Family…😉)

          😎😉

          • Hatchet says:

            Ninja – respectfully – expecting a witty comeback from someone who apparently possess no wit and probably no balls..?
            Cue the Ghostbusters movie line “Yes your Honour, it’s true – this man has no..”

          • Anonymous says:

            Yes, now the reason for “social justice”– the unpunished looting and property damage by Leftists’ favored– today.

        • SFC D says:

          And the “mostly peaceful protestors” that destroyed the gate to access private property, occupied said private property, threatened to kill the owners of the private property, and then live in the private property walk off with zero charges. You seem to be ok with that. Given your antifa participation, I am not surprised. You’re a fraud.

        • Poetrooper says:

          Lars says, “This despite admitting to an act that essentially instigated the confrontation.”

          You? Angry? Confrontational?

          Who’da thought?

    • USMC Steve says:

      They were in no way conservatives before this happened. They were social democrat shark lawyers and he specialized in getting money for criminals for fake popo abuse claims. They had some run ins with that black crook that went after them because they stood up to the mob threatening them, with guns.

      Guess they saw the light but I would neither trust him nor vote for him.

  4. The Other Whitey says:

    I wonder what flavor of extortion pushed them to sign off on this. Or is this another “Dewey defeats Truman” moment?

  5. Slow Joe says:

    I am heart broken 💔

    What have the Democrats done with our country, when people cannot defend their own property?

    The Democrats want a banana republic. They don’t understand that in a banana republic power it is not shared. Only one of them will rule, and the rest will languish in the Gulags until they die.

    • Commissar says:

      Give me a break. It was obvious what these guy did was stupid and illegal.

      Their lives were not at risk.

      Stop trying to act like being conservative is a form of martyrdom.

      • Hatchet says:

        Well then, Herr Commie-sar – by all means, regale us all – you’ve told us that it’s ‘obvious what these guys did was stupid and illegal’ but as usual, your pedantic statements don’t bother to support or underpin any of your statements with tenable FACTS. You don’t explain WHY you think or actually know it was ‘stupid and illegal’ or that you KNOW for certain that ‘their lives weren’t at risk’. How do you know their lives weren’t actually at risk?! Were YOU actually there to FACTUALLY relate what REALLY happened? Willing to bet the entire farm your resounding answer would be a head-hanging ‘No’. Your turn: READ & HEED – UNFUCK YOURSELF, STOP ACTING AND TALKING LIKE A FUCKING CLOWN. PERIOD.

      • SFC D says:

        Stand in my driveway and tell me you’re going to kill me and live in my house. You won’t see me, but everyone will see the green laser dot on your forehead. They absolutely were threatened. You’re a fraud.

        • Poetrooper says:

          SFC D, May ol’ Poe suggest that if Lars is your target you’ll need to drop that laser point somewhere below his neck if you’re aiming for a vital organ…

          😜😜😜

      • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

        Commissar aka Major Moonbat, were you this big of a 24K Idiot before you got further brainwashed at UC Berzerkely?

      • USMC Steve says:

        Neither stupid nor illegal. State law for the stand your ground law specifically allows for what they did, although she was an idiot, sashaying about while pointing the nonfunctional weapon at the crowd. The crowd could clearly be heard threatening to kill them, eat their dog, burn the house, etc, and they only stopped when the guns came out, wherein the mob pulled up short right quick. They would never have been convicted on anything unless an all black jury was empanelled.

        Damn you are ignorant.

        • USMC Steve says:

          I forgot to mention that the corrupt social democrat circuit attorney or whatever Gardner is called, ordered the forensic techs to make the pistol functional. It did not fire before that. Multiple people dimed on her for ordering them to commit evidence tampering, yet she is still not under indictment for that particular felony. Or any of the other crimes she has committed in that office so far.

  6. AW1Ed says:

    Plea bargain. Take the misdemeanors and walk or face as many felony charges the DAs can throw, and at least one will stick.

    • Old tanker says:

      Bingo, winner winner chicken dinner.

      Keep in mind that while they became a symbol of resisting the mob, they are NOT nice folks. They are pretty much hated by their own neighbors due to frequent suits they filed against the neighbors and as lawyers they have zero compunction of using the court system as a bludgeon against anyone they take a slight dislike to.

      Having said that, they were still victimized by other lawyers seeking political favor by over zealous prosecution.

    • Commissar says:

      Not in this case.

      That is usually true for people without the resources to fight, and without access to good attorneys.

      That is not true for a couple who also happen to be wealthy lawyers themselves and can afford good attorneys.

      They also were told by the governor that if convicted he would pardon them.

      Overall they faced far less risk going to trail than the typical defendant….except for the fact that they were actually guilty and their crime was on video.

      Which is why they pled.

      • Hatchet says:

        “trail”? It’s spelled TRIAL – dickhead. Yup. You’ve confirmed it, absolutely and completely… Clearly, little things like ‘facts’,’spelling’, ‘syntax’ and even something as simple as ‘fundamental logic’ eludes you. No worries little man! Your title to full-on CLOWN remains unchallenged. Not to mention(as SFC D very often points out) – you’re a FRAUD and apparently, an illiterate FRAUD.

        • The Other Whitey says:

          Lars knows everything about everything, just ask him! Actually, don’t ask him, because he’ll tell you all about it anyway. And if you’re an actual expert in a particular field, and he’s got zero background in same, then he REALLY knows lots more about it than you do!

          In other words, he’s a standard leftist cocksucker.

      • ArmyATC says:

        Correct me if I’m wrong, but if they’d gone to trial there’s a 50/50 chance they would have been convicted. Regardless of whether the governor would pardon them they’d still be convicted felons. Not good for him as a lawyer nor for their rights.

      • SFC D says:

        And now you’re a trial attorney. Will the wonders of your many talents ever cease? You’re a fraud.

      • AW1Ed says:

        You’re not naïve, Lars. The DA pushed for all he could get without going to trial.

        Special Prosecutor Richard Callahan explains his thinking behind the charges the McCloskeys faced

  7. Roh-Dog says:

    Imagine a “commissioned officer” carrying water for actual terrorists.

    What strange times in which we live.

    • Hatchet says:

      Roh-dog – as John Lennon sang “Strange days indeed! Most peculiar Momma..”. However, think Hunter Thompsons’ words may better apply – “When the going gets weird, the Weird turn Pro”.

      • Roh-Dog says:

        All too true, Hatchet.
        Luckily I’ve been shot at so disassociation and triage are critical skills in the toolbag.
        But no matter how hard we mere mortals try, we’ll never be ‘Frank Zappa playing a bicycle’ weird.

        • Hatchet says:

          Ho-lee FUCK!! I full-on SWEAR this much-loved Zappa tune was going through my mind but for some reason, decided to cite JL instead. Good one… Glad you cited Zappa as it’s inspired me to recall yet another great non-musical quote of his that most certainly well-applies to Commie-sar:“Stupidity has a certain charm – Ignorance does not.”

        • Hatchet says:

          Man, watching The Steve Allen show was so cool…
          Between Steve Allen and Ed Sullivan – life wasn’t perfect but it could be entertaining and these guys showed just how much. Beers and cheers to all here.

    • The Other Whitey says:

      Lars is right up there with fellow “commissioned officers” William Calley and George Lincoln Rockwell.

      • Hatchet says:

        Fuck-me-to-tears!!! LMAO!!!!

      • Anonymous says:

        Not to mention Vindman, Custer and fictional Queeg.

      • Poetrooper says:

        Whitey, actually Calley was a decent little guy, one-on-one. In the late 70’s I ran into him a couple of times in Columbus, GA, where he managed his father-in-law’s jewelry store.

        We chatted for a while as he put a new battery in my old Seiko. Another time I sat down at a bar at happy hour and there he was, sitting next to me. Again we talked for a while over a couple of beers.

        As I told Miz Poe later, he seemed kind of pathetic–not exceedingly sharp–but rather wistfully personable. He certainly didn’t impress me as officer or NCO material which events had certainly proved out. But, as is often true with such people, he certainly didn’t seem like a monster either.

    • Anonymous says:

      “Woke”-ness:

      • Roh-Dog says:

        Someone shared this on zerohedge, just watched it.
        JP is an amazing mind, a national treasure for sure.

    • SFC D says:

      Carrying water? He’s a full-blown, kneepad-wearing, open-up-say-ahh, nuts-on-his-chin oral-support antifa “medic”! He knows all, sees all, and has done it all. In truth, he’s a fraud that knows fuck-all.

  8. KoB says:

    Welp, this didn’t take long. And who didn’t see this coming?

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/st-louis-couple-touts-new-ar-15

    • AW1Ed says:

      Beat me to the link. Isn’t a Class C misdemeanor roughly analogous to fishing without a license?

      • KoB says:

        “Beat me to the link.” heh heh Another example of (GO) Army (BEAT) Navy. ‘sides, I don’t have that trophy wife and her cooking to distract me from business at hand like you do…or that day job. Surfin’ the inherwebz. As Josey Wales told Jamie, “…might as well, I got nothing better to do…”.

        “…Class C misdemeanor…” Welp, I’m no lawer, (but I do watch some on TV…Perry Mason (Della Street), Matlock (LeAnne or Michelle), JAG (LtCol Mac DAAAYYYUM, I’d serve under her Command) but I know this; missing carnal opportunities is a misdemeanor…The more I miss, de meaner I get.

        You ‘posed to have a license to fish? Damn, who knew?