BLM-Supporting Attorney Threatens To Prosecute St. Louis Couple, Made To Regret It

St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner, who supports Black Lives Matter, announced on Monday that she is seeking to investigate and prosecute Mark and Patricia McCloskey, who she claims illegally threatened “peaceful BLM protesters” with guns. Well, Gardner was instantly made to regret threatening this couple who feared for their lives. You’ll love this.

St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner (left), Mark & Patricia McCloskey (right) (Photo Credit: YouTube/Screenshots)

It’s no secret that St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner is backed by far-left radical billionaire George Soros. Gardner ran for this elected position in 2016, and the Missouri Times confirmed Gardner accepted monies from “Safety and Justice” to fund her campaign.

“Gardner’s campaign reported a $67,693.23 in-kind contribution from Safety and Justice,” Missouri Times reports. “Mr. Soros gave at least $33 million in one year to support already-established groups that emboldened the grass-roots, on-the-ground activists in Ferguson.”

That group is none other than Black Lives Matter. 

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“Kimberly M. Gardner is an activist within the legal profession who has an expressed purpose to destroy property rights, advance the cause of a socialist society, and collapse the legal system that allows citizens to protect themselves from the rampaging mob,” Conservative Treehouse reports.

By now, most Americans are aware of what happened in that exclusive gated community in St. Louis. The McCloskeys feared for their lives after BLM protesters stormed the iron gate into their private neighborhood.

“As soon as I said this is private property, those words enraged the crowd. Horde, an absolute horde came through the now smashed down gates coming right at the house,” the St. Louis resident explained. “The only thing we said is ‘This is private property. Go back. Private property. Leave now.’”

“At that point, everybody got enraged,” Mr. McCloskey adds. “There were people wearing body armor. One person pulled out some loaded pistol magazine and clicked them together and said that you were next. We were threatened with our lives, threatened with a house being burned down, my office building being burned down, even our dog’s life being threatened.”

“It was, it was about as bad as it can get,” he stated. “I mean, those you know, I really thought it was Storming the Bastille that we would be dead and the house would be burned and there was nothing we could do about it. It was a huge and frightening crowd.”

“The only thing that stopped the crowd from approaching the house was when I had that rifle and I was holding there,” McCloskey related.

The St. Louis injury attorney also added he had been warned by BLM’s mouthpiece, a group called “Expect US,” that they would be targeting middle-class and upper-middle-class neighborhoods to “bring their revolution outside of the cities.”

That brings us to St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner. 

St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kimberly M. Gardner appeared to take a different view, releasing a statement Monday that said she’s “alarmed at the events that occurred over the weekend where peaceful protestors (sic) were met by guns and a violent assault.”

“Gardner said her office is investigating,” the St. Louis Post Dispatch reports. 

“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,” Gardner said. “Make no mistake: we will not tolerate the use of force against those exercising their First Amendment rights, and will use the full power of Missouri law to hold people accountable.”

Well, poor Kim is in for a rude awakening. Americans still have a right to defend their lives and their homes from roving gangs pretending to be “peaceful protesters.”

St. Louis University constitutional law Professor Anders Walker told the St. Louis Post Dispatch that if anyone broke the law, it was the protesters. Portland Place, where the McCloskeys live, is a private, gated street, and the protesters were trespassing at the time of the confrontation.

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There’s no right to protest on those streets. The protesters thought they had a right to protest, but as a technical matter, they were not allowed to be there,” Walker explained. “It’s essentially a private estate. If anyone was violating the law, it was the protesters. In fact, if (the McCloskeys) have photos of the protesters, they could go after them for trespassing.”

Walker also noted that Missouri’s Castle Doctrine allows homeowners to use deadly force when their lives and property are being threatened. “At any point that you enter the property, they can then, in Missouri, use deadly force to get you off the lawn,” he said.

Americans across the country overwhelmingly support the McCloskeys. 

“My hometown! Kim Gardner is a disgrace and should be relieved of her duties immediately! She does nothing by the rule of law, she has her own playbook! Thank you to this couple for standing up and protecting their property!” tweeted Lisa Sherman.

“Evil has become good and good evil…the real problem is like St. Louis authorities who investigate law-abiding citizens, and let insurrectionists flaunt the law,” tweeted “Mcrumr.”

“So we’re going to defund the police and not be allowed to protect ourselves or our property? Is that where we’re at? Think about this… what could go wrong?” tweeted “Laurie P.”

“Castle doctrine. Mob shows up after breaking through to a gated community then it is presumed illegal activity is to follow. They have the right to protect themselves and their property,” tweeted Linnea Lindsey.

The thought of anyone describing BLM protesters as “peaceful” who just minutes before had stormed the gates of a private community is downright comical.

If this situation wasn’t so damn serious, we could all get a good laugh at Kim Gardner’s expense. However, these BLM supporters are dead serious about ensuring their useful idiots can continue to wreak havoc wherever and whenever they like.

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They want you to be scared. This is how the far-left Marxists win, and that’s why Kim Gardner is hellbent on making sure she makes an example out of the McCloskeys.

But Gardner and her BLM cronies have already lost this battle. The minute Mark and Patricia pulled out their guns to protect their property was the minute BLM lost.

Americans can all relate to our basic right to protect our lives and our homes from evildoers. It’s one of the main principles this country was founded on. So, let Kim Gardner knock herself out. She has already lost in the court of public opinion, and the laws of the state of Missouri are quite clear: the Castle Doctrine allows homeowners to use deadly force when their lives and property are being threatened.

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Rebecca Diserio is a conservative writer and speaker who has been featured in numerous high profile publications. She's a graduate of St. Joseph High School in Lakewood, CA and worked as a Critical Care Registered Nurse at USC Medical Center. A former Tea Party spokesman, she helped manage Star Parker’s campaign for US Congress and hosted a popular conservative radio show where she interviewed Dr. Alveda King, Ann Coulter, David Limbaugh, and Michelle Malkin. A police widow, she resides in Southern California.