St Louis couple who brandished firearms at protesters, get pardoned

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Missouri's governor has pardoned the husband-wife couple who drew national headlines last summer for waving guns at Black Lives Matter protesters.

Patricia and Mark McCloskey were listed among 10 other pardons and two commutations announced by Republican Gov. Mike Parson on Friday.

The couple were photographed and recorded brandishing a semiautomatic gun and a pistol at the peaceful protesters as they passed by their mansion in St. Louis in June 2020.

In May, Mark McCloskey announced his campaign for the Republican nomination for U.S. senator from Missouri.

He told Fox News host Tucker Carlson about his decision to run: "God came knocking on my door last summer disguised as an angry mob, and it really did wake me up." Patricia and Mark McCloskey were first charged with felonies but later pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges in a deal announced shortly after Mark McCloskey announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate.

Immediately after the plea deal, Mark McCloskey said he would "do it again."
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna1275871

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Armed homeowners Mark and Patricia McCloskey stand in front of their house as protesters march to then-St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson's house in the Central West End of St. Louis, on June 28, 2020.
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Re: St Louis couple who brandished firearms at protesters, get pardoned

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NegativeApproach wrote: Wed Aug 04, 2021 8:33 am
CDFingers wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 11:42 pm That's gonna really burnish that ol' law and order image the GQP has cultivated.

CDFingers
It's not the "law and order" image they're cultivating here. It's the image that whites should feel threatened by anyone not white, and that there's a "race war" coming.

This is fascism 101.
Krugman says that their definition of freedom means defense of privilege. White male privilege. Her gun, so small, his, so manly. See?

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/02/opin ... cines.html
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/8 ... n=trending

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I've always wondered if you shouldn't feel less concern about the Deep Unreal.
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CDFingers wrote: Wed Aug 04, 2021 10:17 am White male privilege. Her gun, so small, his, so manly. See?
CDFingers
does this mean they get to keep their guns?
and yes, they're cranking up the rhetoric on semiauto rifles. it's not just a "high-powered large-capacity assault weapon" any more.

notice the body language in the pic. he's barefoot. big toes up. he's finding the experience very stimulating. she's more composed, hand on hip. i think this picture is quite revealing about who's actually in charge in that household. poor guy probably thinks it's him.
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Crow wrote: Wed Aug 04, 2021 11:11 am It's just so embarrassing when the POC show up before you have time to put on your jackboots.
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But she didn't have the time or maybe her SS uniform was at the cleaners.
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