The latest in a series of attempts by overzealous, activist prosecutors to legalize leftist destruction while simultaneously criminalizing self-defense, a St. Louis grand jury has officially indicted Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the couple who stood outside their home this summer to warn off wilding racial protesters who had broken down a fence to enter private property.
“Lawyer Joel Schwartz said he was told a grand jury indicted his clients on felony counts of unlawful use of a weapon and evidence tampering,” reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “He said he had no details. A St. Louis court clerk said the indictment was filed Tuesday but that she was not authorized to provide a copy.”
Schwartz told the media: “I am not surprised that the grand jury indicted them but I’ll certainly be interested in what was presented to the grand jury.”
In a statement, Mark McCloskey expressed his outrage over the prosecution.
“The government chooses to persecute us for doing no more than exercising our right to defend ourselves, our home, our property and our family and now we’re getting drug here time after time after time and for what?” McCloskey said. “We didn’t fire a shot. People were violently protesting in front of our house and screaming death threats and threats of rape and threats of arson. Nobody gets charged but we get charged.”
As you may recall, both McCloskeys spoke at the Republican National Convention this summer, where they warned that their fate could be anyone’s.
“America is such a great country that not only do you have the right to own a gun and use it to defend yourself, but thousands of Americans will offer you free advice on how to use it, at least that’s what we experienced,” Patricia McCloskey said in the video. “What you saw happened to us could just as easily happen to any of you who are watching from quiet neighborhoods around our country. That’s what we want to speak to you about tonight.”
“Whether it’s the defunding of police, ending cash bails or criminals can be released back out on the streets the same day to riot again, or encouraging anarchy and chaos on our streets, it seems as if the Democrats no longer view the government’s job as protecting honest citizens from criminals, but rather protecting criminals from honest citizens,” Mark McCloskey said at the time. “Not a single person in the out of control mob you saw at our house was charged with a crime, but you know who was? We were. They’ve actually charged us with felonies for daring to defend our home.”
This is an American outrage, and we need the Missouri governor to live up to his word to pardon the McCloskeys as soon as possible.