One note of irony … Mark and Patricia are personal injury lawyers who have exclusively represented people “seriously injured or killed as the result of the negligence of others” for the past 3 decades. However, the couple told police the protesters entered their gated community by forcing their way through a gate marked “No trespassing.” It’s unclear if the sidewalk is public or private. In the video, at least, all the peaceful protesters remained on the sidewalk and didn’t appear to trespass on the McCloskey’s property. Seems it was a split-second decision because they didn’t even put on shoes. The surreal scene went down Sunday evening in the Central West End neighborhood, as a crowd was marching to the home of Mayor Lyda Krewson to demand her resignation for releasing names and addresses of citizens who want to defund the police. Reuters
The couple, attorneys Mark and Patricia McCloskey, apparently felt threatened by the protesters and stepped outside brandishing firearms — Mark with a semi-automatic weapon and Patricia with a handgun. Fortunately, the act of intimidation from the barefoot Bonnie and Clyde only led to verbal spats with some of the reported 300 protestors. Louis came out of their home strapped and pointing guns at protesters … 6/29/2020 6:58 AM PT
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A married couple in an upscale area of St. while barefoot, mind you.