The very Leftist biased Circuit Attorney for St. Louis, Kim Gardner, has gone on record that she wants to prosecute the McCloskeys.
This is the same attorney who let every violent rioter in St. Louis out of jail without charges.
When it came to the McCloskeys defending their home from threats, this is what she had to say:
“I am alarmed at the events that occurred over the weekend, where peaceful protesters were met by guns and a violent assault. 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.
My office is currently working with the public and police to investigate these events. 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, there is good news for the McCloskeys.
From the Hill:
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson (R) suggested on Friday that he was prepared to pardon a St. Louis couple if charges were filed against them for brandishing firearms at a group of protesters outside their home.
Parson strongly pushed back against the impetus for the investigation, saying that the McCloskeys “did what they legally should do.”
“A mob does not have the right to charge your property. They had every right to protect themselves,” he said.
Asked whether he would consider a pardon if charges were filed, Parsons said, “I think that’s exactly what would happen.”
“Right now, that’s what I feel,” he said. “You don’t know until you hear all the facts. But right now, if this is all about going after them for doing a lawful act, then yeah, if that scenario ever happened, I don’t think they’re going to spend any time in jail.”
“We will not allow law-abiding citizens to be targeted for exercising their constitutional rights,” Parson added in a tweet linking to his comments.
Good. This is what the governor should do.
This is one of our more valuable checks and balances.
When the Circuit Attorney (or any attorney working on behalf of the state) engages in malicious and political prosecution, the executive branch (be it state or federal) has the right to pardon the victim of the prosecution.
The St. Louis Circuit Attorney has clearly positioned herself as a friend of the mob.
It’s good that the Governor is standing up for law and order against the mob and its allies in office.