Pro-Trump lawyers who waved guns at BLM protesters may lose licences

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Pro-Trump lawyers who pointed guns at racial equality protesters outside their mansion could lose their law licenses.

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Mark and Patricia McCloskey face a group of Black Lives Matter protesters in St. Louis in June 2020 as they make their way through a special gated community.

Now Missouri’s chief disciplinary attorney has asked the state’s Supreme Court to suspend his license.


In court filings, the chief disciplinary attorney, Alan Pretzel, cited the guilty pleas of the couple, who were charged with the incident, of misdemeanor.

Mark McCloskey, who is running for the US Senate, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree assault on June 17 and was ordered to pay a $750 fine.

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Patricia McCloskey pleaded guilty to misconduct on the same date and was ordered to pay a $2,000 fine.

Mr Pretzel said both offenses showed “indifference to public safety” and involved “moral turpitude”, warranting disciplinary action.

He recommended that the Supreme Court suspend McCloskey’s license indefinitely for six months without any leave to reapply for reinstatement.

On July 30, Missouri Governor Mike Parson pardoned the couple.

Mark McCloskey was unrepentant after his guilty plea, and said at the time: “The prosecutor dropped every charge except the allegation that I knowingly put other people at imminent risk of bodily injury; well, and I’m sure that the cat did.

“That’s what guns were for and I do it again whenever mobs come near me, I’ll do what I can to put them in imminent danger of bodily injury because that’s what keeps them from destroying my home and my family.” stops.”

Mr McCloskey is trying to win the Republican nomination for the US Senate seat being vacated by retired Senator Roy Blunt.


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