The Supreme Court turned down hearing the case of a St. Louis couple known for brandishing guns in front of their home during a 2020 BLM protester.
Mark and Patricia McCloskey protested Missouri’s suspension of their law licenses due to the incident.
— The Washington Times (@WashTimes) June 7, 2022
“The incident, though, made headlines and the couple was charged by the St. Louis City attorney with a felony for unlawfully brandishing firearms,” The Washington Times reported.
“With the understanding that the governor would pardon them, they pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges,” it added. “Thirteen days later, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson did in fact issue pardons.”
NEW: The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the St. Louis couple who pointed guns at Black Lives Matter protesters in 2020. https://t.co/q0tFtt18Ih
— Axios (@axios) June 6, 2022
The couple also had their law licenses suspended temporarily over the matter after a complaint was filed. The case was an attempt to clear their name from any wrongdoing.
The case may have been turned down, but the incident led to nationwide popularity for the lawyer couple that continues to spark controversy two years later.