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McCloskeys make greeting cards from photo of them guarding home with guns — and hilariously give one to foul-mouthed protester

Mark and Patricia McCloskey appear to have a knack for one-upping leftists.

First, they stand in front of their St. Louis home holding guns, making a left-wing mob think twice about pulling any funny stuff after it broke into their gated neighborhood amid the George Floyd rioting in June.

A month later, St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner filed charges against the McCloskeys for unlawful use of a weapon/flourishing, saying the couple waved their weapons in a “threatening manner” at “peaceful, unarmed protesters.”

Despite the charges hanging over their heads, the enterprising couple apparently had greeting cards made from one of the many images of them warding off the mob — and then Mark McCloskey graciously stuck it to a foul-mouthed protester who confronted the couple on video after they emerged from a print shop with the cards.

What are the details?

“Abolish the suburbs! You are terrorists!” the leftist woman hollers at the McCloskeys as they walk to their vehicle.

Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @314khalea

“Do you think pointing guns at protesters is nice?” the woman continues to yell. “It’s fun? You think you’re cool?”

“F*** you and your guns!” she adds as they enter their SUV. “F** you!”

With that, Mark McCloskey exits the vehicle and approaches the camera — and he’s not holding a gun; he’s holding one of the cards they created and hands it over: “Here, have a souvenir.”

Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @314khalea

The woman speaking on video isn’t impressed: “F*** both y’all!” The McCloskeys begin to back out of their parking space, and that’s where the clip ends.

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How are folks reacting?

As you might expect, more than a few Twitter commenters are backing up the McCloskeys all the way and enjoyed their greeting card idea:

  • “GOOD. They have absolutely EVERY RIGHT to defend their home and property against violent rioters,” one person wrote. “Because that’s what they WERE.”
  • “Love it. F*** you marxists,” another commenter said. “You’re not going to win.”
  • “Do you know if they have a website where I can buy one of their cards?” another person asked.
  • “And to think they used to be Democrats, until a bunch of worthless, terrorist traitors decided to take up space on their property,” another commenter wrote. “You idiots are destroying your own party, because you are too ignorant to know any better. Thanks for the extra @realDonaldTrump votes. #Trump2020.”

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Patricia McCloskey’s ​gun was inoperable when seized, so a St. Louis prosecutor ordered crime lab to reassemble it and make it operational

The handgun Patricia McCloskey was armed with when a large group of protesters marched near her home in St. Louis was inoperable when seized by police. A St. Louis prosecutor ordered the crime lab to dismantle and then reassemble the firearm to make it functional, according to a report from KSDK-TV.

St. Louis couple Mark and Patricia McCloskey brandished firearms after 500 protesters marched into a gated community in the affluent Central West End neighborhood on June 28. The two St. Louis attorneys stood outside their home and were ready to protect their property.

St. Louis police served a search warrant on the McCloskeys earlier this month. Police confiscated the couple’s guns that they were holding during the encounter with demonstrators in June — an AR-15 and a handgun. Patricia McCloskey’s handgun was inoperable when it was seized by law enforcement.

The McCloskeys said that the handgun was purposely made inoperable. The firearm was allegedly used as a “prop” so that it could be brought into a courtroom for a lawsuit the couple once filed against a gun manufacturer. The handgun had its firing pin rendered inoperable to make it safe to bring into the courtroom. The couple claim they never reassembled the gun to enable it to be functional.

Mark McCloskey appeared on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” earlier this week, where he hinted that the firearms were taken by law enforcement to see if they were operational and that there would soon be “some revelations.”

“The technicality of the law is, they have to determine whether or not the weapons were readily capable of being fatal or causing serious bodily harm, and so they have to take them and test them and that sort of thing,” McCloskey told Tucker Carlson. “There will be some revelations about that.”

A member of Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner’s staff ordered crime lab experts to disassemble and reassemble the handgun. Once it was reassembled correctly, the gun was “readily capable of lethal use.”

“Assistant Circuit Attorney Chris Hinckley ordered crime lab staff members to field strip the handgun and found it had been assembled incorrectly. Specifically, the firing pin spring was put in front of the firing pin, which was backward, and made the gun incapable of firing,” according to documents obtained by KSDK.

Prosecutors had the crime lab reassemble Patricia McCloskey’s handgun. The crime lab test-fired the handgun successfully. It was restored as a “deadly weapon” on Monday.

Also on Monday, St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner filed charges against the McCloskeys with a felony count of unlawful use of a weapon.

Gardner alleged that the McCloskeys waved their weapons in a “threatening manner” at “peaceful, unarmed protesters.”

“It is illegal to wave weapons in a threatening manner at those participating in a nonviolent protest, and while we are fortunate this situation did not escalate into deadly force, this type of conduct is unacceptable in St. Louis,” Gardner wrote.

The McCloskeys’ attorney, Joel Schwartz, told KSDK that the St. Louis couple intentionally misplaced the firing pin on the handgun and that it was in that condition when Patricia McCloskey waved it at protesters and when it was turned in to their former attorney Al Watkins.

“It’s disheartening to learn that a law enforcement agency altered evidence in order to prosecute an innocent member of the community,” Schwartz said.

On Sunday, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson (R) said he would consider a pardon in the McCloskeys‘ case.


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Breaking: Charges filed against McCloskeys for waving guns at Black Lives Matter protesters

The St. Louis couple who went viral nationally for defending their home against Black Lives Matter protesters while waving their guns have been charged over the June incident.

St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner has filed charges against Mark and Patricia McCloskey of unlawful use of a weapon/flourishing, according to KSDK-TV.

In a statement announcing the charges, Gardner said the McCloskeys waved their weapons in a “threatening manner” at “peaceful, unarmed protesters,” KSDK reported.

“It is illegal to wave weapons in a threatening manner at those participating in a nonviolent protest, and while we are fortunate this situation did not escalate into deadly force, this type of conduct is unacceptable in St. Louis,” she wrote, according to KSDK.

The McCloskeys have said that they feared for their lives when protesters damaged a gate to a private street on their way to Mayor Lyda Krewson’s home to protest. Protesters posted videos of the couple pointing a pistol and an AR-15 rifle at them and yelling for them to go away.

The videos quickly went viral on social media, with many accusing the couple of racism, while others defended them on the basis of their right to defend their property.

On July 11, police served a warrant at the McCloskeys’ home and confiscated the firearms that were used in the incident, according to the couple.

A former attorney for the couple explained to reporters that the pistol Patricia McCloskey held was inoperable and was used as a prop in a federal trial.

The charge is a class D felony, and if the McCloskeys are found guilty they could face fines as steep as $5,000 and up to four years in prison.

However, the governor of Missouri has publicly stated that he supports the McCloskeys’ right to defend themselves and their property, and he added that he would consider a pardon if they were found guilty of any charges.

Not to be undone, President Donald Trump also said that he would considering interceding on the behalf of the McCloskeys.

Joel Schwartz, the current lawyer for the McCloskeys, released a statement after the charges were filed.

“I, along with my clients, support the First Amendment right of every citizen to have their voice and opinion heard. This right, however, must be balanced with the Second Amendment and Missouri law, which entitle each of us to protect our home and family from potential threats,” Schwartz said in part.

In July, a group of 24 neighbors to the McCloskeys released a letter condemning their actions.

“As the undersigned, we condemn the behavior of anyone who uses threats of violence, especially through the brandishing of firearms, to disrupt peaceful protest, whether it be in this neighborhood or anywhere in the United States,” the letter read.

Here’s an interview with Mark McCloskey about the incident:


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President Trump will be ‘getting involved’ in McCloskey case as criminal charges loom

Just one day after Mark McCloskey, the St. Louis attorney who went viral for defending his property from an encroaching mob, predicted that he and his wife would be “indicted shortly,” President Donald Trump is reportedly looking into the case.

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson (R) revealed Tuesday that Trump would be “getting involved,” the Washington Post reported.

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson, a Republican. (Jacob Moscovitch/Getty Images)

Parson — who finally offered his own defense of the couple, saying they had “every right to protect their property” — reportedly discussed the matter with Trump during a phone call Tuesday afternoon.

“The president said that he would do everything he could within his powers to help with this situation and he would be taking action to do that,” Parson said.

In an interview with Townhall Media, Trump criticized local St. Louis authorities as a “disgrace” for seeking to punish the McCloskeys. He said:

When you look at St. Louis, where two people, they came out. They were going to be beat up badly if they were lucky. If they were lucky. They were going be beat up badly and the house was going to be totally ransacked and probably burned down like they tried to burn down churches. And these people were standing there, never used it and they were legal, the weapons, and now I understand somebody local, they want to prosecute these people. It’s a disgrace.

After the McCloskeys went viral last month, St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kimberly Gardner claimed the couple had committed a “violent assault,” and she vowed to hold them accountable. Her statement came before an investigation into the matter had been completed, let alone initiated.

On Tuesday, she blasted Trump and Parson for what she claimed was jurisdictional overstep.

“It is unbelievable the Governor of the state of Missouri would seek advice from one of the most divisive leaders in our generation to overpower the discretion of a locally elected prosecutor,” she said in a statement.

St. Louis authorities executed a warrant against the McCloskeys last Friday during which the couple’s firearms were seized. The basis of the warrant was not made clear.

What is clear, law experts say, was the McCloskeys’ right to defend their property — even if it meant using lethal force.

Anders Walker, a constitutional law professor at the St. Louis University School of Law, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that Missouri’s castle doctrine protects the McCloskeys from criminal liability.

“At any point that you enter the property, they can then, in Missouri, use deadly force to get you off the lawn,” Walker explained. “There’s no right to protest on those streets. The protesters thought they had a right to protest, but as a technical matter, they were not allowed to be there. … It’s essentially a private estate. If anyone was violating the law, it was the protesters.”

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St. Louis attorney who defended property from encroaching mob says he will be ‘indicted shortly’

Mark McCloskey, the St. Louis attorney who went viral last month for defending his property from an encroaching mob, revealed Monday that he and his wife, Patricia, may be “indicted shortly.”

“My attorney advised me not to be on the show tonight because the rumor is that we are going to be indicted shortly,” McCloskey told Fox News host Tucker Carlson.

Mark McCloskey with Fox News host Tucker Carlson. (Image source: YouTube screenshot)

As TheBlaze reported, local authorities executed a warrant against the McCloskeys last Friday during which police seized the firearms the couple was seen holding in viral photos and videos.

According to McCloskey, the police who served the warrant were “almost apologetic,” but had no control over the case, which is being directed by St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner, a Democrat.

“[The police], unfortunately, are stuck between a circuit attorney [Kim Gardner] that wants to prosecute us, and their own belief that we did absolutely nothing wrong,” McCloskey explained.

He added, “This is the same circuit attorney that released 35 of the protesters that torched and looted downtown St. Louis, but now she wants to indict me. I didn’t shoot anybody. I just held my ground, protected my house, and I’m sitting here on television tonight instead of dead or putting out the smoldering embers of my home.”

Later, McCloskey said the “only possible solution” to the outrage mob, in the midst of a cultural moment denouncing police, is “for individual citizens to stand up and defend themselves.”

Despite the warrant and having their firearms seized, no criminal charges have yet been filed against the McCloskeys.

After the McCloskeys went viral, Gardner vowed to hold the couple “accountable,” claiming they had committed a “violent assault.” However, Missouri’s castle doctrine makes it clear that residents are lawfully permitted to use lethal force to protect their property.


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Missouri AG calls out St. Louis prosecutor, reveals history of politically motivated decisions

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt suggested Friday that St. Louis attorneys Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the couple who went viral for defending their property from an encroaching mob, are being politically targeted.

On Friday, law enforcement executed a warrant against the McCloskeys and confiscated their firearms.

Image via Twitter @xshularx screenshot

Speaking on Fox News, Schmitt alleged that St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner, the prosecutor handling the case, has a history of making politically motivated decisions.

“Under Missouri law, under the Castle Doctrine, an individual has really expansive authority to protect their own lives, their home, and their property. I think the story here to watch here is the local prosecutor, Kim Gardner,” Schmitt said.

“Kim Gardner has an abysmal record in prosecuting violent crime, has recently released and been complicit in the release of dozens and dozens of inmates who have been charged with violent crimes, and has a record of making politically motivated decisions not based on the law,” he explained. “So, this is certainly something to watch.”

After the incident with the McCloskeys generated national attention, Gardner released a statement claiming the McCloskeys had committed a “violent assault,” and she vowed to hold them accountable.

However, according to Schmitt, the McCloskeys did not act unlawfully.

One important factor here is this was a private street. This was not a public street. These individuals were on their way to the mayor’s house, actually, which has been vandalized several times. This was on a private street, and if you listen to the McCloskeys, they felt threatened, that they were going to be attacked, and that it was made known to them. They made known to the protesters and the people who came by that this was a private street, and they said they were going to murder them and come into their house, and so, as I said, the Castle Doctrine in Missouri is pretty expansive; it allows you to defend your life, obviously your family’s life, your home, but also your property, and this was on private property.

“It’s hard to get into the mind of Kim Gardner. As I said, she has a sketchy track record of making politically-based decisions,” Schmitt went on to say.

Despite the warrant, criminal charges have not been filed against the McCloskeys, nor was the basis of the warrant made clear.

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Warrant served on St. Louis couple who protected property from mob, police confiscate firearms

St. Louis police served a warrant on lawyers Mark and Patricia McCloskey late Friday, the couple who went viral last month for defending their property from an encroaching mob of protesters.

Police confiscated both firearms — an AR-15 rifle and a handgun — that the McCloskeys were seen holding in photos and videos, according to KSDK-TV.

However, no charges have been filed against the couple. Law enforcement sources told KSDK the warrant was issued to seize the firearms only.

Image via Twitter @xshularx screenshot

The basis for the warrant and firearm seizure is not clear.

Missouri’s castle doctrine permits residents to protect property with lethal force, according to Anders Walker, a constitutional law professor at St. Louis University School of Law.

“At any point that you enter the property, they can then, in Missouri, use deadly force to get you off the lawn,” Walker told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “There’s no right to protest on those streets. The protesters thought they had a right to protest, but as a technical matter, they were not allowed to be there. … It’s essentially a private estate. If anyone was violating the law, it was the protesters.”

In fact, police later confirmed an investigation into the protesters — not the McCloskeys — for fourth-degree assault by intimidation, as well as trespassing.

Still, St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kimberly Gardner, a Democrat, has claimed the McCloskeys committed a “violent assault,” and she vowed to “use the full power of Missouri law to hold [the McCloskeys] accountable.”

The attorney representing the McCloskeys, Joel Schwartz, told KSDK that he is seeking to meet with Gardner as soon as possible about the warrant.

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Police confirm assault investigation underway against protesters who broke gate, threatened lawyers

After St. Louis lawyers Mark and Patricia McCloskey went viral for confronting protesters with firearms, calls circulated on social media for their immediate arrest, with lawyers alleging the couple committed assault.

Police confirmed Monday they are investigating whether assault occurred — but not by the McCloskeys.

According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, police are investigating whether the mob of protesters, which numbered approximately 500, committed fourth-degree assault by intimidation, as well as trespassing.

Police said the mob “forcefully” broke an iron gate “marked with ‘No Trespassing’ and ‘Private Street’ signs.” The demonstrators then allegedly threatened the McCloskeys.

“The group began yelling obscenities and threats of harm to both victims,” police said, the Post-Dispatch reported. “When the victims observed multiple subjects who were armed, they then armed themselves and contacted police.”

Pictures of the McCloskeys’ neighborhood showed that protesters destroyed an iron gate to access the private, gated community.

According to Anders Walker, a constitutional law professor at St. Louis University School of Law, the McCloskeys did not violate any laws. In fact, he told the Post-Dispatch that Missouri’s castle doctrine permits residents to protect private property with force.

“At any point that you enter the property, they can then, in Missouri, use deadly force to get you off the lawn,” Walker said.

“There’s no right to protest on those streets,” he explained. “The protesters thought they had a right to protest, but as a technical matter, they were not allowed to be there. … It’s essentially a private estate. If anyone was violating the law, it was the protesters.”

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In an interview with KMOV-TV, Mark McCloskey recalled the chilling details of what happened.

“A mob of at least 100 [protesters] smashed through the historic wrought-iron gates of Portland Place, destroying them, rushed towards my home where my family was having dinner outside, and put us in fear of our lives,” he said. “This is all private property. There are no public sidewalks or public streets. We were told that we would be killed, our home burned, and our dog killed.”

“We were all alone facing an angry mob,” Mark added.

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VIDEO: After protesters broke into their St. Louis gated community, couple confronts mob with firearms

Two St. Louis attorneys went viral late Sunday after videos and photos circulated on social media showing the lawyers pointing firearms at Black Lives Matter protesters.

According
to the Riverfront Times, demonstrators were marching through a wealthy Central West End neighborhood to demand the resignation of Mayor Lyda Krewson, who drew backlash after revealing the personal information of city residents who advocate for defunding the police.

Video showed the personal injury lawyers shout and point their firearms at the demonstrators, who had forced their way into the private, gated community.

Another video, taken from a livestream, showed the crowd of people enter the private street, which is technically trespassing.

Video showed that protesters sought to de-escalate tensions by urging other demonstrators to keep moving and ignore the firearm-wielding couple.

The crowd of demonstrators that marched through the private neighborhood numbered approximately 500, the Associated Press reported.

After the incident went viral, the attorneys’ names were published online and there were calls for the lawyers to be criminally charged.

“A fellow lawyer from Missouri, a guy I know named Mark McCloskey committed an assault tonight in STL by pointing his AR 15 at peaceful protesters. He should be arrested and charged with assault immediately. The MO Bar should revoke their licenses,” Don Calloway wrote on Twitter.

Another lawyer claimed the attorneys broke a Missouri law prohibiting exhibiting “any weapon readily capable of lethal use in an angry or threatening manner.”

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Petition demands St. Louis change its name and tear down namesake’s statue, claims they are an affront to Jews and Muslims

A new petition on Change.org is demanding that the city of St. Louis, Missouri, change its name and remove a statute of the city’s namesake, King Louis IX of France.

The petition begins by noting the recent success the “New Civil Rights Movement” has had removing controversial statues, both those that were torn down and those that were legally removed. Petitioners say the current climate is the perfect time to take down the King Louis statue and change the city’s name:

Over the past several years beginning with the killing of Mike Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, America has underwent a New Civil Rights Movement. Part of this movement has been removing statues of racists, slavemasters, and Confederates from public spaces. In 2017 St. Louis removed the Confederate Monument in Forest Park after protests. In 2020 the statue of Christopher Columbus was removed from Tower Grove Park. It is now time for St. Louis to take the bold step to remove the statue of King Louis IX from Forest Park and rename the city.

The statue, KMOX-AM said, was originally unveiled in 1906 where the Gateway Arch currently sits. It now is on Art Hill in front of the St. Louis Art Museum.

According to the petition, the city’s name and statue are “an outright disrespect” to Muslim and Jewish residents of The Gateway to the West.

King Louis IX, the petition states, was a “rabid anti-semite” who persecuted Jews and whose life was an “inspiration” to Adolf Hitler’s Nazis:

For those unfamiliar with King Louis IX he was a rabid anti-semite who spearheaded many persecutions against the Jewish people. Centuries later Nazi Germany gained inspiration and ideas from Louis IX as they embarked on a campaign of murderous genocide against the Jewish people. Louis IX was also vehemently Islamophobic and led a murderous crusade against Muslims which ultimately cost him his life.

King Louis IX is the only French king canonized by the Catholic Church, KMOX said, adding that he was a devout papist “who ordered the burning of some 12,000 manuscript copies of the Talmud and other Jewish books.”

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Suspect arrested in murder of retired St. Louis police officer David Dorn

Stephan Cannon, a 24-year-old St. Louis man, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the shooting of retired St. Louis Police Department Capt. David Dorn, CBS News reported.

Dorn, who was 77, was shot outside Lee’s Pawn and Jewelry in St. Louis on Tuesday while trying to protect the store, owned by a friend, during a night of rioting.

Surveillance footage reportedly shows Cannon and others entering the pawn shop and stealing several televisions. Dorn regularly checked on the business when the alarms went off. As Cannon exited the store, he ran into Dorn outside and shot him, police said. Dorn’s final moments were broadcast on Facebook Live and widely shared on social media.

A police statement said Cannon was the only person who was standing at that corner at the time shots were fired. He has also been charged with robbery, burglary, armed criminal action, and unlawful possession of a firearm.

Dorn, who worked for the St. Louis Police Department for 40 years before retiring in 2007, has been remembered fondly by those who knew and worked with him. After his retirement, he served as the volunteer police chief of Moline Acres, Missouri.

“[Dorn] was murdered by looters at a pawn shop,” the Ethical Society of Police of St. Louis said in a statement. “He was the type of brother that would’ve given his life to save them if he had to. Violence is not the answer, whether it’s a citizen or officer.”

Since the May 25 killing of Minneapolis resident George Floyd by a Minneapolis Police Department officer, protests have occurred nationwide, many of them devolving into rioting and looting. Businesses have been destroyed, and both protesters and police officers have been killed in the violence.

Four police officers were shot in St. Louis on the same day Dorn was killed.


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Hunt for David Dorn’s killer: St. Louis police release surveillance video of ‘persons of interest’ in deadly shooting

The police are asking the public for help in identifying seven “persons of interest” possibly connected to the shooting death of retired St. Louis police captain David Dorn. St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department released a video of potential suspects in the fatal shooting of Dorn.

Dorn responded to a burglar alarm in the early morning hours of June 2, at Lee’s Pawn and Jewelry, where he was a security guard. Around 2:30 a.m., the 77-year-old Dorn was found lying on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound to his torso. He was pronounced dead at the scene by police. The pawn shop was one of many St. Louis businesses looted this week during riots.

On Friday, the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department released security video from inside the pawn shop of seven men who looted the business. Footage shows that two of the men are armed with guns, and another man cuts his hand on glass while breaking into the pawn shop.

“RECOGNIZE THESE SUBJECTS? They’re persons of interest in the murder of Ret. Capt. David Dorn,” the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department tweeted. “Anyone with info should call our Homicide Div directly @ 314-444-5371, or if you want to remain anonymous & are interested in a reward (up to 45k) contact @STLRCS @ 866-371-TIPS(8477).”

CrimeStoppers is now offering $46,000 for information leading to the arrest of the subject(s) responsible for the homicide of Captain David Dorn.

Before working as a security guard at the pawn shop, Dorn served as a police captain with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department and a police chief in Moline Acres. After more than 40 years in law enforcement, he retired in 2014.

On Thursday, Dorn’s family led a march down Dr. Martin Luther King Drive, the same street where the pawn shop is located.

“They called him ‘Cap.’ That was the Cap. That was the Cap, everybody knows that was him,” Dorn’s son, Brian Powell, told Fox2Now. Of his father, Powell said that “police work ran through his veins.”

An online fundraiser for the family of retired Captain David Dorn has raised over $336,000.

President Donald Trump praised Dorn as “a Great Police Captain from St. Louis, who was viciously shot and killed by despicable looters.”

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Police arrested 36 for rioting and looting in St. Louis this week — and all of them have been released

Dozens of people were arrested this week for rioting and looting in St. Louis during demonstrations that started as protests of the police killing of George Floyd — and all of them have been released, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt criticized the release of 36 people who were arrested.

“In a stunning development, our office has learned that every single one of the St. Louis looters and rioters arrested were released back onto the streets by local prosecutor Kim Gardner,” Schmitt tweeted.

From the Post-Dispatch:

Two were released after being issued a summons, eight were released after prosecutors refused to immediately file charges and the remainder were released while police apply for charges, the spokeswoman, Michelle Woodling, said in an email.

Circuit Attorney Kimberly M. Gardner’s spokeswoman, Allison Hawk, said in an email that police only sought charges in “a few” cases of stealing during looting, and prosecutors refused charges because they wanted more investigation. “In an effort to hold the offenders accountable, we need essential evidence from the police. These matters remain under investigation,” she wrote.

The suspects were arrested on suspicion of trespassing, burglary, causing property damage, stealing, and assault. They ranged in age from 17 to 36 but the majority of them were teens and people in their 20s.

Four police officers were shot Tuesday morning during the riots in St. Louis. All four of them survived. St. Louis Police Chief John Hayden said someone “randomly shot at the police line.”

David Dorn, a 77-year-old retired St. Louis police captain, was shot and killed Tuesday morning outside a pawn shop. Dorn, who served as a volunteer Police Chief for Moline Acres, Missouri, was friends with the owner and went to check on the business when the alarm went off.

Footage of the shooting was broadcast on Facebook live, but has since been removed. Images of Dorn’s body on the sidewalk was widely distributed on social media. No arrest has been made in the killing, and there are no suspects.

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Tables turn on the Soros-backed Democratic prosecutor who forced Missouri’s GOP governor to resign

St. Louis circuit attorney Kimberly Gardner is facing heat following a seven-count felony indictment against her chief investigator for his actions in a failed prosecution against former Missouri Republican Gov. Eric Greitens.

Gardner, who was funded heavily by liberal megadonor George Soros during her election, made waves in 2018 when her office led the arrest of then-Gov. Greitens on felony invasion of privacy charges.

Greitens was accused of tying up his mistress, blindfolding her, taking a picture without her permission, and then threatening to release the picture if she ever went public about the affair. Later in the investigation, Gardner’s office charged Greitens with computer tampering as it related to his campaign’s alleged procurement of donor lists.

The governor later resigned after mounting pressure from his colleagues.

But now, many months later, the picture has never been found and both sets of charges have been dropped — and the investigation is coming back on Gardner.

According to a Just the News report, investigators now allege that the Greitens prosecution, which led to the governor’s resignation, was built on false testimony and evidence tampering.

Most significantly, testimony transcripts and court records obtained by Just the News show the woman Gardner built her case around, beautician Katrina Sneed, testified she was asked unsolicited by Gardner’s office to come forward as a witness and that she was actually reluctant to accuse Greitens because the entire story of a photo on his mobile phone may have been a dream.

“And at any point where you were in the basement with E.G. (Eric Greitens) at his home, did you see what you believed to be a phone?” Sneed was asked during an April 6, 2018 pretrial deposition with defense lawyers.

Sneed answered: “So not that’s like a very vivid memory which is the reason why I haven’t talked about it because I don’t know if it’s because I’m remembering it through a dream or I — I’m not sure, but yes, I feel like I saw it after that happened, but I haven’t spoken about it because of that.”

Ahead of the 2018 prosecution, Gardner had hired an out-of-state investigator, William Tisaby, to build the case against Greitens. Tisaby reportedly met with Gardner in early January to gather gather background material ahead of a meeting with the governor’s paramour, Katrina Sneed. Sneed had not contacted authorities with a complaint prior to the meeting.

Gardner would eventually make the allegation that Greitens took a compromising picture of Sneed to use as blackmail, but no photo was ever found.

Last summer, Tisaby was indicted for six counts of felony perjury and one count of evidence tampering stemming from the Greitens prosecution. According to Just the News, Gardner has been ordered to appear before the grand jury in Tisaby’s criminal trial. She can be seen listed as a key witness for the upcoming trial in a copy of the indictment obtained by the news outlet.

The report goes on to indicate that the indictment against Tisaby may implicate his former boss, as well.

Facts disclosed in the Tisaby indictment suggest Gardner herself was complicit in his wrongdoing by staying silent while Tisaby allegedly lied. For instance, the special prosecutors alleged that when Tisaby falsely denied during a March 2018 pretrial deposition in the Greitens case that there was a functioning videotape of the Sneed interview, Gardner did not correct him even as she questioned him.

“There is no recording of this interview?,” Tisaby was asked by Gardner. “None whatsoever,” he answered.

Tisaby’s indictment declared that Gardner’s office had videotaped the sessions and she “failed to disclose the fact for several months.”

Prosecutors say a functioning videotape was found in Gardner’s office, and the camera had not malfunctioned as had been claimed, according to the Tisaby indictment.

Tisaby’s criminal trial is set to begin later this month.

In advance of the trial, for which she is set to appear, Gardner sued the city of St. Louis under a law passed in the 1800s to help fight the Ku Klux Klan, arguing there are “white supremacists” in the police force.

In the lawsuit, she accused city officials, police, and a special prosecutor of a “racially motivated conspiracy to deny the civil rights of racial minorities” interfering with her efforts to crack down on corruption within law enforcement.

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Former cop pleads guilty to killing his colleague in a Russian roulette-style game

A former St. Louis police officer changed his plea to guilty on charges that he killed his colleague Kaitlyn Alix in a Russian roulette-style game last year.

Nathanial Hendren, 30, who had previously entered a not guilty plea in the case, agreed Friday to serve seven years in prison for involuntary manslaughter and armed criminal action, KSDK-TV reported.

Hendren was emotional in the courtroom as he accepted responsibility and apologized to Alix’s mother for his role in her death.

“I hope in some small way it can help heal the brokenness I’ve caused,” Hendren reportedly said through tears.

What happened?

On Jan. 24, Hendren and his partner, Officer Patrick Riordan, were on duty and supposed to be patrolling a different district, but instead, they were at Hendren’s home in the early hours of the morning. Officer Kaitlyn Alix, 24, had stopped by for unknown reasons.

According to a probable cause statement, Hendren and Alix were “playing with [their] firearms” when Hendren pulled out a revolver. He allegedly emptied the cylinder, put one cartridge back in, pointed the gun away from the other officers and pulled the trigger. The gun didn’t fire.

Alix took the gun and pointed it at Hendren and pulled the trigger. Again, the gun didn’t fire. Then, Hendren took then gun, pointed it at Alix, and pulled the trigger. This time, the gun fired and the bullet struck Alix in the chest.

She was rushed to the hospital but later died from her injuries.

Riordan had allegedly chastised Hendren and Alix for their behavior and began to exit the apartment when he heard the shot go off. He has not been charged in the case.

Anything else?

Hendren resigned from the police department soon after the incident and had his state peace officer license suspended, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. He was set to go on trial next month when he decided to change his plea to guilty.

Several of Alix’s relatives were in the courtroom Friday to read letters and share thoughts about her.

“I was not ready to say goodbye,” her mother, Aimee Lyn Wahlers, said. “Having to deal with the loss of my daughter and how she was killed, it plays over in my head every day. Katie was my whole life. She wasn’t just my daughter, she was my best friend.”

Last October, Wahlers filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Hendren, his partner, the on-duty police sergeant, and the city of St. Louis.

The lawsuit claims Hendren had a “complicated psychiatric history, including but not limited to anxiety and depression, PTSD, suicidal ideations and gestures” before being hired as a police officer.

He also “had a history of acting recklessly with firearms, forcing previous girlfriends to play ‘Russian roulette’ and engage in other sexual activity that involved firearms,” the lawsuit alleges.

Hendren’s attorney said at the time that the lawsuit contained “all sorts of inaccuracies and misstatements,” but did not go into details about what was inaccurate.

Both Hendren, a former Marine, and Alix, a former U.S. Army reservist, had military backgrounds and extensive firearm training.

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