Actually, if all you’ve read or heard about the incident comes from the “mainstream media,” you haven’t been told any of this. Because once again, the mainstream media is lying to protect BLM thugs because most media editors, reporters, and producer share the same Left-wing Marxist mindset.
According to NewsBusters, the vast majority of establishment media reporters have painted the couple — Mark McCloskey, 63, and wife Patricia McCloskey, 61 — as the villains here, when in fact, they were the victims and, frankly, they are lucky to be alive.
Here’s a sampling of the complete garbage being reported by the usual media suspects:
(And of course, let’s add in the racial component, despite the fact that many of the BLM demonstrators were white.)
Now, for the rest of the story, as the late, great Paul Harvey used to say.
In an interview with local NBC affiliate KSDK, Mark McCloskey said that he and his wife were startled Sunday evening when a crowd of people who turned out to be BLM demonstrators literally broke into the private community, destroying the front gates so badly they had to be pieced back together with chain.
“I'm a little, I'm a little blurry, but we were preparing dinner. We went out to the east patio, open porch that faces Kingshighway on one side and Portland Place Drive on the south, and we're sitting down for dinner. We heard all this stuff going on down on Maryland Plaza. And then the mob started to move up Kingshighway, but it got parallel with the Kingshighway gate on Portland Place,” he said. (Related: A civil war has begun, but only one side is fighting: Soon, normal people across America will pick up rifles and defend this nation against Black Lives TERRORIST.)
Somebody forced the gate, and I stood up and announced that this is private property. Go back. I can't remember in detail anymore. I went inside, I got a rifle. And when they ... because as soon as I said this is private property, those words enraged the crowd,” Mark McCloskey added.
“Horde, absolute horde came through the now smashed down gates coming right at the house. My house, my east patio was 40 feet from Portland Place Drive. And these people were right up in my face, scared to death. And then, I stood out there. The only thing we said is this is private property. Go back. Private property. Leave now,” he added.
Then he said this:
At that point, everybody got enraged. There were people wearing body armor. One person pulled out some loaded pistol magazines and clicked them together and said that you were next.
We were threatened with our lives, threatened with a house being burned down, my office building being burned down, even our dog's life being threatened. It was, it was about as bad as it can get. I mean, those you know, I really thought it was Storming the Bastille that we would be dead and the house would be burned and there was nothing we could do about it. It was a huge and frightening crowd. And they were they broken the gate were coming at us.
McCloskey also pushed back against claims on social media that the front gates to the community were already broken.
“That is nonsense. Absolute nonsense,” he told KDSK.
It’s probably a good thing that both Mark and Patricia McCloskey are attorneys because the highly politicized — and black — St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner is reportedly considering charges against them, not the mob that broke in and threatened them.