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STL couple who pointed guns at protestors cite 'bad actors'

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St. Louis couple Mark and Patricia McCloskey cited "bad actors" for pointing their guns at Black Lives Matter protestors on Sunday night.

Albert Watkins, the couple's attorney, said the McCloskeys “acted lawfully” out of “fear and apprehension, the genesis of which was not race-related.” Watkins alleged two people destroyed an iron gate to the McCloskeys' private street and then began insulting them.

“My clients, as melanin-deficient human beings, are completely respectful of the message Black Lives Matter needs to get out, especially to whites," Watkins said.

Protestors claim they only took notice of the couple once they emerged from their home holding weapons. The McCloskeys, who are personal-injury lawyers, have garnered national attention over a livestream that showed them holding the guns.

Read more from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.


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This country needs more of these kinds of people. People who want to protect there property. They work hard for there money and ehy have a right to protect it;

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