Mark and Patricia McCloskey are now reportedly facing the possibility of losing their law licenses for their prior brandishing of firearms to protect their home from Black Lives Matter rioters in 2020.
As Fox News reports:
The St. Louis couple who was captured wielding firearms at Black Lives Matters protesters in front of their gated mansion last year is facing a new legal fight after Missouri’s chief disciplinary counsel asked the state Supreme Court to suspend their law licenses.
Mark McCloskey and his wife, Patricia, both personal injury attorneys who were admitted to the Missouri bar in 1986, pleaded guilty in connection with the viral incident. Both were both pardoned by Republican Gov. Mike Parson in July.
Patricia McCloskey pleaded guilty to harassment and was given a $2,000 fine. Mark McCloskey pleaded guilty to misdemeanor fourth-degree assault for threatening a passersby with an AR-15 rifle and was fined $750. They did not lose their law licenses at the time.Last week, Alan Pratzel, the state Supreme Court’s chief disciplinary officer, filed a motion to have the law licenses for both Mark and Patricia McCloskey suspended, saying both crimes proved the couple showed “indifference to public safety” and “moral turpitude.”
BREAKING: Missouri’s chief disciplinary counsel is asking the Missouri Supreme Court to suspend the law licenses of Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the couple who waved guns at Black Lives Matter protesters in St. Louis last year. https://t.co/XpNbQUBpnW
— KCUR (@kcur) September 20, 2021