Last year, the Missouri court fined Mark McCloskey and his wife Patricia for using assault rifles and pistols at the “black life is also life” protesters.
A court official said that two wealthy American lawyers notorious for using guns at Black Life Issues (BLM) activists walking past their mansions have pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges.
Tom Gross, a spokesman for the 22nd Circuit Court in St. Louis, Missouri, said Mark McCloskey ran across his lawn and threatened protesters with an assault rifle in the incident last year. He was fined $750 for a four-level attack on Thursday.
His wife, Patricia McCloskey, was fined $2,000 for misdemeanor harassment after brandishing a pistol at protesters.
On June 28, after the peaceful protest march against police abuse and racism passed, the two stood barefoot on the lawn in front of the palatial residence in video footage and photos, brandishing guns and yelling. They were initially caught Charged with felony misuse of weapons, 2020.
There is no evidence that any of them was threatened by the protesters.
The couple became a symbol of the gap between conservative white Americans and black people seeking justice.
But the state’s conservatives defended their actions, and the state’s governor Mike Parson announced that if they were convicted, he would pardon them.
The couple became Republican heroes in the fierce presidential election last year, warning the Democrats to deprive Americans of their gun rights.
“There is no doubt: wherever you live, your family is not safe in the radical Democrats of America,” Patricia McCloskey said in a video the two made for the August Republican National Convention. The Congress nominated Donald Trump for re-election as President.
In May, Mark McCloskey announced that he would run for a seat in the US Senate from Missouri.
In a campaign video, he emphasized the incident while exaggerating the threats facing the couple.
“When angry mobs came to destroy my house and kill my family, I took a stand against them,” he said. “I will never back down.”