Report: Prosecutor Tampered with Non-Lethal McCloskey Gun To Make It ‘Capable of Lethal Use’

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Discussion posted by: David McNamara

The political prosecution of Mark and Patricia McCloskey for defending themselves against a mob in Missouri last month has taken another bizarre twist. Citing what appears to be a crime lab document, KSDK-TV reported that a member of Democratic St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner’s staff ordered Patricia’s pistol, which was inoperable, to be stripped down. The gun was then reassembled by crime lab workers so it would work, the document said. The pistol, a former courtroom prop, was not capable of firing at the time that Patricia McCloskey pointed it at a crowd of Black Lives Matter protesters while standing next to her husband in their yard on June 28, the couple has argued.