By now you’ve already heard about the St. Louis couple who defended their home from “peaceful” protesters who broke through an iron gate to march up a private street so they could protest in front of the mayor’s house. As Twitchy just reported, police are looking at the incident as “fourth-degree assault by intimidation” by the protesters, not the couple. Of course, we knew there’d be resistance to that claim, and St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kimberly M. Gardner released a brief statement Monday saying that the peaceful protesters were “met by guns and a violent assault” and her office would use the full power of Missouri law to protect the protesters’ First Amendment rights.
So it looks like we have yet another liberal who believes in the First Amendment but not the Second. And as far as Missouri law goes, the couple had a right to defend their property from trespassers — and since it was a private street, all of the protesters were trespassers.
Statement from Circuit Attorney Kimberly M. Gardner in regards to events over weekend: pic.twitter.com/KqqFHIvL9Q
— Circuit Attorney (@stlcao) June 29, 2020
1/ I am alarmed at the events that occurred over the weekend, where peaceful protestors were met by guns and a violent assault. We must protect the right to peacefully protest, and any attempt to chill it through intimidation or threat of deadly force will not be tolerated.
— Kimberly Gardner (@StLouisCityCA) June 29, 2020
This is a take, sure.
— Social Distance Champion (@realchrishynes) June 29, 2020
— Plastic Hair (@plastic_hair) June 29, 2020
— EducatëdHillbilly™ (@RobProvince) June 29, 2020
Well, they were both attorneys, so I'm sure they know their rights.
Definitely watching this one. ?
— Katya (@pack_of_camels) June 29, 2020
I bet they are better lawyers than you
— men_of_arms (@moa_wearemoa) June 29, 2020
This statement is a mistake.
— JonBownePolitix (@JonBownePolitix) June 29, 2020
Did the circuit attorney's office forget that Missouri has a castle doctrine?
Maybe it would be wise to teach these children that if they do trespass onto private property they will risk being shot instead of coddling them like babies. pic.twitter.com/mpQhBu7FIk
— Mommar (@MisterCommodity) June 29, 2020
Where was there a use of force?
— Adso of Melk (@PalimpsestMan) June 29, 2020
when the terrorist invaders broke down their gate.
— Kimberley Barreda ?? (@unlimbited) June 29, 2020
So, basically, the Circuit Attorney has taken the side of the trespassers AGAINST the property owners!?
So much for law and order in Missouri!!!
— D. Moore – CHOP Minister of Lupin Redistribution (@Crapplefratz) June 29, 2020
Americans are tired of these 'peaceful protesters'
And we're tired of liberal DAs who side with criminals
— DigintheCrates ?????? (@ChiSportsHomer) June 29, 2020
Violent assault my ass. They presented a deterrent to crime on private property.
This is libel. Tread carefully
— K245 (@AJHodgeIV) June 29, 2020
So a family cannot protect their private gated home from the mob who stormed their private property? You are a complete joke, allowing the mob to do whatever the hell it wants, but law abiding citizens can't protect one another or their home from them?
— Aj Baalman (@ABaalman3) June 29, 2020
Are we living in the French Revolution where the mob controls the government, can attack citizens, can attack private property, can attack city property and face no charges, but if a citizen defends their life or property, then they might be charged?
— Aj Baalman (@ABaalman3) June 29, 2020
You guys know there are more Amendments after the 1st one, right?
— John Stathas (@JohnStathas) June 29, 2020
Hopefully, the mob accepts your act of fealty and doesn't decide to protest at your place next.
— Kaiser Bill (@WaivedSAP) June 29, 2020
WHAT. THE. HELL. IS. GOING. ON?????? This one is clear as day. This is willful dissolution of a civil society. To what purpose?
— Dan (@vara411) June 29, 2020
What was the violent assault
— JenJen (@jnbp6_) June 29, 2020
The vision of an armed citizen was assaulting their eyes.
— Gruff the disappointed (@gruffmadness) June 29, 2020
Congrats on taking the next step towards turning St. Louis into an absolute dumpster fire.
— Fuzzy Dunlop (@FuzzyDunlop235) June 29, 2020
This attitude is totally irresponsible. It puts all citizens in danger when a mob rules.
Peaceful protests? All over the country people are being beaten, murdered and property destroyed. Why should anyone give them the benefit of the doubt they are peaceful?
— CCP Is Responsible (@NameIsCCPvirus) June 29, 2020
If that couple is prosecuted, I hope that they countersue you into oblivion.
— Night Maven ???? (@CoolestMom_Ever) June 29, 2020
You might want to hurry up and delete this.
— Will Chandler (@willchandler2) June 29, 2020
It really does seem to border on libel to us. What “violent assault”?
Police investigating armed couple in St. Louis are considering the incident ‘fourth-degree assault by intimidation’ — by the protesters https://t.co/iNkFT8gypf
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 29, 2020