Cops side with armed St. Louis homeowners, investigate protesters for ‘assault by intimidation’

Cops side with armed St. Louis homeowners, investigate protesters for ‘assault by intimidation’
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[Ed. – So the police are enforcing the rule of law, which gives the homeowners the right to bear arms in self-defense, while Democratic pols and lawyers are calling for the couple to be brought up on charges. It will be interesting to see how this plays out.]

While reactions to the gun-toting lawyers are sharply divided by political leanings, St. Louis police are investigating the incident as a case of trespassing and fourth-degree assault by intimidation against the couples [sic].

And of course, not everyone agrees. Local circuit attorney Kimberly Gardner issued a statement on Monday characterizing the events as a “violent assault” on the protesters.

I am alarmed at the events that occurred over the weekend, where peaceful protesters were met by guns and a violent assault,” said Gardner, who says she’s working with police to investigate the confrontation according to Fox19We must protect the right to peacefully protest, and any attempt to chill it through intimidation or threat of deadly force will not be tolerated.”

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Gardner failed to mention that the protesters were on private property when the ‘peaceful protest’ occurred, or that the protesters ‘peacefully’ broke down a gate to gain entry.

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