[Ed. – EX-cellent. Note that Gardner, the prosecutor, was using the active McCloskey case to raise funds for her own campaign. She should be disbarred for that.]
The police have been unable to truly bring order to the situation. The McCloskey response was not illegal. It was not out of control. It was right. And yet, they faced the legal wrath of God from St. Louis Prosecutor Kim Gardner who charged them with brandishing. Their weapons were seized by police. Well, now Missouri’s Attorney General Eric Schmitt is stepping to stop what pretty much is a politically motivated legal action against the McCloskeys.
Before the attorney general’s intervention, the McCloskey’s attorney, Joel Schwartz, filed a motion to disqualify Gardner from pressing charges, citing remarks on her campaign literature (via CBS KMOV4 ):
In a court filing, Joel Schwartz claims Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner should not be allowed to prosecute their case because of statements made by her campaign regarding the incident.
According to Wednesday’s court filing, in one email, sent out before charges were filed, Gardner’s campaign literature read: “You might be familiar with the story of the couple who brandished guns during a peaceful protest outside of their mansion” …