McCloskey’s indicted for waving guns at Black Lives Matter protesters
Mark and Patricia McCloskey have been indicted on charges of unlawful use of a weapon and tampering with evidence. The charges related to an incident that occurred in June, when the couple who are personal injury lawyers, were caught on video brandishing guns as demonstrators walked past their Renaissance palazzo-style home on June 28 while headed to protest outside of the mayor’s home nearby. The video showed Mark McCloskey, 61, wielding a long-barreled gun and Patricia McCloskey, 63 standing next to him waving a handgun. The couple contends that protesters broke through an iron gate, ignored a “No Trespassing” sign, and screamed threats of arson and rape at them, while protest leaders say that the march was peaceful and no threats were made.