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- Reuters Videos
The Missouri couple who went viral for waving guns at Black Lives Matter protesters last year have been pardoned by the state's Republican governor.In June, 64-year-old Mark McCloskey pleaded guilty to one count of misdemeanor fourth-degree assault, while his wife, Patricia, pleaded guilty to second-degree harassment and a misdemeanor, according to online court records.Both husband and wife were fined and ordered to turn over the weapons used in the incident.Videos circulated on social media las
- Business Insider
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson pardoned the St. Louis couple who pointed guns at Black Lives Matter protesters
The McCloskeys' lawyer Joel Schwartz said Mark McCloskey believes Gov. Parson's pardon "vindicates that conduct" he displayed during the protest.
- The Wrap
Missouri Governor Mike Parson announced Tuesday that he pardoned the St. Louis couple who pointed their guns at protesters from a Black Lives Matter rally in June 2020. The couple eventually pleaded guilty to misdemeanors after being indicted in October 2020. Mark McCloskey pleaded guilty to misdemeanor of fourth-degree assault and was fined $250 while his wife, Patricia McCloskey, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor harassment and was fined $2,000. They also agreed to surrender the weapons they used
- National Review
Missouri governor Mike Parson announced Tuesday that he had pardoned Mark McCloskey and Patricia McCloskey, the armed St. Louis couple who confronted Black Lives Matter protesters outside their mansion last year.
Mark and Patricia McCloskey pleaded guilty in June to misdemeanor counts of assault and harassment.
- The Independent
A lawyer for McCloskeys said pardon ‘vindicates’ their conduct
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The Iowa State Appeal Board voted to approve a settlement agreement that will pay five Black Lives Matter protestors damages and withdraw their bans from the state Capitol.
- The Guardian
‘I feel that my voice is being heard’: how one corporation responded to 2020’s Black Lives Matter protests
‘I feel that my voice is being heard’: how one corporation responded to 2020’s Black Lives Matter protestsIn the wake of George Floyd’s murder, the boss of Capita signed an open letter calling for a frank conversation about racism. Is the digital services firm living up to its promise? Following the Black Lives Matter protests, Capita embarked on a three-stage plan to create an inclusive workplace. Photograph: 10’000 Hours/Getty Images
- The Root
Five years after a Wisconsin police officer shot and killed a Black man as he sat in a parked car, a judge declared he found probable cause to charge the officer for creating an “unreasonable and substantial risk of death” in the shooting.