What a month this has been: the Black Lives Matter movement swept the globe, much needed cultural conversations surrounding race and representation were had, and society was finally held accountable.
What do we have to cap everything off? Personal injury trial lawyers Mark and Patricia McCloskey pointing guns at protestors from the lawn of their St Louis mansion. With such a cooked situation, the internet has done what the internet does best.
Keen to hear the most American headline out there? A St Louis couple have been photographed threatening passing protestors with guns, in an attempt to defend their gated community mansion.
The saga all began when St Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson decided to read out the names and addresses of Black Lives Matter protestors on Facebook Live. Understandably, people from across the world called for her resignation, with hundreds marching through the St Louis gated community on their way to her home.
Who was there waiting? Mark and Patricia, guns in hand and Karen energy on lock. Although the area is considered private property, witnesses claim that the scene was very peaceful, and no one approached the McCloskeys at any time.
But here’s the kicker; Patricia is a member of the Missouri Bar Association ethics-review panel, and Mark is currently representing a Black man assaulted by police last year.
During the trial, Mark let the Associated Press know that he was “glad that the law enforcement agencies are subject to the same standard as everybody else”.
Please enjoy the following gems to come out of the situation:
This Mr. & Mrs. Smith sequel looks terrible pic.twitter.com/bMICfpmLX0
— Jess Dweck (@TheDweck) June 29, 2020
Ken and Karen have had enough pic.twitter.com/QtogVCFbEJ
— Insónias em Carvão (@insoniascarvao) June 29, 2020
She was fearless and crazier than him. She was his queen, and God help anyone who dared to disrespect his queen. pic.twitter.com/DEGktQqswv
— 💀 t. jordache faust 💀 (@crulge) June 29, 2020
Not sure about this new Tarantino. pic.twitter.com/Pwk7X5hQiD
— Schooley (@Rschooley) June 29, 2020