Mark T. McCloskey, 63, and his wife Patricia N. McCloskey, 61, accused Democrats of protecting criminals in a pre-recorded speech to the Republican national convention on August 24, 2020. The personal-injury lawyers made headlines after pointing guns at around 300 Black Lives Matter protesters outside their house in St. Louis, Missouri, United States on June 28, 2020.
“It seems as if the Democrats no longer view the government’s job as protecting honest citizens from criminals, but rather protecting criminals from honest citizens,” Mark said. “Not a single person in the out-of-control mob you saw at our house was charged with a crime but you know who was? We were.”
Mark and Patricia believe that if Joe Biden, 77, becomes the 46th U.S. president, unchecked lawlessness would be invited into American suburbs. The Democratic presidential nominee is running against Donald Trump, 74, the Republican presidential nominee who is seeking reelection.
In 2015, a program called Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing during the administration of the 44th U.S. president Barack Obama aimed to reduce racial segregation in American suburbs. For Trump, this would lower house prices and increase crime rates.
Democrats want to “abolish the suburbs altogether by ending single-family home zoning,” Patricia said. For her, the actions would bring “crime, lawlessness and low-quality apartments into thriving suburban neighborhoods.”
“Make no mistake,” Patricia continued. “No matter where you live, your family will not be safe in the radical Democrats’ America.”
Patricia and Mark run the McCloskey Law Center from their house along Portland Place, a private street in the Central West End of St. Louis. Dubbed the Niemann Mansion, the house is a Renaissance-style palazzo appraised at $1.15 million.
Both Mark and Patricia graduated from Southern Methodist University (SMU) Dedman School of Law in Dallas, Texas, USA. They bought their St. Louis mansion in February 1988 and got married in 1990.