On Sunday, June 29, 2020, a crazed St. Louis couple quickly became a viral shame-sation for waving guns at protestors outside of their McMansion (in violation of every standard best practice of gun ownership; seriously, if either one of them had actually pulled the trigger, they would have ended up with a black eye and a friendly fire injury). The couple in question, Mark and Patricia McCloskey, are personal injury lawyers, and despite the fact that no one's accusing them of any crime besides being total assholes, they've still hired an attorney to make public statements for them.
And here's what that lawyer, Albert Watkins, had said:
My clients, as melanin-deficient human beings, are completely respectful of the message Black Lives Matter needs to get out, especially to whites … (but) two individuals exhibited such force and violence destroying a century-plus old wrought iron gate, ripping and twisting the wrought iron that was connected to a rock foundation, and then proceeded to charge at and toward and speak threateningly to Mr. and Mrs. McCloskey.
It's true that the McCloskeys live on a private street and claim that their wrought iron fence was destroyed by protestors. I'm not sure what they plan to do about it, or why their lawyer felt the need to include that comment about their melanin deficiency, especially given the other claims he makes in his professional bio:
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Self-centered, egotistical, and a self-proclaimed expert in all matters, Watkins is unabashed about bringing to the public eye the irreconcilable nature of a position taken by an adversary in a case.