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Missouri Attorney General Files Brief Seeking Dismissal of Charges Against McCloskeys

Calling the charges a political prosecution.

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Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced that he would file a brief supporting the dismissal of felony weapons charges against Mark and Patricia McCloskey on Monday, just hours after Soros-funded Saint Louis prosecutor Kim Gardner announced she was charging the couple with felony unlawful use of a weapon.

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Enough is enough. As Missouri’s chief law enforcement officer, I will not stand by as Missouri law is being ignored. That’s why I’m entering this case, and seeking the dismissal of this case- to protect the rights of Missourians, to defend themselves and their property under Missouri’s Castle Doctrine. A political prosecution such as this one would have a chilling effect on Missourians’ exercising their right to self defense. The law in Missouri is clear, and must be protected.

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The brief Schmitt filed in the case cited that ‘the right to use firearms to defend one’s person, family, home, and property has deep roots in Missouri law‘ in defense of the McCloskeys.

While Schmitt’s brief doesn’t serve to dismiss the criminal charges against the McCloskeys outright, it largely guarantees that any litigation in Missouri appeals court would overturn any conviction of the couple.

Missouri Governor Mike Parson has also predicted that the McCloskeys will be pardoned in the event of any conviction, either by himself or President Donald Trump.

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Thanks to Spineless, Establishment Republicans, Senate Panel Delays Vote to Subpoena Big Tech CEOs

Republicans Continue to Show Pathetic They are on the Issues that Matter Most

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America First nationalist’s hopes of having Big Tech CEOs testify before Congress about allegations of censorship directed towards the Right were temporarily dashed on October 19, 2020.

Politico reported that the Senate Judiciary Committee delayed plans to vote on subpoenas to force the CEOs of Twitter and Facebook to go before the Senate and be questioned about their anti-Right wing censorship policies.

Some Republicans ended up having cold feet and decided to postpone the vote much to the disappointment of right wing activists who have complained about Big Tech’s anti-free speech policies.

President Donald Trump and a number of nationalist Republicans have sharply criticized Facebook and Twitter over their censorship of a controversial New York Post report that exposed Hunter Biden, Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden’s son, and his corrupt behavior.

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Originally, GOP officials in the Judiciary Committee announced plans to hold a markup on October 20 to determine if they would subpoena Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to get his perspective on allegations concerning his company’s policies that muzzle conservative viewpoints. Twitter denies claims regarding Twitter’s censorship policies.

South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, who is the Chair of the Judiciary Committee, revealed that the planned vote would also call on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify.

The panel stated on October 19 that it would determine whether they would issue subpoenas during a executive session on October 22 where it will also allegedly approve Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. The committee declared in a statement that it will maintain negotiations with the companies “to allow for voluntary testimony” by the CEO. However, if an agreement cannot be reached, the panel will proceed to take a vote on the subpoenas “at a date to be determined.”

The subpoenas would compel the tech big wigs to testify on the reports of “suppression and/or censorship” of New York Post stories and on “any other content moderation policies, practices, or actions that may interfere with or influence elections for federal office,” according to a committee document released on October 19.

Texas Senator Ted Cruz, who is the chair of the Judiciary’s Subcommittee on the Constitution said to reporters that he’s expecting the committee to preside over testimonies from the Twitter and Facebook chiefs “shortly” regardless of whether they come to the decision on their own volition.

“One way or another, either voluntarily or pursuant to subpoena, they will testify and they will testify before the election,” Cruz stated.

In a separate hearing for the Senate Commerce Committee, Zuckerberg and Dorsey will join Google CEO Sundar Pichai on October 28 for a hearing on Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which generally shields Big Tech companies from a liability.

Cruz, who is a member of both Judiciary and Commerce committees, wants each panel to carry out their own hearings with the tech chiefs before election day. “I believe we need a separate hearing in Judiciary because the issues being discussed in the two committees are different,” Cruz remarked.

Big Tech has become too powerful, especially during a time when social media has become the de facto public square. Republicans will need to get serious about making online speech receive the same treatment as general political speech.

 

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