It has been about 18 hours since a St. Louis couple went viral because of their armed response to Black Lives Matter protesters in their neighborhood, but the Twitterverse still has plenty of things to say about the insane confrontation.
"It was like the storming of the Bastille, the gate came down and a large crowd of angry, aggressive people poured through", personal injury lawyer Mark McCloskey, 63, told KMOV-TV on Monday. Mark could be heard yelling while holding a long-barrelled gun.
A 2018 profile of the couple's $US1.2 million ($1.6 million) home was surfaced, and four-year-old videos from YouTube channel of the law firm owned by the couple gained thousands more views. The city's prosecutor wasn't available.
"This is all private property", he said in an interview with KMOV4 local news.
Numerous protests have devolved into violence in recent weeks since the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, in police custody in Minnesota.
According to a Missouri Law Review of property law (pdf), gated communities have been affirmed in courts as being able to bar entry to non-residents who don't receive invitations to enter. The video showed the protesters walking through the gate and it was unclear when it was damaged.
Two women who met at a Black Lives Matter protest became a victim of kidnapping and murder by a man from Tallahassee, Florida.
On social media, their behaviour was described as "disgusting". "The people wasn't [sic] on any property but this law firm couple chose to come and point guns at us!" The protesters demanded that Krewson resign after she publicly shared the names of several people who wrote her letters about defunding the police during a Facebook Live briefing on Friday.
Despite the names and letters being a matter of public record, Krewson was heavily criticised for her actions and was forced to remove the video from Facebook. While this is public information, I did not intend to cause distress or harm to anyone.
The Rev. Darryl Gray, an organizer with ExpectUs, who used a megaphone to urge protesters to keep moving after the couple brandished firearms, blamed Krewson, saying she "threw gasoline on an already burning fire" by releasing people's home addresses. The post has been removed'.