White St. Louis couple point guns at protesters heading past their home to mayor’s house

Get a load of that all-purpose “protesters” as applied here to trespassers. (Elsewhere applied to, used for, rioters, statue-trashers, et al.)

How about “angry,” in quotes, citing the homeowners?

ST. LOUIS — A white couple stood outside their mansion and pointed guns at protesters in St. Louis as the group marched toward the mayor’s home to demand her resignation.

Mark McCloskey, 63, told a TV station that he and wife, Patricia, both personal injury lawyers, were facing an “angry mob” on their private street and feared for their lives Sunday night.

Signs clearly posted, area broken into. And that’s in the story, so fine.

But the goal is to write the story (and edit it, oh you AP customer Chi Trib) as if you don’t give a shit.  Trouble is, you writers and editors find that preternaturally hard.

via Chicago Tribune

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