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SC felon uses ‘stand your ground’ law to walk after shooting death — despite ban on having a gun

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A convicted South Carolina felon was granted immunity in the shooting death of his brother-in-law by a local judge by citing the “stand your ground” law despite the fact that he was was prohibited from having a gun due to his criminal history, reports News 5 Alive.

Saying he had the right to protect himself, Judge R. Ferrell Cothran dismissed charges against Isaac Baughman, 27, in the shooting death of his 19-year-old brother-in-law Stephen Brown in the December of 2014.

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Despite state laws specifically stating convicted felons may not own or possess firearms, Cothran said, that since the incident took place at Baughman’s home, he had a right to use the weapon.

Baughman’s wife, whose brother was killed when her husband shot him in the chin while on their porch, disagrees.

Candace Brown said that she was the victim of an abusive relationship with Baughman and that her brother came to the home to protect her after she called him.

“The next thing I know he’s walking toward the door and then at that point I see my brother go toward the porch and then I hear the gun go off,” Brown said. “It was within seconds after he walked out of the door. Like five seconds.”

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Commenting on the release of her husband, Brown said, “It scares me. It scares me for this community. Because now a multiple felon is on the streets, thinking I can get away with murder.”

The Clarendon County Solicitor has 10 days to appeal the judge’s decision.

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Michael Moore predicts Mick Mulvaney will get into Heaven after confessing Trump’s quid pro quo

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Academy Award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore predicted acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney will ascend to Heaven in the afterlife during a Friday interview on MSNBC's "The Beat" with Ari Melber.

The host played a clip of Mulvaney admitting Trump's quid pro quo while seeking foreign election assistance from Ukraine.

"This man obviously is going to be admitted into Heaven," Moore said. "You know, he told the truth."

"If there was a movie version of this, somebody stuck him with a needle just before he walked out onto the stage there, a truth serum needle, and he just went on and on saying, 'Yeah, that’s what we do. Yeah, of course.' Essentially admitting there is a quid pro quo. In fact, there are many quid pro quos."

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MSNBC's Chuck Todd interviewed Brett McGurk, the former special presidential envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL.

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Trump’s Narcissistic Personality Disorder is ‘generally agreed’ upon: Columnist declares the president ‘unfit’

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The refusal of Republicans to use the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump from office and elevate Vice President Mike Pence has increased the importance of the impeachment inquiry, Leonard Hitchcock explained on Friday.

Like prominent GOP attorney George Conway, Hitchcock believes Trump suffers from Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD).

"There are nine diagnostic criteria of NPD in the DSM-5, and a diagnosis is valid if only five are present. Narcissists have a grandiose sense of self-importance, i.e. they exaggerate their achievements and talents; they are preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power or brilliance; they believe that they are special, unique and should associate only with other high-status or special people; they require excessive admiration; they feel a sense of entitlement; they exploit others for their own gain; they lack empathy; they are envious of others or believe that others envy them; they are arrogant or haughty," Hitchcock wrote.

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