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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.

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.

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“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.”

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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WATCH: CBS News begins referring to Trump’s tweets as ‘racist’ after Dem congresswomen hold presser

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CBS Evening News host Norah O'Donnell on Monday began referring to President Donald Trump's tweets as "racist" after four progressive Democratic women lashed out at the president in a press conference.

While speaking to reporters on Monday, Democratic congresswomen Ilhan Omar (MN), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY), Ayanna Pressley (MA) and Rashida Tlaib (MI) fired back at the president because he suggested that they should "go back" to their country of origin.

Following the press conference, O'Donnell's report on the CBS Evening News referred to the tweets as "racist."

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GOP strategist delivers devastating analysis of Trump’s ‘Make America White Again’ agenda on CNN

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Republican strategist Tara Setmayer on Tuesday delivered a brutal analysis of President Donald Trump's strategy to win reelection, which she dubbed "Make America White Again."

During a panel discussion on Trump ramping up his racist attacks on four Democratic women of color, Setmayer argued that appealing solely to angry white voters was the only hope he had of winning in 2020.

"It's 'Make America White Again,' according to the president of the United States, because everyone in the country is not welcome," she said. "If you have a difference of opinion, you're not welcome."

She then went on to document all the ways Trump is uniquely unfit to judge who does and does not belong in the United States.

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Morning Joe panel brutally dismantles Lindsey Graham for doubling down and backing Trump’s extreme racism

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MSNBC's Joe Scarborough was left speechless by Sen. Lindsey Graham's impassioned defense of President Donald Trump's racist attacks on four Democratic congresswomen.

The "Morning Joe" host sat in stunned silence after rolling video of the South Carolina Republican defending Trump's tweets, and doubling down by hurling his own slurs against the first-year lawmakers.

"You call Americans in Congress communists?" Scarborough said, after gathering his thoughts, "and you say they hate America? And then your punch line to that is aim higher?"

Scarborough, who served alongside Graham as a Republican congressman, said the episode was a shameful new low for the veteran lawmaker.

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