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KKK leader who murdered black girl with a crossbow wants out of prison after finding God

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The case of a former Ku Klux Klan leader convicted of killing a 16-year-old black girl with a crossbow is being reviewed by the North Carolina Parole Commission, according to the Charlotte Observer.

Russell Hinson, the “Exalted Cyclops” leader of the KKK in the late 1980s, was convicted of first-degree murder for shooting Felicia Houston in the chest with a crossbow as she walked down a sidewalk in 1992. Hinson was reportedly upset that he had been ripped off by a black drug dealer — and wanted to take revenge on the black community. “I’m going to shoot a n****r through the heart,” he told a friend.

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An all-white jury quickly found him guilty after a six day trial.

His case is now being reviewed by the State Parole Commission, which examines first-degree murder convictions every three years once a convict is eligible for parole. Hinson was previously denied parole in 2013.

Hinson says he is a changed man, and hopes to win his freedom. He has the support of at least one family member, his uncle Dennis Long.

“There’s no hatred there any more,” Long told the Charlotte Observer.

Long said Hinson had found God in prison and now has African-American friends.

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“We just have to learn to forgive,” Long said.

But Felicia’s father, Eugene Houston, says Hinson should stay behind bars forever.

“If it hadn’t been for him, she would still be around with us,” he told the Charlotte Observer. “He got life; he should do life.”

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Trump calls Minneapolis protesters ‘thugs’ — and threatens military action

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President Donald Trump blasted protesters in Minnesota outraged over the killing of George Floyd.

“ I can’t stand back & watch this happen to a great American City, Minneapolis,” Trump tweeted after midnight.

“A total lack of leadership. Either the very weak Radical Left Mayor, Jacob Frey, get his act together and bring the City under control, or I will send in the National Guard & get the job done right,” he wrote, even though the National Guard was already deployed.

“ These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen. Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts,” he threatened.

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Trump loyalist Lindsey Graham locked in dead heat with Democratic challenger in red South Carolina

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Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., is locked in a dead heat in his bid to win re-election, a new online poll finds.

Graham, who has represented South Carolina in Congress since 1995 and held his Senate seat since 2003, has in recent months faced mounting pressure from Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison. A new Civiqs poll released this week finds the two rivals tied at 42%.

A deeper dive into the poll reveals more possibly unnerving developments for Graham. Fifty-six percent of South Carolina voters have an unfavorable view of the senator, while only 35% have a positive view of him.

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WATCH: Minneapolis police station burns after protesters reportedly seize the building

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On Thursday night, the Minneapolis Police Department's third precinct was destroyed.

Here are some of the images from the scene.

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