Secret Service Allowed Armed 3x Felon to Ride Elevator With President Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama rode an elevator this month with an armed security contractor who had three criminal convictions, a violation of Secret Service security protocols, according to published reports. The latest embarrassment for the Secret Service comes after agency Director Julia Pierson on Tuesday took full responsibility for a Sept. 19 breach of security when a man …

Florida Appeals Court: Stand Your Ground Law Applies to Everyone, Even Convicted Felons

Source: Marc Freeman/Sun Sentinel Gun-toting felons have the same rights as law-abiding citizens to use the Stand Your Ground law to avoid criminal charges, according to a new appeals court ruling. Reversing an opinion from 2012, the 4th District Court of Appeal said Wednesday a felon from Riviera Beach now can try to get his 2009 aggravated battery with a …