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Attorneys General from 14 states put Bank of America on notice for alleged politicized de-banking of conservatives

Attorneys General from seventeen states -- Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, and Utah. Bank of America is accused of religious and political discrimination -- de-banking Christian searches, Trump supporters  "Americans should never have to worry that their personal financial decisions will be weaponized against them. This practice has become all too common, and banks must urgently course correct to uphold their fiduciary duty and safeguard the constitutional freedoms of Americans." -- Kentucky State Auditor Allison Ball “Your discriminatory behavior is a serious threat to free speech and religious freedom, is potentially illegal, and is causing political and regulatory backlash,” the attorneys general told Bank of America. “Your bank needs to be transparent with and assure us, its shareholders, and others that it will not continue to de-bank customers for

Bird flu has spread in chickens and dairy cows

Approximately 1.6 million laying hens and 337,000 pullets, about 3.6% of its total flock, were destroyed in early April 2024 after avian influenza was found at a facility in Parmer County, Texas. As of Friday, April 19, 2024, the strain of bird flu that has killed millions of wild birds in recent years has been found in at least 26 dairy herds in eight states: Idaho, Kansas, Michigan, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas and South Dakota. "There are about 312 million egg-laying hens on farms across the U.S. right now—that's nearly one bird for every American—and while there are plenty of eggs to meet demand, we have seen temporary, isolated supply disruptions in certain parts of the country at the local level due to bird flu," Marc Dresner with the American Egg Board told Allrecipes for an article about egg prices rising again in February 2024. “At this time, there continues to be no concern that this circumstance poses a risk to consumer health, or that it affects the

Retired St. Louis police office beaten by former colleagues wins lawsuit -- $23M

Luther Hall, a former St. Louis police officer, won Monday, April 15, 2024 after the defendant — one of his former colleagues — failed to respond to a lawsuit over an attack of the police officers, according to court records.  Judge Joseph Whyte of the St. Louis Circuit Court issued a default judgement against Randy Hays, who said he thought the black undercover detective was a protester whil working on the police department's Civil Disobedience Team, aka "riot police". The riot was a response to the acquittal of former police officer, Jason Stockley, connected to the killing of Anthony Lamar Smith. Retired St. Louis officer, beaten by former colleagues, awarded $23M | The Hill Ex-St. Louis Cop Randy Hays Sentenced to 52 Months for Beating Undercover Detective Killing of Anthony Lamar Smith - Wikipedia 2017 St. Louis protests - Wikipedia

Woman with psychiatric history in neighborhood stabbed by 12 year-old in her garage in northwest Harris County, Texas

Video surveillance images captured two children stabbing a woman in her garage in northwest Harris County, Texas. A 12 year-old boy is the offender that allegedly stabbed a woman who has had a recent history of psychiatric disturbances, according to neighbors. Harris County stabbing: Mom says she's sorry, in disbelief after her 12-year-old allegedly stabbed a woman  - Fox 26 Houston TX: Woman stabbed by 2 small children caught on camera - YouTube  - WRAL WRAL-TV is NBC affiliate in Raleigh, North Carolina.