The Daily Populous

Sunday October 2nd, 2022 day edition

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Sheppard was a warden at a detention facility with a history of abuse allegations.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — One of two Texas brothers who authorities say opened fire on a group of migrants getting water near the U.S.-Mexico border, killing one and injuring another, was warden at a detention facility with a history of abuse allegations.

The shooting happened Tuesday in rural Hudspeth County about 90 miles (145 kilometers) from El Paso, according to court documents filed Thursday.

Records show that Michael Sheppard was warden at the West Texas Detention Facility, a privately owned center that has housed migrant detainees.

A spokeswoman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement told The Associated Press that no ICE detainees had been held at that detention facility since October 2019, following the opening of a larger detention facility nearby.

“I think there is no question that there is a discourse that is stoking actions like this,” Shah said. »

Monster Energy wins $293 mln false-advertising verdict against rival Bang

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(Reuters) - Monster Energy Co convinced a California jury on Thursday to award it $293 million in damages from rival Bang Energy in a lawsuit alleging that Bang falsely advertised the ingredients and health benefits of its drinks.

Bang has quickly become one of the best-selling energy drinks in the United States behind leading brands like Monster and Red Bull.

The case is Monster Energy Co v. Vital Pharmaceuticals Inc d/b/a Bang Energy, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, No. 5:18-cv-01882. »

Spam's popularity is on the rise again

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The conglomerate behind Skippy and Jennie-O turkey says it can’t make Spam fast enough and is increasing production capacity.

(You can still buy it on Ebay, where it goes for up to $100 per can.).

Spam’s popularity in Hawaiian, Asian and Pacific Island cuisine has influenced its growth in the United States. »

Michigan man charged with shooting elderly woman in abortion altercation

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Michigan authorities have filed criminal charges against a man accused of shooting an elderly woman campaigning against abortion rights in the shoulder while she argued with his wife last week.

Harvey later told the local television news station WOOD that the woman, Joan Jacobson, was arguing with his wife, who supports abortion rights.

Michigan, for its part, is letting voters decide on 8 November whether abortion rights should be protected in their state constitution. »