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7 Things: They think they have Trump now; prison costs don’t deter lawmakers; and more …

7. The walls are closing in and this is where they finally get the slippery world leader who has been the target of derision and scorn the world over. No, not Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin is allegedly in big trouble as he has been indicted on “war crimes” and the world’s media is insisting this is very bad for him.

6. Even CNN’s Erin Burnett thinks the latest information about President Joe Biden’s family’s connections to Chinese businesses “looks bad.” It looks bad because it is bad. Biden family members received money from a Shanghai-based company in 2017 and a Biden “associate” got $3 million and then gave $1 million to various Bidens as well.

5. Another gun in school in Alabama, this time in Piedmont and it comes with terroristic threats. Piedmont Police Chief Nathan Johnson announced charges of making terrorist threats after a Snapchat photo and video showed a 19-year-old man with a gun at Piedmont High who was making threats at police, forcing a campus lockdown.

4. Auburn falls and Alabama advances to the Sweet 16 as a new report from patch.com is suggesting Michael Davis and former Alabama player Darius Miles, were not at fault in the death of 23-year-old Birmingham mother Jamea Harris, suggesting Davis was self-defense defense. The story from “The Patch” was shared by aldotcom writers and SI.com, implying the first shot being fired by Harris’ boyfriend exonerates those charged. This is not compelling.

3. Alabama hospitals are not happy after receiving $100 million when the Alabama Legislature allocated the spending of the American Rescue Plan Act monies the state received. Alabama Hospital Association President Dr. Don Williamson says this is not enough, that state hospitals lost $1.5 billion during the pandemic and believes they needed $375 million from the state.  

2. Last week, it was announced that the building of two state prisons was going to cost significantly more than first suggested, but it is not expected that this will lead to a cutback on the plan. More money for more prisons.

1. According to former President Donald Trump, he is about to be indicted with charges for campaign finance violations connected to the “hush-money” payments to a porn star. New York District Attorney Alvin Bragg suggested his office was being pressured to drop this nonsense, but that they would not be impeded by outside pressures. That pressure is coming from all political stripes because this case has very little chance of being successful in damaging Trump or placing him behind bars. In fact, it could make him stronger.


Dale Jackson is a contributing writer to Yellowhammer News and hosts a talk show from 5-9 a.m. weekdays on WVNN and on Talk 99.5 from 10 a.m. to noon.

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