BOSTON (CBS) — We’re just over a week away from the 2021 NFL Draft, and with the real draft so close, the mock drafts are flying fast and furious. And given the uncertainty at quarterback for the Patriots, most of the mockers have Bill Belichick addressing the most important position on the field with New England’s first selection. That doesn’t necessarily mean the Patriots will be waiting for a quarterback to fall onto their laps at No. 15. A handful of mockers are predicting Belichick and company will make use of their 10 selections and trade up to land the QB of the future, and the general consensus is either Alabama’s Mac Jones or North Dakota State’s Trey Lance will be on the depth chart along with Cam Newton and Jarrett Stidham when the Patriots begin training camp. Here’s a quick roundup of whom the mockers have the Patriots picking in the first round, and while it’s mostly Jones or Lance, there are a few defensive players and even a trade up for a wide receiver in the … [Read more...] about Patriots Mock Draft Roundup: Mac Jones Or Trey Lance In First Round?
U.S. District Court Judge David O. Carter issued a preliminary injunction Tuesday ordering the city and county of Los Angeles to ensure that every homeless person living in the notorious Skid Row district has housing by October 18 this year. The Los Angeles Times reported : Judge David O. Carter granted a preliminary injunction sought by the plaintiffs in the case last week and now is telling the city and county that they must find single women and unaccompanied children on skid row a place to stay within 90 days, followed by helping families within 120 days and finally, by Oct. 18, offering every homeless person on skid row housing or shelter. “Los Angeles has lost its parks, beaches, schools, sidewalks, and highway systems due to the inaction of city and county officials who have left our homeless citizens with no other place to turn,” Carter wrote in a 110-page brief laced with quotes from Abraham Lincoln and an extensive history of how skid row was first created. … [Read more...] about Federal Judge: L.A. Must House Every Homeless Person on Skid Row by Oct. 18
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) had a police escort while traveling to Minnesota, Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) said on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with host Alex Marlow, author of Breaking the News: Exposing the Establishment Media’s Hidden Deals and Secret Corruption . Saturday at a police station in Brooklyn Center, MN, Waters told demonstrators protesting against the police killing of Daunte Wright that they should “get more confrontational” if the jury in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin does not render a “guilty verdict” for “murder.” “Well, we’ve got to stay on the street,” Waters replied when asked what protesters should do if a guilty verdict is not rendered against Chauvin. “And we’ve got to get more active. We’ve got to get more confrontational. We’ve got to make sure that they know that we mean business.” Protests in Brooklyn Center included violence, riots, and looting. Dozens have been arrested. Blackburn said, “[Waters] had a … [Read more...] about Exclusive — Sen. Marsha Blackburn: Rep. Maxine Waters ‘Had a Police Escort Take Her to Minnesota to Call for Confrontation’
California Governor Gavin Newsom reacted to the conviction of former Minneapolis, Minnesota, police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd on Tuesday by suggesting he was killed because of his race. “George Floyd would still be alive if he looked like me,” Newsom tweeted. George Floyd would still be alive if he looked like me. That must change. No conviction can repair the harm done to the Floyd family, but today’s verdict provides accountability. Now, we must continue our work to root out the racial injustice that haunts our society. — Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) April 20, 2021 “Now, we must continue our work to root out the racial injustice that haunts our society,” he added. In a more extensive press statement, Newsom said: The hard truth is that, if George Floyd looked like me, he’d still be alive today. No conviction can repair the harm done to George Floyd and his family, but today’s verdict provides some accountability as we work to root out … [Read more...] about Gavin Newsom: ‘George Floyd Would Still Be Alive If He Looked Like Me’
Renowned defense attorney and Harvard Law School professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz said Tuesday that the conviction of former Minneapolis, Minnesota, police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd should be overturned on appeal because of the public intimidation of the jury and the judge’s refusal to sequester the jury. Dershowitz noted the “outside influence” of people like Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), who encouraged unrest at a protest on Saturday night in nearby Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, if there was no murder conviction in the case. Chauvin was convicted Tuesday of all of the charges in the case — second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter. Dershowitz told Newsmax: What was done to George Floyd by Officer Chauvin was inexcusable, morally. But the verdict is very questionable, because of the outside influences of people like Al Sharpton, and people like Maxine Waters. Their threats and intimidation, and hanging the sword of … [Read more...] about Dershowitz: Derek Chauvin Conviction Should Be Reversed on Appeal