FOXBORO (CBS) — If you came away from that game pointing the finger at the quarterback, you need to re-evaluate how you watch the game. I mean it. Tom Brady is not the problem. That is not to say that 100 percent of Brady’s reads or passes were perfect. Nobody’s ever perfect, and even Brady’s never been perfect. As is always the case with any athlete in any competition, there are a handful of plays Brady would want back from Sunday. That was a day, though, which Brady spent running for his life, doing his best to duck, dodge and weave the relentless Chiefs pass rush that treated the interior of the offensive line — and third-string center James Ferentz — like mere speed bumps en route to forcing Brady off his spot. That’s been the norm for Brady lately. He spent the majority of the Cowboys doing his best Neo impression in the pocket, trying desperately to buy enough time for someone — anyone — to get open. He had some time to … [Read more...] about You Can’t Blame Tom Brady And Other Leftover Patriots Thoughts
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HANOI - Police in Vietnam have arrested eight people in relation to the discovery of 39 dead Vietnamese in a truck near London last month, state media said on Monday. British police last week charged two men with manslaughter over the deaths of the group, whose bodies were found inside a container on the truck on Oct. 23. "Based on what we learn from the suspects, we will actively launch investigations to fight and eradicate these rings which bring people illegally to Britain," said Nghe An province police chief Nguyen Huu Cau, according to the official Vietnam News Agency (VNA). "The best thing to do now is to deal with the consequences of the incident and help family members receive the bodies," Cau added. Cau said police were treating the tragedy as a smuggling incident, rather than a case of people-trafficking, according to VNA. Most of the victims were from the neighboring provinces of Nghe An and Ha Tinh, in north-central Vietnam, where poor job prospects, encouragement by … [Read more...] about State Media: Vietnam Arrests Eight in Connection with UK Truck Death
Kamala Harris was distraught as she stood before an audience one morning in July 2016. In the previous three days, violence involving police had rattled the nation.Officers had shot and killed one black man in Baton Rouge, La., and another in his car outside Minneapolis as his horrified girlfriend and her toddler watched. At a protest against those shootings, a sniper had killed five Dallas police officers.“I have to tell you, my heart is breaking,” Harris said at a meeting on racial bias in policing. Her voice wavered.“As a prosecutor, my heart is breaking. As the top law enforcement officer in this state. And as a black woman.” Advertisement Harris, then California attorney general, paid tribute to officers whose families pray they stay out of danger. She also said she’d never known a black man who wasn’t racially profiled or unfairly stopped.It was an unusually frank acknowledgment of the forces pulling her in opposite directions in the two years … [Read more...] about Black men killed by police – what did Kamala Harris do about it?
GRAYS, ENGLAND - China called on Britain on Friday to seek "severe punishment" for those involved in the deaths of 39 people, believed to be Chinese nationals, found in a truck container near London, while British police quizzed the driver on suspicion of murder. Post-mortem examinations of 11 of the deceased began as police and forensic experts sought to identify the dead, how they had died and who was involved in the suspected human trafficking ring. Detectives were continuing to quiz the 25-year-old truck driver from Northern Ireland who was arrested after the grim discovery of the bodies in the back of his refrigerated truck on an industrial estate near London in the early hours of Wednesday morning. He has not been formally identified but a source familiar with the investigation named him as Mo Robinson from the Portadown area of the British province. Detectives will decide later whether to charge him with an offense, release him or ask a court for more time to quiz him. Late on … [Read more...] about China Demands ‘Severe Punishment’ Over 39 UK Truck Deaths as Post-Mortems Begin
LONDON - The deaths of 39 migrants in the back of a refrigerated truck near London last week has focused a spotlight on the lives of those who risk everything to earn a better living in Britain. Many of the victims are believed to have traveled from Vietnam. Tamsin Barber, an expert on the Vietnamese diaspora in Britain at Oxford Brookes University, says many migrants are willing to take huge risks. “They’re doing that because they know that when they get to the UK, the likelihood is that they’re going to be able to find work in the cannabis industry, where they might be able to earn large amounts of money in a short period of time, paying back their debts, the debts to the smugglers, and then eventually being able to pay send remittances back to their family,” Barber said. Cannabis and nail salons As well as the illegal cannabis industry, many Vietnamese work in nail and beauty salons, which have boomed on British high streets in recent years. Others work in … [Read more...] about Britain’s Black Economy Draws Vietnamese Migrants