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Tuesday Sep 16 | via Los Angeles Times
'Having an ID does not help them determine if there was a lewd act committed,' says ACLU rep of Daniele Watts Here's the basic question about the case of Daniele Watts, the young black actress who was detained and handcuffed on a Studio City sidewalk Thursday after refusing to provide identification to police officers: Did the confrontation have to happen at all? It all started with a 911 call describing a black woman and a white man having rather explicit sex in a silver Mercedes on Radford Avenue near Ventura Boulevard. The call went out at 3:02 p.m. The first L.A. Police Department officer arrived at the scene at 3:04 p.m. According to the LAPD, he was in the neighborhood. Comment?
Tuesday Sep 16 | via CBS Local
Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck is defending the actions of the sergeant and officers involved in the handcuffing of an actress who has accused police of racial profiling. "Django Unchained" actress Daniele Watts and her boyfriend Brian Lucas were stopped at Ventura Boulevard and Radford Avenue in Studio City around 3 p.m. Sept. Comment?
Monday Sep 15 | via The Globe and Mail
Actress Daniele Watts and Brian Lucas speak during an interview with KABC-TV in Los Angeles, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. Comment?
Monday Sep 15 | via LA Observed
Actress Daniele Watts and her husband, chef Brian James Lucas, posted on Facebook that she was detained, handcuffed and put in the back of a police car in Studio City as a suspected prostitute last Thursday. They say it was because they are a mixed-race couple - she is black, he is white - and had been affectionate in public; the LAPD says officers were responding to a report of indecent exposure in a car. Comment?
Tuesday Sep 9 | via NBC Los Angeles
Earnie Steven Hooks, 39, in a booking photo after being arrested on suspicion of stealing the same Ferrari twice in Fontana. Officers said they first spotted Earnie Steven Hooks, 39, in the exotic car on Aug. 29 when he fled a DUI checkpoint in Fontana's Village of Heritage neighborhood. Comment?
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