It is amazing that something like this can still happen in America, in 2014.
Hollywood actress Daniele Watts, most recently known for her role in 2013 movie Django Unchained has taken to Facebook to speak out after being handcuffed and detained on Thursday (September 11) in Studio City, Calif.
The African-American actress claims that she was merely talking on her cell phone and kissing her husband Brian James Lucas, who is white, in public when she was approached.
According to Daniele Watts, “Today I was handcuffed and detained by 2 police officers from the Studio City Police Department after refusing to agree that I had done something wrong by showing affection, fully clothed, in a public place.”
Her husband also stated on his Facebook page “From the questions that he asked me as D was already on her phone with her dad, I could tell that whoever called on us (including the officers), saw a tatted RAWKer white boy and a hot bootie shorted black girl and thought we were a HO (prostitute) & a TRICK (client),” Brian wrote on his Facebook, alongside photos of the event. “So they handcuffed her and threw her roughly into the back of the cop car until they could figure out who she was. In the process of handcuffing her, they cut her wrist, which was truly NOT COOL!!! Of course, they had to let her go eventually cuz we weren’t a threat to anyone.”
Is it possible that people still get treated this way in the year 2014? What are your thoughts on the arrest of Daniele Watts and the behavior of the police?
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