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Monday, September 15, 2014

Mic: African-American actress Daniele Watts claims she was "handcuffed and detained" by police officers from the Studio City Police Department in Los Angeles on Thursday after allegedly being mistaken for a prostitute. According to accounts by Watts and her husband Brian James Lucas, two police officers mistook the couple for a prostitute and client when they were seen showing affection in public. When the officers asked Watts to produce a photo ID when questioned, she refused. Watts was subsequently handcuffed and placed in the back of a police cruiser while the officers attempted to figure out who she was. read more

Friday, September 12, 2014

Some questions have emerged about the witness account that led to the fatal shooting of a man carrying a toy gun inside a Walmart store in Ohio. Ronald Ritchie, the only shopper who called 911 about John Crawford III, originally told reporters, "He was pointing at people -- children walking by." But he recently told The Guardian, "At no point did he shoulder the rifle and point it at somebody." Ritchie claims he was shown store video of the incident by officials in the attorney general's bureau of criminal investigation, which an attorney for Crawford's family called "very improper." Attorney Michael Wright pointed out that Attorney General Michael Dewine's justification for not releasing the video publicly was "he was concerned that the release of the video would adversely color the perception of the witnesses, thereby making their testimony less accurate." read more


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