Apparently a call to police prompted detaining Daniele Watts for suspected prostitution after being affectionate with her boyfriend. She was talking on her phone when police demanded ID. Papers please?
She was pictured crying and in handcuffs. Watts stated that some white dude in a business suit confronted them about "putting on a show" and something about having people trying to work. Really not their problem that a couple on the street can distract an entire office. Their employees clearly suck if they cannot maintain productivity from a couple sucking face on the street. Here are some statements from Miss Watts:
“Today I was handcuffed and detained by two 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,” she wrote.
“As I was sitting in the back of the police car, I remembered the countless times my father came home frustrated or humiliated by the cops when he had done nothing wrong.”
Race is certainly a clear factor if you check the arrest statistics and prison populations. Reminds me of many times I would be pulled over with my darker skinned friends only so police could harass my passenger. Asking them if they have any warrants, like they assume a black passenger is a car jacker. They might as well have asked me, "Is this darky bothering you son?" I was often never asked to provide my license or registration during these incidents."
The police are investigating themselves. A privilege most people don't get, let alone a trial of your own peers.