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LAPD Confuses Black Actress Kissing White Husband for Prostitute

African-American actress Daničle 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. The two officers released Watts shortly afterwards.

Watts, who played CoCo in Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained and currently stars in Martin Lawrence vehicle Partners, posted an account of the incident on her Facebook page:

"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," wrote Watts. "I felt his shame, his anger, and my own feelings of frustration for existing in a world where I have allowed myself to believe that “authority figures” could control my BEING… my ability to BE!!!!!!!"

Watt's husband Brian Lucas, who is white, claimed that the two were targeted by police for being an interracial couple. In a seperate post on his Facebook page, Lucas said that "from the questions that 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)."

http://mic.com/articles/98826/lapd-confuses-black-actress-kissing-white-husband-for-prostitute

LAPD Confuses Black Actress Kissing White Husband for Prostitute

African-American actress Daničle 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. The two officers released Watts shortly afterwards.

Watts, who played CoCo in Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained and currently stars in Martin Lawrence vehicle Partners, posted an account of the incident on her Facebook page:

"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," wrote Watts. "I felt his shame, his anger, and my own feelings of frustration for existing in a world where I have allowed myself to believe that “authority figures” could control my BEING… my ability to BE!!!!!!!"

Watt's husband Brian Lucas, who is white, claimed that the two were targeted by police for being an interracial couple. In a seperate post on his Facebook page, Lucas said that "from the questions that 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)."

http://mic.com/articles/98826/lapd-confuses-black-actress-kissing-white-husband-for-prostitute

Congressman Mark Sanford uses Facebook to call off engagement (with onetime mistress)

uth Carolina congressman Mark Sanford took to social media Friday to call off his engagement to the woman who was his mistress while he was governor, embroiling him in controversy.

Toward the bottom of a Facebook post so long it requires numerous scrolls to get through, Sanford said his engagement to Maria Belen Chapur had ended and the couple had split.

Sanford's reasons for the decision revolve around a bitter divorce and custody battle with his ex-wife, Jenny, he said.

“No relationship can stand forever this tension of being forced to pick between the one you love and your own son or daughter, and for this reason Belen and I have decided to call off the engagement,” according to Sanford’s post. “Maybe there will be another chapter when waters calm with Jenny, but at this point the environment is not conducive to building anything given no one would want to be caught in the middle of what’s now happening.”

Sanford was governor from 2003 to 2011.

Despite his fall from grace after the affair with Chapur became public in 2009, Sanford was elected to Congress during a special election in 2013.

The Facebook posting ends with Sanford saying he must rededicate himself to God for answers.

"This posting has been most personal, but again given the gravity of what has been alleged I felt compelled to address it and the larger context of where our family is and where we are headed," he said.

http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-mark-sanford-facebook-engagement-20140912-story.html

Exclusive: Russian Soldiers Reveal the Truth Behind Putin's Secret War

Lyudmila Malinina’s voice trembled as she described the secret funeral she witnessed on a recent night in her small town of Sudislavsky in the Kostroma region of central Russia. At about 8pm, a truck parked at the cemetery a few yards away from her wooden house. The truck’s headlights stayed on to illuminate the ground for several men to hurriedly dig the grave, “as if they were thieves hiding something”, Luydmila says.

More neighbours popped out of their windows and doors to watch and discuss the strange scene, wondering why anybody would bury a relative at this hour. Besides, that part of the graveyard was reserved for the deceased in war, as somebody pointed out.

While Nato sat down for a summit to decide what to do about the war in Ukraine, and Vladimir Putin negotiated a ceasefire deal with Kiev, Russian society recoiled from reports about secret funerals of soldiers killed in Ukraine: missing sons, calls from husbands begging their wives to save them from ­battle, bodies with missing limbs arriving in coffins to Nizhny Novgorod, Orenburg, Pskov, Murmansk, Dagestan and other regions of Russia. The death toll for Russian soldiers jumped to more than 200 soldiers in a few days, between August 12th and September 2nd, in a war that was, officially, not happening.

Russian army wives have a special term for dead soldiers returning home from the front lines in zinc coffins: they are called “cargo 200” – a phrase that has echoed like a curse to a Russian ear since the days that a tide of zinc packages came in from Afghanistan during the Soviet war of 1980s. The secrecy around their husbands’ deployments “was like a trap created by a schizophrenic”, one of the Kostroma paratroopers’ wives says.

One of the soldier contractors, who served in Ukraine, described “the longest August” of his life on the front, in a phone interview with Newsweek. What was the worst part? Wounded friends dying in Rostov hospitals; the men in zinc, the “200s” being sent home, and a high risk of becoming one. “When we were on the train to Rostov last month, I had no idea we were to go to Ukraine; we all believed they brought us to a base for the usual routine exercises. If I knew it was for war, I’d have quit back in Kostroma, as I have two little children at home,” the paratrooper of the 331st regiment of Russia’s 98th Guards Airborne Division, says.

http://www.newsweek.com/2014/09/19/russian-soldiers-reveal-truth-behind-putins-secret-war-269227.html

Whose Idiotic Ray Rice Comments Look Especially Awful Today?

Ray Rice is cut and suspended, but only after the world saw video of him punching out his then-fiancée. Time to take the tally: Who said particularly ghoulish and horrible things when it seemed like Rice would get off?

This roundup is a good lesson on the familiar life-cycle of domestic violence—defending the perpetrator, blaming the victim—and how that looks when evidence comes out. It's also a never-unwelcome opportunity to keep shitheels from outrunning their shitheel statements.

• Rice's lawyer, Michael Diamondstein, in a radio interview less than a week after Rice took a plea deal. Diamondstein had seen the video, and was "hypothetically" smearing Janay Rice under the apparent belief that the video would never come out.


"This is just a complete hypothetical. Let's assume for the sake of argument, rather than enter into the pretrial diversionary program that Rice entered into, we hypothetically move forward on the case. And hypothetically we litigate 100 motions and the video comes out and the video shows — hypothetically speaking now, hypothetically speaking — shows that Ray wasn't the first person that hit and Ray was getting repeatedly hit but just Ray hit harder, fired one back and hit harder. Hypothetically speaking, and he gets found not guilty. Is that result somehow better? Is it better for the public? Is it better for the Ravens? Is it better for Ray? Is it better for Janay?"


• Ray Rice himself, in his insane press conference with Janay , in which Rice chose to apologize "to everyone was affected by this situation that me and my wife were in," but not to his wife.



• This fucking tweet (deleted soon after the press conference):


Ray Rice: "I won't call myself a failure. Failure is not getting knocked down. It's not getting up."

— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) May 23, 2014



• This fucking tweet (only deleted an hour or so ago):


Janay Rice says she deeply regrets the role that she played the night of the incident.

— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) May 23, 2014



• John Harbaugh welcoming "heck of a guy" Ray Rice back to the team.


He makes a mistake, alright. He's gonna have to pay a consequence. It's good for kids to understand that it works that way, and that's how it works. That's how it should be.

http://deadspin.com/whose-idiotic-ray-rice-comments-look-especially-awful-t-1632033541

How Police Caught The Cop Who Allegedly Sexually Abused 8 Black Women

OKLAHOMA CITY — Daniel Holtzclaw made a mistake, an Oklahoma County prosecutor argued on Wednesday: “He messed up.”

Holtzclaw’s mistake was pulling over the wrong person: A woman who, when he allegedly assaulted her, wouldn’t hesitate to call the police.

It happened around 2 a.m. on June 18, when Holtzclaw, a 27-year-old police officer, was ending his shift on the northeast side of Oklahoma City. He switched off his patrol car computer. Then, without calling for assistance or otherwise notifying his station, police said, Holtzclaw made a traffic stop.

The woman — identified in court documents as J.L. and in local media reports as a 57-year-old grandmother — said she was driving home after playing dominos with a friend, according to detective Kim Davis, who recounted J.L.’s story at length during a hearing at the Oklahoma County Courthouse.

When Officer Holtzclaw approached J.L.’s car, she couldn’t roll down her broken driver’s side window, Davis said. So Holtzclaw directed her to the rear passenger side seat of his patrol car. He asked if she had been drinking — he had noticed a Styrofoam cup in her front seat. She said no, according to Davis, and that the drink was Kool-Aid. He continued questioning her, and she suggested he go taste it. He walked over to her car, but J.L. couldn’t see what he was doing. When he came back, Holtzclaw asked if J.L. had anything else on her.


WARNING -- UNPLESANTLY GRAPHIC DETAILS AT THE LINK

http://www.buzzfeed.com/jtes/daniel-holtzclaw-alleged-sexual-assault-oklahoma-city

This might be the sickest fuck walking civilized society today...

And I see he bonded out?!?! http://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2014/09/okc_cop_daniel_holtzclaw_relea.html

White House names Google’s Megan Smith the next Chief Technology Officer of the United States

The White House announced Thursday that it has named its next Chief Technology Officer. She is Megan Smith, a Google executive with decades of experience in Silicon Valley. The Obama administration named as deputy U.S. CTO, Alexander Macgillivray, a former Twitter lawyer known as a staunch defender of the free flow of information online.

With the announcement, President Obama gets a pair of widely-respected technology world figures, both steeped in the workings of some of Silicon Valley's biggest and highest-profile companies, but with different expertise -- one an engineer with a record of executing upon ambitious, even fantastical ideas, the other a lawyer who has navigated some of the Internet's trickiest policy questions.

Obama will likely need the help, as the country attempts to stay on top of technological innovation while addressing the complications raised by an increasingly connected world. The U.S. CTO spot was conceived by Obama when he was a candidate. But its mission has been fuzzy at times. Under out-going U.S. CTO Todd Park, the job became in part a hands-on one, as he helped salvage the troubled HealthCare.gov project.

But under Smith the position is expected to re-focus on being agenda-setting and forward-looking -- something of the technological equivalent of the President's Science Advisor.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/09/04/white-house-names-googles-megan-smith-the-next-chief-technology-officer-of-the-united-states/

There's that company again...Interesting to see how many pies they have their fingers in...Google must be journalistic kryptonite for Glenn Greenwald, since some unseen force prevents him from ever criticizing them, even in light of overwhelming evidence...

Brave Teen Refuses to Attend Middle School, Chooses Jail Instead

Middle school is a nightmare, and any impulse to avoid it is totally understandable. A Florida teenager who had the courage to fight back, however, was rewarded for his bravery this week with a pair of handcuffs and a trip to the St. Johns County jail.

According to an arrest report obtained by The Smoking Gun, the 14-year-old boy, whose name was redacted, repeatedly refused to go to school after moving from New York to Florida, resisting even after his mother took away his cell phone and laptop and disconnected their home's internet. This week—two weeks after the district's August 18 start date—the mother called the police, who reported to the house and told the teen he could either go to school or go to jail. His stoic reply, delivered from bed: "Do what you gotta do. I'm not going to school."

The martyr for teens everywhere was arrested for misdemeanor resisting without violence/obstruction of justice, cuffed, and taken in, before eventually being released into his mother's custody. Is this how America treats its heroes?

http://gawker.com/brave-teen-refuses-to-attend-middle-school-chooses-jai-1630693957?utm_campaign=socialflow_gawker_twitter&utm_source=gawker_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow

Failure all around...

Please don't write sentences like this....Just stop...

http://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/sentence?utm_source=tny&utm_campaign=generalsocial&utm_medium=twitter&mbid=social_twitter

Fox News: Gov. Bob McConnell (D-VA) found guilty on corruption charges...

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