African-American actress Danièle 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.
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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is facing mounting pressure to resign over his response to the Ray Rice incident, and the movement has picked up even more steam in the form of a hashtag: #GoodellMustGo.
The Rice debacle, which began all the way back in February, reached a fever pitch last week when TMZ released a full-length video showing Rice knocking his then-fiancée and now-wife unconscious in an Atlantic City elevator.
The calls for Goodell’s resignation over the terribly mishandling of the situation have been raining down from all sides, particularly from women’s groups. UltraViolet, an organization that aims to expand women’s rights, is flying #GoodellMustGo banners above three NFL games on Sunday.
This is an MRAP or mine-resistant ambush protected vehicle.
While you’d usually expect to see a vehicle like this in Afghanistan or Iraq, it’s about to become the newest addition to the San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD), reports NPR. The image above is a mock-up of what the MRAP will look like once it’s outfitted and repainted for SDUSD use. But there’s a problem.
Suzette Jordan, an Indian woman who became a prominent anti-rape activist following her 2012 gang rape in Kolkata, was allegedly denied entrance to popular bar and restaurant Ginger in the West Bengal city today. The reason? The restaurant’s owner allegedly identified her as a rape victim.