Is Django Actress Daniele Watts a big fat Liar? Police were not Racist; TMZ releases the Tape. You Decide!
I’m actually in China and on CNN, worldwide all I’ve seen in the past 24 hours was Daniele Watts and her tirade about how racist the police are. About the 15th time watching the interview with her and her boyfriend, I knew she was full of crap but figured that since the LAPD said they had no record of the incident, that she would get away with it.
After some digging, I learned that TMZ released the audio and that the full CNN interview actually calls her out and challenges her on her allegations. The interesting fact is, the full interview is not being played here in Hong Kong or China!
The police said the incident occurred because of a call regarding the couples make out session which everyone agrees did happen. Officer Sally Madera says,
There was an indication on the radio call that a male white and female black were involved in a sexual act inside a Mercedes with the vehicle door open, Two people were briefly detained, but it was revealed no crime had been committed,”
The entire issue caught fire when Watts boyfriend Brian James Lucas posted on his Facebook page, [more…]
“saw a tatted RAWKer white boy and a hot bootie shorted black girl and thought we were a HO (prostitute) & a TRICK (client).”
This ignited a media firestorm that led to the interview below, shown in it’s entirety including the TMZ audio of the actual arrest; which has been omitted from all of the overseas broadcasting of the interview.
Here is the full TMZ audio of the initial Stop….this provides even more perspective to the incident.
My problem is just her. When she’s talking I just want to hit her face with a cream pie. She’s that girl in high school that everyone hated. It just seems like she wants attention because she was bored. She’s the one who started to go off on the cop. If she was in the hood, they would have interpreted her resistance to provide ID as trying to hide something and pulled her out of the car and had her, him and the entire car searched, while hey were both cuffed on the side of the road. They would have pulled her seat cushions out, spare tire out the trunk and left it all on the side of the road for them to put it all back together when they were done. It’s happened to me twice.
When the cop described a “black and white” couple he was just explaining why he was talking to them; because they fit the description. As a black man who has been stopped and harassed, I think this incident is simply routine for the cop trying to get to the bottom of the situation he was called to look into.
If you think I’m being too hard on her…listen to this clip when she tells the officer:
“I hope when you’re fucking your spouses you feel really alive. I serve freedom and love. You guys serve detainment. That’s cool.”
All this does is discredits the real harassment and racial injustices. This discredits those who get their cars illegally searched, those who get beat and cuffed, or should I say cuffed and then beat. Those who get killed. Because she’s an actress, and this has gotten so much attention, she’s basically highlighted how nice and polite officers are and she is too stupid to even realize it.
I say leave the drama for the movies, show the cop your ID and everyone has a nice day.
What say you? Did she over react or was the cop racist?