Celebrity arrests

‘Django Unchained’ Actress Daniele Watts Explains Why She Refused To Give LAPD Her ID VIDEO| #OYRchallenge

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As previously reported, last week two Studio City police officers in Los Angeles detained and allegedly mistook “Django Unchained” star Daniele Watts for a prostitute after they saw her — reportedly fully clothed — kissing boyfriend and celebrity chef Brian James Lucas in a car. #OYRchallenge

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Justin Bieber benefits from double standard, while Richard Sherman is smeared as a ‘thug’ | theGrio

… under no circumstances is Bieber a thug. He’s a 19-year-old singer who got popped for a DUI while allegedly drag racing and is accused of egging a neighbor’s house. No thug in the history of thuggery ever egged anyone’s home. Sure, he was filmed urinating in a restaurant’s mop bucket, got into a physical altercation with a DJ over song selection, had his home raided by police last week part of the egging investigation and has a bevy of friends with “Lil” in their names, but that makes him seem more like an entitled brat who wants a tough guy image, not a thug.

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Angela Davis and Assata Shakur’s Lawyer Denounce FBI’s Adding of Exiled Activist to Terrorist List

Published on May 3, 2013 by
http://www.democracynow.org – One day after the exiled former Black Panther Assata Shakur became the first woman named to the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist List, we’re joined by another legendary African-American activist, Angela Davis, as well as Shakur’s longtime attorney, Lennox Hinds. Davis, a professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz, is the subject of the recent film, “Free Angela & All Political Prisoners.” She argues that the FBI’s latest move, much like its initial targeting of Shakur and other Black Panthers four decades ago, is politically motivated. “It seems to me that this act incorporates or reflects the very logic of terrorism,” Davis says. “I can’t help but think that it’s designed to frighten people who are involved in struggles today. Forty years ago seems like it was a long time ago. In the beginning of the 21st century, we’re still fighting around the very same issues — police violence, health care, education, people in prison.” A professor of Criminal Justice at Rutgers University, Hinds has represented Shakur since 1973. “This is a political act pushed by the state of New Jersey, by some members of Congress from Miami, and with the intent of putting pressure on the Cuban government and to inflame public opinion,” Hinds says. “There is no way to appeal someone being put on the terrorist list.”

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Malcolm X Grandson Breaks Silence! | Breaking News for Black America

His grandmother, Betty Shabazz, widow of Malcolm X, was killed in a fire he started 11 years ago. He was 12 years old. He had been shuttled in and out of correctional institutions until his release from Attica Prison in February 2007. Now MALCOLM SHABAZZ, 24, is on a mission: to clear his name, stay out of jail and rise from the ashes of his past.

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Comedian Katt Williams arrested near Sacramento – Yahoo! omg!

FILE - This file photo provided by the Coweta County Sheriff Dept. shows comedian and rapper Katt Williams after his Nov. 8, 2009 arrest in Newnan, Ga. The Sacramento Bee reports that Williams was arrested Friday night Dec. 7, 2012 in Dunnigan, Calif., on a felony warrant related to a police chase. The California Highway Patrol says Williams fled officers on a three-wheeled motorcycle on Nov. 25 after being spotted driving on a downtown Sacramento sidewalk. (AP Photo/Coweta County Sheriff Dept.)The Sacramento Bee reports (http://bit.ly/UNq5QW ) that Williams was arrested Friday night in Dunnigan, about 25 miles north of Sacramento, by Yolo County deputies.

The paper says he was released from the county jail Saturday after posting bail.

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