Daniele Watts, an African-American actress that starred in Django Unchained was detained by police for kissing her white husband Brian James Lucas in public, Dish Nation reports.
Two police officers from Studio City Police Department in Los Angeles approached the pair, asking for Watts identity card as they thought she was a prostitute. When she refused she was handcuffed and put in their police car, after which her identity card was checked and she was released.
Watts who starred as CoCo in Quetin Tarantino’s Dhango Unchained wrote on her facebook page:
‘Today I was handcuffed… after refusing to agree that I had done something wrong by showing affection, fully clothed, in a public place.
‘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. I felt his shame, his anger.
‘I allowed myself to be honest about my anger, frustration, and rage as tears flowed from my eyes. The tears I cry for a country that calls itself “the land of the free and the home of the brave” and yet detains people for claiming that very right.’
Source: Agbo’s Blog
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