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Daniele Watts case: Did confrontation with LAPD have to happen?
Daniele Watts case: Did confrontation with LAPD have to happen?

Here’s the basic question about the case of Daniele Watts, the young black actress who was detained and handcuffed on a Studio City sidewalk Thursday after refusing to provide identification to police officers: Did the confrontation have to happen at all?    It all started with a 911 call describing a black woman and a white man having rather explicit sex in a silver Mercedes on Radford Avenue near Ventura Boulevard.  The call went out at 3:02 p.m.  The first L.A. Police Department officer arrived at the scene at 3:04 p.m.  According to the LAPD, he was in the neighborhood. (Let’s hope when you have to call about a serious crime, the cops come that...

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