Going to Harvard and winning an Emmy Award does not mean you don’t rob people. Well at least that is what the cops in Los Angeles think. During the Emmy weekend, television producer Charles Belk was detained for 6 hours. He was accused of robbing a bank. Police said he fit the description of a suspect in a recent robbery. Black and Bald are two very common characteristics that many men have. Belk was handcuffed and forced to sit on the curb while the police figure out if they got the right guy. He was embarrassed and disgusted.
Once released and cleared of all charges Belk expressed his feelings about the whole thing
WHEN YOU “FIT THE DESCRIPTION”!
It’s one of those things that you hear about, but never think it would happen to you.
On Friday afternoon, August 22nd around 5:20pm, while innocently walking by myself from a restaurant on Wilshire Blvd, to my car up LaCienega Blvd my freedom was taken from me by the Beverly Hills Police Department.
Within seconds, I was detained and told to sit on the curb of the very busy street, during rush hour traffic.
Within minutes, I was surrounded by 6 police cars, handcuffed very tightly, fully searched for weapons, and placed back on the curb.
Within an hour, I was transported to the Beverly Hills Police Headquarters, photographed, finger printed and put under a $100,000 bail and accused of armed bank robbery and accessory to robbery of a Citibank.
Within an evening, I was wrongly arrested, locked up, denied a phone call, denied explanation of charges against me, denied ever being read my rights, denied being able to speak to my lawyer for a lengthy time, and denied being told that my car had been impounded…..All because I was mis-indentified as the wrong “tall, bald head, black male,” … “fitting the description.”
I get that the Beverly Hills Police Department didn’t know at the time that I was a law abiding citizen of the community and that in my 51 years of existence, had never been handcuffed or arrested for any reason. All they saw, was someone fitting the description. Doesn’t matter if he’s a “Taye Diggs BLACK”, a “LL Cool J BLACK”, or “a Drake BLACK”
Police and community realtions have definitely seen better days. I am just happy that Mr. Belk is alive and well to tell his story. On the heels of the Ferguson, Missouri protest for the slain teenager Mike Brown, this recent profiling incident just proves that all police departments need to do better.
The long running television show was currently in production for a new season with the Spike Network after being cancelled in 2013 on FOX.
Sadly a crew member was shot and killed while working on the TV show Cops. The crew was on the scene of a robbery taking place at a Wendy’s restaurant in Ohama, Nebraska. The suspect Cortez Washington fired his pellet gun at the officers and the officers proceed to fire their weapons back. Sadly a bullet from an officer’s gun fatally hit audio technician Bryce Dion. Dion was wearing bullet proof vest but because ge was hit under his left armpit he still died from his wounds.
Sad day for the crew and the city of Omaha.
The very popular game show The Price Is Right has always had beautiful female models on the set present prizes and move game pieces around. Well in 2014 they have decided to give the boys a chance. If you are a hot guy, The Price Is Right is looking for you.
To be considered as a Semi Finalist you must be available 9/29/14 to 10/7/2014 to travel to LOS ANGELES. To be considered as a Grand Prize Winner you must be available December 6th 2014 through December 11th, 2014.
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· The Online Submissions will be accepted starting September 6th 2014 at 7am EST and closing September 21st, 2014 at 2pm EST
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Video Submission must be no longer than three (3) minutes in length:
Please include the following information in your video!
· Tell us your name
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Karrueche Tran was a guest co-host on BET‘s 106&Park and in normal co-hosting fashion she read from a teleprompter. Well just when Karrueche thought she had everything down pact, she read a very distasteful joke about Beyonce and Jay-z‘s daughter Blue Ivy’s hair and the gates of to hell opened up.
During a segment called The Top 6 Things Blue Ivy Thought During The VMA’s , Karrueche says “I really did wake up like this, because my parents never comb my hair.” The 2 year old has been the butt of many hair jokes. There was even a petition created asking Beyonce to come Blue Ivy’s hair. (Which confirms how screwed up the world actually is.)Well needless to say, heads rolled over this ignorant joke. Since the airing of the show Karrueche has been getting death threats from Beyonce’s fans.
The President of music programming for BET Stephen Hill released a public statement, stating that it is not Karrueche’s fault she was just reading what a producer wrote. 106&Park is now on hiatus. There have been reports that a producer has been fired from the show for the unnecessary drama they have caused.
Now y'all know I LOVE me some Beyoncé and Blue Ivy! I didn't write this script y'all lol—
Karrueche Tran (@karrueche) August 25, 2014
Bow Wow has stated that the show is on hiatus because he is taping for CSI. As we all know Bow Wow is one of the host for the music countdown show. We have seen plenty of guest co-host come on and take over while the officials host are away doing other things. Show often take a hiatus but this is all too sudden. How convenient for BET to go on hiatus in the midst of a PR crisis.
So the MTV VMA’s came and went. Beyonce shut the award show down with a medley of her latest albums songs. Blu Ivy, Kelly Rowland and Jay-z were all there cheering her on. Face it people, Beyonce is the greatest entertainer alive. She is FLAWLESS.
There is going to be much talk about Beyonce’s remarkable performance, so let me touch on a few other things from the VMA’s that deserve a mention.
Miley Cyrus won an award and instead of accepting the award herself, she let a homeless gentlemen accept the award a give a speech about homelessness in the city of Los Angeles. At first it was weird (because Miley didn’t come on stage) but it got emotional real quick.
Oh and the Anaconda Rapper Nicki Minaj performed with an obvious wardrobe malfunction. She was performing with Ariana Grande and Jessie J. MTV also caught a glimpse of Ariana and her boo Big Sean backstage holding hands. Why is he called Big Sean though?
And this happened……… Katy Perry and Riff Raff came to the award show together in matching outfits, hot damn! Remember Riff Raff was a contestant on the reality show from G’s to Gent’s. Fonzworth Bentley tried to help this man, but I guess he learned nothing about style and everything about networking. How did these two cross paths, only god knows.
Overall it was a pretty good show. Good job MTV.
So what happens when you sign up to appear on a naked dating show? Well you study the show when it airs and look and see if any of your private parts are not blurred out. Model Jessie Nizewitz says her vagina was not blurred out when her episode of Dating Naked aired.
Vh1 just might settle with her. But I really don’t see how she could win the entire lawsuit. There was obviously some misconduct or fault. The little scene of her hoo-ha was not covered enough. Jessie honey we live in a world where Kim Kardashian became a star because of her sex tape. I am pretty sure you little 2 second vagina being exposed will not ruin your life. I hope not.