Daniele Watts “apology” letter to police is rejected, sent back by judge

posted at 4:01 pm on August 8, 2015 by Jazz Shaw

It’s been almost a year since we checked in on the case of “Django Unchained” actress Daniele Watts. You may recall that she got into a rather unpleasant confrontation with the police and was arrested for having sex in public and refusing to show ID when an officer responded to a complaint about lewd public behavior. Her claims that she was being racially profiled or discriminated against fell apart after it turned out that the entire affair had been recorded. Civil rights leaders later had to recant their initial evaluations and called on Watts to apologize rather than the police. Watts refused.

The demands for an apology were not so easily dismissed, and part of her plea bargain on the charges she faced as a result of her tall tales was an order from the court that she apologize to the police. That apology was finally delivered this month, but the judge has sent Watts and her significant other back to the drawing board because the proffered “apology” was completely insufficient. (NY Daily News)

The “Django Unchained” actress and beau Brian Lucas now have until Aug. 26 to submit revised letters after a judge and prosecutors rejected drafts submitted this week as part of their May plea deal.

“I’m glad they have to do a rewrite. No more excuses. She needs to say she was immature and she messed up and that she apologizes for creating the whole conflict,” arresting officer Jim Parker, now retired from the Los Angeles Police Department, told the Daily News.

I imagine that there will be accusations that Watts is being “harassed” by the court, but reading the excerpts from the “apology” it’s easy to see why it was rejected. First of all, she prefaced everything by pointing out that she was clearly not in the wrong and talked about how wonderful it was that the case had brought so much attention to the unfair treatment that interracial couples receive. Then, rather than going on to actually express regret, she once again accused the officer who was called to the scene of being at fault, even though full recordings of the event had shown that he did nothing that she accused him of.

“Looking on the brighter side, we do believe that the public discourse that surrounded our encounter was beneficial as it provided an opportunity for the public to discuss, and more deeply understand, the ‘taboo’ subject of interracial relationships,” the letter said…

“Sgt. Parker, when you said sarcastically, ‘Thank you for bringing up the race card. I never hear that,’ I felt provoked because I had previously encountered many disheartening experiences related to ‘being black’ both in my personal life, and as reflected in society overall. Your willingness to dismiss my experience with sarcasm was hurtful, and caused me to respond defensively,” she said.

The, she finally gets to the “apology” portion of the letter.

“We are truly sorry that our expression of love caused such a disturbance to your lives that you felt it threatening enough to warrant police involvement,” Watts and Lucas wrote.

This is a classic #SorryNotSorry as it’s hashtagged on Twitter by you crazy kids. Despite having been revealed as a fabulist who made up the entire race card accusations to cover up her own culpability, Watts “apologized” for exposing the cop as a hateful racist. This letter not only failed completely as any sort of an apology, but actually advanced the more serious charge she faced from the original allegations. This was insulting and, frankly, tone deaf from beginning to end. Her attorney is assuring the court that the couple plans on submitting a letter which complies with the lawful orders, but why do they need another bite at the apple?

When the original plea was entered last May, the agreement to have the charges reduced was based on an order that the couple serve one-year formal diversions, complete 40 hours of community service at a court-approved facility and both Lucas and Watts must write apology letters to their arresting officers. Having the reduced charge and lesser penalty was contingent upon completing all of those requirements. The letter was not an apology… it was an accusation. It sounds to me as if that should qualify as a #fail (Sorry. I’m apparently on a hashtag kick today) and see the courts revert to what the original charges and penalties would have been.

Rather than complaining about the unfairness of the system which has allowed her to rise to the heights of success and fortune, Watts should be thankful that she’s getting so many chances here. It’s an easier path than she might have been walking.


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She’s sorry alright – one sorry little twit.

vnvet on August 8, 2015 at 4:11 PM

arresting officer Jim Parker, now retired from the Los Angeles Police Department,

The guy looked about 30 and he’s retired? Man I got to get a public service job.

Lonetown on August 8, 2015 at 4:11 PM

What a piece of sh!t.

M240H on August 8, 2015 at 4:15 PM

This is what happens when blacks are constantly told that everything bad that happens to them is because of their skin color.

The Notorious G.O.P on August 8, 2015 at 4:17 PM

arresting officer Jim Parker, now retired from the Los Angeles Police Department,

The three-day work weeks really age you.

corona79 on August 8, 2015 at 4:19 PM

“I’m sorry you crackas don’t see how racist you are”.

HotAirian on August 8, 2015 at 4:22 PM

the ‘taboo’ subject of interracial relationships

Unadulterated horseshit from this little drama queen with a chip on her shoulder.

I’m lily white (of European descent) and my wife is African. Real (black) African, not wanna-be. We don’t endure discrimination, stares, mistreatment, ANYTHING. Of course, the only real differences here is that my wife doesn’t walk around with a chip on her shoulder, and we don’t have sex in public.

Shepherd Lover on August 8, 2015 at 4:25 PM

the ‘taboo’ subject of interracial relationships,”

Derek Jeter’s parents have no problem. Of course, they also raised a son to be respectful and do the right thing, not a whiny narcissist.

rbj on August 8, 2015 at 4:27 PM

Obviously, all you intolerant Tea Party lunatics don’t understand.

She’s a black woman.
He’s a white, male dominating authority figure.

So, no ‘pology is needed. Except by white racist Amerikkka for oppressing her loving natural instincts, or something.

…now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to shove my white guy dreadlocks under a hat, and go buy some new Birkenstocks. WIth my unemployment check.

orangemtl on August 8, 2015 at 4:27 PM

Entitlement class claims an entitlement was infringed upon. Expressions of love in public that cause such a spectacle that the police are called in, it is not love but lust. There is a difference.

I harken back to an episode of “The Closer” with Kyra Segewick, in which her character explains to someone how to apologize: “First start with the words, ‘I apologize’ and then continue with the reason WHY an apology is being offered. Follow that with words to the effect that you have learned from your mistake and will not do it again.” It was a great lesson. Sorry I got caught, sorry that there is actual repercussions from doing something bad, sorry (and nothing else) – those are not apologies.

evie1949 on August 8, 2015 at 4:29 PM

She is pure pond scum.

rplat on August 8, 2015 at 4:30 PM

corona79 on August 8, 2015 at 4:19 PM

You should give it a try for awhile…..

Barred on August 8, 2015 at 4:32 PM

I’m lily white (of European descent) and my wife is African. Real (black) African, not wanna-be. We don’t endure discrimination, stares, mistreatment, ANYTHING. Of course, the only real differences here is that my wife doesn’t walk around with a chip on her shoulder, and we don’t have sex in public.

Shepherd Lover on August 8, 2015 at 4:25 PM

Well said.

Captain Kirock on August 8, 2015 at 4:36 PM

blink on August 8, 2015 at 4:34 PM

I think they took the deal because they were also facing a public indecency charge and one for filing a false police report. I may be wrong about that but I’m pretty sure there some other charges that were dismissed.

Captain Kirock on August 8, 2015 at 4:40 PM

In tYou should give it a try for awhile…..

Barred on August 8, 2015 at 4:32 PM

In the real world, reality happens seven days a week.

corona79 on August 8, 2015 at 4:49 PM

#colorpeoplepublicsexprivilege

Dolce Far Niente on August 8, 2015 at 4:58 PM

Some self-absorbed people find it extremely painful to ever admit they’re wrong. You know the type. Not saying that’s the case here, but … wait a minute. Yes, I *am* saying that’s the case here.

LashRambo on August 8, 2015 at 5:01 PM

Judges shouldn’t be ordering people to get married or write letters of apology. They should be APPLYING THE LAW, by Megan Kelly’s period.

ConstantineXI on August 8, 2015 at 5:02 PM

Some self-absorbed people find it extremely painful to ever admit they’re wrong. You know the type. Not saying that’s the case here, but … wait a minute. Yes, I *am* saying that’s the case here.

LashRambo on August 8, 2015 at 5:01 PM

Try getting Obama to admit he’s wrong.

ConstantineXI on August 8, 2015 at 5:02 PM

The left has no shame or morals.

Grunt on August 8, 2015 at 5:06 PM

Boinks up her first letter, haha!

canopfor on August 8, 2015 at 5:08 PM

This is silly. You can’t force someone to apologize. An apology has no meaning whatsoever if it is coerced. Punish her or don’t punish her. But you can’t force an apology.

BlackRazor on August 8, 2015 at 5:12 PM

Throw her black azz in jail and start passing out the broom sticks.
She’ll be sorry then . . .

Bubba Redneck on August 8, 2015 at 5:13 PM

Try getting Obama to admit he’s wrong.

ConstantineXI on August 8, 2015 at 5:02 PM

Obama is so pleased with himself. He thinks he’s just so wonderful.

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/freewheeling-obama-claims-he-could-win-a-third-term-2015-07-28

Obama claims he could win a third term
By Greg Robb
Published: July 28, 2015 12:41 p.m. ET

“I think if I ran, I could win,” Obama boasted,in a speech to the African Union in Ethiopia on Tuesday.

He quickly noted that he can’t run again as the Constitution limits him to two terms. Obama also offered a rating of the job he’s done since he first took the oath of office January 2009. Obama’s self-assessment: “pretty good.”

In a speech to an African Union meeting on Tuesday, President Obama scolded leaders on the continent who overstay their term limits. He joked that, though he could win a third term, he would rather spend time with his family.

Seeming eager to jump back into the political fray with the 2016 Republican field, Obama referred to the current batch of GOP candidates, which currently numbers 16, of being full of “sad” and “ridiculous” rhetoric. “The American people deserve better,” Obama proclaimed.

Obama’s bold remarks came after he took Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta to task for his country’s record on gay rights. “And when a government gets in a habit of people treating people differently,” he said Saturday, “those habits can spread.”

“Pretty good”. Imagine Washington or Jefferson or Lincoln saying such a thing, or any of the other dead white guys on the dollar bills (sic). Forget about LOOKING like them, if only Obama WAS anything like them. Anything like them.

LashRambo on August 8, 2015 at 5:16 PM

Looking at that picture I know what Trump would say (WWTS)…”That chick needs to grow a pair”.

HonestLib on August 8, 2015 at 5:16 PM

Try getting Obama to admit he’s wrong.

ConstantineXI on August 8, 2015 at 5:02 PM

Obama is so pleased with himself. He thinks he’s just so wonderful.

(Tried again without the URL)

Obama claims he could win a third term
By Greg Robb
Published: July 28, 2015 12:41 p.m. ET

“I think if I ran, I could win,” Obama boasted,in a speech to the African Union in Ethiopia on Tuesday.

He quickly noted that he can’t run again as the Constitution limits him to two terms. Obama also offered a rating of the job he’s done since he first took the oath of office January 2009. Obama’s self-assessment: “pretty good.”

In a speech to an African Union meeting on Tuesday, President Obama scolded leaders on the continent who overstay their term limits. He joked that, though he could win a third term, he would rather spend time with his family.

Seeming eager to jump back into the political fray with the 2016 Republican field, Obama referred to the current batch of GOP candidates, which currently numbers 16, of being full of “sad” and “ridiculous” rhetoric. “The American people deserve better,” Obama proclaimed.

Obama’s bold remarks came after he took Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta to task for his country’s record on gay rights. “And when a government gets in a habit of people treating people differently,” he said Saturday, “those habits can spread.”

“Pretty good”. Imagine Washington or Jefferson or Lincoln saying such a thing, or any of the other dead white guys on the dollar bills (sic). Forget about LOOKING like them, if only Obama WAS anything like them. Anything like them.

LashRambo on August 8, 2015 at 5:17 PM

Throw her black azz in jail and start passing out the broom sticks.
She’ll be sorry then . . .

Bubba Redneck on August 8, 2015 at 5:13 PM

Oh man…..that was not funny.

HonestLib on August 8, 2015 at 5:18 PM

Sorry, wrong thread! Ugh.

LashRambo on August 8, 2015 at 5:18 PM

The Django Unchained “actress” has until Aug. 26 to submit revised letters …

… and, this time, no ebonics, you stupid racist mush-brain.

Pork-Chop on August 8, 2015 at 5:19 PM

OT: Immature jerk of a vacationing President personally leaked Swarmy Schumer’s meaningless and symbolic opposition to His GLORIOUS Nukes for Mad Mullah’s nuclear weapons deal with Iran. Then heads off early to Martha’s Vineyard.

If you LIKE your New York City, you can KEEP your New York City.

ConstantineXI on August 8, 2015 at 5:05 PM

More on O’bama VS Schumer from John Hinderaker at Power Line:

How did the administration respond? With a multi-pronged assault on Schumer that included this tweet by Dan Pfeiffer, who was Obama’s “senior political adviser” until February and who is still a mouthpiece for his old boss:

“The base won’t support a leader who thought Obamacare was a mistake and wants War with Iran.”

Chuck Schumer wants war with Iran? Are these guys nuts? The administration tried to shore up its characterization of Schumer as a warmonger by bringing up his 2003 support for the war in Iraq:

“[T]he White House moved to marginalize his position, citing his support for the Iraq war in 2003 as part of a long-standing tendency to disagree with Obama on foreign policy and the use of American power.”

The White House failed to point out, of course, that John Kerry and Hillary Clinton, among many other Democrats, also supported going to war in Iraq.

The White House knows that its supporters are all Stupid, and therefore knows that Democrats don’t even remember Clinton and Kerry’s votes for “Bush’s War”.

Del Dolemonte on August 8, 2015 at 5:20 PM

If I were the judge, I’d throw the ho in a jail cell to do the rewrite…

dpduq on August 8, 2015 at 5:31 PM

This is classic reason why America is tired and could care less about #blacklivesmatter whining. These people are so far removed from reality it is not even funny to laugh at anymore.

Ellis on August 8, 2015 at 5:51 PM

“arresting officer Jim Parker, now retired from the Los Angeles Police Department”

Listening to him on a talk radio show, he was not ‘retired’, he was ‘let go’ by the LAPD. Reason was, he went on air with John and Ken in L.A. and played the recording. LAPD didn’t like that and terminated him.

ObserverMI on August 8, 2015 at 5:56 PM

So much for MLK’s dream of a colorblind society where everyone is equal– special interests are now using our laws and some people’s guilt to gain advantage.

Fortunately she was caught on camera – like another person trying the same thing with the cops recently.

We need to make ALL people equal under the law – no more special privileges for any group.

celt on August 8, 2015 at 5:58 PM

Allow her to craft the perfect apology letter over 3 months (that is, 90 days in jail).

Ruckus_Tom on August 8, 2015 at 5:59 PM

Just how stupid can one of Holder’s peoples be? Write a letter…”I was wrong, sorry to have caused trouble by my immature behavior and I won’t be sukkin and effin in publix no mo.” Easy peasey,over and done.

arnold ziffel on August 8, 2015 at 6:01 PM

In the real world, reality happens seven days a week.

corona79 on August 8, 2015 at 4:49 PM

Be nice if you could manage even one.

It’s not illegal to simply refuse to show an ID card.

blink on August 8, 2015 at 4:34 PM

She wasn’t arrested just for not showing an ID. That was simply what led to the asinine freak out she did. They were arrested because they were f*ing in a car with the door open, in front of an office building full of people at work. Then she felt the need to resist arrest.

I’m not sure I would give her the chance to redo it. I would simply call off the plea deal, announce the maximum sentence for the things to which they pled guilty, and have the bailiff take her into custody immediately.

GWB on August 8, 2015 at 6:05 PM

What does this have to do with Trump? I thought this was alltrump.com. Did I go to the wrong site?

Chris of Rights on August 8, 2015 at 6:08 PM

She shouldn’t have taken a deal. It’s not illegal to simply refuse to show an ID card. There’s not a state in this country that requires an ID card be shown by someone being detained. In fact, California isn’t even a stop & identify state.

That is not relevant here. The officer had probable cause to ID them because they had been called to the scene to investigate a crime. She was suspected of committing a crime. This was not a “Terry Stop”.

LeftCoastRight on August 8, 2015 at 6:30 PM

Just a reminder, the police officer involved here was suspended in June without pay for releasing the recording which exonerated him, because he released it without the permission of the department.

http://www.kfiam640.com/onair/john-and-ken-37487/sgt-jim-parker-explains-why-he-13664430/

HakerA on August 8, 2015 at 7:02 PM

I really don’t have a clue who this woman is or what she even looks like. I do remember, faintly, this story from back when it happened. Since her only claim to fame seems to be one movie, which I will never watch and this minor event I’m hoping to forget all about her in the near future.

Oldnuke on August 8, 2015 at 7:17 PM

I felt provoked because I had previously encountered many disheartening experiences related to ‘being black’ both in my personal life, and as reflected in society overall. Your willingness to dismiss my experience with sarcasm was hurtful, and caused me to respond defensively,” she said.

Any apology that includes the idea that the whole reason for the altercation is that a white police officer is too privileged to understand what it means to be black in America- is not an apology.

This crazy racist chick’s agent must love the fact that she’s getting all this free publicity.

Happy Nomad on August 8, 2015 at 8:07 PM

Maybe she could do her community service in the police department and see what it’s really like.

PattyJ on August 8, 2015 at 8:08 PM

Danielle Watts- coming to the big screen soon in an epic motion picture where she appears as angry street walker #3.

Happy Nomad on August 8, 2015 at 8:09 PM

You have to MURDER someone in Hollyweed in order to see jail time.

But even that’s iffy. Just ask Robert Blake.

GarandFan on August 8, 2015 at 9:14 PM

blink… your full of it. you can continue to stamp your feet.

CWforFreedom on August 8, 2015 at 9:19 PM

#BlackLiesMatter

Mason on August 8, 2015 at 9:53 PM

Be nice if you could manage even one.

GWB on August 8, 2015 at 6:05 PM

Sorry, you have to manage your own … oh wait, Barry pays for your phone, right?

corona79 on August 8, 2015 at 11:00 PM

Sorry, but I have a bone to pick with Jazz on this. She hasn’t risen “to the heights of success and fortune”, she is a D list actress in a town where there are thousands of them – most of whom spend most of their time waiting tables or working at Starbucks.

They keep calling her the “Django Unchained” actress because that is her most recognizable film credit but she had a non-speaking part. She was literally “girl who answers door”. If you go to the website IMDB you can see she had a few background roles but most are “shorts” which are student films or tryout films for people on the periphery. Its a stretch to call her a working actress, much less one with “success and fortune”.

I live in Hollywood and there is an old joke that is funny because its true:

Q: What do you say to an actress in Hollywood?

A: I’d like a desert menu

Kaisersoze on August 8, 2015 at 11:30 PM

In my family, that’s what would be called in more euphemistic terms a “sor” — or half of a “sorry”. The other term we use for her kind of apology is a “sorry butt”.

unclesmrgol on August 8, 2015 at 11:39 PM

Sadly she’s learned her lessons well from the infantile White House narcissist; how many others’ lives has he likewise polluted by his vile, lawless, fascist, bigoted example as an evil traitor to everything decent America stands for.

russedav on August 9, 2015 at 2:23 AM

“Looking on the brighter side, we do believe that the public discourse that surrounded our encounter was beneficial as it provided an opportunity for the public to discuss, and more deeply understand, the ‘taboo’ subject of interracial relationships,” the letter said.

Except for an innocent comment from some lifelong friends six year old, (paraphrasing), “Mr Hawkdriver (NMRN) is white and Mrs Hawkdriver (NHRM) is darker skinned, is that okay?” I do not even think the rest of the world notices. It’s funny also in this regard, Mrs H just gets fairly dark in the summer because of her background. you would think according to liberals there would be some tangible difference of note between the seasons of how people treat her or us. Nope.

hawkdriver on August 9, 2015 at 6:15 AM

I’m not sure I would give her the chance to redo it. I would simply call off the plea deal, announce the maximum sentence for the things to which they pled guilty, and have the bailiff take her into custody immediately.

GWB on August 8, 2015 at 6:05 PM

Best comment, best idea right here.

hawkdriver on August 9, 2015 at 6:23 AM

Shepherd Lover on August 8, 2015 at 4:25 PM

Well said.

Captain Kirock on August 8, 2015 at 4:36 PM

Absolutely.

hawkdriver on August 9, 2015 at 6:25 AM

Evidently blacks (militant/activists) are above the law. They don’t accept responsibility and refuse accountability! They protest against cops catching them when they break the law. They blame cops for abuse when they resist arrest. Its just sad, and now they anger when anyone says “all lives matter”! Its insane, its anarchy!

soapyjeans on August 9, 2015 at 9:37 AM

Well, just look at the hostile, self-righteous POS crap movie she was in….

RL on August 9, 2015 at 9:54 AM

It’s just this kind of black bullshit that promotes white racism.

The progressive machine remains successful in keeping blacks on their plantation.

Younggod on August 9, 2015 at 12:06 PM

She’s sorry alright – one sorry little twit.

vnvet on August 8, 2015 at 4:11 PM

Change the vowel in your final word and we’re in full agreement.

ricoliv on August 9, 2015 at 12:19 PM

Who’s Daniele Watts?

Oh yeah. She’s that skank who was arrested for f*cking in public.

jbspry on August 9, 2015 at 1:19 PM

I really wonder how successful an actress is the lovely and vivacious Ms. Danielle. She’s not that pretty and shows a lamentable tendency to over-emote, so I wonder if she’s really getting any acting jobs. I can’t imagine her, either, as a waitress or any kind of service employee, so my guess is that she’s either living on black social security disability, or she’s working the porn industry over the hill in the Valley.

Can’t remember what the white boyfriend says he does for a living. Maybe a limo driver. I wonder if he’s got a full-time job either.

Danielle is a sterling example of a Black Life That Matters, and also both she and her bimbo boyfriend are exactly the sort of citizens that ObamaCare was set up to protect.

As far as the “retired” cop, the current chief of police is NOT either Darryl Gates nor Bill Bratton and has always shown a lamentable tendency to knuckle under to loud-mouth SJWs. My guess is the police officer “retired” under pressure. I wonder if he was offered any kind of golden parachute to go along with the party line.

NahnCee on August 9, 2015 at 1:42 PM

In Los Angeles, a raw food cook completes his work by asking “Paper or Plastic”?

Kaisersoze on August 9, 2015 at 5:28 PM

Sorry, you have to manage your own … oh wait, Barry pays for your phone, right?

corona79 on August 8, 2015 at 11:00 PM

Like I said – no even a single day of reality can you manage.

First, do you agree that she was not legally required to show an ID card?

Yes. Of course, I would also love to see cops be locals to the point that they wouldn’t generally need to see your ID to know who you were. Showing an ID shouldn’t be necessary, though – except to run you for priors.

What did they plead guilty to? I thought that one remaining charge had been dropped and that they had pleaded no contest to the other remaining charge. I thought the no contest plea was contingent on the deal. If there’s no deal, then she can legally withdraw her plea.

blink on August 8, 2015 at 6:41 PM

True. I assumed it was a “pled guilty” not an “oh, we didn’t do anything, but we’re going to let you punish us anyway” nolo contendre.

(Sorry I didn’t get back to this yesterday. I was having computer issues all day long.)

GWB on August 9, 2015 at 8:07 PM

He’s a raw food cook.

blink on August 9, 2015 at 4:46 PM

As opposed to a cooked food cook?

GrumpyOldFart on August 10, 2015 at 10:13 AM

She shouldn’t have taken a deal. It’s not illegal to simply refuse to show an ID card. There’s not a state in this country that requires an ID card be shown by someone being detained. In fact, California isn’t even a stop & identify state. The two California cases regarding this existed back when California had a stop&id statute and both suspects in those cases had lied about having an ID card on them.

blink on August 8, 2015 at 4:34 PM

How about having sex in public?
Want to claim there’s no law restricting that either?

Apparently there was enough evidence/video of that to justify charges, and that’s what they pled down from.

Now if you want to claim that having sex in public is legal; go ahead and try that.
But if you have any plans of being honest about this, you need to mention that charge as well instead claiming the ID was the only issue.

gekkobear on August 10, 2015 at 11:09 AM