“I’m just really thankful to have the chance to portray a character you don’t see every day,’’ said King in between filming. “I have women come up to me all the time and say that exact thing to me. They say they love my character and how she is a real woman with a real career that they believe. People love to see themselves on screen in a way that makes sense and seems on point.” … [Read more...] about Regina King: ‘Southland’ Star Defies TV Stereotypes of Black Women
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There is a list of famous cases involving false confessions: Martin Tankleff, Jeffrey Deskovic, the “West Memphis 3,” the “Norfolk Four.” Tankleff, a 17-year-old, awoke one morning to find his parents brutally beaten and stabbed. His mother was dead, and his father was in a coma. Despite the fact that the father had a business partner who owed him $500,000, and who had recently threatened him, and who had been in the house the night before, detectives felt that Tankleff was too cold and unemotional in the aftermath, and they concentrated on him as a suspect even after the business partner faked his own death and moved to California. When Tankleff was in the interrogation room, he was told that his father had awakened and identified him. Invited to explain how that might be possible, he offered a confused conjecture about how he might have blacked out. Deskovic was another 17-year-old, but he struck police as overly emotional in his reaction to the rape and … [Read more...] about The Myth of the Central Park Five
12:01 p.m. August Complex now largest in state history: The massive August Complex raging in the Mendocino National Forest is now the largest wildfire in California’s recorded history. As of Thursday morning, the fire had burned 471,185 acres, overtaking the 2018 record set by the Mendocino Complex fires, which burned about 459,000 acres. The news comes just one day after Cal Fire said the August Complex had become the state’s second-largest fire ever, surpassing last month’s record by the SCU Lightning Complex in the South and East Bay Area. Six of California’s top 20 largest fires have occurred this year. The top five have occurred in the last three years, according to Cal Fire. … [Read more...] about California wildfires: Live updates Sept. 10-11
"You would not rule him out doing something special in the Premier League at some point with Leeds United, if things continue on this trajectory," says Pope. "He's gone way beyond anybody's expectations with what he's done so far. He's got godlike status in Leeds. … [Read more...] about Marcelo Bielsa aims to bring whole new ball game to Premier League
He said to me, "I don't think I got in too much trouble with that." Not, "I'm sorry I did it." It was, "Oh, I didn't think I got in that much trouble," so for him, what matters is not the fairness of something. Ten times harder is justified in his mind. You criticize my hair, I'm going to call you a big, fat, ugly person who's not worth the air that you breathe. It's all relative, and it's all, is it fair to me? Does it mean that I'm getting my ego stroked or somehow being ignored or diminished? … [Read more...] about Who is Donald Trump?