Kendrick Sampson was violently attacked and arrested during a police encounter in Cartagena, Colombia, on Tuesday. The 32-year-old Insecure actor shared a disturbing Instagram video, originally taken by actress Natalia Reyes, on Wednesday, showing a cop punching him in the face and pulling a handgun on him before placing him in handcuffs.
“My heart hurts for people here, in the US and worldwide who get abused in the shadows.”
“Cartagena is AMAZING but this is the 6th time I was stopped in 5 days. It happens to Black Colombians often,” he wrote. “I’m told stopping is policy but what is NOT is they reached down my underwear aggressively, slap my arms 5 times hard, punch me in my jaw and pull his gun on me.
He then cuffed me and dragged me through the streets. I did not resist any legal procedure. Thank u for posting @nataliareyesg for helping me through this. And to the person who recorded this.”
In a separate statement on his Instagram Stories, Kendrick added, “For anyone asking what you can do from a distance, for now – share the video. This is a violation of human rights that happens every day with no accountability. At the end of the day . . . that’s my best protection. Visibility. My heart hurts for people here, in the US and worldwide who get abused in the shadows (or in broad daylight with no accountability) and don’t have that protection.”
The commander of the Cartagena police, General Henry Sanabria Cely, has since released a statement to the El Tiempo newspaper in Bogotá, in which he defended his officers and said they engaged in a “legitimate” use of force during their search. He also alleged that Kendrick resisted the search and tried to reach into a bag, though the actor made it clear that he “did not resist any legal procedure” in his statement.
A TikToker Created a Chrome Extension to Show Exactly How Much Netflix You Watched in 2020
To celebrate the end of each year, Spotify Wrapped gives users a personalized look back at their listening history and reveals all the stats on their music habits throughout the months, which often leads to people sharing their results on social media. But what if you were also curious about your watching habits? Enter: the unofficial Netflix Wrapped.
Inspired by Spotify’s wrap-up and the fact that we all probably watched way too much TV during this roller coaster of a year, one TikToker created a Netflix Wrapped Chrome extension and shared his invention on the platform. TikTok user Niko Draca, who’s a software engineer based in Canada, designed the tool to allow people to dive deep into their past year on the streaming platform.
While the extension isn’t affiliated with Netflix in any way and may still have some kinks, it’s a pretty cool way to see just how many hours (or in my case, days) of TV and films you’ve watched in 2020. Though I was already fully aware I watched mindless hours of Gossip Girl and every corny rom-com to hit the platform, it was still fun to see a detailed look at my stats.
You can do the same by simply adding the plug-in to your Google Chrome browser, logging into your Netflix account, opening the extension, and hitting start. Note that crunching the numbers can take a few minutes, so keep the window open while you wait. Once the tool loads, you’ll see a breakdown of your watch history by hours total, hours watched by month and day of week, content rating, and genre. Ahead, find out exactly how to use Netflix Wrapped and check out how Draca built the plug-in.