CREEPY: NEW USHER VIDEO WATCHES YOU VIA WEBCAM

CREEPY: NEW USHER VIDEO WATCHES YOU VIA WEBCAM

Viewer forced to consent to eyeballs being tracked
Creepy: New Usher Video Watches YOU Via Webcam

by PAUL JOSEPH WATSON | OCTOBER 20, 2015

Anew Usher music video designed to draw attention to police brutality forces the viewer to activate their webcam and have their eyeballs tracked in order to watch the clip.

In order to watch the video, which is entitled Chains, viewers have to “look in the eyes of unarmed victims,” which means activating their webcam and having it track their eyes to ensure they don’t look away.

The introduction to the video advises viewers to “remove hats, glasses and overhead headphones.” It then lines up the face of the viewer with a generic face pattern.

If at any point the viewer turns their head to look away from the video, the clip pauses and is replaced by a message which states, “don’t look away.”

The video also pauses if the viewer clicks onto a different browser tab.

“Your camera will not be used to record you or to transmit or store any sounds or images,” states the Tidal website.

The video highlights numerous cases of alleged police brutality, as well as the shooting of Trayvon Martin, for which George Zimmerman was acquitted.

“The reality is that racial bigotry diminishes the lives of too many people in our country,” the Grammy award-winning singer told Rap-Up, explaining that viewers are forced to keep their eyes glued to the screen “because it is important not only to feel the issue but to face it.”

The notion of highlighting the abuse of state power by deploying a creepy Big Brother-style feature that mimics the abuse of state power in the context of mass surveillance was probably not the best decision by Usher’s marketing team.

Deceased County Jail Inmate Identified as Lawrence Spies

Deceased County Jail Inmate Identified

by admin / Oct 19, 2015 / 0 comments

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Inmate Suicide
The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office is releasing the identity of the male inmate that was found deceased in his jail cell on September 19 at the El Dorado County Jail.
The inmate has been identified as Lawrence Spies (34).
Spies had been arrested on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and was found with an item tied to the top bunk in his cell and around his neck. He apparently hanged himself in his cell last month has been identified as 34-year-old Lawrence Spies.
Correctional officers at the county jail in Placerville were delivering dinner to inmates about 4:50 p.m. a month ago when they found Spies with “an item” around his neck that was tied to a top bunk, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release.
Deputies cut the inmate free and began performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation. El Dorado County fire personnel arrived and Spies was pronounced dead at 5:03 p.m.  on Sept. 19, 2015.
Spies was in jail on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and making criminal threats.

The Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly single-vehicle rollover that occurred shortly after 5 p.m. on Saturday night that took the life of South Lake Tahoe Police Officer Mark Hounsell, his wife Jeanne and one other person.

The Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly single-vehicle rollover that occurred shortly after 5 p.m. on Saturday night that took the life of South Lake Tahoe Police Officer Mark Hounsell, his wife Jeanne and one other person.

South Lake Tahoe Police Chief Brian Uhler made the following statement:
“It is with deep sadness and sorrow that we inform our South Lake Tahoe community and others of the passing of Officer Mark Hounsell and his wife Jeanne. Mark had served the citizens of South Lake Tahoe as a Police Officer since May 19, 2007.

“Mark, his wife, his wife’s friend, and Mark’s four children were returning from a family trip when they were involved in a single car rollover accident near Fallon, Nevada. In addition to Mark and his wife Jeanne, the adult family friend also died from injuries sustained in the crash.

“The family friend’s name is being withheld pending a confirmation that next of kin has been notified. All the children had varying degrees of injury, but are expected to recover.

“This tragedy shocks the entire Police Department, Mark’s friends and all who knew this fine family. We will be making plans to properly honor and show our respects in the coming days. More details to include ways in which friends can be supportive will follow.”

Recall petitions against both Joe Harn and Vern Pierson to start at the same time

RECALL PETITIONS AGAINST BOTH JOE HARN AND VERN PIERSON TO START AT THE SAME TIME

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Auditor Controller Joe Harn Petition for Recall: harn-petition-for-recall-letter
 
District Attorney Vern Pierson Petition for Recall: pierson-petition-for-recall-letter
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Auditor Joe Harn breaks the law, Will DA Vern Pierson prosecute?

WHY SHOULD WE RECALL OUR AUDITOR-CONTROLLER & DISTRICT ATTORNEY?

Every person we elect to public office works for “the people” – us. We pay their lavish salaries and expect them to work hard on our behalf. Unfortunately, some elected officials turn out badly and need to be fired. Here are just a few of the reasons some of us think Auditor-Controller Joe Harn and District Attorney Vern Pierson should be fired:

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Joe Harn

Auditor-Controller Joe Harn & His Corrupt Practices

Failure to make authorized payments for reasons of personal and political motivation in violation of California State Penal Code Sections 424 and 425.
  • Participating in an immoral scheme whereby some County Elected Officials receive non-performance bonuses increasing the amount of both their six figure base salaries and retirement pensions for reasons such as simply being re-elected or possessing the certificates required to hold office. Failure to protect the fiscal integrity of the County by willfully refusing to prepare a complete Cost Allocation Plan.
  • Failure to produce and submit required County bill payment disclosure reports to the Board of Supervisors in violation of County Ordinance Code Sections 3.16.130 and 3.16.140.
  • Engaging in inappropriate conduct including: harassment, bullying, and disrespectful conduct towards County employees, vendors, and staff of other agencies.

 

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Vern Pierson

District Attorney Vern Pierson & His Corrupt Practices –

Abusing the power and resources of office to pursue criminal prosecutions and civil litigation against innocent persons and businesses for personal and political reasons, such as, generating career building publicity and punishing political enemies.

  • Participating in an immoral scheme whereby some County Elected Officials receive non-performance bonuses increasing the amount of both their six figure base salaries and retirement pensions for reasons such as simply being re-elected or possessing the certificates required to hold office.
  • Participating in an immoral scheme whereby the District Attorney receives extra pay ($104.00 per hour) as “County Chief Technology Officer”, thereby gaining access to all e-mail messages moving through the County internet system including the Public Defender’s Office.
  • Abusing court rules to discredit Judges for personal and political reasons.
  • Failing to impanel a Criminal Grand Jury to investigate his political ally Auditor-Controller Joe Harn for official misconduct to determine if Harn should be removed from office as recommended by the 2014-15 Civil Grand Jury in their report “Putting Political Gain Over What’s Right For The County”.

If you agree that we as citizens should fire Joe Harn and Vern Pierson for their corrupt practices and bad behavior, then please help us get the 10,626 signatures we need to exercise our civil rights by placing their recall election on the ballot by signing and circulating both official recall petitions with your friends and neighbors!

Some of our local community leaders who have experience successfully qualifying ballot measures in our County are joining forces with another community group and are starting a recall of all 5 EDC supervisors now.  I don’t not have much detail yet.

These leaders contacted me this weekend because they are also tired of the corruption and want to circulate recall petitions against both Joe Harn and Vern Pierson at the same time and asked me if I would help with the Pierson & Harn recall effort only.  So I am writing to you to see if you are interested in working on the Pierson & Harn portion of this recall, not the others at this time.  Things are moving very quickly!!!

Please follow these directions carefully:

 
Step 1: Who can sign a Petition?

Any registered voter can sign a Recall Petition for the countywide positions of District Attorney and Auditor.  If you need assistance with determining whether or not you are a registered voter, you may call the Elections Department during normal business hours: (530) 621-7480

Step 2: Click and Print the Petitions
Auditor Controller Joe Harn Petition for Recall: harn-petition-for-recall-letter
District Attorney Vern Pierson Petition for Recall: pierson-petition-for-recall-letter
Step 3: Complete the numbered signature blocks
  • Print your name and residence address, as you are registered to vote.
  • Sign your signature underneath your printed name, and print the name of the city in which you live and your zip code.
  • Do not use “ditto marks” anywhere on the Petition.
  • You do not have to fill in all of the signature blocks for the petition to be valid. You may submit your petition with as few as one completed signature block.
Step 4: Mail to: Neighbors Against Corruption, P.O. Box 268, Shingle Springs, CA 95682
 

Petition Instruction Block
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DA Vern PiersonHi Everyone – A Very Interesting Developing is taking place! 

Here are the petitions – we just need 20 signatures:

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO CIRCULATE RECALL PETITION Harn

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO CIRCULATE RECALL PETITION Pierson

Some of our local community leaders who have experience successfully qualifying ballot measures in our County are joining forces with another community group and are starting a recall of all 5 EDC supervisors now.  I don’t not have much detail yet.

These leaders contacted me this weekend because they are also tired of the corruption and want to circulate recall petitions against both Joe Harn and Vern Pierson at the same time and asked me if I would help with the Pierson & Harn recall effort only.  So I am writing to you to see if you are interested in working on the Pierson & Harn portion of this recall, not the others at this time.  Things are moving very quickly!!!

Thanks!

Please follow these directions carefully:


Step 1: Who can sign a Petition?

Any registered voter can sign a Recall Petition for the countywide positions of District Attorney and Auditor.  If you need assistance with determining whether or not you are a registered voter, you may call the Elections Department during normal business hours: (530) 621-7480


Step 2: Click and Print the Petitions
 

Step 3: Complete the numbered signature blocks
  • Print your name and residence address, as you are registered to vote.
  • Sign your signature underneath your printed name, and print the name of the city in which you live and your zip code.
  • Do not use “ditto marks” anywhere on the Petition.
  • You do not have to fill in all of the signature blocks for the petition to be valid. You may submit your petition with as few as one completed signature block.
Step 4: Complete the “Declaration” of Person Circulating
  • One person MUST completely fill out the section entitled “DECLARATION OF PERSON CIRCULATING SECTION OF RECALL PETITION” at the bottom of the recall petition form.
  • The person that fills out the Declaration can be different than the signers in the Signature Blocks. This means that you can print a Petition, ask your neighbors to sign it, and then you can fill out the Declaration.
Step 5: Mail to: Neighbors Against Corruption, P.O. Box 268, Shingle Springs, CA 95682
 
 

Petition Instruction Block
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