above is an original post by jdischord about a loud guy on a block and the realtime webcam that captured it. Well i checked out the webcam and it had great picture quality and was ok i guess, but i just visited the link again and found this.
AN OPEN APOLOGY TO SAN FRANCISCO, MY NEIGHBORHOOD AND GROUPS WHO THREATENED MY LIFE
Thursday, December 11th: Hopefully, tonight will be the end of this. The following is written to everyone who was affected by my webcam both positively and negatively. I'd like to outline my intention in this project. My intention was to show "the noises that kept me awake at night" and that statement wasn't singling anyone out. It was a general statement that my apartment was in a noisy neighborhood. I had someone make a banner and then started broadcasting. The chatroom became full of hatefull comments so I brought on some moderators who gave a lot of their personal time to ensuring laws put in place at the dawn of civilization were maintained. The golden rule comes to mind and any comment that singled out someone's way of life, race, color or how much they made was shut down and those persons were banned. I ensured that the chat room was a safe place for all walks of life and most of the time it was. After 2 weeks of broadcasting, I received dozens of emails asking if they could donate to make the feed look better. I accepted these donations and put the money in to the camera. My stated intentions were that once equipment was purchased, all further donations would go to Glide church and a fundraiser would be held on Saturday the 13th to raise 5 thousand dollars for Glide Church. This institution does so much for San Francisco's citizens and I encourage everyone to donate to that church this Saturday despite the fact that I won't be doing a telethon DONATE HERE and prove that we can still make a difference despite the absence of a camera.
On Tuesday, December 9th, a banner was advertised on the webcam via the live feed as a few people held up a sign down on the street. I went to this site and initially ruled out that it was a website dedicated to illegal activities. Thus, I removed the clip. This was the start of what has become the worst 48 hours of my life. The site was upset and since they had free speech, I should have kept the clip up. Actually, I was in my right to keep the clip deleted but after learning that they weren't doing anything illegal, the clip was restored as a good gesture to me admitting that I was wrong. It didn't end there and I'll summarize what has happened since that evening:
I was followed to work this morning by men in hooded sweatshirts, and my girlfriend was followed home from work.
Someone called up my boss today and asked, "did you know that you employ a pedophile?"
I've received death threats over the phone and I won't reveal the context of those conversations for legal reasons.
My career as a social media consultant has been ruined due to bombarding of my social media profiles with misinformation and hateful comments
I have to somehow find money to move out of this apartment building because my girlfriend can't come home at night and is staying in a hotel in fear.
There's nothing I can do about this other than an issue an apology and reveal my "true intentions" of this camera.
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