Former Senior Director of Safety & Security &
Other Global Security Team Members Arrested
Facing 5 Yrs Prison & 3 Yrs Supervised Release & $250,000 Fine
Six Former eBay Employees Charged with Aggressive Cyberstalking Campaign
Targeting Natick Couple
former employees of eBay, Inc. have been charged with leading a cyberstalking
campaign targeting the editor and publisher of a newsletter that eBay executives
viewed as critical of the company.
James Baugh, 45, of San Jose, Calif., eBay’s former Senior Director of Safety
& Security, was arrested today and charged by criminal complaint with conspiracy
to commit cyberstalking and conspiracy to tamper with witnesses.
David Harville, 48, of New York City, eBay’s former Director of Global
Resiliency, was arrested this morning in New York City on the same charges and
will make an initial appearance via videoconference in U.S. District Court in
the Southern District of New York.
addition the following defendants were charged in an Information unsealed today:
Stephanie Popp, 32, of San Jose, eBay’s former Senior Manager of Global
Intelligence; Stephanie Stockwell, 26, of Redwood City, Calif., the former
manager of eBay’s Global Intelligence Center (GIC); Veronica Zea, 26, of
San Jose, a former eBay contractor who worked as an intelligence analyst in
the GIC; and Brian Gilbert, 51, of San Jose, a former Senior Manager of
Special Operations for eBay’s Global Security Team. They are each charged
with conspiracy to commit cyberstalking and conspiracy to tamper with
witnesses and will make appearances in federal court in Boston at a later
According to the charging documents, the victims of the cyberstalking
campaign were a Natick couple who are the editor and publisher of an online
newsletter that covers ecommerce companies, including eBay, a multinational
ecommerce business that offers platforms for consumer-to-consumer and
business-to-consumer transactions. Members of the executive leadership team at
eBay followed the newsletter’s posts, often taking issue with its content and
the anonymous comments underneath the editor’s stories.
Protests After Two More Deaths
Wendy's Shooting - Officer
Fired - Community Demands Answers
Two African American deaths spark new protests
Thousands rallied at anti-racism protests in dozens
of cities across the world over the weekend, from Australia and New Zealand to
Europe, Brazil and across the U.S.
Two recent incidents sparked fresh protests:
A white police officer fatally shot a 27-year-old black
man, Rayshard Brooks, as he tried to flee during an arrest. Tear
gas was fired and three dozen people were arrested after protesters set fire to
the Wendy’s where the shooting took place on Friday. The city’s police chief
resigned hours after the killing, and the officer was fired. An autopsy released
Sunday showed Brooks was shot twice in the back.
A 24-year-old black man, Robert Fuller, was found dead
Wednesday in California hanging from a tree. The authorities
initially said it appeared to be a suicide, but Fuller’s family says that
doesn’t make sense.
Atlanta police officer fired after fatally shooting black man Rayshard Brooks
Death officially ruled a homicide
Atlanta police officer was fired early Sunday following the fatal shooting of a
black man, which triggered unrest and new waves of protests in the city.
Rayshard Brooks, 27, was fatally shot by police at a Wendy's drive-thru
after officials said he resisted arrest and stole an officer's Taser.
An autopsy found that Brooks suffered two gunshot wounds to his back and
he died of organ injuries and blood loss, the Fulton County Medical Examiner
said on Sunday. The manner of death was listed as a homicide.
Palmdale, CA: Police to investigate hanging death of black man near city hall
Community questions suicide ruling following 2nd hanging in 10 days 45
Outrage over video showing police macing child at Seattle protest
Thousands of protesters dress in white for ‘Black Trans Lives’ rally in Brooklyn
Tens of Thousands March in Hollywood and West Hollywood for All Black Lives
Protesters target longtime Omaha restaurant for breakfast dish named after
Robert E. Lee
100 Chicago & 107 Minneapolis Walgreens Stores Reopen After Protests/Riots
America’s Police Reform
Police reforms quickly take hold across America. It's only just getting started
have 18,000 police departments with 18,000 ways of doing business
and 18,000 sets of policies ... We have to have national standards"
reform repeals a New York state statute that kept secret the personnel and
disciplinary records of police officers, leaving the public in the dark
about officers' abuse histories.
Other measures, from Florida to California, ban chokeholds and neck
restraints like the one used on George Floyd the day he died in police
custody in Minneapolis. Another move, inspired by the nationwide clamor for
reform by protesters after Floyd's death on Memorial Day, proposed
dramatically slashing up to $150 million in funding to the Los Angeles Police
Less than three weeks after the death of the unarmed 46-year-old black man,
officials across the nation have introduced or passed sweeping, unprecedented
reforms against the double scourge of police violence and racial injustice.
Much work remains, according to experts.
"It's nowhere near enough," Jonathan Smith, former chief of the special
litigation section at the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, said of
the hodgepodge of police reforms.
"People are rushing to sort of grab the low hanging fruit and some of that low
hanging fruit is really important. Banning chokeholds is really important.
Creating more transparency is really important. But the problems run so much
deeper. It's going to require a seriously sustained effort."
"We have 18,000 police departments with 18,000 ways of doing business and
18,000 sets of policies, he said. "We have to have national standards
... in terms of policy, law and training requirements."
Police Reform Is Necessary. But How Do We Do It?
House leader pushes back on calls to defund police: We need to focus on reform
How New York Is Restricting Police Tactics
Looting Fallout Continues
Surveillance Video Released - More Charges
Video shows Macy's Herald Square looting suspects who stole $10k in
The NYPD released surveillance video of suspects wanted for looting
at Macy's last week. The video released Tuesday shows a group of
thieves breaking into the flagship store in Herald Square on June 1.
Once inside, the looters ransacked part of the store and stole about
$10,000 worth of merchandise.
Rapper Ice Cube offers to pay Walmart $100K if Tampa looters are not charged
The rapper is hoping to pay the amount of money that looters are alleged to have
stolen from one of their Tampa, Florida stores, in hopes that the city will not
press charges on those who participated in stealing from the store. The
Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office asked the public for its help in
hundreds who stole merchandise at a Walmart late last month.
Two Pennsylvania men indicted on rioting and firearms
Illinois: 3 more charged with Bloomington-Normal looting
Waunakee woman faces charges for burglary, vandalism
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Retail LP Under Scrutiny - More Racial Profiling Allegations
Houston, TX: Two women sue Walmart for discrimination
after employee allegedly grabbed their bag
Two women from Houston are suing a local Walmart claiming they were
discriminated against by an employee because of their race. Samantha Sharpe and
her aunt, Cleatris Johnson, alleged they were walking out of the store around
Thanksgiving last year, when an employee asked to see their receipt,
according to Houston ABC station KTRK. The women noticed that two white men
walked out the store before them without being checked, so they too continued to
exit, according to a statement from Sharpe's lawyer. At that, a loss prevention
employee approached them and allegedly grabbed a bag out of Sharpe's hand while
screaming accusations, the statement said. In the struggle, the employee damaged
Sharpe's cellphone, earbuds and glasses, according Sharpe's attorney. The lawyer
added that employees in the store called police after witnessing the incident,
and when officers showed up, they placed Sharpe in handcuffs. Once they verified
her purchases, she was released.
Walmart - which was sued in 2018 by a woman for locking away the hair and
skin products made for African Americans - apologized for how the situation was
handled. "In addition, our store reinforced our asset protection practices
with associates in those roles after the incident," they said. "While we are not
going to discuss personnel matters, the associate is no longer with the company.
We regret how this matter was handled, and it does not represent the pleasant
shopping experience we want all customers to have with us."
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Anthropologie denies instructing employees to call Black customers by code name
after former employees speak out
Party City fires an employee over a racist video rant about Black people
Coronavirus Tracker: June 15
US: Over 2.1M Cases - 118K Dead - 870K Recovered
Over 8M Cases - 436K Dead - 4.1M Recovered
Officers From the COVID-19 Pandemic: 47 |
NYPD Deaths: 45
Private Industry Security Guard Deaths: 147
COVID Ticking Up in 20+ Sates
Virus Cases Continue to Rise, Undermining States’ Reopening
Covid-19 cases continued to climb in a number of U.S. states over the weekend,
threatening recent efforts to relax restrictions and revive businesses after
months of lockdowns.
Texas and Florida, two of the most populous U.S. states, reported record numbers
of new Covid-19 infections on Sunday. The recent surge in illnesses in those
states and others, including Arizona and North Carolina, has led to concern
among public-health officials that reopening the economy has come at the cost of
spreading the new coronavirus.
Rising infection rates could jeopardize early efforts to revitalize the economy
after a period of lockdowns, which were adopted in most states to stem the
virus’s spread but also crushed businesses large and small and sent unemployment
soaring. The U.S. has nearly 2.1 million confirmed Covid-19 infections and more
than 115,000 deaths, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
State authorities are also bracing to see whether three weeks of
demonstrations could cause spikes in cases. It can take weeks for an
individual to develop symptoms and then seek testing or medical care, so experts
say it’s still unclear.
New cases are ticking up in more than 20 states, according to a Johns Hopkins
virus tracker measuring the three-day moving average in each state, though the
trend is particularly pronounced in fewer than 10 states.
WHO: We're not seeing a 'second wave.'
Coronavirus cases are spiking because lockdown rules are easing.
New surges in coronavirus cases in some countries and states have been called a
"second wave." But most places in the world are
"still very much in the throes" of a first wave,
a World Health Organization leader said June 12.
The upticks are related to loosened lockdown measures, not a resurgence of the
virus running its natural course.
At least 21 states have witnessed an increase in new infections,
at least nine states reporting hospitalization rates go up
Minimizing everyday coronavirus risk: CDC posts long-awaited tips, guidelines
the stairs, not the elevator, down from your hotel room. Encourage people to
bring their own food and drinks to your cookout. Use hand sanitizer after
banking at an ATM. Call ahead to restaurants and nail salons to make sure staff
are wearing face coverings. And no high-fives — or even elbow bumps — at the
These are some of the tips in
long-awaited guidance from U.S. health officials about how to reduce risk of
coronavirus infection for Americans who are attempting some semblance of normal
life. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention posted the guidelines
Friday, along with a
second set for organizing and attending big gatherings such as concerts,
sporting events, protests and political rallies.
Workplace Violence Insurance Policy Submissions Up 30% in
SHRM: HR's Take on Preventing Workplace Violence
Preventing Workplace Violence Inspired by COVID-19
"HR & Security Need to Lead This"
Unity, teamwork and collaboration typically are at the core of a successful
company's culture and mission. But the added stress brought on by the monumental
circumstances of COVID-19 can wreak havoc on any workplace.
"Highly stressed employees can potentially bring violent behaviors to the
workplace, and companies need to do all they can to anticipate, identify and
manage that threat." Attention to current and former employees' state of mind is
always crucial, but its importance is magnified during crisis moments like
"We've never had this kind of global situation where we've had to abruptly turn
off the lights and now have to figure out how to turn the lights back on in a
way that is safe, sustainable, and addresses the fears and anxieties of
employees coming back to the workplace." He adds that "people suffer when they
experience a breakdown in systems. Domestic violence, for example, goes way up.
Research following previous natural disasters has shown this."
Writes Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan, "A lot of bad
things happen behind America's closed doors. The pandemic has made those doors
As a result, Zamora says he's seeing two types of concerning behaviors emerge:
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Small businesses don’t qualify for COVID-19 claims: insurers
The US property and casualty insurance industry has warned it
could cost them $255 billion to $431 billion a month
if they are required, as some states are proposing, to compensate firms for
income lost and expenses owed due to virus-led shutdowns, an amount it says
would make insurers insolvent.
Fifth Avenue's Luxury Stores Reopen From Coronavirus Closures
Several Fifth Avenue retail stores launched a coordinated reopening Thursday as
the world-famous shopping stretch hopes to rebound from months of lost business
due to the coronavirus outbreak. Luxury retailers such as Saks Fifth Avenue,
Cartier, Louis Vuitton and Tiffany & Co. opened for curbside pickup Thursday, a
few days after New York City entered "Phase One" of its coronavirus recovery,
the Fifth Avenue Association announced.
Cuomo Issues Stern Warning Against Bars & Restaurants
Breaking Social-Distancing Rules
Governor Andrew Cuomo warned New Yorkers against triggering a second wave of the
coronavirus, singling out bars and restaurants in Manhattan and the Hamptons as
the worst offenders among 25,000 complaints filed to the state, threatening to
revoke liquor licenses and reimpose shutdowns.
CDC Survey: 74% of Americans would not feel safe if coronavirus restrictions
Early test results show only a few Minnesota protesters got coronavirus
Denver: Memorial service held for three King Soopers employees who died of
42,000 cruise ship workers still trapped at sea
China's new coronavirus outbreak sees Beijing adopt 'wartime' measures, racing
to contain spread
UK: Long lines at London stores mark reopenings after COVID-19 lockdown
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UK: New documentary series follows security guards on the frontline of
Crackit Productions has produced a new six-part documentary series,
At War With The Law", for Channel 5.
The show, which follows security guards on the frontline of apprehending
shoplifters, is set to debut later this year.
Shoplifters strike 200 times per hour and it’s no longer lone opportunists but
gangs who "come equipped" and use every excuse and trick to evade capture.
Foil-lined bags and de-tagging devices prevent security alarms triggering and
specially adapted clothing improves concealment.
Now retailers are fighting back – in addition to CCTV covering every inch of
shopping centres across the country, a crack unit of security guards in stab
vests in Coventry are on constant alert.
Australia: Self-serve checkout cameras prompt privacy fears
Self-serve checkout customers have noticed a very strange thing staring back at
them as they make their supermarket transactions: Their own face.
Coles and Woolworths
have continued to roll out cameras at the checkouts, in a bid to curb
shoplifting. Coles has been trialling the tech since April last year, while
Woolies joined in at the end of May.
Both supermarkets said the cameras are part of several measures they’ve brought
in to stop those customers who don’t “do the right thing”. Rather than catching
the thieves, the idea is that when faced with their reflection, or the illusion
they’re being watched in real time, it will deter would-be criminal behaviour.
Both supermarkets have
denied the footage is recorded and stored – it’s simply a feed.
But shoppers and
experts alike aren’t sold on the idea. As photos of the upgraded checkouts did
the rounds on social media, users said they’d be boycotting the kiosks,
labelling the cameras as invasions of privacy.
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Photo of beauty products locked up at supermarket sparks racism debate
photo of two United States supermarket shelves has sparked a debate online, with
many arguing the post sums up the everyday racism that exists towards black
Jesús A. Rodríguez posted two photos to Twitter showing hair care products for
African-American hair behind a glass cabinet, while other hair products sat on
an open shelf.
The tweet attracted hundreds of responses, with many saying it was one of the
best examples of the unconscious bias that exists towards black people.
But others claimed it wasn't an issue of race, saying that big US chains like
Walmart would often have extra security for items if they were frequently stolen
from a store.