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Sun, Feb 21, 2016 - Page 7


Sanders footage emerges

In recent days, US Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign has questioned rival Senator Bernie Sanders’ commitment to civil rights, trying to cement her support among black voters who could be crucial in upcoming primaries such as South Carolina’s. A lifeline has now arrived for the Sanders campaign, in the form of video footage more than half a century old. On Monday, Kartemquin Films uploaded footage of a young man, wearing thick glasses, surrounded by police officers who grabbed him by his arms and carried him away. The man looked as if he could be Sanders, so the company asked the public and Sanders to help confirm whether it was. On Friday, Sanders’ campaign spokesman Michael Briggs and senior adviser to the campaign Tad Devine said Sanders had said it was him. What sealed it was the watch the man was wearing; Sanders recalled owning a watch like that, Devine said. Sanders, then a 21-year-old student at the University of Chicago, was arrested on Aug. 12, 1963, while protesting segregation in Englewood, where Chicago Public Schools was planning to build a school. The footage was shot by Jerry Temaner, one of the co-founders of Kartemquin Films. Sanders was charged with resisting arrest.


Celebrity hacker faces jail

An Oregon man who accessed hundreds of e-mail accounts and stole explicit photographs of celebrities has pleaded guilty to a felony hacking charge in Los Angeles. Andrew Helton faces up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to stealing nude or explicit photos from 13 people, including some unidentified celebrities. The plea was entered on Thursday. Hundreds of stolen nude images of stars including Jennifer Lawrence, Scarlett Johansson and Mila Kunis have been posted online. FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said Helton’s is a separate case and that none of the images he stole are believed to have leaked online. Prosecutors said Helton’s “phishing” scheme involved sending victims e-mails they thought were from Apple or Google. The messages asked victims to verify their e-mail accounts by clicking on a link that took them to a fake Web site, where Helton collected their usernames and passwords. Prosecutors said Helton used the information to access more than 360 e-mail accounts. Helton, 29, is scheduled to be sentenced on June 2.


‘Voice of God’ backs Clinton

The character actor Reg E. Cathey, best known for portraying Freddy Hayes of Freddy’s barbecue restaurant in the Netflix drama House of Cards, has narrated several ads for US Democratic presidential hopeful Senator Bernie Sanders. Now, as the Democratic primary intensifies in South Carolina, Cathey’s resonant voice is about to get some competition from the actor known as Hollywood’s voice of God. Morgan Freeman has lent his voice to Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential campaign, narrating in his deep, languid way several ads that will begin airing in South Carolina ahead of the state’s Feb. 27 Democratic primary. Freeman, whose voice has been the powerful backdrop in movies such as The Shawshank Redemption and Million Dollar Baby, has served as a campaign surrogate for Democrats in the past, narrating an ad for US President Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign that was widely considered among the most effective from that cycle.