Tech writer Sarah Slocum — who alleged she was attacked in an SF bar for wearing Google Glass and then referred to it as a "hate crime" — has released additional video captured by her Google Glass at Molotov's. In total Slocum has now released three videos, filmed with her Google Glass. The first shows a woman and a man aggressively approaching and trying to rip the Google Glass off of Slocum's face. The second shows Slocum insulting people at the bar, using names like "white trash" and "ugly-ass bitches." It also shows a bar towel being thrown at Slocum and more attempts to remove Slocum's Google Glass. (Incidentally, this is the same footage that had been released by KRON 4, though when they ran the video, Slocum's own insults were silenced.) The third shows Slocum outside the bar after having reclaimed her Google Glass, which was taken from her in the course of the altercation.
Per Slocum's description on YouTube, the first video in the series is the first she took that night. Whether or not that's true, the videos together suggest that Slocum participated in the fight. Of course, that doesn't excuse the physical assault or robbery that she alleges. The incident has kicked off something of a turf war between Google Glass enthusiasts and everyone else in San Francisco, with some restaurants banning the device and others encouraging it. Slocum previously told Eater: "I think restaurants and bars, they should really embrace it." Watch all three videos below:
Video: Assaulted and Robbed at Molotov Bar on Haight St. for Wearing Google Glass
Video: 2nd Video - Assaulted and Robbed at Molotov Bar on Haight St. for Wearing Google Glass
Video: 3rd Video - Assaulted and Robbed at Molotov Bar on Haight St. for Wearing Google Glass
· 2nd Video - Assaulted and Robbed at Molotov Bar on Haight St. for Wearing Google Glass [YouTube via ESF]
· Woman Attacked For Wearing Google Glass at a Bar in SF [-E-]
· All Google Glass Coverage on Eater [-E-]