All ur computer R belong 2 us!

Fourteen computers from an “open activist space” and internet cafe called the Long Haul Infoshop are now at the hands of the UC Police Department due to concerns over threatening emails. UCB spokesperson Robert Sanders confirmed that such emails have been sent. Other than that, folks are still pretty puzzled as to the nature of these threats. Are we talking orange level security? Red?

We also wonder what the officials expect to find on these computers, besides porn and drafts of some kind of “Animals = Friends” constitution.

Our favorite part of the story is the part where a witness describes the police raid as involving broken locks and a shattered wooden door. It wouldn’t be a raid if it weren’t dramatic, now would it?

Image Source: Daily Cal
Basis for UCPD Raid Remains Unclear [Daily Cal]
Threatening Emails Trigger UC Berkeley Raid [KTVU SF]


One Boalt student didn’t distinguish himself at Berkeley. Instead, he jolted UC Hastings School of Law and an online law school community.

On Wednesday, a user named “Trustafarian” posted a dark crack and innapropriate comment on AutoAdmit.com, a law school discussion board. He started a thread called “Just decided not to do a murder-suicide copycat at Hastings Law” in reference to Monday’s shooting at Virginia Tech. Before he edited it, his initial comment read:

I went to bed all set for “Bloody Wednesday,” but when I woke — to sun, to flowers in bloom — I just couldn’t bring myself to suit up.

Maybe tomorrow; I hear rain’s in the forecast.

Hastings, located in nearby San Francisco, took the threat seriously. The school shut down and students evacuated their classrooms on Wednesday.

Investigators found the comment to be a hoax, but Boalt isn’t laughing. Dean Christopher Edley said in an email:

Quickly on the heels of (the criminal investigation) and regardless of its outcome, we at Boalt will consider what disciplinary proceedings might be appropriate. Of course, we are also consulting with mental health professionals.”

The founder of the discussion board put the FBI in contact with the alleged poster, but no name has been released. The FBI and the San Francisco Police Department are currently looking into criminal charges.

The commenter seriously fucked up, and now he or she could get real law experience, acting as the accused and as the defense. Trustafarian, now you can finally use your Boalt education…by defending yourself at Boalt.

If it were up to us, though, you’re already guilty of being a douche.

Boalt student posted fake threat to Hastings [SF Chronicle]
Earlier: Virginia Tech Struck by Tragedy