Saturday, November 18, 2006

Don't taser me, I am a student

That's the sign that many students were wearing yesterday on their shirts after a rally to protest an incident that happened in the library on Tuesday. A student who was without his ID card was shot four or five times with a "taser" (a device that produces an electric shock), including after being handcuffed.

In better LA news, this afternoon there is some kind of sports event involving a UC Berkeley team and a Los Angeles team. A Berkeley faculty member is organizing a viewing using a big screen TV in his lab (why does a computer science lab need a big screen?). The invitation email explained that "Cal can be conference champion if it wins Saturday, for the first time since 1959" and I can only assume that being conference champion is a good thing. Go Bears!