Some pretty ugly behavior from the police at my alma mater recently: they harrassed a PhD student because of some microfiction he posted to LiveJournal. Apparently, someone called the police as part of retaliation for a Wikipedia edit war. Whee…
I’m happy to see that Sid Dobrin, the student’s advisor, didn’t hand the student’s privacy over to the police, but stood up for him and others like him. This is vintage Sid:
I told them flat out, if you pursue this any further, I will guarantee you more than 200 other stories written by students and faculty that are a lot more violent than this, starting with mine.
I hope this ugly matter is resolved. Now, can we get someone to do something about the Florida athletic association web site, please?