Previously, — before the student hired Stephen Yagman to pursue a lawsuit — the student’s profile stated (under “Interests”):
i like to take simple problems and find the most difficult way to do them. i have a talent, what can I say.
This sounds like great fodder for cross-examination:
LAWYER: So you take a simple problem, like being asked to leave the library because you have no I.D. — and you find a difficult way to handle it, like refusing a direct order to leave, and falling limp to the floor. Is that about it?
STUDENT: Uh . . .
HERE’S YOUR [expletive deleted]ING PATRIOT ACT!!!!!
Might not come across too well, eh?
But now that he has hired the indicted Stephen Yagman, for the purpose of filing a federal civil rights lawsuit . . . the “Interests” section is gone. Poof.
The “About Me” section has also been changed. Before, the student said that, when he didn’t play soccer, he could become “a different person . . . like dr. jekyll and mr. hyde.” In the updated, post-Yagman version, all references to Jekyll and Hyde have been whitewashed out.
I think the UCLA attorney is going to be thankful for the technology of screenshots.