[Noisebridge-discuss] Advisory about recent thefts at Noisebridge.

Liz Henry liz at bookmaniac.org
Sat Jul 9 08:07:55 PDT 2011


Thanks for sharing the info and photo, Al.

The other night a friend of Alex's brought a guy into the space and I 
was not comfortable with him or with her judgment in letting him in. In 
retrospect I wish I had asked them both to leave.

I think it is important to give people tours and welcome them into the 
space, but not if they are drunk off the street, seem kind of mentally 
unstable, and want a place to hang out -- they can go to a bar for that. 
  So, I'm going to practice saying things like, "I'm not comfortable 
letting you into the space... I'm asking you to leave now."    If I do 
that I will get backup from others in the space.



- Liz




On 7/9/11 1:44 AM, Al Sweigart wrote:
> By the way, if you see this guy at the space, tell him he has to
> immediately leave the space and is not welcome back and don't hesitate
> to dial 911 for the police. He was trying to start a fight and making
> threats the last (and apparently first) time here. Don't physically
> touch him or try to confront him (just to keep yourself out of any
> legal snafu). Just call the police.
>
> The address for Noisebridge is 2169 Mission St (between 17th and 18th)
> on the third floor. You might have to go down to open the gate to let
> the officers in.
>
> http://imgur.com/vH5Hu&2CcYCl
>
> -Al
>
> On Fri, Jul 8, 2011 at 10:55 AM, Rameen<emprameen at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> This has been said before (I believe by Mitch)... I think it would be
>> extremely helpful if people just say hello and introduce themselves.
>> General awareness doesn't seem like too much to ask of people for their own
>> safety (especially in such a densely populated area!)
>> It's always best to not tempt fate, as they say, by leaving valuables in
>> plain sight while away.
>>
>>
>>
>> On Fri, Jul 8, 2011 at 10:34 AM, mark burdett<mfburdett at gmail.com>  wrote:
>>>
>>> I would just like to say, if I'm occasionally hanging out at
>>> noisebridge at 10:30pm I hope no one's expecting me to police their
>>> stuff (unless you are hanging out w/ me directly :) I "watched" some
>>> folks who seemed to be doing a little scavenging at noisebridge last
>>> night. but there's a lot of stuff that seems theoretically
>>> scavengable, such as unattended items on the temporary shelves, spare
>>> change on the floor etc...
>>> --mark
>>>
>>> On Fri, Jul 8, 2011 at 9:48 AM, Rameen<emprameen at gmail.com>  wrote:
>>>>
>>>> http://www.rxpgnews.com/behaviouralscience/How_people_behave_differently_when_they_are_being__4575_4575.shtml
>>>> "Our findings suggest that people are less likely to be selfish if they
>>>> feel
>>>> they are being watched, which has huge implications for real life."
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Fri, Jul 8, 2011 at 9:04 AM, Al Sweigart<asweigart at gmail.com>  wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> Hello everyone. Recently there have been a rash of thefts at the
>>>>> Noisebridge space, including cash, a phone, a camera, and a laptop.
>>>>> Please do not leave your valuables unattended at the space, even when
>>>>> you are just leaving to grab a burrito or just going to the space's
>>>>> bathroom.
>>>>>
>>>>> Also, if you are at the space until very late (or rather, early in the
>>>>> morning), please be aware of your surroundings and try to leave in
>>>>> groups since it's a sketchy neighborhood.
>>>>>
>>>>> If you see sketchy people hanging out at the space or have had things
>>>>> stolen, please email me or call/text me at 512-699-7597.
>>>>>
>>>>> -Al
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