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Berklee student from China convicted of stalking, threatening a pro-democracy student

Flier calling for various freedoms in China

The flier that outraged Wu, via the FBI.

A jury in federal court in Boston today convicted Xiaolei Wu, 26, on one count of cyberstalking and one count of interstate transmissions of threatening communication for the way he threatened and harassed another Berklee student from China who'd posted a flier posted on Mass. Ave. calling for various freedoms in their dictatorial homeland.

US District Court Judge Denise Casper set sentencing for April 24. Wu faces up to five years in prison for cyberstalking and another five for the threatening-communication charge, along with fines of up to a total of $500,00, the US Attorney's office reports.

According to an affidavit by an FBI agent on the case, Wu, who came to Berklee in the fall of 2022 to study guitar and jazz, saw the poster on Oct. 22 and immediately rushed into action, posting a message to the student on WeChat, a Chinese social network:

@[Individual 1] don’t you fucking post reactionary posters
Fucking tear [tore] all of them you bastard
You go to post them at Tian’anmen Square
Post more, I will chop your bastard hand(s) off
...
Let barklee [sic] bite your hand(s) off
Not killed by pandemic but about to be killed by Public Security
[image of law enforcement personnel]

He followed up by calling the snitch line the Chinese government has set up to report people speaking ill of their country, and which could have led to an investigation into the other student's family, who still lived in China.

He also threatened the other student via the Berklee e-mail system and warned him he was now a wanted man, who would find no refuge anywhere, not even in Boston's Chinatown.

In any case if you went to Chinatown, Quincy to post, you could be beaten to death by people of the chamber of commerce there, and by then no one would rescue you even if 911 was dialed. Those who follow you to kick up a fuss are all supporters of Hong Kong independence and Taiwan Independent, right? Then as a Chinese growing up in Mainland China, you are rather pathetic. No, I don't think you deserve to be a Chinese. You don't deserve to hold a red- cover passport. You should wash dishes for the capitalist dogs. Be careful that you get poked with a needle by a homeless person someday when you pass by south bay, then get eaten by someone.

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But my BLS classmate was the Defense attorney.

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That's wholly relevant.

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In BLS’s defense, it’s not a law school.

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American prisons to good for this person immediate deportation back to China

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China will just reward him.

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Should be a federal felony offense with huge fines. Seize property they have here, send them back, lifetime ban on reentry.

On the whole, I think it's a positive thing that the richest and most powerful people in China tend to want to send their children here for college (does Xi's daughter still live in Cambridge?). But adherence to our cultural values should be enforced with conviction. When I went to school in China I didn't ask random people about Tiananmen.

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and there's no guarantee he would actually be punished in China.

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And when Little Pink gets out, deport him same-day.

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Namewee is the boss here

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Thank you, sir/ma'am.

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Who's policing the police who police the speech police ?

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… now deputized, Rugly.

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I dunno, Coast Guard?

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Berklee is the Berklee police department’s dog. Not sure why they gave it a [sic].

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The original quote mentions "barklee", which, IMHO is a clever name for their dog.

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Wow. So much hate out there. This person probably also hates highly educated wealthy Chinese people willing to bet my entire Middle Class paycheck. I prefer the company of my dog and cat. They seem to love everyone. If they didn't, then it would be my fault because that would mean I abuse them causing them to be mean and hate people. But nice, friendly pets mean their human is nice and friendly. Yeah man, you need to have a dog wiggle and lick your face and a cat decide to use your neck as a lounging area when you are lying in bed while it purrs.
Stop the hate. You're blood pressure might just get back to normal.

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Boot licking supporters of totalitarianism are contemptible vermin.

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Did they report to the CCP police station downtown?

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That place is damned creepy. It’s got some benign sounding name like “Chinese student support services” or something similar. First time I saw it my spider sense told me it was a ccp spy joint.

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Yeah, I forgot about that one

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Is this one of those cases like the Chinese, who were going after dissidents that were living in Boston since he did take down a political sign?

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