In 2004, the BAU traveled to San Jose, California for two reasons. One was to recruit Garcia, a hacker at the time, who was known in her circles as the Black Queen and who was given the choice of the job or prison. The second was to investigate the murders of eight prostitutes. Although he didn't fit the profile exactly, a man named Sam Russell then admitted to the eight murders, he who is now on death row at San Quentin, his execution scheduled in two weeks. However, the San Jose Police Department computer system was just hacked, and Russell's files stolen. The anonymous messages the SJPD received from the hackers are that Russell is innocent. Garcia believes the hackers are a vigilante justice group called Star Chamber, Russell who used to be a hacker himself and who Garcia knew online. Russell also now recants his admission of guilt, he stating that he was drug addled at the time, with the lead investigator, now retired Det. Bob Cooper, feeding him drugs to satisfy his habit in ...
Did You Know?
San Jose, CA does not have an FBI field office. The closest field office for the FBI is in San Francisco. See more
Any idea who's behind it?
Best guess is that's online collective known as Star Chamber. There one of several justice oriented groups that sprung up in the wake of the Steubenville rape case
Star Chamber? Interesting name
Dr. Spencer Reid
It's derived from the 17th century British court designed to ensure fair enforcement of laws against the rich and powerful
Actually according to my research they named it that because it's also the name of a mediocre, yet awesome Michael Douglas movie from 1983
References The Star Chamber
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