Wednesday, June 11, 2014

ACLU Sues Over Fake Twitter Account

Back in April, the Peoria police department raided the house of a man who they believed to be behind a satirical twitter account that mocked the thin-skinned Mayor, Jim Ardis. The Mayor and the police department were outraged that anybody would actually go on twitter and make comments that were not true. There was a lot of uproar online at the time because of, you know, the constitution and all.

Well, today the ACLU filed suit on behalf of the man behind the twitter account. The lawsuit alleges violations of the First and Fourth Amendments of the US Constitution and the Illinois Constitution. They seek injunctive relief, compensatory damages, punitive damages, and attorneys' fees.

Here is the complaint:

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