Charges Against Peoria Man Who Ran Parody Twitter Account Dropped Because Law They Claim He Broke Explicitly Doesn't ApplyChris | InformationLiberation
Apr. 28, 2014
Charges against a Peoria, Illinois man who ran a parody twitter account mocking the mayor were just dropped because the law against "impersonation" he supposedly broke doesn't even apply online.
Remember, two judges signed off on the Mayor's harassment campaign, first by demanding the suspect's IP and personal information from his ISP, second by signing off on an open-ended raid of the alleged IP holder's home. Other judges have ruled IPs cannot be used to identify a person, but that didn't stop these judges from signing off on the police's fraudulent warrant to raid the man's home and steal all his computers, phones, and associated electronics.
Additionally, they allowed the cops to include a laundry list of drugs they could search for and seize simply because one parody tweet had the mayor asking who stole his "crack pipe."
The cops did find marijuana during their search and felony charges were filed against the victim, they haven't said whether those charges would be dropped yet. Odds are such charges wouldn't hold up in court considering the whole basis for the warrant was a fraud, so it just depends how far the state's agents want to continue with their personal vendetta.