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Illinois Man Sues City After Twitter Parody Of Mayor Led To Raid, Arrests – 14 June 2014

RT logoA man who was arrested and had his home raided because of his involvement with a Twitter account that parodied the mayor of Peoria, Illinois has filed a lawsuit against the city, claiming he was a victim of official misconduct.

Official documents obtained by local media outlets indicate that the Peoria police department raided the home of Jonathan Daniel, who was one of the people behind the fake Twitter account @Peoriamayor. The account included messages about sex and drugs, among other things, but never earned more than 50 followers. Daniel portrayed Peoria almost as a midwestern version of Rob Ford, although Twitter quickly suspended the account because it was not marked as a parody.

Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis described the account as “absolute filth” during an interview with CBS Chicago, but now finds himself among the Peoria authorities named in a suit from Daniel and the American Civil Liberties Union.

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