Mayor Orders Police Raid On Man Who Made Fun Of Him On Twitter

Mayor Orders Police Raid On Man Who Made Fun Of Him On Twitter

The mayor of Peoria, Illinois used government resources to track down and order a raid on a man who was making fun of him on Twitter.

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The tweets claimed that “Mayor Ardis utilizes illegal drugs, associates with prostitutes and utilized offensive inappropriate language,” according to an affidavit filed for the warrant.

The mayor told police to investigate who made the account @PeoriaMayor and find out who was publishing vulgar messages on it. Officers conducted a three week investigation, tracking down the location and identity of the prankster, receiving two warrants from judges to do so.

A police raid on Jacob Elliot‘s home turned up some drug paraphernalia and allegedly some marijuana. Police seized several iPhones, two Xbox video game consoles, some mail, computers, and digital memory cards.




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  • Derek Waggoner
    April 23, 2014, 12:00 pm

    How is this legal?

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  • dinkster
    April 23, 2014, 12:16 pm

    What judge would issue a warrant over this?

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  • Rework Oh Ryan@dinkster
    April 23, 2014, 12:19 pm

    An Illinois judge. You know, the tyrant state….or is that NY….or CA? One of them, anyway.

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  • Jeffrey Rogers
    April 23, 2014, 1:36 pm

    Congress shall make no law limiting free speech…..RIP

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  • Dustin
    April 23, 2014, 2:44 pm

    Based on what little information this article actually provides, impersonation of a government official and slander were taking place. Under these circumstances, I see no wrong doing on the part of the mayor or police officers here. More information is going to be needed, though.

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