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Man creates a fake Twitter account and the police raid the house and seize all computers and phones!!

 
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04/17/2014 10:41 PM
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PEORIA — Police searched a West Bluff house Tuesday and seized phones and computers in an effort to unmask the author of a parody Twitter account that purported to be Mayor Jim Ardis.

The account — known as @Peoriamayor on the popular social media service that limits entries to 140 characters — already had been suspended for several weeks when up to seven plainclothes police officers executed a search warrant about 5:20 p.m. at 1220 N. University St.


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"Identity theft" is illegal here...not something to mess around with I guess....
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04/17/2014 10:53 PM
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The asshole mayor made them do it. Twitter claims they don't record IPs.
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04/17/2014 11:37 PM
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Except whoever made the account didn't actually use the mayors name, the account was simply called "@peoriamayor"
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^^^^^^^^ YES!!!!! EXACTLY
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oh man, that is just silly then. Especially since technically, "Peoria" is also an American euphemism for any small town.
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04/17/2014 11:48 PM
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Any more doubt we live in a police state.
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This. I wish it weren't so. I think it's already to late to take back freedom. Violence wouldn't solve anything. The only absolute thing I can think of is to start telling everyone not to vote for a Democrat or Republican. Everyone should vote for the green party. At least their cause means something!
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04/17/2014 11:56 PM
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Except whoever made the account didn't actually use the mayors name, the account was simply called "@peoriamayor"
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^^^^^^^^ YES!!!!! EXACTLY
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oh man, that is just silly then. Especially since technically, "Peoria" is also an American euphemism for any small town.
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Really?
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04/18/2014 12:12 AM
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Except whoever made the account didn't actually use the mayors name, the account was simply called "@peoriamayor"
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^^^^^^^^ YES!!!!! EXACTLY
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oh man, that is just silly then. Especially since technically, "Peoria" is also an American euphemism for any small town.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 55115282

Really?
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There's a famous question "but how will this play in peoria?"
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04/18/2014 12:48 AM
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Twit-er What, Mr. Mayor
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04/18/2014 01:00 AM
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Wow. I wish they would have arrested my ex when he had a fake facebook pretending to be a woman!
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Someone tell her.
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04/18/2014 01:35 AM
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Wow. I wish they would have arrested my ex when he had a fake facebook pretending to be a woman!
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Someone tell her.
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No, call the mayor and ask for help on this as the mayor seems to be able to get things such as this handled.
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04/18/2014 03:42 AM
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All internet guerrilla be scared be very scared


And obey to the master, before its too late worship


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04/18/2014 03:53 AM
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The right way for the Mayor to deal with this is to contact Twitter and have the account suspended/deleted. The wrong way is to throw a fucking fit and have people arrested/swat teamed.

The right way for the fucknuckle who created the account to deal with a bad politician is not to create a twitter account claiming to be said official and attempting to libel said bad politician.


Looks to be two wrongs here.

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Mayor could also post from a verified account. If it's not verified could be anyone.
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04/18/2014 04:02 AM
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I have a fake twitter account, so what. I post all sorts of slanderous things to known pedos in government etc, and slag politicians off in general, it is a wonder I have not been banned or arrested, but no????
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04/18/2014 04:08 AM
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There is absolutely no law against opening a fake twitter account.

So he needs to sue the shit out of the police department and the city for millions upon millions of dollars.

A twitter account is not like bank account or some other official account where you need to provide actual proof of identity. Its a shitty social website, thats it.


The police were completely out of their jurisdiction and who ever the judge was that signed off on the search warrant needs to be immediately removed from the bench because he/she clearly do not know anything about the laws.
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Exactly. Like fuckbook it's just a lot of bullshit run by fucknuts for thundercunts...
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So he needs to sue the shit out of the police department
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blinkerrose Why should the local taxpayers be on the hook.
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04/18/2014 06:34 AM
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So he needs to sue the shit out of the police department
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 54760631


:blinker:rose Why should the local taxpayers be on the hook.
 Quoting: Judethz


For being pussies that kowtow to the corrupt police, this is a tainted police department, one of many in the area.
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04/18/2014 06:55 AM
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Weird...people create fake twitter accounts all the time...((or so I hear anyway)...I have never heard that it was illegal.

My guess is the Mayor just didn't like it and sent his paid, personal thug force to deal with it...

There are a lot of stupid people out there who think whatever comes across twitter is legit...but oh well...
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 47734323


Ardis wrote a letter to a judge for a coke dealer busted with quite a lot of coke. A character reference letter.


The homeless guy jailed for picking up the police chiefs special secret report is pretty fucked up too. That was a few months back. Framed up, facing 10 years for picking up litter.
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Good to see the Peoria PD has such integrity.
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And the copper acquitted of rape charges a couple weeks back.


And the copper prohibited from carrying a gun, except while at work on duty.
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The asshole mayor made them do it. Twitter claims they don't record IPs.
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04/18/2014 06:57 AM
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Hope this is a worldwide viral story today.
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04/18/2014 08:30 AM

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Hey falsely representing yourself to do harm to another?

Sounds right out of Saul D. Alinsky's 'Rules for Radicals' the democratic party trash SOP and bible.

Seriously no one here could possible think it's legal and moral to do something like this?

Just think it through.
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Hey falsely representing yourself to do harm to another?

Sounds right out of Saul D. Alinsky's 'Rules for Radicals' the democratic party trash SOP and bible.

Seriously no one here could possible think it's legal and moral to do something like this?

Just think it through.
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You can't possibly think it's legal and moral to send in a swat team for this?

Just think it through.
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04/18/2014 04:51 PM
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Reason has an article about the story.

apparently there are already new parody accounts for the mayor with pics of him with a hitler mustache. They arrested the guy for marijuana they supposedly found at his home. The guy seems fucked in the head like that principle who was somehow having students arrested for talking shit to him.
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Reason has an article about the story.

apparently there are already new parody accounts for the mayor with pics of him with a hitler mustache. They arrested the guy for marijuana they supposedly found at his home. The guy seems fucked in the head like that principle who was somehow having students arrested for talking shit to him.
 Quoting: Nerve03


Good, it is a story that needs much exposure.
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Hey falsely representing yourself to do harm to another?

Sounds right out of Saul D. Alinsky's 'Rules for Radicals' the democratic party trash SOP and bible.

Seriously no one here could possible think it's legal and moral to do something like this?

Just think it through.
 Quoting: CMcC



You can't possibly think it's legal and moral to send in a swat team for this?

Just think it through.
 Quoting: Boris the Cat


Hey if you want to be the arbitrator on how much police force to use in any given situation, go ahead. You have my complete support as long as it's evenly prosecuted across the board without regard to race, creed, political affiliations, etc.

All I'm say'en it that it's not right to create mischief under someone elses name. Folks that do that deserve and should expect some grief.
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“Additionally, he wished to pursue the incident,” the affidavit said.
On March 14, Judge Kirk Schoebein signed off on a warrant seeking subscriber information from Twitter. On March 29, two days after Twitter gave police the information they requested, Judge Lisa Wilson approved a warrant for Comcast to find out where the person who used the Internet to access Twitter lived. On April 1, Elliott was identified as the Comcast subscriber for 1220 N. University St., the affidavit said.
Two weeks later, Judge Kim Kelley approved the warrant to search the house. Police seized several iPhones, two Xbox video game consoles, computers, pieces of mail, drug paraphernalia, alleged marijuana and digital memory cards."






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04/18/2014 05:21 PM
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Hit the big time now, Fox News.


"No arrests were made in connection with the Twitter account, but one of the residents was charged with possession of marijuana.



The Twitter account was set up recently under the handle @Peoriamayor. It included a photo of Mayor Jim Ardis and tweets about sex and drugs.

Police Chief Steve Settingsgaard says officers were investigating it as a possible case of impersonating a public official."


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04/18/2014 05:24 PM
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Needs another pin.
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04/18/2014 05:45 PM

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It's on Drudge now too
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It's on Drudge now too
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It's all over, RT, some business site in india, lots of much deserved coverage.
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04/18/2014 06:33 PM

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Here's the link to the article on reason.com

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04/18/2014 07:34 PM

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Re: Man creates a fake Twitter account and the police raid the house and seize all computers and phones!!
And here is another link with a collection of all the fake twitter accounts that have been popping up lately, pretty funny

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