Peoria Twitter Prankster Heads To Federal CourtA federal judge is scheduled to hear arguments in a case brought by a man whose home was raided by police after he created a fake Twitter account to spoof Peoria's mayor.
Man Behind Peoria Mayor Twitter Parody Suing Over Police RaidJon Daniel was behind the fake Twitter account @Peoriamayor, posting comments about sex and drugs, among other things. Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis called the posts “absolute filth.”
No Charges Over Fake Peoria Mayor Twitter AccountAfter Mayor Jim Ardis filed a criminal complaint over the matter, police raided a home last week, seizing computers and hauling residents in for questioning. The action sparked criticism that the mayor had abused his powers and violated free speech rights.
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