Peoria Mayor Ordered SWAT Raid Against Parody Twitter Account Holder

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Date Originated: June of 2014
Categories: Jim Ardis
Jim Ardis, mayor of Peoria, Illinois, has been served with a lawsuit alleging he violated a constituents First and Fourth Amendment rights for ordering the police to raid the constituents house because he created a fake Twitter account in the mayors name. Political satire is protected under the First Amendment of the Constitution, but Ardis has remained defiant and unapologetic for ordering the raid.
Source: http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2014-06-13/news/chi-peoria-mayor-twitter-20140612_1_po...
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