@Peoriamayor

Peoria Public Radio News
12:02 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

ACLU to file suit on behalf of @peoriamayor author

The city of Peoria and possibly Mayor Jim Ardis could be faced with a lawsuit following the investigation into a fake Twitter account making fun of the mayor.

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Peoria Public Radio News
4:31 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Peoria Police Chief: legal process worked

Credit Tanya Koonce / Peoria Public Radio

  The Peoria Police Chief and Peoria County State’s Attorney say the process that unfolded around the Twitter parody debacle went just as the law prescribes.

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Peoria Public Radio News
6:05 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Grandmother of busted grandson speaks to the Peoria City Council

The Grandmother of the 26 year-old man busted for marijuana possession when the Peoria Police raided his home for a mayoral parody twitter account spoke Tuesday night at the City Council Meeting.

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Peoria Public Radio News
6:30 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Peoria faces court of public opinion on First Amendment

Credit wordpress.com

The City of Peoria continues to feel the effects of a First Amendment backlash. That’s a week after the raid of a Peoria home where a parody twitter account about the mayor originated.  But is it a matter of free speech? Or is it a matter of false representation of the Peoria Mayor with intent to injure?

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Outside the Horseshoe
1:20 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Outside The Horseshoe - April 22, 2014

Free speech in a parody or impersonating an elected official?  The twitter account @Peoriamayor was intended to be a parody. When it was up in March it wasn't fully distinguished in such a way. It had about 50 followers though likely more people were viewing it.  But last week the Peoria Police executed a search warrant on the residents of the person or persons thought to responsible for the account. The whole matter has sparked a widespread response. Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis joins us for this Outside the Horseshoe to talk about the matter.   

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