Twitter Parody

Peoria Public Radio News
7:23 am
Thu July 10, 2014

The City of Peoria adds back a public relations position

The City of Peoria is hiring a public relations specialist. The city eliminated the position more than two years ago trying to balance an operational budget deficit.

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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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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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