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Elliot Madison Accused Of Using Twitter To Tweet Police Actions At G-20 Protests

Tweeting Without a Permit
Tweeting Without a Permit

NEW YORK — A self-described New York City anarchist has been accused of tweeting the location of police officers to protesters trying to evade them during the Group of 20 economic summit in Pittsburgh.

Pennsylvania State Police arrested Elliot Madison alleging he used Twitter to direct the movement of protesters and inform them about law enforcement actions at last month’s summit.

Phi Beta Iota: We are–as usual–NOT making this up.  Coming as it does with repeated rumors of on-going preparations to federalize all state and local police forces “as necessary” and the long-standing concerns about the internment camps for use in the event of “civil unrest,” we have to ask ourselves, can this be for real?  According to the Huffington Post, it most assuredly is.