September 20, 2014
Your Daily Anus

Today’s award is shared equally between Judge Thomas Keith in Peoria, Illinois, and that city’s mayor, Jim Ardis. In 140 words:

A Swat team burst into Elliott’s house in Peoria looking for the source of a parody Twitter feed that had upset the town’s mayor by poking fun at him. “My identity as mayor was stolen,” he said after he dispatched the police… A Peoria judge ruled that the police were entitled to raid the house under the town’s “false personation” law which makes it illegal to pass yourself off as a public official. Judge Thomas Keith found that police had probable cause to believe they would find materials relevant to the Twitter feed such as computers or flash drives used to create it. It is not known whether he now regrets his decision to send in the Swat team. One measure of its success is that there is no longer one parody feed ridiculing Ardis on Twitter — there are 15.



Posted by Jerome Doolittle at September 20, 2014 02:52 PM
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Second anus of the tale. Part two of the story:

The police searched the house he shared and found some weed in the roommate's closet. The totally innocent roommate is now in the slammer for felony possesion. The judge said that's okay, too.

Posted by: John Shannon on September 20, 2014 5:20 PM
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