Charges against Elliot Madison (and Michael Wallschlaeger) dropped…

Apparently…

In the face of a PR nightmare, Pennsylvania authorities have withdrawn all charges against two members of Tortuga accused of using Twitter to aid protesters at the G20 summit in Pittsburgh. At a hearing today [November 3], instead of oral arguments regarding a defense motion to unseal the secret 18-page affidavit authorizing the arrests of Elliott Madison and Michael Wallschlager at a motel just outside of Pittsburgh, the prosecution immediately moved to withdraw all charges against the two before the defense had a chance to argue its case. Although clear from the beginning that these charges were absurd based on the State’s very own laws, our housemates were incarcerated for 36 hours, had their van towed and belongings confiscated, and one house member was given $30,000 in straight bail…

For more infos : Friends of Tortuga | Friends of Tortuga! (October 19, 2009) | Fuck the FBI! Free Elliot Madison! (And other stuff…) (October 15, 2009) | Man Arrested for Twittering Goes to Court, EFF Has the Documents (October 6, 2009) | Queens ‘terror’ raid hits G-20 anarchist (October 3, 2009).

About @ndy

I live in Melbourne, Australia. I like anarchy. I don't like nazis. I enjoy eating pizza and drinking beer. I barrack for the greatest football team on Earth: Collingwood Magpies. The 2020 premiership's a cakewalk for the good old Collingwood.
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1 Response to Charges against Elliot Madison (and Michael Wallschlaeger) dropped…

  1. Ana says:

    good news 🙂

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