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Man arrested for Tweeting, which leads to raid on home

• Photography is not a crime
In what may be the first of its kind, a man was arrested for using Twitter to notify protesters of police whereabouts in a case that shockingly violates First Amendment rights.

Elliot Madison, 41, was arrested along with another man during the G-20 summit protests in Pittsburgh in late September after police tracked them down to a motel room and discovered a makeshift communication center complete with computers, police scanners, maps and telecommunications equipment - all which are legal and available to the general public.

 

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