Peoria Pays $125,000 in Satire Settlement

According to the Journal Star the city of Peoria, Illinois has agreed to pay an eighth of a million United States Dollars (archived) to Jon Daniel in order to settle a civil suit arising from the city's persecution of Daniel for daring to run a twitter account parodying Mayor Jim Ardis. Daniel's home was raided on April 15th, 2014 as a part of a police operation to identify and suppress the operator of a satire twitter feed for mocking Mayor Ardis. Daniel and his representatives provided by the ACLU alleged Daniel's 1st and 4th amendment rights were violated, that he was falsely imprisoned, and that his personal privacy was violated as a part of the manhunt and police raid directed at his parodic writing activities.

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