Social Worker Arrested…for Tweeting the G20 protests

A Social Worker at the G20 protests in Pittsburgh was arrested for using Twitter to communicate public information about police whereabouts and orders to disperse.

Madison, his wife and housemates were roused from sleep during the weekend when the Joint Terrorism Task Force swept into their house, handcuffing them for hours, searching the house and removing computers and other property from everyone in the house. Madison said the FBI “for 16 hours, proceeded to take everything, from plush toys to kitchen magnets and lots of books … they took Curious George stuffed animals.”

It sounds like something straight out of Iran. And what did Obama say about Iran?

Mr. Obama used unambiguous language to assail the Iranian government during a news conference at the White House, calling himself “appalled and outraged by the threats, beatings and imprisonments of the past few days.”

Excuse me, but I haven’t heard Barack Obama saying anything about being “appalled and outraged by the threats, beatings, and imprisonments” at the G20 protests.

Read more in Watch What You Tweet by Amy Goodman.

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