From Pine View Farm

Twits on Twitter 2

It seems to me that this arrest is a little over the top.

Elliot Madison, 41, from Queens, had his home raided and was put on $30,000 (£19,000) bail after he and Michael Wallschlaeger, 46, were tracked to the Carefree Inn motel in Pittsburgh during the summit on 24 and 25 September.

The pair were found sitting in front of a bank of laptops and emergency frequency radio scanners. They were wearing headphones and microphones and had many maps and contact numbers in the room.

Official police documents allege the two men used Twitter messages to contact protesters at the summit “and to inform the protesters and groups of the movements and actions of law enforcement”.



  1. Richard Head

    October 5, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    If there’s one thing this country needs, its international bankers having a greater degree of control over our economy and political system. Thank god these protestors have been put in their place. Its clear free speech zones aren’t enough. We need to waterboard these people. But first things first — let’s make sure they keep their mouths shut!

  2. Frank

    October 5, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    Yeah.  How dare they express an opinion.  Where do they think they are?  America?