Tortuga House Update: Pennsylvania Drops All Charges Against Madison & Wallschlager For Twittering

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In the face of a PR nightmare, Pennsylvania authorities have withdrawn all charges against two members of Tortuga accused of using Twitter to aid protesters at the G20 summit in Pittsburgh.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, 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.

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2 Responses to “Tortuga House Update: Pennsylvania Drops All Charges Against Madison & Wallschlager For Twittering”

  1. It just goes to show that the authorities still think they can intimidate us with incarceration on trumped up charges. How weak their stance now seems.

  2. Help Anarchists get organized. Send a donation now! Bahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa,

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