Twitter to surrender Occupy protester’s tweets: lawyer
Twitter is expected to hand over tweets from an Occupy Wall Street protester to a New York criminal judge on Friday after months of unsuccessfully fighting a subpoena from prosecutors, the protester’s lawyer said on Thursday.
Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Matthew Sciarrino ordered Twitter earlier this week to comply with the subpoena by Friday or face contempt and a substantial fine.
The protester, Malcolm Harris, was one of hundreds arrested during a mass protest on the Brooklyn Bridge in October. The Manhattan district attorney’s office is seeking the tweets, which are no longer available online, to try to undermine Harris’ argument that police officers appeared to lead protesters on to the bridge’s roadway only to arrest them for obstructing traffic.
via The Chicago Tribune.