Judge Inexplicably Adds #Hashtags To Twitter Ruling
An Occupy Wall Street protester was trying to prevent prosecutors from obtaining his tweets, but his request was denied – by a #hashtag happy judge.
Malcolm Harris was arrested on October 1 while marching over the Brooklyn Bridge as part of the Occupy Wall Street protest.
Prosecutors sought to subpoena more than three months worth of Harris’ tweets so they could use them to challenge Harris’ “anticipated defense” that police officers led protesters onto the bridge before arresting them.
Police have said that the demonstrators were arrested for blocking traffic on the bridge.