[ Michael Wallschlaeger produces a talk show on radio called This Week in
New York man accused of using Twitter to direct protesters during G20 summit
Elliott Madison arrested by FBI and charged with using social networking
site to help demonstrators evade Pittsburgh police
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"
The FBI said that as well as the computers and radio scanning equipment
discovered at the motel, they also confiscated from Madison's home 11 gas
masks, five pairs of goggles and test tubes and beakers. They said they
also took away anarchist books and pictures of Marx and Lenin.
Madison is a social worker with a Manhattan-based programme attached to a
psychiatric hospital. He is said to be a member of the People's Law
Collective, a voluntary group that advises protesters on legal issues
arising from actions. Wallschlaeger produces a talk show on radio called
This Week in Radical History.
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