Nearly three years ago our father was arrested, jailed for 4 days, and charged with criminal harassment for disagreeing with the politics of three political operatives on Twitter. On July 14, 2015, Christie Blatchford—a prominent journalist writing for the National Post—wrote a story about how our father's case could have an "enormous fallout for free speech". Even though our father never threatened anybody on Twitter, he has suffered financially, professionally, and psychologically as a result of these baseless criminal charges. Since his arrest in 2012, he has been unemployable because his bail conditions prohibit him from using the Internet and computers. He has paid $50,000 in legal fees, and owes a further $30,000. Please read Ms. Blatchford's article, and contribute what you can to assist our dad and to defend everyone's right to free speech.
Also, follow him on Twitter @greg_a_elliott. He'll be back online October 6, 2015 if all goes well. And if you want to have your say, whether you agree or disagree, chime in on Twitter at #FreedomOfTweets. We'd like to hear what the Twitterverse thinks of this case.