We just had our Twitter account suspended while working on collecting contact information from arrested protesters.
If you've seen news about us recently you will know that the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund filed a class action lawsuit against New York Mayor Bloomberg, Police Commissioner Kelly and the City of New York, charging mass violations of constitutional rights from the mass arrest at the Brooklyn Bridge last Saturday. The lawsuit charges that "the NYPD engaged in a premeditated, planned, scripted, and calculated effort to sweep the streets of protesters and disrupt a growing protest movement in New York."While working on this lawsuit, the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund was using Twitter as one way get in contact with those arrested through friends, acquaintances and other users who can help spread the word.
Unfortunately, at 1:00 p.m. today the PCJF's account was suspended.
Suspended moments after tweeting: "PCJF filed the class action lawsuit in the Brklyn Bdg arrests representing protestors. Arrested? Contact us http://ow.ly/6QGwH"
Time is of the essence in getting in contact with those protesters who were arrested. PCJF appealed to Twitter, but there has been no response.
Help us continue to get in touch with those arrested related to the lawsuit and help us get our Twitter account back. Spread the news!