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ACLU will defend blogger

A blogger arrested for posting a police officer’s address will get some help from the ACLU of Virginia.

The group says it will defend Elisha Strom, a Bedford County woman who is charged under a state law that makes it a felony to publish a police officer’s address “with the intent to coerce, intimidate, or harass.”

As reported by The Roanoke Times , Strom’s blog focused on the Jefferson Area Drug Enforcement task force (JADE).  She told the paper she found the officer’s address from a public source.  Strom also had followed officers and published photographs she took of them.

By Peter Vieth

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