Prof. Caplan quoted by The Washington Times on police raid

Professor Aaron Caplan was quoted by The Washington Times in a story about a police raid of the home of a Twitter user who set up a parody account which accused the mayor of Peoria, Ill. of drug use. Jim Ardis, the mayor of Peoria, allegedly ordered the raid and accused the suspect of unlawfully impersonating a public official.


“This absolutely raises concerns from me. Under the Constitution, you can criticize people in power,” Caplan said to Fox. “It’s how you can tell the difference between a democracy and a police state. And you can do it through humor.”