Its the dueling screenshots!
Nine days after being ordered to reinstate the social media account of a private citizen that was banned from his public government page, Snyder County District Attorney Mike Piecuch continues to defy a judges order, according to the plaintiff in the case who showed the OSN a screenshot which appeared to indicate that he was unable to comment in posts.
But the DA claims that no one is banned and he has a screenshot of his own.
The dispute began when District Attorney Mike Piecuch began banning private citizens from his government page who had views he disagreed with.
One of those citizens, Vince Stoops, took him to court.
On October 16 Judge Matthew W. Brann told Piecuch that he was wrong and not allowed, as a government official, to ban private citizens social media accounts from the government page. The judge ordered him to immediately unblock the accounts on October 16th.
The court order read: (READ FULL ORDER BELOW)
“The defendant, Michael Piecuch in his official capacity as district attorney of Snyder County, Pennsylvania, shall insure that the twitter account @grovecitizen and Face book accounts, @selinsgroveconcernedcitizens and @thevincentstoops operated by the plaintiff, Vince Stoops, are not blocked from official government social media operated by the office of Snyder County District attorney.”