November 13, 2013: The Philadelphia District Attorneys Office has charged 17 year old Nasheen Anderson with Witness Intimidation and Terroristic Threats for a Twitter account that posted information about a 2012 shooting in Southwest Philadelphia.
Anderson is scheduled for a detention hearing this afternoon at the Juvenile Justice Services Center. The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office will be seeking to prosecute Anderson as an adult.
“The actions of this teenager could have lasting repercussions on untold cases here in Philadelphia,” said District Attorney Seth Williams. “Witness intimidation has reached near epidemic levels and we are very serious about not only stopping it, but also prosecuting the criminals who are engaging in these despicable actions to the fullest extent of the law. I don’t care how old you are, if you intimidate a witness in this city I’m going to come after you.”