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ACORN fires 2 after hidden-camera footage aired

ACORN fires 2 after hidden-camera footage aired

The Associated Press
Thursday, September 10, 2009 8:53 PM

BALTIMORE -- The group ACORN has fired two employees who were seen on hidden-camera video giving tax advice to a man posing as a pimp and a woman who pretended to be a prostitute.

Fox News Channel broadcast excerpts from the video Thursday. On the video, a man and woman visiting ACORN's Baltimore office asked about buying a house and how to account on tax forms for the woman's income. An ACORN employee advised the woman to list her occupation as "performance artist."

The pair also claimed they planned to employ teenage girls from central America as prostitutes, and an ACORN employee suggested that up to three of the girls could be claimed as dependents, according to transcripts of the video posted online by conservative activist James O'Keefe.

O'Keefe told Fox he posed as the pimp and that he was shocked by the ACORN employees' helpfulness.

In a statement, ACORN Maryland board member Margaret Williams said the video was an attempt to smear ACORN, and that undercover teams attempted similar setups in at least three other ACORN offices.

Williams said no tax returns were filed and no assistance was provided.

ACORN - which stands for the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now - advocates for

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/09...



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Ha

Investigative journalism is alive and well. Screw the MSM. They wait for us to make the news for them to pick up on.

The new citizen journalist is the future. The MSM is a dead horse that needs to be put down. They're clinging to the coat tails of those individuals who are making the news happen today.

Stroke of Genius

I knew there were more videos. This people, is how you build a case. You can't show one or two instances but several to prove a pattern. Though this likely will hurt the powers in Acorn, maybe it will cause the good people in the organization to reform their ways and train employees not to participate in illegal activity. Though I don't believe these women should be convicted of a crime ( I hate this kind of entrapment tactic to put people away) I think they were successful in showing us the inner workings and supporting the fact that known of us should have our tax dollars subsidize their efforts. It also shows that apparently pimps do look like that.

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I am completely shocked, but

I am completely shocked, but nor really suprised at the type of employees ACORN hires. Our tax dollars at work.

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The vid !!

ACORN Prostitution Investigation - James O'Keefe and Hannah Giles - Part 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UOL9Jh61S8

HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

can America fire Acorn now?

I heard they receive public money, I haven't verified that, but this should be a case for eliminating them from any public funds and possibly an injuction to stop them from doing any public services ever again.

Acorn...

Among others things, we are paying them to do our next census.

Public monies.. they get billions.

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Sad

What? So we can assume they will be counting all of the underage prostitutes whose pimps they helped get welfare?

I am really upset.

Dunno...

If you look at the latest Acorn arrests this week, you can safely assume that about 10% of the last Presidential election was falsified votes.

However, how can you get rid of something our President is still a part of, without getting rid of the President as well?

Challenge the last election? Challenge electibility? Challenge SOMETHING... because something has to give soon.

We are becoming too corrupted as a nation. The tumor is getting too big for the host, We The People, to survive any longer.

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it's overwhelming.

I'm starting to get really depressed. No more truth from you Devon!

pphhttt....

The end of something is always the beginning of something else. If you look at it another way, We The People right now have a very good chance of molding what we will become as a nation.

Thses are exciting times, historical times! Not depressing ones.

:)

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DC acorn office also... as of today 9/11

http://biggovernment.com/2009/09/11/washington-dc-acorn-vide...

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Genius!

OK, THAT is worth some applause... these investigators allowing ACORN to say that the first incident was merely a fluke.

Then posting the SECOND office that did the same thing.....

Wonder what else they have yet to publish?

Bravo... this is perfect!

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ya ... that was a beauty move!

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Yeah....

I also believe in the tooth fairy.

Hmmm!

While it's possible this was just two rogue employees, I highly doubt it...

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Nah

This is probably the norm, the firings were just damage control. These organizations are built to give money out, and I'm sure they do it well. They probably use up their entire budget each year and ask for a larger one the following and for a government that is just begging for ways to continue to expand spending to avoid the fixes needed, they are essential.

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This

is nuts.

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What a surprise.

This is, damn near word for word, exactly what Glenn Beck said would happen. ACORN threw their slaves under the bus and disavowed all knowledge of their activity. Are we tired of the lies yet?

Time to ramp up our attacks.....

On this scummy organization.....

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