Posted by: samhenry | September 14, 2009

ACORN – The Problem that Just Won’t Go Away

from the editor, SamHenry

The difficulties at various offices around the country keep growing exponentially. It is troubling and the implications for further deterioration between the races.

from Foxwood at

ACORN scandal growing, third video made public

September 14, 8:24 AM
Columbia Independent Examiner

Darren Pope

The hits just keep coming for ACORN. Last week two undercover videos surfaced showing ACORN employees giving advice on how to avoid paying taxes and start up a prostitution ring with underage girls illegally smuggled into the U.S. This morning a third video was made public.

Filmaker James O’Keefe and aspiring journalist Hannah Giles posed as a pimp and prostitute and went to several ACORN offices. They were asking for low income housing loans and tax advice. The first video to be released was from ACORN’s Baltimore office.

In the video the pair specifically say they wish to open a brothel. They also say in no uncertain terms that Giles began “working” as a prostitute at age 13, and that they will be importing 13 underage girls from El Salvador. They say the girls are under 16 years old. The ACORN employess in the video freely offer advice on how to skirt the law, and don’t even blink when the undercover duo mention the ages of the girls they will be employing.

Next came a video from ACORN’s Washington, D.C. office. It was basically a repeat performance of the Baltimore video. This morning the third video was made public showing ACORN giving the same advice in their New York City office. Coincidence? That’s doubtful.

ACORN called the first video a “scam” and said that O’Keefe and Giles had failed in several other attempts at other ACORN offices. ACORN has not said at which offices the failed attempts occured, but obviously it wasn’t in D.C. or New York City. One has to ask, could more videos be coming?

This scandal comes on the heels of the arrest of 11 ACORN employees on voter registration charges. The group is also under investigation in more than a dozen states.

ACORN is slated to receive $8.5 billion in stimulus money and had been put in charge of gathering information for the 2010 census. The U.S. Census Bureau broke ties with the activist group last week when the first videos surfaced.

“It is clear that Acorn’s affiliation with the 2010 census promotion has caused sufficient concern in the general public, has indeed become a distraction from our mission, and may even become a discouragement to public cooperation, negatively impacting 2010 census efforts,” said Robert Groves, the census director.

The question is when will Congress finally admit there are serious problems inside ACORN and initiate an investigation of its own? Allegations of criminal wrongdoing have circulated around the group for years.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman, Rep. John Conyers-D MI, called for an investigation of ACORN in June, but then backed off, apparewntly under pressure.

Conyers told The Washington Times, “The powers that be decided against it.” Who exactly are the powers that be? Maybe that should be investigated as well.


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