President Obama, the Community Organizer in Chief, gave a speech to ACORN and he stated, “Before I even get inaugurated, during the transition, we’re going to be calling you in to help shape the agenda. We’re going to be having meetings all across the country with community organizations so that you will have input into the agenda for the next Presidency of the United States of America.”
ACORN is a corrupt organization that receives millions of taxpayer’s dollars and is currently under investigation in many states regarding voter registration fraud. James Okeefe and Hannah Giles posed as a pimp and a prostitute and did an undercover investigation of ACORN. They went to several ACORN offices throughout the country and videotaped ACORN representatives and received the same type of information on how to cheat the system. Apparently, this type of culture is systemic throughout the organization because they received the same type of advice from representative of the different offices.
What I found troubling was when the “pimp” told the representatives that he wanted to bring in underage girls from El Salvador for prostitution; they had no problem with that and gave him advice on how to conceal them. (Sex Slaves) Another problem I have is the lack of coverage about ACORN by the so-called mainstream media.
James Okeefe and Hannah Giles are patriots for bringing this corrupt organization to light. They did what the Justice Department and the IRS should have been doing all along. However, the Office of the States Attorney for Baltimore City sent out a press release revealing they would not be investigating ACORN, but may prosecute Okeefe and Giles for violating Maryland Law regarding the tape. Talk about shooting the messenger. The American people need to stand strong behind these two patriots.
Maryland ACORN update
September 15, 2009 - 12:47 ET
OFFICE OF THE STATE’S ATTORNEY
208 THE CLARENCE M. MITCHELL, JR. COURTHOUSE
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND 21202
Patricia C. Jessamy Phone
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For Information Contact: Margaret T. Burns
Chief, Communications & Governmental Affairs
Office (443) 984-1121 or Cell (443) 474- 7479
Joseph Sviatko, Deputy Chief, Communications
Office (443) 984-1122 or Cell (410) 790-3248
STATEMENT OF STATE’S ATTORNEYS OFFICE FOR BALTIMORE CITY RELATIVE TO THE ALLEGED BALTIMORE ACORN INCIDENT
Baltimore, MD – September 11, 2009 – We have received inquiries from citizens and the media asking whether the Baltimore City State’s Attorneys Office would initiate a criminal investigation for acts allegedly committed at ACORN offices located in Baltimore. The only information received in reference to this alleged criminal behavior was a YouTube video. Upon review by this office, the video appears to be incomplete. In addition, the audio portion could possibly have been obtained in violation of Maryland Law, Annotated Code of Maryland Courts and Judicial Proceedings Article §10-402, which requires two party consent.
If it is determined that the audio portion now being heard on YouTube was illegally obtained, it is also illegal under Maryland Law to willfully use or willfully disclose the content of said audio. The penalty for the unlawful interception, disclosure or use of it is a felony punishable up to 5 years.
Killing the messenger.
When the tapes were first released, Bertha Lewis, the CEO of ACORN, said it was a scam and claims the tapes were doctored and they would be filing a lawsuit against Okeefe and Giles, as well as Fox. The racist right wing Republican Party have been out to get her organization and she related it to “Modern–day McCarthyism.” If it was a scam, why did she terminate the employees?
When there was talk of the government stripping the organization of funding she stated that didn’t matter, the organization receives money through donations. She then revised her position and stated she would appoint an independent auditor to “review all of the systems and processes.” I guess those millions do add up.
In an interview with Fox and Friends, Gregory Hall a former ACORN employee stated ACORN had good intentions when they started but now is a corrupt organization. He states it’s all about the money and he has evidence showing the corruption of ACORN and it comes from the top down. He believes they have not been scrutinized as well as they should because they have friends in high places, (Obama). Mr. Hall, watch your back!
ACORN receives millions of dollars of taxpayer’s money and was supposed to receive millions more through the stimulus bill. The organization was to also work on the census even though they are under investigation in numerous states for voter registration fraud.
This corrupt organization needs to be investigated by the Attorney General’s Office as well as the IRS. ACORN currently is being investigated by numerous states for voter registration fraud. The company should be stripped of all funding and there should be an audit to find out how the money was spent. Congress is in the process of doing just that, but the American people need to be vigilant and make sure the politicians follow through on it. Also the government needs to make sure the people running the organization do not just change the name and start all over again.