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Second Video Showing ACORN Helping Prostitute and Pimp Surfaces; Census Bureau Gives ACORN the Heave Ho

This time it's two employees of the ACORN office in DC that are seen on undercover video giving advice to the "pimp" and the "prostitute" on how to open a brothel, hide 13 young girls from El Salvador who were to act as sex slaves, and defraud the IRS:

Two more ACORN officials were fired Friday after a second video surfaced showing staffers in the community organizers' Washington office offering to help a man and woman posing as a pimp and prostitute acquire illegal home loans that would help them set up a brothel.

The firings came less than 24 hours after another pair of ACORN officials from the group's Baltimore office were canned for instructing the "pimp" and "prostitute" how to falsify tax forms and seek illegal benefits for 13 "very young" girls from El Salvador that pair said they wanted to import to work as child prostitutes.

Both of the encounters were videotaped on a hidden camera wielded by 25-year-old independent filmmaker James O'Keefe, posing as the pimp -- tapes that have ignited calls for investigations of ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now.

So we have two large ACORN offices that were prepared and willing to help who they thought were a pimp and a prostitute create a brothel and defraud the IRS . That was bad enough, but they were also willing to help these two hide 13 underaged El Salvadorian girls so they could be used as sex slaves to fund the pimp's congressional campaign.

The Census Bureau has severed all ties with the organization, which is a huge relief for many Americans. I'm relieved that the Census Bureau has finally come to realize what so many of us have already known for a long time. It's too bad that it took something so shocking and that the voter registration fraud prosecutions, which are taking place in far more places all over the country, weren't enough for the bureau to give the organization the boot a long time ago. Here's a portion of the sharply worded letter from the Census Bureau to the president of ACORN :

The Census Bureau has established criteria for partnerships, which are listed on our Web site at , and reserves the right to decline partnership or to terminate an existing partnership agreement with any group that 1) may create a negative connotation for the Census Bureau; 2) could distract from the Census Bureau's mission; or 3) make people fearful of participating in the census.

To that end, and in keeping with the standards we shared with your organization and others who volunteered to partner with the Census Bureau to promote the 2010 census, we are today terminating our Partnership Agreement with ACORN.

Over the last several months, through ongoing communication with our regional offices, 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.

While not decisive factors in this decision, recent events concerning local offices of ACORN have added to the worsening negative perceptions of ACORN and its affiliation with our partnership efforts.


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James O'Keefe certainly nai... (Below threshold)

James O'Keefe certainly nailed ACORN. After release of the first tape, ACORN Spokeshole Levenson stated that the film crew had tried the same gambit at "several" other ACORN offices and were thrown out. Oddly enough, those ACORN offices are not on record as having called police. Guess crime doesn't matter at ACORN. O'Keefe followed up on Levenson's PR fiasco "this isn't how we do business" by dropping a tape from a second ACORN office. Anyone else begin seeing a pattern here? Levenson has to be wondering by now; ARE THERE MORE TAPES OUT THERE?

Given the 15 or so state cases where ACORN is at the center of illegal campaign activity, it's amazing that the Census Bureau finally woke up. Of course the Director may find himself out of a job after tossing ACORN under the bus. Barry likes to think of that as his job.

The best part of this is th... (Below threshold)
jim m:

The best part of this is that the Baltimore DA is going to file charges against the people who uncovered this disgrace and probably let the ACORN scumbags off.

Remember: It's no longer a justice system, it's a legal system. The purpose is not justice but who can game the system better.

I wonder if the libs have e... (Below threshold)
jim m:

I wonder if the libs have ever put together the fact that international trafficking in prostitution is a form of slavery.

I suppose that since the Dems opposed emancipation and opposed desegregation and opposed the Civil Rights Act that this kind of thing doesn't really bother them.

The census bureau has "seve... (Below threshold)

The census bureau has "severed ties?" That's nice. Unfortunately ACORN is represented by dozens--perhaps hundreds--of organizations with the same criminal underpinnings and DIFFERENT NAMES! ACORN might be out, but ACORN subsidiaries with pleasant-sounding names will no doubt carry the water.

I was always under the impr... (Below threshold)

I was always under the impression that conspiracy to cover up income and child slavery were against the law.

Anyone seen Attorney General Holder lately? Of is he otherwise engaged in activities at Black Panther headquarters?

Holder could not be reached... (Below threshold)

Holder could not be reached for comment. He was attending to "urgent" business at Black Panther Headquarters.

HMMM...WHAT HAPPENED TO THE... (Below threshold)









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