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New York D.A. announces he will investigate ACORN

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  1. Little-Acorn

    Little-Acorn Well-Known Member

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    Today hasn't been a good day for ACORN.

    * A third tape has emerged, showing ACORN employees in their New York City office giving illegal advice to clients on how to evade taxes, open a house of prostitution, and launder money.

    * The US Senate voted to cut off ACORN's funds.

    * And now the NYC District Attorney has announced he will investigate ACORN for criminal behavior.

    It's never been easy to be a left-wing Democrat, pushing an agenda the rest of the country doesn't want. And now it's getting even tougher, as more and more of the activities of Democrat-supporting organizations like ACORN, are exposed.

    It's enough to make somebody consider honest work instead.

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    http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/brooklyn/pimp_hooker_catch_staff_Js4YPEcsCcxLZhAEehLhmL

    'Pimp & hooker' catch B'klyn staff

    by JEREMY OLSHAN
    Last Updated: 12:41 PM, September 14, 2009
    Posted: 3:30 AM, September 14, 2009

    The scandal surrounding the left-wing activist organization ACORN has spread to New York, with employees at its Brooklyn office caught on video helping supposed ladies of the night get loans for their dream houses of ill repute.

    Rather than reminding the women that prostitution is dangerous and illegal and advising them to change their careers, counselors at the social-services group shockingly offer suggestions on how they can launder their earnings.

    "Honesty is not going to get you the house," a loan counselor at the offices told two activists posing as a mortgage-seeking pimp and prostitute.

    "You can't say what you do for a living."

    ACORN workers in two other cities, Baltimore and Washington, DC, had already fallen hooker, line and sinker for the hidden-camera sting operation by two conservative activists.

    Four ACORN employees have been fired as a result of the earlier videos, and last Friday the Census Bureau severed its ties with the group, whose members had been hired to do canvassing during the 2010 census.

    Mayor Bloomberg spoke out on the controversy today.

    "Prostitution is illegal in this state and I don't know why they would -- why an organization like ACORN, who's trying to encourage voter turnout and voter registration, why they're getting involved in any of that stuff," Bloomberg said. "But clearly it's not appropriate and they shouldn't have been doing it. Whether they broke a law or not I don't know. You'll have to talk to the legal (authorities)."

    The Brooklyn DA's office announced today it would be investigating the group.
     
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    I hope they do investigate and I hope acorn (under another name) doesnt get funding
     
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    The House is now working on a similar bill to defund ACORN.

    BTW, anybody know what name(s) ACORN is changing to?
     
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    Heard on the TV National news last night, that Louisiana is also investigating the ACORN operations in that state. Let the joy be universal! :D
     
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