Rather than give advice on prostituting underage girls, human trafficking and cheating on taxes, the attorney general's office found ACORN members at times caught on to the scheme and called the police in the portions of the videos that were cut.
"Sometimes a fuller truth is found on the cutting room floor," Brown said.
To obtain the full tapes, Brown's office agreed not to prosecute conservative activists James O'Keefe and Hannah Giles, who played the pimp and prostitute in the video, even though the report found they likely violated state privacy laws.
In California, O'Keefe used hidden cameras on visits to ACORN offices in San Diego, San Bernardino and Los Angeles. State law requires both parties to give consent before a conversation is recorded.
Asked by Anonymous at 11:16 PM on Apr. 1, 2010 in Politics & Current Events
Link? andI am not REAL sure what coud be said on either side to make what WAS on the video ok. AND......California Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. today released a report, including newly obtained videotapes, that shows some members of the community organizing group ACORN engaged in "highly inappropriate behavior," but committed no violation of criminal laws.
Brown's report also uncovered "likely violations" of state law, including dumping 500 pages of confidential records into a dumpster, failure to file a 2007 tax return, and four instances of possible voter registration fraud by ACORN in San Diego in connection with the 2008 election, as well as other irregularities in the group's California operations. These irregularities have been referred to the appropriate authorities
Answer by momof030404 at 11:22 PM on Apr. 1, 2010
Wow...its late here and that was FULL of grammatical errors...sorry about that! ANYWAY......I think that if this guy doing whatever he did cause all the OTHER illegal activities of this group to FINALLY be dealt with....I am good with it :)
Answer by momof030404 at 11:26 PM on Apr. 1, 2010
They called the police on the "pimp". it was heavily edited
Answer by Anonymous at 11:29 PM on Apr. 1, 2010
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Answer by QuinnMae at 10:05 AM on Apr. 2, 2010
No, I already though he was a low life, he just pleaded guilty to breaking the law in his OTHER case...He COULD have had a career, now he will not be taken seriously
I wonder if this will be ALL over FOX like the EDITED version was...probably not
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