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NY prosecutor clears US liberal group ACORN workers
Reuters ^ | Mon Mar 1, 2010 7:29pm EST | Reuters

Posted on 03/01/2010 5:25:23 PM PST by Former Military Chick

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Employees at the U.S. liberal grass-roots group ACORN who were caught on video giving tax advice to a couple posing as a pimp and a prostitute have been cleared of criminal wrongdoing, New York prosecutors said on Monday.

The organization has been reeling since a YouTube video was disseminated last September showing ACORN workers giving advice on how to flout the law to two conservative activists who posed as a pimp and a prostitute.

The U.S. Congress then voted by wide margins to prohibit the federal government from funding ACORN, and the U.S. Census Bureau ended its partnership with the group.

Following a five-month investigation, no criminal wrongdoing was uncovered, Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes said in a statement.

The employees involved in the incident at the group's Brooklyn office were fired and the New York chapter left ACORN and set up a new organization, ACORN spokesman Kevin Whelan said.

Republicans have long accused the group of fraud in registering voters and improperly mixing political and nonpolitical activities. ACORN has denied the allegations.

ACORN plays a significant political role in low-income neighborhoods and in 2008 signed up 1.3 million people to register to vote in areas where Democrats poll well.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: New York
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Of course this is NY, but still, I am shocked I would have thought that something would have come out of this, but alas I was proven wrong.

We need to keep an eye on this group as they disband their original name to make sure they do not break the law.

1 posted on 03/01/2010 5:25:23 PM PST by Former Military Chick
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To: Former Military Chick

Who didn’t see this coming?


2 posted on 03/01/2010 5:27:05 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare - Another DemocRAT "jobs" program doomed to fail.)
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To: Former Military Chick
Liberals protection Liberal Community Organizers
3 posted on 03/01/2010 5:28:08 PM PST by jakerobins
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To: Nachum

PING


4 posted on 03/01/2010 5:30:38 PM PST by Former Military Chick (Please pray for our troops as they selflessly serve in harm's way say an extra one for my beloved!)
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To: Former Military Chick

Wow, you can commit fraud and subborn perjury on video tape and still beat the rap.

Must be great falling under Presidential protection


5 posted on 03/01/2010 5:36:45 PM PST by hattend (The era of John McCain is over, the era of Ronald Reagan is back! Go Sarah Go!)
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To: Former Military Chick

Can’t wait to hear Andrew Breitbart’s feelings on this.


6 posted on 03/01/2010 5:38:19 PM PST by hattend (The era of John McCain is over, the era of Ronald Reagan is back! Go Sarah Go!)
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To: Former Military Chick
Special rules for Special people ;(

No conspiracy to commit fraud. No conspiracy to commit prostitution. No conspiracy to commit tax evasion.

Nothing to see here. Move on.

7 posted on 03/01/2010 5:39:37 PM PST by HeartlandOfAmerica (Obama and the Dem Congress will spend $5 trillion every year of his presidency until they break US!)
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To: Former Military Chick

In related new: Foghorn leghorn clears weasle of trying to steal dog....I say dog...


8 posted on 03/01/2010 5:45:13 PM PST by Crim
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To: Former Military Chick; All

9 posted on 03/01/2010 5:47:09 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective!)
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To: Former Military Chick
BIO of Hynes
10 posted on 03/01/2010 5:50:08 PM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: Former Military Chick

...in other news a 15 year old was prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law for possession of tobacco...


11 posted on 03/01/2010 6:00:02 PM PST by americanophile (Congratulations Team USA! You made us proud!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

spot on


12 posted on 03/01/2010 6:00:28 PM PST by americanophile (Congratulations Team USA! You made us proud!)
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To: Former Military Chick

You knew that they would.


13 posted on 03/01/2010 6:01:41 PM PST by sport
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To: hattend

14 posted on 03/01/2010 6:02:39 PM PST by americanophile (Congratulations Team USA! You made us proud!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

15 posted on 03/01/2010 6:04:12 PM PST by americanophile (Congratulations Team USA! You made us proud!)
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To: onyx

No surprise here. Only question is how much taxpayer money did it take to buy off New York officials. How much political pressure was brought by the Administration to drop all charges. Sad thing is ACORN will be back in business providing assistance to those wanting to set up brothels consisting of children. This action essentially gives ACORN the go ahead to continue with their criminal enterprise using taxpayer funds. SHAMEFUL!


16 posted on 03/01/2010 6:04:44 PM PST by reader25
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To: Former Military Chick

Just as every cop is a criminal, and all the sinners saints . . .


17 posted on 03/01/2010 6:05:10 PM PST by Hoodat (For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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To: Former Military Chick
So, you can catch someone in a crime on video and the democrats will still say they are not guilty? LOL!

Any questions on how corrupt and degenerate NY is now?

18 posted on 03/01/2010 6:07:43 PM PST by McGavin999
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To: americanophile
...in other news a 15 year old was prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law for possession of tobacco...

He ought to just say he's emulating the President of the United States. He smokes why shouldn't a kid smoke?

19 posted on 03/01/2010 6:09:10 PM PST by McGavin999
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To: Former Military Chick

It pays to have big liberal friends! LOL!


20 posted on 03/01/2010 6:09:22 PM PST by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: Former Military Chick

And Charlie Rangel will be in Congress till he dies of natural causes.


21 posted on 03/01/2010 6:09:27 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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To: reader25

Something familiar about this....something about Black Panthers.

Hey Al, not enough ‘black power’ out there for you, huh?


22 posted on 03/01/2010 6:10:01 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS ... taxes, pain and slow death. Is this what you want?)
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To: Former Military Chick

D.A.Hynes is one of Mario Cuomo’s buddies.We will have more of this if Mario’s son is elected governor.


23 posted on 03/01/2010 6:10:53 PM PST by ardara
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To: ardara

Not another one!


24 posted on 03/01/2010 6:14:40 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS ... taxes, pain and slow death. Is this what you want?)
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To: reader25

Yep, I agree with you. It was absolutely essential to give ACORN a clean pass to continue with their criminal enterprise. This finding was in the bag from the start. Shameful, indeed.


25 posted on 03/01/2010 6:15:11 PM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: hattend

hey why not you can stand outside polling booths now with sticks and proclaim your hatred to another race and you can get away with it

well unless you’re white which should not matter as it is wrong who ever does it.

men and women have given their lives for us to vote and we now have these racist clowns making a mockery of them and yes that includes bozo and his side kicks Holder and his wife as I bet she had something to do with it


26 posted on 03/01/2010 6:20:07 PM PST by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/THE LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: Former Military Chick

This is a very disappointing verdict. I’m mad.


27 posted on 03/01/2010 6:20:08 PM PST by Dementio
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To: McGavin999

these judges are a disgrace.
we had a judge down here and the law states that homosexuals cannot adopt kids but she just made a law right out of the blue, why , well because she is one too

surely we have to get rid of these judges who use their positions to pass their agenda


28 posted on 03/01/2010 6:22:00 PM PST by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/THE LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: americanophile
...in other news a 15 year old was prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law for possession of tobacco...

No! It's ok! Obama's "safe school" czar advised him to use a filter!

29 posted on 03/01/2010 6:22:39 PM PST by massmike (...So this is what happens when OJ's jury elects the president....)
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To: FlingWingFlyer; altair; stephenjohnbanker; little jeremiah; ~Kim4VRWC's~; voteNRA; Admiral_Zeon; ...
ACORN Ping

FReep mail me if you want on/off the list.


30 posted on 03/01/2010 6:24:34 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Dementio

I agree, I worry this will set the stage for other DAs.

Thanks for the comment. :)


31 posted on 03/01/2010 6:28:00 PM PST by Former Military Chick (Please pray for our troops as they selflessly serve in harm's way say an extra one for my beloved!)
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To: Former Military Chick
For Sale...

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes
No offer too low.

32 posted on 03/01/2010 6:31:25 PM PST by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Former Military Chick

Big surprise.


33 posted on 03/01/2010 6:33:16 PM PST by dr_who
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To: McGavin999
"Who ya gonna believe? Me or your lyin' eyes."

- D.A. Hynes

34 posted on 03/01/2010 6:34:58 PM PST by Drill Thrawl (Another day, another injury, another step closer. Are you prepared?)
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To: Former Military Chick
Following a five-month investigation, no criminal wrongdoing was uncovered, Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes said in a statement.

They weren't caught enough for a liberal DA to take any action for wrong doing.

Perhaps next time.

35 posted on 03/01/2010 6:36:23 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Former Military Chick
http://thisainthell.us/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/black-panthers-300x287.jpg

36 posted on 03/01/2010 6:41:51 PM PST by wolficatZ
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To: onyx

From his self-aggrandizing bio, don’t see a day in private practice . .career public “servant”


37 posted on 03/01/2010 6:43:22 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat
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To: A_Former_Democrat

That’s all I saw too. Started with “Legal Aid.”


38 posted on 03/01/2010 6:46:17 PM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: Former Military Chick

There is a certain justice in this because the fired employees are merely pawns for the leaders.


39 posted on 03/01/2010 6:49:42 PM PST by Raycpa
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To: Former Military Chick

We did Tea Parties last time. Time to raise the bet.


40 posted on 03/01/2010 6:58:41 PM PST by revo evom
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To: Hoodat

Sympathy for the Devil


41 posted on 03/01/2010 6:59:46 PM PST by MountainYankee
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To: Former Military Chick

And only a few will note that this action in New York actually shows us all how deep the corruption is.


42 posted on 03/01/2010 7:00:03 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...Call 'em What you Will, They ALL have Fairies Living In Their Trees.)
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To: Former Military Chick; Clemenza; Cacique; nutmeg
Had he an ounce of integrity, Charles Hynes, would havbe recussed himself. The Working Family Party was formed by ACORN, SEIU and David Dinkins (and illegally run out of Columbia for a year.) Hynes ran on the Working Family Party Line in 2009

The proper title should be "ACORN Party prosecutor clears US ACORN workers"
43 posted on 03/01/2010 7:03:18 PM PST by rmlew (Democracy tends to ignore..., threats to its existence because it loathes doing what is needed)
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To: Former Military Chick

Become a liberal, and you can do what ever you want.


44 posted on 03/01/2010 7:46:55 PM PST by Islaminaction
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To: Former Military Chick

In Chicago terms, its called Clout. Or to be more specific, if you are in with the those that are in power, you can break the law and get away with it.

Obvious, ACORN has is in with THOSE IN POWER.

But, I bet you already knew that.


45 posted on 03/01/2010 7:47:54 PM PST by Ticonderoga34 (Free Obama's Birth Certificate!)
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To: Hoodat
Pleased to meet you.. hope you guess my name..

Could it be.. oh, I don't know.. Obama?!
46 posted on 03/01/2010 7:49:30 PM PST by divine_moment_of_facts (Give me Liberty.. or I'll get up and get it for myself!)
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To: Former Military Chick

47 posted on 03/01/2010 7:52:15 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Former Military Chick

Guilty as sin,
free as a bird.


48 posted on 03/01/2010 8:09:17 PM PST by TitansAFC (The Left does not devote so much effort into attacking Sarah Palin because she's a weak candidate.)
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To: McGavin999

What was the crime?


49 posted on 03/01/2010 8:30:04 PM PST by Carling (My Mom said if you have nothing good to say ... um ... I think my Mom was wrong on that one.)
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To: reader25; StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; cyborg; ...
No surprise here. Only question is how much taxpayer money did it take to buy off New York officials. How much political pressure was brought by the Administration to drop all charges. Sad thing is ACORN will be back in business providing assistance to those wanting to set up brothels consisting of children. This action essentially gives ACORN the go ahead to continue with their criminal enterprise using taxpayer funds. SHAMEFUL!

Well said, reader25. ACORN is already back in business all over the country as I type this, only under new titles other than "ACORN". It's all so despicable...

50 posted on 03/01/2010 8:37:54 PM PST by nutmeg (Rush Limbaugh & Sarah Palin agree: NO third parties! Take back the GOP)
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