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Md. ACORN Chapter Disbands in Video Scandal's Wake
AP ^ | 3-16-2010 | AP Staff

Posted on 03/16/2010 5:58:09 PM PDT by SeattleBruce

Baltimore (AP) - A former leader of Maryland's ACORN chapter says the group shaken by a video scandal will no longer operate in the state.

The videos showed ACORN workers, including workers in Baltimore, giving tax tips to conservative activists posing as a pimp and prostitute. Former Maryland chapter co-chairwoman Sonja Merchant-Jones says the group was torn apart by infighting after that.

Several affiliates of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now around the country are rebranding under a different name. But Merchant-Jones, says there are no such plans in Maryland.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Politics/Elections; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: acorn; corruptdems; elections; fraud; obama; scandals
James O'Keefe! Now, I wanna know, what name will they change to, and what will they morph into?

I guess I'm skeptical that they're really going away...

1 posted on 03/16/2010 5:58:10 PM PDT by SeattleBruce
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To: SeattleBruce

Ya. Hard to believe.


2 posted on 03/16/2010 6:00:14 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny
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To: SeattleBruce

Yes, they’ll morph into just another version.


3 posted on 03/16/2010 6:00:57 PM PDT by bgill (The framers of the US Constitution established an entire federal government in 18 pages.)
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To: bgill

They remind me of the begining of the mob.


4 posted on 03/16/2010 6:03:26 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: SeattleBruce

Close up the tent, move it to the other side of the mountain, open it up again.


5 posted on 03/16/2010 6:05:34 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: SeattleBruce

They will just be absorbed by the Marylard Attorney Generals Office.


6 posted on 03/16/2010 6:07:51 PM PDT by Perdogg ("Is that a bomb in your pants, or are you excited to come to America?")
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To: SeattleBruce

Demolish a rotten house and the cockroaches just scatter to other rotten houses.


7 posted on 03/16/2010 6:17:48 PM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: SeattleBruce

Skeptical is smart.


8 posted on 03/16/2010 6:21:09 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: SeattleBruce
(offshoots of acorn)

ACCE
NY Communities for
New England united for justice

that's all I got so far


9 posted on 03/16/2010 6:35:38 PM PDT by JustPiper (Obamacare ONGOING THREAD ~http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2437390/posts?page=1026#1026~)
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To: SeattleBruce

One step back, two steps forward. This is the one step back in the old Commie Three-step.


10 posted on 03/16/2010 6:43:00 PM PDT by Cincinnatus.45-70 (Patriotism to DemocRats is like sunlight to Dracula.)
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To: SeattleBruce

These filthy, racist, lazy, taxpayer abusing, welfare leeches will do everything they can to keep the
free cash coming in to make a living off other peoples money. It makes me sick that I have worked and
paid taxes since 1972 without more than three weeks off in a row since then...while millions of tax stealing lazy
racists ride the gravy train.

I do not fear a civil war as much as I fear running out of ammo.


11 posted on 03/16/2010 7:02:54 PM PDT by soycd
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

MD ping


12 posted on 03/16/2010 7:35:27 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: SeattleBruce

and the RATS, take another one in the..............................HA ha!!!

13 posted on 03/16/2010 8:12:54 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: SeattleBruce

As well you should be. They already have a name picked out. So far Ohio kicked them out and told them not to return UNDER ANY NAME! Tells you all you need to know.


14 posted on 03/16/2010 8:20:54 PM PDT by gidget7 ("When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: soycd

I hear ya there, for me, since 1970. And my tagline reflects it!


15 posted on 03/16/2010 8:29:01 PM PDT by gidget7 ("When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: SeattleBruce
Former Maryland chapter co-chairwoman Sonja Merchant-Jones says the group was torn apart by infighting after that.

If they were truly "innocent", then why was there infighting. Shouldn't there have been an easy explanation if that weren't true?

Translation: GUILTY (as all of us at FR knew)

16 posted on 03/16/2010 8:29:02 PM PDT by UAConservative (Audemus Jura Nostra Defendere)
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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.

17 posted on 03/16/2010 8:32:16 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (*)
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To: SeattleBruce

All the ACORN chapters are connected and all should be banned in every state.


18 posted on 03/16/2010 8:36:13 PM PDT by Macgedos
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To: Jet Jaguar


Good news is news these days, JJ!
19 posted on 03/16/2010 8:38:07 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: Macgedos

Acorn.......is that what squirrels eat??


20 posted on 03/16/2010 8:40:38 PM PDT by mag (All men have feet of Clay....women too...........)
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To: SeattleBruce

I’m skeptical too. I mean, what else can these people do other than slurp from the public trough?


21 posted on 03/16/2010 9:08:25 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: soycd
I do not fear a civil war as much as I fear running out of ammo.

What a tagline that makes.

22 posted on 03/16/2010 9:40:35 PM PDT by OafOfOffice (W.C:Socialism:Philosophy of failure,creed of ignorance,gospel of envy,the equal sharing of misery)
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To: SeattleBruce

They’ll keep the name and move to Indianapolis.


23 posted on 03/17/2010 3:18:19 AM PDT by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: SeattleBruce

I’m with you.


24 posted on 03/17/2010 5:40:58 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

“Demolish a rotten house and the cockroaches just scatter to other rotten houses.”

Right. Just the beginning of the exposure and cleanup.


25 posted on 03/17/2010 8:14:17 AM PDT by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country - Keep on Tea Partiers - party like it's 1773 & pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: JustPiper

(offshoots of acorn)
ACCE
NY Communities for
New England united for justice

that’s all I got so far
+++++++++++++

We need to keep on TOP of this...thanks for doing some research..


26 posted on 03/17/2010 8:15:13 AM PDT by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country - Keep on Tea Partiers - party like it's 1773 & pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: soycd

There’s way more than one way to win this fight.


27 posted on 03/17/2010 8:17:40 AM PDT by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country - Keep on Tea Partiers - party like it's 1773 & pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: Macgedos

“:All the ACORN chapters are connected and all should be banned in every state.”

Hear, hear.


28 posted on 03/17/2010 8:18:48 AM PDT by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country - Keep on Tea Partiers - party like it's 1773 & pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: SeattleBruce

Interesting on ‘md courts us’ ACORN case against Okeefe dismissed.

I must of missed this in the news but after this thread my curiousity got me to look into the status.

Circuit Court of Maryland
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Case Information
Court System: Circuit Court for Baltimore City - Civil System
Case Number: 24C09006238
Title: Association Of Community Organizations For Reform Now, Inc, et al vs James E O’Keefe III, et al
Case Type: Other TortFiling Date:09/23/2009
Case Status: Closed/Inactive
Case Disposition: Lack of ServiceDisposition Date:03/04/2010


Plaintiff/Petitioner Information
(Each Plaintiff/Petitioner is displayed below) Party Type: PlaintiffParty No.:1
Business or Organization Name: Association Of Community Organizations For Reform Now, Inc
Address: 2069 Canal Street
City: New OrleansState:LAZip Code:70112
Attorney(s) for the Plaintiff/Petitioner
Name: Freeman, Esq, Andrew D
Practice Name: Brown, Goldstein & Levy, LLP
Address: 120 E. Baltimore Street
Suite 1700
City: BaltimoreState:MDZip Code:21202-6701


Party Type: PlaintiffParty No.:2
Name: Thompson, Tonja
Address: C/o Brown, Goldstein & Levy, LLP
City: BaltimoreState:MDZip Code:21202
Attorney(s) for the Plaintiff/Petitioner
Name: Freeman, Esq, Andrew D
Practice Name: Brown, Goldstein & Levy, LLP
Address: 120 E. Baltimore Street
Suite 1700
City: BaltimoreState:MDZip Code:21202-6701


Party Type: PlaintiffParty No.:3
Name: Williams, Shera
Address: C/o Brown, Goldstein & Levy, LLP
City: BaltimoreState:MDZip Code:21202
Attorney(s) for the Plaintiff/Petitioner
Name: Freeman, Esq, Andrew D
Practice Name: Brown, Goldstein & Levy, LLP
Address: 120 E. Baltimore Street
Suite 1700
City: BaltimoreState:MDZip Code:21202-6701


Defendant/Respondent Information
(Each Defendant/Respondent is displayed below) Party Type: DefendantParty No.:3
Business or Organization Name: Breitbart.Com LLC
Address: S/o: R/A: Andrew James Breitbart
City: Los AngelesState:CAZip Code:90049


Party Type: DefendantParty No.:2
Name: Giles, Hannah
Address: 21376 Marina Cove Circle
City: MiamiState:FLZip Code:33180


Party Type: DefendantParty No.:1
Name: O’Keefe, III, James E
Address: 121 Goodwin Terrace
City: WestwoodState:NJZip Code:07675


Document Tracking
(Each Document listed. Documents are listed in Document No./Sequence No. order) Doc No./Seq No.: 1/0
File Date: 09/23/2009Close Date:03/04/2010Decision:
Party Type: PlaintiffParty No.:1
Document Name: Complaint and Demand for Jury Trial
Filed by PLT001-Association Of Community Organizations For Reform Now, Inc, PLT002-Thompson, PLT003-Williams


Doc No./Seq No.: 2/0
File Date: 01/28/2010Close Date:03/04/2010Decision:
Document Name: Notice of Cont. Dismissal Lack of Juris.
James E O’Keefe
Hannah Giles
Breitbart.Com LLC


Doc No./Seq No.: 3/0
File Date: 03/04/2010Close Date:03/04/2010Decision:
Party Type: DefendantParty No.:3
Document Name: Dismissed for Lack of Jurisdiction w/o Prejudice pursuant to Md. Rule 2-507(b)


Doc No./Seq No.: 4/0
File Date: 03/04/2010Close Date:03/04/2010Decision:
Party Type: DefendantParty No.:2
Document Name: Dismissed for Lack of Jurisdiction w/o Prejudice pursuant to Md. Rule 2-507(b)


Doc No./Seq No.: 5/0
File Date: 03/04/2010Close Date:03/04/2010Decision:
Party Type: DefendantParty No.:1
Document Name: Dismissed for Lack of Jurisdiction w/o Prejudice pursuant to Md. Rule 2-507(b)


The complete case file can be obtained from the Circuit Courthouse.


29 posted on 03/17/2010 1:19:20 PM PDT by RedMDer (Recycle Congress in 2010, 2012... Forward with Confidence! Forward!)
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To: Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; cindy-true-supporter; ...

Maryland “Freak State” PING!


30 posted on 03/17/2010 3:15:30 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (I am Ellie Light.)
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To: gidget7
"When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property." Thomas Jefferson

Does that mean that we can drag Congressmen into the street and beat them when they try to curtail our liberties?

31 posted on 03/17/2010 3:17:37 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (I am Ellie Light.)
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe
Demolish a rotten house and the cockroaches just scatter to other rotten houses.

Nuke Detroit and you'll probably get a lot of them. :-)

32 posted on 03/17/2010 3:18:52 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (I am Ellie Light.)
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To: SeattleBruce; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; ...

Maryland “Freak State” PING!


33 posted on 03/19/2010 6:01:24 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (I am Ellie Light.)
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