Wednesday, September 23, 2009

ACORN worker reported incident to police...

...and was fired anyway.

You know the background: ACORN is an organization that organizes voters and provides and organizes financial aid for poor, overwhelmingly non-white Americans. Naturally the right wing in America hates them with a fiery burning passion. Recently, secretly shot video was released by a right wing website of two right wing activists disguised as a pimp and prostitute getting advice from ACORN workers about disguising a brothel in order to get government aid.

Despite the fact that the pair had tried the same rancid scam in ACORN offices in multiple states, and been shown the door at most, American conservatives leaped on the chance to administer a deathblow to a hated organization helping poor non-whites vote and passed a law to remove their federal funding (Which may lead to unexpected results - possibly including the end of the entire military complex!) and have been crowing about the story for days.

Except the truth is that at least one of the ACORN workers was apparently stringing the pair along and went to the police afterward seeking advice about how to report a case of suspected human trafficking.

And was fired anyway.
Police: ACORN worker in video reported couple

NATIONAL CITY, Calif. (AP) -- Police say a worker with the activist group ACORN who was caught on video giving advice about human smuggling to a couple posing as a pimp and a prostitute had reported the incident to authorities.

National City police said Monday that Juan Carlos Vera contacted his cousin, a police detective, to get advice on what to with information on possible human smuggling.

Vera was secretly filmed on Aug. 18 as part of a young couple's high-profile expose.

Police say he contacted law enforcement two days later. The detective consulted another police official who served on a federal human smuggling task force, who said he needed more details.

The ACORN employee responded several days later and explained that the information he received was not true and he had been duped.

Vera was fired on Thursday.

No comments:

Popular Posts