This time it’s two employees of the ACORN office in DC that are seen on undercover video giving advice to the “pimp” and the “prostitute” on how to open a brothel, hide 13 young girls from El Salvador who were to act as sex slaves, and defraud the IRS:
Two more ACORN officials were fired Friday after a second video surfaced showing staffers in the community organizers’ Washington office offering to help a man and woman posing as a pimp and prostitute acquire illegal home loans that would help them set up a brothel.
The firings came less than 24 hours after another pair of ACORN officials from the group’s Baltimore office were canned for instructing the “pimp” and “prostitute” how to falsify tax forms and seek illegal benefits for 13 “very young” girls from El Salvador that pair said they wanted to import to work as child prostitutes.
Both of the encounters were videotaped on a hidden camera wielded by 25-year-old independent filmmaker James O’Keefe, posing as the pimp — tapes that have ignited calls for investigations of ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now.
So we have two large ACORN offices that were prepared and willing to help who they thought were a pimp and a prostitute create a brothel and defraud the IRS . That was bad enough, but they were also willing to help these two hide 13 underaged El Salvadorian girls so they could be used as sex slaves to fund the pimp’s congressional campaign.
The Census Bureau has severed all ties with the organization, which is a huge relief for many Americans. I’m relieved that the Census Bureau has finally come to realize what so many of us have already known for a long time. It’s too bad that it took something so shocking and that the voter registration fraud prosecutions, which are taking place in far more places all over the country, weren’t enough for the bureau to give the organization the boot a long time ago. Here’s a portion of the sharply worded letter from the Census Bureau to the president of ACORN :
The Census Bureau has established criteria for partnerships, which are listed on our Web site at
, and reserves the right to decline partnership or to terminate an existing partnership agreement with any group that 1) may create a negative connotation for the Census Bureau; 2) could distract from the Census Bureau’s mission; or 3) make people fearful of participating in the census.
To that end, and in keeping with the standards we shared with your organization and others who volunteered to partner with the Census Bureau to promote the 2010 census, we are today terminating our Partnership Agreement with ACORN.
Over the last several months, through ongoing communication with our regional offices, it is clear that ACORN’s affiliation with the 2010 Census promotion has caused sufficient concern in the general public, has indeed become a distraction from our mission, and may even become a discouragement to public cooperation, negatively impacting 2010 Census efforts.
While not decisive factors in this decision, recent events concerning local offices of ACORN have added to the worsening negative perceptions of ACORN and its affiliation with our partnership efforts.