BUSTED! - The Acorn Busters - Go ahead, use the "F" word - Felony

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    BUSTED! - The Acorn Busters

    A conservative activist who made undercover videos of the liberal community-organizing group ACORN was one of four men charged Tuesday with attempting to illegally access and manipulate the phone system in a district office of U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana.

    4 charged in U.S. Senate office infiltration in New Orleans - CNN.com

    Louisiana families are shocked and outraged that these men would break the law to carry out their political agenda

    If convicted, the four men would each face a possible maximum penalty of a $250,000 fine and 10 years in prison

    That video and others by O'Keefe and his associate led to the dismissal of four ACORN employees who appeared to offer advice to the couple and to federal legislation barring the group from receiving federal funds. But a review by former Massachusetts Attorney General Scott Harshbarger, who was hired by ACORN to examine the issue, found no wrongdoing by ACORN employees.

    "While some of the advice and counsel given by ACORN employees and volunteers was clearly inappropriate and unprofessional, we did not find a pattern of intentional, illegal conduct by ACORN staff," Harshbarger's report concluded. "In fact, there is no evidence that action, illegal or otherwise, was taken by any ACORN employee on behalf of the videographers."

    "Don't just respond to news, but actually create your own headlines," O'Keefe is quoted as saying by CampusReform.org.

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    Part of the Republican "agenda"? Laws and ethics don't matter?
     
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    That's beautiful.
     
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    When conservatives do this they get nailed.

    When Democrats do this they get promoted.
     
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    "O'Keefe, who had been waiting in the office before the pair arrived, recorded their actions with a cell phone, said the affidavit by Rayes."

    Yeah, maybe read the articles you link to once in a awhile.
     
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    From the article:

    After they entered the building, the two men told a staffer in Landrieu's office they were telephone repairmen, according to the release and Rayes' affidavit. They asked for -- and were granted -- access to the reception desk's phone system.

    O'Keefe, who had been waiting in the office before the pair arrived, recorded their actions with a cell phone, said the affidavit by Rayes.

    Flanagan and Basel later requested access to a telephone closet, claiming they needed to perform work on the main phone system, the release and affidavit stated.

    According to Rayes' affidavit, the two men went to a U.S. General Services Administration office on another floor and requested access to the main phone system. A GSA employee then asked for their credentials, and the two men said they left them in their vehicle, the affidavit said.

    All four men have admitted their roles in the operation to federal agents, Rayes' affidavit said.

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    And your point was?
     
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    They should delete this thread. I didn't realize someone else had already posted it. Oops.
     
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    i didn't want you to think it was a christian plot.
     
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    You have to wonder who in the Obama Administration has been tracking O'Keefe since he busted ACORN.
     
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    :lol:

    :rolleyes:
     
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    Yeah... right. In related news researchers hired by Philip Morris have yet to find any conclusive link to cancer, emphysema, or other health problems purportedly linked to cigarettes.
     

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