The last time I heard from right-wing fraud and geeky white pimp James O’Keefe, he was he was begging his supporters for a $50,000 bailout. (Like most right wingers, he’s perfectly cool with socialism when it’s his ass on the line.
Given the fact that these bastards eliminated opportunities for low-income communities to receive the services ACORN provided, and millions of voters’ voices were silenced in the process, I don’t have a whole lot of sympathy for O’Keefe’s bankruptcy or the fact that his crimes may put him on the hook for another $75,000.
I only wish the judge could take more out of those bastards’ pockets. It’s the only way to keep lying shills like this from polluting our political system with their garbage.
Rightwing activists and propagandists James O’Keefe and Hannah Giles, employees of con-artist and propagandist Andrew Breitbart, may not use the First Amendment as an excuse for breaking the law in California, according to a federal judge’s ruling this week.
Judge M. James Lorenz rejected the defendants’ argument and motion for summary judgment in federal court, as part of the civil lawsuit filed against them by former San Diego ACORN worker Juan Carlos Vera.
The following should be emphasized in ANY conversation about ACORN, as wingnuts still falsely claim that ACORN was a criminal organization:
O’Keefe and Giles were sued by Vera last summer, after an investigation by California’s Attorney General found that the pair had likely violated the CA Privacy Act by secretly taping workers at ACORN. The duo were spared criminal charges for violation of the same law after bargaining for immunity in exchange for finally providing law enforcement with the unedited videos of their secretly taped meetings with ACORN employees.
After examining the unedited video tapes, the CA AG echoed all other independent investigations of the tapes published by Breitbart, to determine that they had been “severely edited” to present a false portrait of ACORN and of the meetings with workers there.
The AG found the CA ACORN workers “committed no violation of criminal law”. Previously, a New York District Attorney investigation also found “no criminality” in the “highly edited” video tapes of ACORN workers there.