Mistake, Big Mistake … ACORN Sues James O’Keefe, Hannah Giles & Andrew Breitbart for Secretly Taping in Maryland
How could anyone be so ignorant as to fall for this trap? I guess if ACORN could be brought down by two young filmmakers, James O’Keefe, Hannah Giles, dressed in bad stereo-typical pimp and prostitute outfits, ACORN is willing to fall for anything.
ACORN looks to sue those that exposed their corrupt and illegal fraud. Have they people never heard of civil case discovery? So you really want to go down this path ACORN? O’Keefe, Giles and Breitbart think they uncovered scandals, wait until discovery occurs … Let the games begin.
BRING IT ON!!!
Once colossal blunder, deserves another. After being caught red handed with video in a scandalous fraud by filmmakers James O’Keefe, Hannah Giles posing as a pimp and prostitute, ACORN now looks to make matters worse and sue.
ACORN filed suit today in Maryland against conservative filmmakers James O’Keefe, Hannah Giles and conservative Web site Breitbart.com for secretly taping the organization’s employees at its Baltimore office.
In the complaint, ACORN alleges that the filmmakers entered into the organization’s offices in July with a “hidden camera and microphone” and taped employees Tonja Thompson and Shera Williams. Both employees are listed as plaintiffs on the complaint, filed in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City.
This is the same ACORN that the House andSenate has voted to defund? The same ACORN that the US Census has cut ties with and now the IRS has done the same? Damages? Acorn is the one who has caused damages and wasted tax dollars in the process.
Sue James O’Keefe, Hannah Giles & Andrew Breitbart? These people should be given an award for stomping out corruption at the tax payers expense.
BTW, no law was broke, maybe ACORN should have read the Maryland’s Interception Law and the false myths that are assumed. This same scenario has already been played out with Linda Tripp.
Maryland law states the following verbatim: Unlawful acts. — Except as otherwise provided in this subtitle it is unlawful for any person to: (1) Willfully intercept, endeavor to intercept, or procure any other person to intercept or endeavor to intercept, any wire, oral, or electronic communication; (2) Willfully disclose, or endeavor to disclose, to any other person the contents of any wire, oral, or electronic communication, knowing or having reason to know that the information was obtained through the interception of a wire, oral, or electronic communication in violation of this subtitle; or (3) Willfully use, or endeavor to use, the contents of any wire, oral, or electronic communication, knowing or having reason to know that the information was obtained through the interception of a wire, oral, or electronic communication in violation of this subtitle. Cts. & Jud. Proc. §10-402(a)(1)-(a)(3).
What was noticed and seconded by Macsmind, is that nowhere in the law are the words “tape” or “record” ever used.
ACORN is alleging that O’Keefe and Giles taped individuals without their consent. ACORN is asking for $500,000 in damages to be awarded to each of the employees filmed by O’Keefe and Giles, and ACORN itself wants $1 million in damages. Those asking for damages who are claiming emotional distress were giving fraudulent IRS tax advice and were fired by ACORN. So will they sue ACORN as well for an illegal firing?
Macsmind provides us with the Food Lion lawsuit that was laughed out of court, much like this shall be. The Weekly Standard is reporting that Barney Frank is calling for a federal investigation of O’Keefe and Giles’s activities, asking the Congressional Research Service to examine “the federal and state laws that could apply to such videotaping and distribution of conversations without the consent of all parties.”
Keep it coming, the more that this is scrutinized, the more Barack Obama’s name will be drawn into the ACORN web of lies, deceit and fraud.
How far is Barack Obama willing to throw ACORN under the bus and just how much will The One spin the truth of his associations with ACORN seeing that he praised their name during the election. I sense yet more 2012 political ads.