Sunday, March 21, 2010
ACORN, which describes itself as the "Nation's Largest Grassroots Community Organization," may decide this weekend whether to file for bankruptcy, the New York Times reports. The organization came under attack after two conservative activists purportedly asked for and received advice about hiding prostitution from the police. A four-month investigation by the Brooklyn D.A. concluded that no ACORN employees had committed criminal acts. The investigation revealed that the video shot by the activists had been edited significantly, changing the dialog between the activist and the ACORN employees and even changing the clothes the activist wore when talking with ACORN employees. He apparently had been wearing normal street clothes when he went to the ACORN offices but changed the video to show him in rather outrageous "pimp clothes."