Pimp boy …Busted!
Republican white wingers are trying to stir up riots at the Chumph coronation!
Pimp boy …Busted!
Republican white wingers are trying to stir up riots at the Chumph coronation!
Looks like the ACORN Pimp may be paying out more than just the ass in his abbreviated prison stay…
This article is short on the legal ramifications, but while the ACORN Pimp, James O’Keefe and his accomplices have escaped further criminal prosecution – they are liable for defamation, and the loss of jobs by ACORN employees. The accomplices in this case not only include the “Ho'” who worked with O’Keefe, but possibly Brietbart (and others) who apparently financed their “operation” – as well as Faux News who promoted the tapes even when substantial evidence emerged that they were fake.
Now – if some aspiring young lawyers really want to have some fun – what I would suggest is taking a look at the local Public Utilities Commissions and FCC to check on what remediation is possible against Public Service broadcasters knowingly broadcasting false and defamatory material…
A former ACORN employee in San Diego who lost his job after being filmed giving advice to “ACORN pimp” James O’Keefe is suing the amateur videographer and his partner, Hannah Giles, San Diego CityBeat’s Dave Maas reported Friday.
Juan Carlos Vera was one of a number of ACORN employees who in the summer of 2009 was secretly filmed giving advice to O’Keefe and Giles, who were posing as a pimp and prostitute with plans to bring underage prostitutes to the US from Latin America.
In a lawsuit (PDF) filed in a California court this week, Vera argues O’Keefe and Giles broke the law when they taped their conversation inside the ACORN office. California is one of about a dozen states where conversations can only be recorded if all parties to it agree. Vera is seeking $75,000, plus unspecified “special damages.”
San Diego CityBeat reports that California Attorney General Jerry Brown cleared Vera of wrongdoing in a report earlier this year. Brown found that, though Vera appeared sympathetic to the “pimp and prostitute” during the taped meeting, he immediately notified the police of the conversation. Brown’s investigation also found that the O’Keefe videos were “significantly edited.”
The shocking prospect of ACORN employees aiding in human trafficking prompted Congress to de-fund the group last year, a move that was later ruled unconstitutional. And a report from the Government Accountability Office, released earlier this year, found no evidence of wrongdoingon the part of ACORN, which received some $40 million in federal funding from 2005 to 2009.
During the run-up to the Health Care vote, Congressman John Lewis and several other black lawmakers were verbally assaulted by Tea Bagger protesters as they walked from one of the Office Buildings to the Capital Building. 4 Congressmen, including a white Congressman reported hearing chants of the N-word hurled at the lawmakers by Tea Baggers.
Within a day or so of the incident being reported in the MSM, a video posted by Andrew Breitbart. Brietbart was central in “breaking” the James O’Keefe white-boy pimp ACORN sting, and providing the videos to Faux News. Brietbart, and others within the Tea Party movement are claiming that the incident reported by the Congressmen never happened, based on a video purportedly shot during the time the Congressmen claim they were assaulted. They are claiming that the Congressmen are lying in order to portray the Tea Baggers in a racist light.
Now it turns out that the video presented by Brietbart and other Tea Baggers of evidence that the assault never happened, was shot at a totally different time than the period in which the Congressmen claim they were assaulted.
Now – this could have been a mistake, but when you consider the same sources are the origin of the now thoroughly discredited ACORN tapes which resulted in the destruction of ACORN…
Then the DOJ needs to start looking at this as a criminal enterprise, and needs to look at possibly charging Mr. Breitbart and his accomplices with several crimes, including potentially violations under the Civil Rights Act, Wire Fraud, and Mail Fraud.
Three Democratic congressmen — all black — say they heard racial slurs as they walked through thousands of angry protesters outside the U.S. Capitol. A white lawmaker says he heard the epithets too. Conservative activists say the lawmakers are lying.
What does the video show? Not much. Indeed, new interviews show that a much-viewed YouTube recording cited as evidence by conservatives was actually shot well after the time in question.
It was March 20, near the end of the bitter health care debate, when Reps. John Lewis, Andre Carson and Emanuel Cleaver say that some demonstrators, many of them tea party activists, yelled the “N-word” as the congressmen walked from House office buildings to the Capitol. Read the rest of this entry »
Looks like the anticipated “special justice” for white boys is playing out.
BTx3 things these scumbags each ought to be spending a couple of years in the general population of a Federal Penitentiary getting “acculturated” to the real world. What this means is you get less time for the “organized crime” of breaking into a federal office and tapping the phones…
Than for a gram of crack.
The four men arrested in January for their stunt to embarrass staffers in the New Orleans office of Sen. Mary Landrieu (D) are prepared to plead guilty, legal sources say, in return for reduced charges. Federal prosecutors today filed misdemeanor charges against the four. James O’Keefe, who became a media sensation last year for his videos involving ACORN employees, and three others were charged with entering federal property under false pretenses. Two of them went to her office pretending to be telephone repairmen. The charges said all four were in on the plan.
Because the charge is a misdemeanor — and not a felony — the maximum sentence is six months in prison and a $5,000 fine.
The government dropped its earlier, more serious, charges of tampering with government phone lines.
The FBI said O’Keefe, 25, of New Jersey, used his cell phone to try to capture video of two other men who posed as telephone repairmen and asked to see the phones at Landrieu’s office. The fourth allegedly waited outside in a car with a listening device.
The two suspects who posed as repairmen — Basel and Flanagan, both 24 — wore white hard hats, tool belts and fluorescent vests. One of them had a camera hidden in his helmet.
Flanagan, of New Orleans, is the son of the acting U.S. Attorney based in Shreveport. Basel, of Minnesota, and Stan Dai, 24, of the Washington, D.C. area, also were arrested.
The four suspects originally were charged with entering federal property under false pretenses for the purpose of committing a felony, which carries a penalty of up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
Scratch the surface on 9 out of 10 conservative activists, and you uncover a bigot.
Many of the conservatives who gleefully promoted James O’Keefe’s past political stunts are feigning shock at his arrest on charges that he and three associates planned to tamper with Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu’s phone lines. Once upon a time, right-wing pundits hailed the 25-year-old O’Keefe as a creative genius and model of journalistic ethics. Andrew Breitbart, who has paid O’Keefe, called him one of the all-time “great journalists” and said he deserved a Pulitzer for his undercover ACORN video. Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly declared he should have earned a “congressional medal.”
His right-wing admirers don’t seem to mind that O’Keefe’s short but storied career has been defined by a series of political stunts shot through with racial resentment. Now an activist organization that monitors hate groups has produced a photo of O’Keefe at a 2006 conference on “Race and Conservatism” that featured leading white nationalists. The photo, first published Jan. 30 on the Web site of the anti-racism group One People’s Project, shows O’Keefe at the gathering, which was so controversial even the ultra-right Leadership Institute, which employed O’Keefe at the time, withdrew its backing. But O’Keefe and fellow young conservative provocateur Marcus Epstein soldiered on to give anti-Semites, professional racists and proponents of Aryanism an opportunity to share their grievances and plans to make inroads in the GOP.
Tapping, or tampering with a Congressman or Senator’s phones is a Federal Crime. A Felony punishable by 10 Years in prison and a $250,000 fine. There is ample precedent for this going back to the days before cellular phone service was encrypted and digitized, where a couple managed to overhear and record a conversation by then House Speaker “Neut” Gingrich. The couple were fined $5,000.00 each – not because they were able to overhear the conversation (which was legal) – but because they recorded it.
Entering, or attempting to gain entry to a Federal Building with a false identification is also a Felony. Making the actions of O’Keefe and his accomplices even more serious. Of course, one of the co-conspirators, Robert Flanagan’s, father is the acting US District Attorney (Bill Flanagan) for Western Louisiana – so these white boy criminals will likely get “special justice” – walking away with a hand slap instead of prison time.
But it could be “Hard Out There for a Pimp”, having to spend time in a real prison, with real pimps…
Four young men posing as telephone repairmen have been arrested for allegedly interfering with the telephones in Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu’s office in downtown New Orleans, including James O’Keefe 3rd, a conservative filmmaker whose undercover videos have scandalized the ACORN voter registration operation.
According to a federal affidavit unsealed Tuesday in New Orleans, O’Keefe and three others were charged with entering federal property under false pretenses to commit a felony on Monday when they told the senator’s aide they were repairmen and needed access to the main phone line at the reception desk.
O’Keefe has appeared on numerous conservative stations with his videos of ACORN operations. He is most widely known for pretending to be a pimp and secretly taping ACORN officials in several cities, where he obtained advice on tax evasion, human smuggling and child prostitution. To many he has become a conservative folk hero and has promised similar techniques to ambush other liberal organizations.
Another of the defendants, 24-year-old Robert Flanagan, was identified as the son of William Flanagan, the top federal prosecutor and acting head of the United States Attorney’s Office in Shreveport, La.
According to FBI Special Agent Stephen Rayes, O’Keefe was the first to appear in Landrieu’s reception area in the late morning Monday on the tenth floor of the Hale Boggs Federal Building. He told a member of the senator’s staff that he was “waiting for someone to arrive.”
The agent said that Flanagan and Joseph Basel, 24, then appeared in the reception area, “each dressed in blue denim pants, a blue work shirt, a light fluorescent vest, a tool belt and carrying white, construction-style hard hats.” They said they were there “to fix problems with the telephone system.”
As O’Keefe appeared to be filming them from his cell phone, Basel ”manipulated” the handset of the receptionist’s phone and Basel tried to call that number from another phone. But “he stated that he could not get through.”
Flanagan and Basel next asked for access to the telephone closet and told a General Services Administration employee on the tenth floor that they were there to repair the phone lines, Agent Rayes said. When asked for their credentials, Flanagan and Basel said they had left their identification in their vehicle.
All four men were arrested, and Agent Rayes said Flanagan and Basel admitted they were not phone repairmen and had entered Landrieu’s office under false pretenses.
The men were released Tuesday on unsecured bonds of $10,000 each.
Come on down, James III…And get your award!