Unbelievable: Maryland may prosecute O’Keefe for shooting ACORN video

posted at 8:23 pm on September 11, 2009 by Allahpundit

No word on whether they’ll be prosecuting any ACORN people for conspiring to cover up sex slavery. They’ve got bigger fish to fry, I guess. Like … the people who exposed the people who conspired to cover up sex slavery.

This is what you get for doing the media’s job for them.

STATEMENT OF STATE’S ATTORNEYS OFFICE FOR BALTIMORE CITY RELATIVE TO THE ALLEGED BALTIMORE ACORN INCIDENT

Baltimore, MD – September 11, 2009 – We have received inquiries from citizens and the media asking whether the Baltimore City State’s Attorneys Office would initiate a criminal investigation for acts allegedly committed at ACORN offices located in Baltimore. The only information received in reference to this alleged criminal behavior was a YouTube video. Upon review by this office, the video appears to be incomplete. In addition, the audio portion could possibly have been obtained in violation of Maryland Law, Annotated Code of Maryland Courts and Judicial Proceedings Article §10-402, which requires two party consent.

If it is determined that the audio portion now being heard on YouTube was illegally obtained, it is also illegal under Maryland Law to willfully use or willfully disclose the content of said audio. The penalty for the unlawful interception, disclosure or use of it is a felony punishable up to 5 years.

Note: Most of the “inquiries” they received from citizens — although perhaps not from reporters — surely were demands that ACORN be prosecuted. So they looked at the tape … and decided to go after O’Keefe instead. The news story at the link reminds us that they went after Linda Tripp for wiretapping too, coincidentally another person who made life uncomfortable for a Democratic president. Here’s the statute. You’ll find exception after exception provided for law enforcement to shield them from liability when they tape criminals surreptitiously to serve the public interest. Kind of like how O’Keefe did here.

I’m torn between hoping they drop this so that he doesn’t go to jail and hoping that they don’t because it’ll make him a conservative cause celebre and throw a giant spotlight on ACORN’s filthiness. Exit question: What should we hope for?


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Bring it. Add an extra spotlight.

Fletch54 on September 11, 2009 at 8:25 PM

As I said, the Baltimore Maryland State Atty is a Pimp Daddy.

Blake on September 11, 2009 at 8:27 PM

Would they go after 60 Minutes or Dateline NBC with equal vigor?

ncborn on September 11, 2009 at 8:27 PM

Fletch54 on September 11, 2009 at 8:25 PM

agreed. any publicity is good publicity on this one.

homesickamerican on September 11, 2009 at 8:27 PM

It obviously for the public good.

d1carter on September 11, 2009 at 8:27 PM

The first time I saw the video yesterday I knew this is what the libs would attempt to do. I hope O’Keefe had this in mind and discussed this with lawyers before he went through with it.

Mark1971 on September 11, 2009 at 8:28 PM

I wish I could say I’m shocked.

Emily M. on September 11, 2009 at 8:28 PM

Sometimes I hate my state. I feel like this is season three of The Wire.

Lance Murdock on September 11, 2009 at 8:29 PM

horrendous but no surprise, the democratic operation does not like to have its wall cracked, even a bit.

rob verdi on September 11, 2009 at 8:29 PM

Surely the MSM is going to give this all the coverage that it deserves. GB has it on his scoreboard today. Nope!

d1carter on September 11, 2009 at 8:29 PM

Pimp daddy should bring it.

becki51758 on September 11, 2009 at 8:29 PM

If they do go after James and Hannah, they surely will cause more problems for themselves.

Enoxo on September 11, 2009 at 8:29 PM

In walks Rod Serling.

Its opposite Day again.

Geochelone on September 11, 2009 at 8:29 PM

These two ACORN employees were obviously entrapped by this video. If they had known they were being videotaped they wouldn’t have aided and abetted….

Caper29 on September 11, 2009 at 8:30 PM

Oddly enough, I just learned yesterday about this unbelievably stupid law that exists in 12 states, the “consent” requirement to record a conversation, which effectively eliminates a citizen’s ability to covertly gather evidence. (An honest, upstanding person has no reason to fear being recorded. Just like everything else liberal, these laws make it harder for victims and easier for criminals.)

Yet another “what have we come to” moment.

Hawkins1701 on September 11, 2009 at 8:30 PM

Arrest them, then publish the name of the bank and account # where I can donate to them.

redshirt on September 11, 2009 at 8:30 PM

Is this law on the books to protect criminals?

thomasaur on September 11, 2009 at 8:31 PM

O’Keefe will get the best representation money can buy if it goes to court (I’d chip in as I’m sure many, many conservatives would) so I say bring it.

Monica on September 11, 2009 at 8:31 PM

Fuel the fire, Maryland. I dare ya. You’ll get burned.

Ugly on September 11, 2009 at 8:31 PM

Wouldn’t it be nice if they had about four or five more of these little interviews ready in other offices.

d1carter on September 11, 2009 at 8:31 PM

Soooooo angry.

Weight of Glory on September 11, 2009 at 8:32 PM

So the NYT can get away with treason, but God forbid you catch Obama’s flunkies in the act of abetting a crime…that’s…illegal!

18-1 on September 11, 2009 at 8:32 PM

Go for it a$$hole.

txag92 on September 11, 2009 at 8:32 PM

No exceptions for FREEDOM OF THE PRESS?!! I don’t know, I think there was something written about this once or something. Can’t remember where though.

- The Cat

MirCat on September 11, 2009 at 8:32 PM

I remember being in a bar down on the beach in Baja a few years ago and seeing the teenage girls standing around waiting for clients. It’s sickening. I remember thinking at the time that I’m glad I don’t live in a country like this. Well, so much for that.

Mark1971 on September 11, 2009 at 8:32 PM

I guess I hope that this is dropped because the legal defense could get spendy for the defendants, though I would send them some ching if that happens.

Bishop on September 11, 2009 at 8:32 PM

*cuts off Maryland from the Union and sends it floating into the Atlantic* There! YOU can have it, Ivory Coast!

Orange Doorhinge on September 11, 2009 at 8:32 PM

How can I contribute to the O’Keefe Defense Fund? I’m in…

Khun Joe on September 11, 2009 at 8:32 PM

We should hope that O’Keefe makes more movies like this. Acorn Theater Presents…

Mojave Mark on September 11, 2009 at 8:32 PM

He should walk into the state attorney’s office with a camera crew and say “here I am”.

Buddahpundit on September 11, 2009 at 8:33 PM

Exit question: What should we hope for?

Jury nullification.

malclave on September 11, 2009 at 8:33 PM

Oh, and that reminds me, when the Democrats taped Newt Gingrinch’s conversations what state were they in?

18-1 on September 11, 2009 at 8:33 PM

Wouldn’t it be nice if they had about four or five more of these little interviews ready in other offices.

d1carter on September 11, 2009 at 8:31 PM

The pimp and ho were on Hannity today. It sounds like there are more videos to come.

txag92 on September 11, 2009 at 8:33 PM

I want to know what Andrew Sullivan thinks… these two were just posing as people skirting around pesky laws while helping people with immigration problems and he knows a lot about that…

ninjapirate on September 11, 2009 at 8:34 PM

Would they go after 60 Minutes or Dateline NBC with equal vigor?

ncborn on September 11, 2009 at 8:27 PM

Good point. And of course the answer is no, they wouldn’t.

But I think after Acorn thinks this through they may drop the whole idea of pressing charges. Unless they can come up with a really good spin on it. Given the fact that TWO of their offices responded the same way to the pimp/prostitute portrayal, it would really have to be a pretty good spin…

They really can’t risk more bad publicity.

SouperConservative on September 11, 2009 at 8:34 PM

I say…

BRING IT ON!

It will only shine more of a spotlight on the more important issue, thus exposing the wound that is Acorn even further. O’Keefe will have lawyers that will be able to tear this one apart.

RedbonePro on September 11, 2009 at 8:34 PM

Looks like Barry phoned in a favor for on-the-skids Sheila Dixon. Ha ha ha.

Either way, ACORN, you’re toast. No getting out of this one.

This is Sheila Dixon’s “Sheila Jackson Lee pushes Jacko Resolution to get her groove back” moment. LOL!

PhoenixUniversal on September 11, 2009 at 8:35 PM

Just a little OT: the communists over at Google couldn’t make themselves alter their logo in tribute to 911.

Ask.com and Bing both have seriously beautiful photos up, go see them and after doing so, delete Google from your browser forever.

Bishop on September 11, 2009 at 8:35 PM

Scott “Ribbed Luv” Shellenberger
Pimp Daddy for Baltimore County
410-887-6660

Blake on September 11, 2009 at 8:35 PM

BRING. IT. ON.

The more ACORN’s corruption stays in the spotlight, the more people will be disgusted with “community organizers” and question why taxpayer dollars are going to these thugs.

I thing the US Supreme Court would throw out any conviction on First Amendment Freedom of the Press grounds.

rbj on September 11, 2009 at 8:35 PM

Someone suggested on Rush yesterday that this is exactly what would happen.

I say, bring it on. This sounds like a wonderful /first amendment/freedom of the press/what constitutes “press” in the 21st century/ case to me.

Chris of Rights on September 11, 2009 at 8:36 PM

Do it as it would be another nail in the coffin so to speak.

I’m sure they would get the best defense money can buy for free and I’m sure it would be a huge windfall for conservatives.

gophergirl on September 11, 2009 at 8:36 PM

Just a little OT: the communists over at Google couldn’t make themselves alter their logo in tribute to 911.

Ask.com and Bing both have seriously beautiful photos up, go see them and after doing so, delete Google from your browser forever.

Check out the one at dogpile.com too.

Chris of Rights on September 11, 2009 at 8:36 PM

Fuel the fire, Maryland. I dare ya. You’ll get burned.

Ugly on September 11, 2009 at 8:31 PM

They don’t realize how close we are.

Could be any day now.

artist on September 11, 2009 at 8:36 PM

Idiocracy.

fogw on September 11, 2009 at 8:37 PM

Doesnt suprise me.Maryland is a POS.Tons of marylanders are moving up to Pa…unfortunately they bring their dumbazz politics with them.And even though im right over the border im not eligible for in state tuition to marylands state colleges and universities.But illegals are.They have no moral backing in that state at all.

theTarCzar on September 11, 2009 at 8:37 PM

The world is “up-side-down”

The revolution is coming people. Be prepared.

BierManVA on September 11, 2009 at 8:37 PM

Um this Statute discusses “interception” of a communication not “recording” or taping a communication.

They “recorded” the conversation and did not intercept anything.

They can’t use this statute, maybe there is another one but I doubt it.

elduende on September 11, 2009 at 8:37 PM

It’s a war, and there can be no truce. The Left decided that. So take the battle to them and “embrace the suck.”

rrpjr on September 11, 2009 at 8:38 PM

I don’t get it. Apart from the fact that the media is constantly doing hidden camera interviews (isn’t O’Keefe media?), in my jurisdiction it is no crime to tape your own conversations.

Blaise on September 11, 2009 at 8:39 PM

I did not see them prosecuting those hidden camera expose stuffs on 60 Minutes or 20/20.

Well, bring it on! You Dem a-hole political hacks. File charges and let’s go to trials to make the whole story lives on to show the world the true colors of Barry and his buddies.

bayview on September 11, 2009 at 8:39 PM

Again, Breitbart and company had to know this might be possible and I am sure they are prepared for it. It does make the story bigger.

Boy, this guy, “Ribbed Luv” Shellenberger is a real who*re. He doesn’t even list his chief assistant ho.

Blake on September 11, 2009 at 8:39 PM

Hold on here. O’Keefe, IMO was working in the capacity as a journalist. We’ve seen journalists do the hidden camera sting operation all the time. Why now is it an issue (as if I didn’t know)?

mizflame98 on September 11, 2009 at 8:39 PM

Didn’t they threaten Linda Tripp the same way? Won’t go anywhere but if it did I’d bet Mark Levin’s group would be on it.

califdreamnred on September 11, 2009 at 8:40 PM

Glenn Beck used the word series when he talked about it on the TV show today. Sounds like there are many more to come.

rslancer14 on September 11, 2009 at 8:40 PM

$250 to O’Keefe’s legal defense fund if he gets prosecuted.

Realist on September 11, 2009 at 8:40 PM

Oh, and by the by

…We have received inquiries from citizens and the media …

I wonder what “citizens” made the inquiries?

Blaise on September 11, 2009 at 8:40 PM

Sounds like it is time for another contribution to a brave soul who is being unjustly accused.

Terrye on September 11, 2009 at 8:41 PM

I’m pretty sure it is a “hate crime” now, to say anything bad about any African-American, although it might be worse to say anything bad about anybody that is half African-American.

Star20 on September 11, 2009 at 8:41 PM

Didn’t they threaten Linda Tripp the same way? Won’t go anywhere but if it did I’d bet Mark Levin’s group would be on it.

califdreamnred on September 11, 2009 at 8:40 PM

If O’Keefe has an FBI file we will soon know everything in it…

18-1 on September 11, 2009 at 8:41 PM

My bet is on them releasing a video every day or so from different offices throughout the country, for maybe a week.

notropis on September 11, 2009 at 8:41 PM

Doesnt the fact that ACORN recieves millions of taxpayer dollars open them up to this kind of thing?If you can go after private corporations using these tactics,why cant you go after those getting taxpayer dollars?

theTarCzar on September 11, 2009 at 8:41 PM

Biographical Sketch

Patricia C. Jessamy

Patricia Coats Jessamy, State’s Attorney, Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City (pjessamy@stattorney.org) is the first woman to serve as Baltimore City State’s Attorney. She began her legal career in Maryland in 1985 as an Assistant State’s Attorney. In 1987, State’s Attorney Stuart Simms appointed Mrs. Jessamy Deputy State’s Attorney for Administration. As Deputy State’s Attorney, Mrs. Jessamy created the Victim Assistance Program and was responsible for all fiscal matters, budgets, and personnel. In 1995, the Circuit Court unanimously appointed Mrs. Jessamy State’s Attorney when Mr. Simms resigned following his appointment as State Secretary for Juvenile Services. She has successfully run for re-election in November 1998, 2002, and 2006.
Mrs. Jessamy is responsible for more than 400 employees, including over 200 prosecutors and 200 professional, paraprofessionals, and support staff. A budget of $31 million is derived from city, state, and federal funds. The hardworking professionals in the State’s Attorney Office represent diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds and the office is intentionally one of the most diverse in the country.

Mrs. Jessamy was born the seventh of eight children, on a farm in the Mississippi Delta. Despite being raised in a rural, poor, and segregated environment, her parents instilled in her the desire for an education and the encouragement to succeed. She attended high school in Hollandale, Mississippi, graduating in 1966. She graduated from Jackson State University in 1970 with a degree in History and Political Science and was awarded her Juris Doctorate from the University of Mississippi in 1974.

She fulfilled her life-long dream of becoming a lawyer in May 1974 when she began her legal career in Cleveland, Mississippi. Her passion for the law and her career goal to become a lawyer followed her parents’ involvement in the civil rights movement. It was crystallized when as a 16-year old teenager, Patricia Coats became a plaintiff in a federal court action filed by her parents under the Federal Public Accommodations Act. Her parents, as did the other parents who filed suit, wanted their children to be treated as equals in all places of public accommodation throughout Mississippi, including lunch counters in Hollandale, Mississippi.

Mrs. Jessamy practiced law in Mississippi for several years and as a private attorney, on behalf of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, won representation for black residents in Grenada, Mississippi. She later went on to practice law in Michigan and Missouri before moving to Maryland.

Since becoming State’s Attorney, Mrs. Jessamy has reorganized the office to deliver more efficient services to the citizens of Baltimore. She has instituted vertical prosecution for all felony cases. The same attorney now handles a case from felony charging through arraignment and trial. She has expanded the Homicide Division and created the Firearms Investigation Violence Enforcement (FIVE) Division to prosecute all gun violations and non-fatal shooting cases. She has prioritized domestic violence cases and created a Felony Family Violence Division, focusing on children who have witnessed violence and domestic violence victims. She has established a Management Information Division (MIS) that has designed and implemented a fully integrated computer network for the office. She has added a graphics section and her MIS staff has been responsible for coordinating connectivity between all criminal justice agencies in the city. In 2006, she created a new Collateral Unit to handle post-conviction matters.

Her employees know her for the firm principle that guides the work in the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office: “We review all criminal cases individually and independently based on the law, the facts and the evidence.” The office motto is “Working Together We Can Make A Difference.”

The community is well acquainted with Mrs. Jessamy’s crime-fighting strategy known as the three-pronged approach to crime: prevention, treatment, and law enforcement. She is involved in prevention efforts and visits with middle and high school students in her office during courthouse tours coordinated by the Community Services Division. She serves as president of Partnership for Learning, Inc., a juvenile reading program and the Baltimore Child Abuse Center, Inc., a child advocacy program that coordinates the multidisciplinary investigation of child sexual abuse cases. Both of these 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations started as grants to the State’s Attorney’s Office, but now function independently, as vital programs providing services to youth in Baltimore.

Mrs. Jessamy is on the Board of the National District Attorneys Association (NDAA), serves as the Treasurer of the Maryland State’s Attorney’s Association and is a member of the Board of the American Prosecutor’s Research Institute (APRI). She is on the executive committee of HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area), Vehicle Theft Prevention Council, the Baltimore Substance Abuse System, the State Ceasefire Council, and is a member of the Baltimore Criminal Justice Coordination Council.

As a drug treatment proponent, the State’s Attorney’s Office is an active participant in Drug Treatment Court for adults and juveniles. She is also active in numerous other community, religious, civic and social organizations. She has served on the boards of the United Way of Central Maryland and the Family League, and as co-chair and the Elijah Cummings Youth in Israel Program. She is a member of Payne Memorial A.M.E. Church, the Dubois Circle, The Reviewers Book Club, The Baltimore Chapter of the Link’s Inc., and a lifetime member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and the NAACP.

Mrs. Jessamy has received national recognition for her public service efforts and has worked with the US Department of Justice and the National District Attorneys Association to address issues of witness intimidation, identity theft, and human trafficking.

Mrs. Jessamy has also been recognized and honored by numerous legal and civic organizations. She is a role model and a mentor, especially of young women. Like Winston Churchill, Mrs. Jessamy believes “We make a living by what we do, but we make a life by what we give.” Mrs. Jessamy believes in giving her time, her talents, and her treasure to make the Baltimore Community better. She practices what she preaches.

She lives in Baltimore with her husband, Howard.

GTR640 on September 11, 2009 at 8:42 PM

I did not see them prosecuting those hidden camera expose stuffs on 60 Minutes or 20/20.

Well, bring it on! You Dem a-hole political hacks. File charges and let’s go to trials to make the whole story lives on to show the world the true colors of Barry and his buddies.

bayview on September 11, 2009 at 8:39 PM

prosecutorial verech l onl harm the i the ong run and the longer the un the better…..

I suspect they’d really raher not have Acorn in the news in mid 2010 or in mid-late 211 in this way….

Having the donk shock troops on trial by the netizen’s defense team would not help Ogabe.

sven10077 on September 11, 2009 at 8:43 PM

Lawsuit against O’Keef = Beck Boycott

With the same outcome.

Bring it.

Geochelone on September 11, 2009 at 8:43 PM

Bring it on. It will make nasty headlines.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiFOFUGIhFE&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Ejillstanek%2Ecom%2Farchives%2F2009%2F09%2Fjames%5Fokeefe%5Fun%2Ehtml&feature=player_embedded

Here O’Keefe is on a taped call asking Planned Parenthood if he could donate just for the abortion of a black baby. Of course planned Parenthood went for it.

jillstanek.com

Planned Parenthood will do abortions on 13 year olds and not report child molestation as required.

seven on September 11, 2009 at 8:43 PM

I remember Judge Napolitano commented on Fox News that the statute basically reads that it’s illegal to record phone conversations, or other communications–there’s a legal gap in there for videotaping.

Enoxo on September 11, 2009 at 8:43 PM

Perfect case for jury nullification.

Blake on September 11, 2009 at 8:43 PM

Exit question: What should we hope for?

Does Obama really need a long, dragged out prosecution that involves ACORN? On the other hand, only Fox News and righty blogs will report about it. Also, it’s all so corrupt, they’ll railroad the guy.

Hope they drop it.

AUINSC on September 11, 2009 at 8:44 PM

Do it! Then tell me where to send my contributions for
1. The legal defense fund
2. The political campaigns for people to run against the political hacks to facilitate this travesty.

Nationalize the issue! Make it a referendum on the
Community Agitator-n-Chief and Congress.

Go ahead, make my day.

In the meantime, we need members of Congress to start stripping these criminal organizations of their tax dollars.
The alternative is to force the Dems to kill the bills.

R Square on September 11, 2009 at 8:44 PM

Well, if it’s like this…

Then I’m in the wrong business.

therightscoop on September 11, 2009 at 8:45 PM

“prosecutorial overeach”

damn wireless keyboard….

anyway the other elephant in the room is that if the case goes to scotus the media’s “special rights” will get examined….

anyone could be a newspaper man in the founder’s days…

sven10077 on September 11, 2009 at 8:45 PM

Where are the trolls on this one.

Come on you little freaks, come out of your holes and defend ACORN’s advice to pimps and their 13-year-old prostitutes.

fogw on September 11, 2009 at 8:46 PM

*cuts off Maryland from the Union and sends it floating into the Atlantic* There! YOU can have it, Ivory Coast!

Orange Doorhinge on September 11, 2009 at 8:32 PM

Good grief man… let the conservatives leave first.

Exit question: What should we hope for?

Jury nullification.

malclave on September 11, 2009 at 8:33 PM

I hope the jury does it with a figurative middle finger and a big “F U!” to the prosecutor.

Chaz706 on September 11, 2009 at 8:46 PM

Um this Statute discusses “interception” of a communication not “recording” or taping a communication.
elduende on September 11, 2009 at 8:37 PM

That is correct. It is impossible to “intercept” a communication if the person doing the recording is a PARTY TO the conversation. (BTW, one of the exceptions to this law is when you have the consent of one of the parties — which is always the case when YOU are one of the parties.)

But, as always, if the judge is liberal enought, the words of any given statute are always moot.

logis on September 11, 2009 at 8:46 PM

In Virginia, Maryland & Massachusetts, the following people can be charged with the crime of prostitution: The person who provides the service of prostitution known commonly as the prostitute, the person who pays for the services of the prostitute, commonly referred to as the “john” and any middleman, commonly referred to as the “pimp”. The alleged prostitute is charged with prostitution. The “john” will be charged with solicitation of prostitution. The “pimp” will be charged with pandering. Depending on the state, certain acts of facilitating prostitution can even be charged as felony.

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GTR640 on September 11, 2009 at 8:46 PM

Bring it on. Sunshine, as MM say’s is the best disenfectant.

Hog Wild on September 11, 2009 at 8:47 PM

Perfect case for jury nullification.

Blake on September 11, 2009 at 8:43 PM

not in the people’s democratic republic of Maryland…

the guy is getting threatened for going after a protected group…had he targeted the NRA everything’d be a-ok

sven10077 on September 11, 2009 at 8:47 PM

They’re just mad because our side found and read their playbook. So far today I’ve contributed to Marco Rubio, Joe Wilson and I don’t mind adding O’Keefe. The more heck they raise, the more attention it’ll draw, and the more it will just backfire on them!

parteagirl on September 11, 2009 at 8:47 PM

I wonder what “citizens” made the inquiries?

Blaise on September 11, 2009 at 8:40 PM

We can rule out Barry Hussein!

:)

artist on September 11, 2009 at 8:47 PM

” What should we hope for? “

When you’ve been corrupt for so long, and use goon tactics as daily talking points, sometimes you just can’t help yourselves……

BRING IT ON!!!

Shine the light of day on ACORN and expose to America what their hard earned tax dollars are paying for…

Next up…

… O’Keefe is a racist.

Seven Percent Solution on September 11, 2009 at 8:47 PM

I dare them to bring it. It can be painted as a politically motivated prosecution , it can drag ACORN into the spotlight, (the media will have to cover it because they are chomping at the bit to discredit out side). On the law, they fail on the merits.

There is no interception here.

elduende on September 11, 2009 at 8:48 PM

Rush had a caller yesterday who said this is exactly what would happen, and that O’Keefe would be the only person charged.

ladyingray on September 11, 2009 at 8:48 PM

If the state doesn’t take action against ACORN based on this video and does decide to prosecute O’Keefe…that’s just peachy. As noted by many, this will blow up in ACORN’s face and….dare I say it….the ONE’s as well. Maybe this is exactly what we need to get the public up in arms about what ACORN actually does with taxpayer dollars.

For some reason, there are those who do not see anything wrong with falsifying voter registration and trying to cripple the verification process…so voter fraud can take place. But, when you start talking about sex slavery…maybe that’s enough to wake people up.

This might cost Joe Wilson a few donations, but bring it on MD.

ScottiesRule on September 11, 2009 at 8:48 PM

http://law.justia.com/maryland/codes/gcj/10-402.html

Whoa! Scared the hell out of me! Boom Boom

Blake on September 11, 2009 at 8:48 PM

Where are the trolls on this one.

Come on you little freaks, come out of your holes and defend ACORN’s advice to pimps and their 13-year-old prostitutes.

Isnt this a redundant question ?

William Amos on September 11, 2009 at 8:49 PM

How is this different than what mikey moores whole career is based on?If this guy gets prosecuted i hope every individual/group in MD files suit against the obese one.Even if it is only one state it could cost him millions.

theTarCzar on September 11, 2009 at 8:49 PM

Doubtless the ACLU will be quick to defend O’Keefe.

Y-not on September 11, 2009 at 8:49 PM

Bring it on, Maryland. Even the owner of BNO News on Twitter can’t believe the filmmaker might be prosecuted. Prepare to experience to wrath of not only conservatives and libertarians, but of Americans sick of corruption everywhere.

Every dollar O’Keefe needs to defend himself will be provided. And the prosecutor will likely pay for the hackery with his job, much like the Duke case.

amerpundit on September 11, 2009 at 8:49 PM

Good news, MM is reporting that the census bureau has cut ties with Acorn!

rslancer14 on September 11, 2009 at 8:50 PM

The corrupttocrats circle the wagons.

tarpon on September 11, 2009 at 8:50 PM

Welcome to New Venezuela

katy on September 11, 2009 at 8:50 PM

The space shuttle just broke the sound barrier over my house. Pretty cool. All the dogs are barking.

Mark1971 on September 11, 2009 at 8:50 PM

Perhaps they’re disappointed they won’t get a shot at 13 year old Salvadoran girls.

Ted Torgerson on September 11, 2009 at 8:50 PM

The red phone in Mark Levin’s bunker is probably flashing.

R Square on September 11, 2009 at 8:51 PM

I think that law was designed for pron pervs but then again maybe it is for just this kind of action. Why so stiff a penalty for filming and recording someone? The punishment doesn’t fit the crime so I am guessing Maryland had weird problem that is why this law was instituted. I think the filmmakers may get some play in that respect.

sonnyspats1 on September 11, 2009 at 8:51 PM

I can’t wait for Rush and Beck to get a hold of this.

amerpundit on September 11, 2009 at 8:51 PM

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