Acorn Found Not To Have Broken Any Laws

Despite all the noise about Acorn from the right wing, an investigation by the Massachusetts Attorney General found that they had not violated any laws. The Hill reports:

An internal investigation of a series of videos depicting ACORN workers assisting a costumed pimp and prostitute concluded Monday that those employees “did not engage in any illegal activity.”

While the report, prepared by former Massachusetts Attorney General Scott Harshbarger, cited ACORN employees for poor judgment, it ultimately found they did not violate any federal laws.

“While some of the advice and counsel given by ACORN employees and volunteers was clearly inappropriate and unprofessional, we did not find a pattern of intentional, illegal conduct by ACORN staff; in fact, there is no evidence that action, illegal or otherwise, was taken by any ACORN employee on behalf of the videographer,” Harshbarger wrote in the report.

A recent article in Editor & Publisher (which I previously linked to here) puts the controversy over Acorn into perspective.

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