What many of us already knew about ACORN is coming to brighter light and wider knowledge thanks to the efforts of people like Andrew Breitbart, filmmakers Hannah Giles and James O’Keefe, and, now, Derrick Roach. The latest report breaking at Breitbart’s BigGovernment.com is regarding a massive document dump committed by ACORN San Diego where they threw massive stacks of their operating documents into a public dumpster just days before CA Attorney General Jerry Brown was scheduled to visit.
Shockingly, we now learn that the ACORN office in National City (San Diego County) engaged in a massive document dump on the evening of October 9th, containing thousands upon thousands of sensitive documents, just days prior to the Attorney General’s visit.
BigGovernment.com has learned that not only did this document dump occur, but the documents in question were irresponsibly and brazenly dumped in a public dumpster, without considering laws and regulations as to how sensitive information should be treated.
I am a local licensed private investigator. I took it upon myself to keep an eye on what the local ACORN office was up to, in light of the release of the undercover videos. I retrieved these documents from the public dumpster.
Documents shared with BigGovernment.com include information exposing not only the inner workings of ACORN in California, but also personal, sensitive information belonging to employees, members and clients of ACORN. ACORN and its few remaining defenders insist that the “good” ACORN provides outweighs the transgressions exposed in the recent undercover video sting. But, ACORN’s massive dumping of these documents and the cavalier manner in which it betrayed the trust of its supporters betrays that talking point. (Unlike ACORN, we have redacted sensitive and personal information.)
The report goes on to raise the issue 1) of ACORN’s literally illegal handling of these documents, given that they include legally protected information such as Social Security numbers, immigration information, etc., and 2) that the documents show that ACORN’s publicly-stated mission of helping the poor is merely a ruse.
BigGovernment.com is calling on CA Attorney General Brown and US Attorney General Eric Holder to open up a real investigation into ACORN and its activities. Failing that, it is their intention to show the information to the American people themselves.
This is precisely the kind of story that major news media outlets used to cover. They used to consider it to be their calling, their duty. Now, given how in the tank they are to the Democratic party and to the Obama administration in particular, you can’t get them to cover it even when it’s handed to them, gift-wrapped. Fine. Citizen jouralism, it is.
I’m looking forward to hearing more from BigGovernment.com on this issue and their other investigations.