U.S. District Judge Nina Gershon issued a preliminary injunction against the government, saying it is in the public's interest for the organization to continue receiving federal funding. Gershon found that ACORN had was "singled out by Congress for punishment" without "any judicial, or even administrative, process adjudicating guilt."
ACORN, or the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, describes itself as an advocate for low-income and minority homebuyers and residents in communities served by its offices around the country. (Washington Post)
And it's anyone's guess of how fraudulently registering hundreds of thousands of dead people and cartoon characters as voters is advocating for low-income and minority homebuyers. In Cuyahoga County alone there were over 13,000 dead voters registered and thousands more casting their vote from the grave.
Since ACORN has deep ties with the political prostitutes and act as advocates of corporate welfare for the big money men in NY, it is no mystery why the case was heard there. But to ignore the fact that there is currently a congressional inquiry into ACORN and to claim it is in the "best interest of the public" to continue funding these sham artists is a nothing short of a intellectually vacuous conclusion and an affront to the American public in general.Just recently, after 8 years of cooking the books, Dale Rathke, brother of Wade Rathke the founder of ACORN, has been accused by ACORN insiders of embezzling over $5 million dollars from the organization over the past 8 years which prompted a raid and investigation by the Louisiana Attorney Generals office.Since 1994 ACORN has received approximately $53 million in federal aid for their so-called community group. They have also received money from the Justice Dept. through the back door from their affiliates.Equally disturbing, and possibly even more, is the ties of ACORN founders to the SEIU....
Wade Rathke also founded SEIU Local 100 in New Orleans (more broadly Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Arkansas) and is still the "Chief Organizer" of the local, which is headquartered at the ACORN office.
Meanwhile, in 2000, Dale Rathke, was the Treasurer for Local 880 in Chicago, while at the same time being CFO of the national ACORN organization. According to the Illinois State Senate in 2001, Local 880's email address was firstname.lastname@example.org. (The Next Right)