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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:38 AM
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Dianne Quest, of Planned Parenthood, re: James O'Keefe
... Dianne Quest, of Planned Parenthood, provided us with the following description of that group's experience:

"O'Keefe (the activist) has a sordid history of preying on receptionists and other front-line service workers for respected organizations. In 2008 he pulled a similar stunt on Planned Parenthood when he and another female colleague secretly recorded phone conversations with staff who handle fundraising calls at a few of the organization's affiliates. During the calls, O'Keefe pretended to be interested in setting up funds for low-income women in need of health care. Once the conversation hit a comfortable stride, O'Keefe would change his tune and explain, in explicit language, that his real intent was to target women of color in an effort to control minority populations. The audio recordings were edited in an attempt to make it appear that Planned Parenthood was complicit in accepting donations for racist purposes. O'Keefe's intent then, as it is now, was to entrap an organization whose mission he is ideologically opposed to, and masquerade his efforts as investigative journalism rather than the propaganda videos they are" ...

http://www.acornhousing.org/TEXT/letter9-15-09.php
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bertman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:22 PM
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1. Is there any way to prosecute this asshole for fraud or some other illegal activity? This seems
to be beyond the pale of what is legal.

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wolfgangmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:40 PM
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2. If we can't prosecute him...
... can we at least hire some Guido's to have a little "chat" with him, his attitude and his kneecaps?
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 01:19 PM
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3. What they did seems to be a 5-year felony in Maryland
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 02:21 PM
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4. Wouldn't it be slander?
For him to edit recordings to make it seem that the conversation meant one thing, rather than the real subject the conversation was about?

I'm not a legal person, so I'm wondering.

It seems the legal system is giving this asshold a free ride.
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