Police report of the incident (in Philadelphia):
Police in California also confirmed that the ACORN office O’Keefe visited alerted them to “possible human smuggling” before realizing they had been duped. After the police report was given to CNN, O’Keefe failed to show up for a previously scheduled interview and has not been seen on the network since.
O’Keefe’s video was also heavily edited and dubbed, with the sequence of the conversations changed and in places the actual answers of the staff were not heard. He claimed he couldn’t release the unedited recording because of legal reasons (a lie–there is no law saying you can publish recordings of people without their legal consent as long as you edit them heavily). Then this happened:
The California Attorney General’s Office granted O’Keefe and Giles limited immunity from prosecution in exchange for providing the full, unedited videotapes related to ACORN offices in California.[SUP][/SUP] The AG’s Report was released on April 1, 2010: it found the videos from ACORN offices in Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Bernardino to have been “severely edited”; it found there was no evidence of criminal conduct on the part of ACORN employees, nor of any evidence that any employee intended to aid or abet criminal conduct. It found that three employees had tried to deflect the couple’s plans, told them ACORN could not offer them help on the grounds they wanted, and otherwise dealt with them appropriately. Such context was not reflected in O’Keefe’s edited tapes. The AG’s Report noted that, because the Giles-O’Keefe criminal plans were a ruse, the ACORN workers could not be complicit in them. It found no evidence of intent by the employees to aid the couple.
The AG’s report confirmed that one of the ACORN employees, shown in O’Keefe’s video as apparently aiding a human smuggling proposal, had reported his encounter with the couple to a Mexican police detective at the time to thwart their plan. Following the AG’s report, that employee, who had been fired by ACORN immediately after the video’s release, sued O’Keefe and Giles in 2010. He alleged invasion of privacy, and cited a California law that prohibits recordings without consent of all parties involved. O’Keefe moved for summary judgment in his favor, arguing that the plaintiff had no reasonable expectation that the conversation would be private. In August of 2012, the federal judge hearing the case denied O’Keefe’s motion for summary judgment. The judge stated that O’Keefe had “misled plaintiff to believe that the conversation would remain confidential by posing as a client seeking services from ACORN and asking whether their conversation was confidential.”
On June 14, 2010, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) published its report: it found no evidence that ACORN, or any of its related organizations, had mishandled any of the $40 million in federal money which they had received in recent years.
James O’Keefe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Take special note of the second paragraph there. O’Keefe lied to the guy before and during his meeting, then lied to the world about the meeting. Then when the guy (who did not help the “pimp”, but did the morally right thing and reported him to the Mexican police) lost his job and sued O’Keefe for misrepresenting his actions, O’Keefe even lied to the judge with a knowingly dishonest defense that was then slapped down. What we have here is a man who lies habitually and without conscience or remorse for the decent people he hurts.
Btw, the internet is a wonderful place. You can find all of this information and more without my help.