US Census Bureau Axes Community Group ACORN
Group called 'distraction' after sting catches employees advising prostitute
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 11, 2009 9:55 PM CDT

(Newser) – The US Census Bureau will not allow community-organizing group ACORN to participate in next year’s national census, the Wall Street Journal reports tonight. The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now is a “distraction,” Census director Robert Groves writes, after members of its Baltimore and Washington offices were caught on hidden cameras offering tax advice to people posing as pimps and prostitutes.