Schwarzenegger Wants ACORN Investigation

Activist sting catches woman boasting of shooting husband
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 17, 2009 10:11 AM CDT

(Newser) – Arnold Schwarzenegger today urged California AG Jerry Brown to launch an investigation of ACORN, the Los Angeles Times reports. The governor acted after a video sting operation that's targeted ACORN offices around the country hit the group’s San Bernardino office. In the video released Tuesday, as in previous videos elsewhere, conservative activists dressed as a pimp and prostitute enter an ACORN office with a hidden camera and find employees willing to help them set up a brothel and “not get caught.”

In the San Bernardino video, one woman even boasts that she shot her husband, explaining that she “laid some groundwork” by going to domestic violence shelters first. “I believe it is appropriate that your office launch a full investigation,” Schwarzenegger wrote to Brown. A Brown spokesman said the office would review the tape, “and if we think there’s any wrongdoing, we’ll look into it, or refer it to the local” authorities.