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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.
(Read more Acorn stories.)

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