Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Rachel Maddow is a dishonest hack

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Looks like Rachel Maddow did some dishonest "editing" at 6:56 to distort the CA AG report to make it look like Vera reported the “human smuggling” to the police immediately instead of 9 Days later.

From the CA Attorney General's Report [PDF]

Immediately after the couple left, Vera telephoned his cousin, Detective Alejandro Hernandez, at the National City Police Department. [He left a voicemail message for Detective Hernandez stating that some “crazy people” were in his office providing information. Vera did not explain
the substance of the conversation and did not make reference to prostitution or human smuggling on the message. He asked his cousin to call him back. (Interview with Vera; Vera Phone Records, at p. 4 [reflecting a 2-minute call to Detective Hernandez’s cell phone at 6:40 p.m.];
Detective Hernandez Phone Records, at p. 132 [reflecting a call to voicemail at 6:45 p.m.].)
Later that day, Vera also reported the incident to fellow ACORN employee Cruz Acosta. Acosta had been away from the office while the couple was present. Vera explained to him what happened. Vera also reported the incident, either the same day or shortly thereafter, to Mar 15
Murrillon, an ACORN board member. Vera told Murrillon that he had reported the incident to the police. (Vera Interview.)
Vera eventually spoke with Detective Hernandez on August 27, 2009. He told Detective Hernandez ]
…[and said] that a self-admitted prostitute had been to the office and was discussing human smuggling


From the transcript of  'The Rachel Maddow Show' for Tuesday, April 6, 2010

MADDOW:  Why is he asking for stuff like phone numbers, dates of arrival, specific locations, all these details?  What is this ACORN guy going to do with all that information?  What does he do with all that information?  He calls the police and reports what they‘ve told him is going to be a crime. 

Quoting from the attorney general‘s report, “Immediately after the couple left, Mr. Vera telephoned his cousin, Detective Alejandro Hernandez at the National City Police Department (and said) that a self- prostitute had been to the office and was discussing human smuggling.”

Detective Hernandez contacted Detective Mark Haas at the San Diego Police Department.  Detective Haas works with cases involving human smuggling.  So that ACORN employee who by the way doesn‘t speak English all that well, did the responsible thing.  He elicited as much information as he could get out of his supposed pimp and prostitute in his office and then he immediately reported it to the police.  For that he ended up getting fired after fantastical interpretations of his actions like these aired on Fox News.

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