ACORN… Who’d a Thunk It?
Largely unreported in the news coverage of the recent race-related demonstrations is that New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has a history of working with extremist activist groups to stir protests.
Further, de Blasio has a largely unreported history with the controversial Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN.
ACORN’s renamed group, the New York Communities for Change, is one of the organizations helping to lead the protests over the death of Eric Garner, who was killed by police in July.
De Blasio has been accused by critics, including New York police officers, of helping to fuel racial tension between police and protesters.
One of the major anti-police protests in New York that received media attention was an attempt to shut down Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue shopping district before Christmas.
The protest was led by the group Act Now To End War & Stop Racism Coalition, or ANSWER, together with Occupy Wall Street and at least 10 other so-called economic justice and pro-Palestinian groups.
ANSWER has worked with ACORN and has led protests in the past with MoveOn.org, a group with which de Blasio previously worked. Read more at wnd.com.