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  • Feds: Former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds arrested at Atlanta airport

    04/11/2016 9:19:23 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 46 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | april 11, 2016 | Jon Seidel
    Former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds is in federal custody following his arrest Monday morning at the Atlanta airport, federal authorities confirmed. U.S. District Judge John Darrah issued an arrest warrant for Reynolds at the end of March after the former congressman missed a court appearance to remain in South Africa at the side of his daughter. Reynolds said she was facing spinal surgery and is possibly suffering from cervical cancer.
  • Former Illinois congressman Reynolds indicted on tax charges

    06/26/2015 2:10:34 PM PDT · by PROCON · 25 replies
    reuters ^ | June 26, 2015 | Mary Wisniewski
    Former U.S. Representative Mel Reynolds, already convicted of having sex with an underage campaign worker, was indicted again for failing to file income tax returns for 2009 through 2012, federal prosecutors said on Friday. Reynolds, 63, who was charged on Thursday, faces up to a year in prison and a $250,000 fine for each of the four counts against him, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney's office in Chicago.
  • The ugly history of the Democrat party part twenty three

    10/31/2014 8:45:36 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 7 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/31/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    This installment names some of the most well-known criminals in recent time as Democrats and the history of the Democrats’ use of voter fraud starting with the election of 1876 . Chapter Seven: Democrat Criminals John Wayne Gacy was a Democrat and homosexual rapist and murderer. Gacy was perhaps the most revolting murderer in American history. He was convicted of committing dozens of homosexual rapes and murders and was eventually executed for his crimes. Gacy killed 33 males, most of them teenage boys. He used his position as a Democrat fund raiser to move in high Chicago Democrat circles. In...
  • Mel Reynolds ‘in hiding’ in South Africa

    03/04/2014 6:28:40 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    ABC News ^ | Monday, March 03, 2014 | Ben Bradley
    Former Congressman Mel Reynolds breaks his silence after being deported from Zimbabwe. He says he’s now in hiding. Eyewitness News reached the former Congressman by phone in South Africa. That’s where he says he has been in “hiding” since his flight out of Zimbabwe a little more than a week ago. Mel Reynolds spent 2 years and 10 months in Congress. Last month, he was in a Zimbabwean jail for six days. […] Reynolds says he will begin publicly revealing information he claims to have about people illegally doing business with the Mugabe regime at a press conference in South...
  • Mel Reynolds pleads guilty to visa violation, but porn charge dropped (Ill RAT getting deported)

    02/22/2014 3:06:10 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 2/21/14 | Katherine Skiba
    **SNIP** The disgraced Illinois ex-congressman denied charges he was found with nude pictures and videos of women and men having sexual intercourse on his mobile phone. The count was an alleged violation of Zimbabwe's Censorship and Entertainments Control Act, according to Gurira, and carried a maximum penalty of one year in prison and a fine. Pornography is banned in Zimbabwe. Harare magistrate Tendai Mahwe agreed with Reynolds’ lawyer that state prosecutors had not sought written authority from the prosecutor general for the pornography charge. “This makes the actions of the state null and void,” Gurira said. Earlier on Friday, Reynolds...
  • Breaking: Former Dem Lawmaker Arrested in Zimbabwe for Staying Illegally & Shooting 100 Porn Videos

    02/20/2014 1:08:14 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | February 19, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    <p>Former Democrat Representative and child sexual predator Mel Reynolds was hoping to run for Jesse Jackson Jr’s seat in Congress.</p> <p>He told reportersin Novermber, “Nobody’s perfect.” Then he went to Zimbabwe instead.</p> <p>Mel Reynolds was arrested this week for staying illegally in Zimbabwe and shooting 100 porn videos.</p>
  • Former congressman Mel Reynolds arrested in Zimbabwe (possession of pornography)

    02/18/2014 8:48:27 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 49 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 2/18/14 | Reuters
    HARARE (Reuters) - Former congressman Mel Reynolds has been arrested in Zimbabwe, an immigration official said on Tuesday, after state media reported the convicted sex offender had been found with pornography at a local hotel. Police and immigration officials were investigating Reynolds for living in the southern African country without a valid visa, Francis Mabika, an assistant regional immigration officer, told Reuters. Mabika said Reynolds has been in Zimbabwe since November, but declined to give further details. Reuters was unable to reach Reynolds for comment. A spokeswoman for the U.S. embassy in Harare declined to comment. The state-owned Herald newspaper...
  • Disgraced Democratic congressman arrested in Zimbabwe after allegedly making 100 porno films

    02/18/2014 8:11:03 AM PST · by GilGil · 46 replies
    DAILY MAIL ^ | 02/18/2014 | AVID MARTOSKO
    Former Illinois Democratic Rep. Mel Reynolds was arrested Monday in Zimbabwe after police learned that he was making pornographic films in hotels where he had accumulated $24,500 in unpaid bills, and that he had overstayed his visa by two months.
  • Mel Reynolds Defends Jesse Jackson Jr.

    02/10/2013 6:28:35 PM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 2/09/13 | John Cody
    **SNIP** One in the pack running for Jackson’s vacated house seat is one who’s been there before, former congressman Mel Reynolds. “At a time when we are living in the killing fields of Chicago, our federal government seems obsessed with the Jackson,” said Reynolds. Reynolds points to stories that include Jackson’s wife Sandi who’s also resigned her elective seat as alderman. “Do they really now want to put both parents of small children in jail or is their strategy to get Sandi Jackson to flip on her husband so they can put even more pressure on that family?” said Reynolds.
  • Mel Reynolds to announce run for Jesse Jackson Jr.'s old seat in Congress

    11/28/2012 1:27:38 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 13 replies
    ABC Local ^ | November 28, 2012
    November 28, 2012 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- More people are lining up to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress. Former Congressman Mel Reynolds plans to announce his candidacy for the special election in a news conference at 12 p.m. An official letter of resignation from Jesse Jackson Jr. was read aloud in the U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday. In 1995, Reynolds lost his congressional seat after a conviction of sexual assault and child pornography charges. He was later pardoned by then-President Bill Clinton.
  • Barbara Walters on Weinergate: Pics Intended for Wife; ‘This is How Much I Miss You’

    06/07/2011 11:06:01 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 50 replies · 1+ views
    breitbart ^ | 6-2011

    09/24/2009 2:48:42 PM PDT · by kellynla · 16 replies · 838+ views ^ | September 23, 2009 | staff
    You can't make up stuff better than this! Isn't politics grand? HURRAH FOR THE DEMOCRATS! Jesse Jackson has added former Chicago Democrat Congressman Mel to Rainbow/PUSH Coalition's payroll. Reynolds was among the 176 criminals excused in President Clinton's last-minute forgiveness spree. Reynolds received a commutation of his six-and-a-half-year federal sentence for 15 convictions of wire fraud, bank fraud, and lies to the Federal Election Commission. He is more notorious, however, for concurrently serving five years for sleeping with an underage campaign volunteer. This is a first in American politics: An ex-congressman who had sex with a subordinate...won clemency from a...
  • Jesse Jackson's Newest Staff Member

    06/29/2009 7:53:30 PM PDT · by Blackhawk · 14 replies · 840+ views
    Received in E-mail from reliable source | 06/28/09 | Unknown
    Jesse Jackson's Newest Staff Member You can't make up stuff better than this! Isn't politics grand? Jesse Jackson's Newest Staff Member is Mel Reynolds Jesse Jackson has added former Chicago Democrat Congressman Mel to Rainbow/PUSH Coalition's payroll. Reynolds was among the 176 criminals excused in President Clinton's last-minute forgiveness spree. Reynolds received a commutation of his six-and-a-half-year federal sentence for 15 convictions of wire fraud, bank fraud, and lies to the Federal Election commission. He is more notorious, however, for concurrently serving five years for sleeping with an underage campaign volunteer. This is a first in American politics: An ex-congressman...
  • A partial list of democratic pedophiles

    03/05/2008 2:42:24 PM PST · by altsehastiin · 18 replies · 10,850+ views
    Democratic State Senator Dan Sutton of Flandreau, South Dakota accused of fondling a male page. Carl Stanley McGee, 38, prominent gay activist, assistant secretary for policy and planning and top aid to democrat governor Deval Patrick of Massachuttsettes, accused of sexually assaulting a 15 year old boy in a steam room at a Florida resort. Bernard Vincent Ward, former chief legislative aide to Senator Barbara Boxer, self proclaimed "Lion of the Left" on bay area radio, admitted transgressions too numerous to mention. Davidson County Democratic Party Chairman Rodney Mullins resigned Thursday morning amid child pornography allegations, according...
  • Is Larry Craig The Face Of The US Senate? (Dems Inouye, Cantwell, Frank, Robb, Etc Also Discussed

    08/29/2007 4:33:58 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 106 replies · 2,393+ views
    Human Events ^ | 8/29/07 | Ben Shapiro
    On Monday, August 27, news services broke the story that Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho, pleaded guilty in early August to lewd conduct in an airport restroom... Craig is hardly the only member of the Senate with a propensity for dropping his pants at inopportune moments... Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, has allegedly sexually harrased or abused at least 10 women. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., reportedly engaged in a sexual affair with an engagd lobbyist, Ron Dotzauer,then gave him a personal loan to help him with his subsequent divorce and threw cash his way... Gerry Studds (re-elected six times after having sex...
  • Times change too fast to keep up (will the Foley story be "overtaken by events?)

    10/07/2006 2:00:45 PM PDT · by Dark Skies · 11 replies · 951+ views
    Shelbyville Times-Gazette ^ | 10/7/2006 | Brian Mosely
    Hopefully, I can finish writing this column today before it is OTBE. That's slang for the phrase "Over Taken By Events" On Wednesday, I had cranked out a piece for Sunday on two topics: Reaction to the Amish school murders and the nasty Mark Foley flap that has gripped the halls of power. The first part expressed outrage because members of the Westboro Baptist Church had announced they planned to protest at the funerals of the Amish girls killed Monday in Lancaster County, PA. In case you don't remember them, they're the bunch out of Kansas that pickets the funerals...
  • Jesse Jackson's New Staff Member...Mel Reynolds

    08/13/2005 11:05:52 AM PDT · by DCPatriot · 25 replies · 3,724+ views
    Jesse Jackson's New Staff Member Mel Reynolds Jessie Jackson has added former Chicago Democrat Congressman Mel Reynolds to Rainbow/PUSH Coalition's payroll. Reynolds was among the 176 criminals excused in President Clinton's last-minute forgiveness spree. Reynolds received a commutation of his six-and-a-half-year federal sentence for 15 convictions of wire fraud, bank fraud and lies to the Federal Election Commission. He is more notorious, however, for concurrently serving five years for sleeping with an underage campaign volunteer. This is a first in American politics: An ex-congressman who had sex with a subordinate... won clemency from a president who had sex with a...
  • Cops tell Mel Reynolds he lives too close to school

    02/05/2005 1:57:40 PM PST · by billorites · 26 replies · 1,512+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | February 5, 2005 | Annie Sweeney
    Chicago Police have told former congressman Mel Reynolds, a convicted sex offender, to move from his South Side home because he is living too close to a school. Reynolds has been living in the 11800 block of South Indiana for several years. Last month, he went to Chicago Police headquarters to register as a sex offender, as he is required to do annually. He was told he had to move because he was living within 500 feet of a school. Salem Christian Academy is across the street from Reynolds' home. Reynolds is raising his three children there, and for a...
  • The Reynolds story (Mel Reynolds reportedly a personal guest of Bill Clinton at library)

    11/29/2004 5:52:22 PM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies · 2,085+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 11/24/04 | MICHAEL SNEED
    The Reynolds story... November 24, 2004 BY MICHAEL SNEED SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST Former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds was reportedly a personal guest of former President Bill Clinton at the dedication of his library in Little Rock, Ark., last week. *Background: During his final hours in office, Clinton commuted the jail sentence of Reynolds, who served 2-1/2 years in federal prison on charges of corruption and having sex with an underage girl. Reynolds petitioned for clemency so he could be reunited with his children, who he felt needed him desperately. Clinton concurred. *Foreground: Reynolds was accompanied by his son and namesake, 11-year...
  • Reynolds' motto: 'Never Give Up'

    03/08/2004 6:07:49 AM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 5 replies · 184+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | March 8, 2004 | CURTIS LAWRENCE
    The former congressman heads down 79th Street just east of Jeffery, wearing a baseball cap from his college alma mater and flashing the gap-toothed grin that first charmed voters more than a decade ago. Back then, former Rep. Mel Reynolds was a rising Democratic star and congressman from the 2nd District, which es-covers much of the South Side and south suburbs. That was before 1995, when a sexual misconduct conviction stemming from an affair with an underage campaign worker sent him to prison and destroyed his political career. On a recent Monday morning, most remember the face, even if they...
  • Jackson under fire for questionable petition (Jesse, Jr).

    01/13/2004 5:53:40 PM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 2 replies · 165+ views
    ABC 7 Chicago ^ | January 13, 2004 | Charles Thomas
    Congressman Jesse Jackson Junior is under fire again from longtime political rival William Shaw. Shaw wants Jackson left off the March primary ballot because Jackson used homeless people to gather questionable signatures for his petition. The state board hearing officer said he will recommend Shaw's complaint be dismissed so that Jackson's name will appear on the primary ballot. Shaw, an attorney argued that because of irregularities in his nominating petitions, Congressman Jesse Jackson Junior should be thrown off the March primary ballot. " The remedy for noncompliance is in the statute. It's the only remedy that's in the statute," said...
  • Mel Reynolds plans to reclaim his seat in Congress (vs. Jesse Jackson, Jr).

    12/11/2003 7:36:38 PM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 19 replies · 334+ views
    ABC 7 Chicago ^ | December 11, 2003 | Andy Shaw
    December 11, 2003 — Mel Reynolds returns to politics after nearly a decade in exile. He resigned from congress after his conviction on sex charges. Thursday -- he announced his plans to reclaim his seat in the House of Representatives Mel Reynolds admits he made mistakes and paid the price. But he claims to have been a better congressman than the man who replaced him, Jesse Jackson Junior. As he displays a staggering number of signatures on his nominating petitions, indicating the race is for real, Reynolds is asking the media to be as tough on Jackson as they've been...
  • DFU SONG: Abraham, Martin, and John (Scotty, Mel Reynolds, Michael - and a surprise)

    11/24/2003 8:27:41 PM PST · by doug from upland · 2 replies · 461+ views
    DFU SONG PARODIES | 11-2003 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - ABRAHAM, MARTIN, AND JOHN Has anybody here seen the pervert, Scotty...has he been at Burger King He chased those little girls...he's a stalker on the internet He hoped they would watch him do his thing Has anybody here seen the perv, Mel Reynolds...he had hit the Lotto big He'd have two underage babes...he would be in ecstasy Instead, he went to jail...what a pig Has anybody here seen the pervert, Michael...have you been to Neverland This time he will face charges...and cannot buy his way out Justice, so long delayed, is at hand What should be done...
  • Politician plans comeback - Mel Reynolds spent time in prison on sex, fraud charges

    10/13/2003 4:16:37 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 4 replies · 166+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | October 13, 2003 | Eric Ferkenhoff
    <p>CHICAGO -- Back in 1992, when Chicago Democrat Mel Reynolds was elected to Congress, there was no telling how high he would climb.</p> <p>He had escaped Chicago's public housing to study at Harvard and Oxford and, on his third try, ousted a longtime congressman from Chicago's South Side and southern suburbs. He became a darling of local Democrats, made his presence known on Capitol Hill with an appointment to the powerful Ways and Means Committee, and was even invited to jog with President Clinton.</p>
  • Daley Backing of Rep. Jackson Angers Reynolds[UGH!]

    10/10/2003 4:00:54 AM PDT · by johnny7 · 6 replies · 195+ views
    The Chicago Sun Times ^ | 10-09-03 | Fran Spielman
    October 9, 2003--Mayor Daley doesn't normally take sides in contested Democratic primaries, but he made an exception Wednesday for Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Chicago), prompting an angry response from former mayoral ally Mel Reynolds. Reynolds, the felon trying to make a political comeback at Jackson's expense, argued that he -- not Jackson -- has earned the mayor's powerful endorsement. "I took an awful lot of heat in the late 1980s and early '90s because I would not come out and condemn Mayor Daley. There were those on the South Side calling him a racist, and some of that was coming...
  • A most unwelcome announcement (Mel Reynolds)

    10/09/2003 5:57:23 PM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 20 replies · 538+ views
    Star Newspapers (Chicago) ^ | Thursday, October 9, 2003 | Dennis Wheeler
    The rumors persisted last week. And then on Tuesday, it became official. Mel Reynolds is running for Congress — again. Mel Reynolds, a real blast from the past if there ever was one. With the garbage haulers' strike still on, I thought perhaps the phrase should be "trash from the past." Mel Reynolds, running for Congress. Why? A bit of background for those new to our suburbs, those who are forgetful, or those who are overly forgiving: It was Mel Reynolds who, after redistricting in 1990, knocked off longtime congressman Gus Savage in the 2nd District Democratic primary of 1992....
  • Jesse Jackson Scores A First In Politics (Letter to Editor)

    09/25/2003 12:46:03 PM PDT · by jigsaw · 15 replies · 205+ views
    The (Syracuse) Post-Standard | September 25, 2003 | L.E. Rice
    Jesse Jackson has added former Chicago Democratic Congressman Mel Reynolds to Rainbow/PUSH Coalition’s payroll. Reynolds was among the 176 criminals excused in President Clinton’s last-minute forgiveness spree. He received commutation of his six-and-a half-year federal sentence for 15 convictions of wire fraud, bank fraud and lies to the Federal Election Commission. He is more notorious, however, for concurrently serving five years for sleeping with an underage campaign volunteer. This is a first in American politics: An ex-congressman who had sex with a subordinate, won clemency from a president who had sex with a subordinate, then was hired by a clergyman...

    01/27/2003 4:30:25 AM PST · by Mia T · 5 replies · 1,150+ views
    O'Reilly Factor interview | 1-27-03 | Mia T
    PARDONGATE, THE MOVIE--BILL BENNETT EPILOGUE NEW AUDIO! Hear the Bill Bennett epilogue. play movie  
  • Court Hands Mel Reynolds' Wife a Win

    04/10/2002 8:41:00 AM PDT · by IncPen · 9 replies · 298+ views
    Chicago SunTimes ^ | 4/10/02 | BY ABDON M. PALLASCH, LEGAL AFFAIRS REPORTER
    For the past 10 months, convicted former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds and his estranged wife, Marisol, have shared a South Side apartment on weekends. But they have not had sex in eight years. He yells at her in front of their three children, calling her "fat" and "slut," she said. She calls him names, too, like "pedophile," he said. She feared for her safety so much Sunday that she called police to the home. On Tuesday, a Cook County judge came down on Marisol Reynolds' side, saying she was a credible witness when testifying about Mel Reynolds' alleged mental abuse....
  • Some Pedophiles Get Pass From Media

    03/23/2002 6:25:36 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 21 replies · 194+ views
    NEWSMAX ^ | 3/22/02 | Limbacher
    In light of the media's fascination with sex scandals in the Catholic clergy, it's worth noting that many of them virtually ignore other cases of pedophilia. Hardly anyone made a fuss about the disgraced Bill Clinton's pardon of disgraced former Rep. Mel "Thank Heaven for Little Girls" Reynolds, D-Ill., a crony of Jesse Jackson. And there have been countless cases of teachers in government schools sexually exploiting the children they are supposed to teach, but the media don't show much interest here either. To understand the double standard, just look at the media establishment's agenda: government schools good (no matter...