Which is worse to have in Congress—a corrupt, nutty son of Jesse Jackson . . . or a corrupt, criminal, child molesting, former employee of Jesse Jackson and current friend of Louis Farrakhan? Criminal convict and former Congressman Melvin Reynolds is back and has announced he’s running for the Chicago Congressional seat just vacated by Jesse Jackson, Jr. {snip}

Melvin Reynolds

Reynolds was convicted and sentenced to three years in federal prison for statutory rape and he also committed and was convicted of bank fraud and corruption, but his sentence was commuted by Bill Clinton. And Reynolds has quite a “colorful” history. From my 2001 column, “How Democrats Treat Their Child Molesters”:

While he represented inner-city Chicago, Reynolds was a good friend of the Nation of Islam’s Louis Farrakhan [who showed up at one of his criminal trials to support Reynolds]. . . .

Reynolds . . . helped himself to regular illegal sexual relations with a 16-year-old “campaign worker,” Beverly T. Heard. A tape of an explicit June 6, 1994, phone conversation between Heard and Reynolds was exhibit number TR-1 in People v. Melvin Reynolds, a trial that ended in Reynolds’ conviction. Reynolds was sentenced to several years in federal prison for this and fraud and corruption convictions; his wife and three children went on welfare in Boston.

A sampling of Reynolds’ phone conversation rivals the lurid detail of Clinton’s lewd behavior in the Starr Report. Various underwear choices and sex acts are graphically described by Reynolds to his youthful female target. This includes a planned threesome with a 15-year-old Catholic schoolgirl named Theresa. Awestruck with the prospect, Reynolds rhetorically asks, “Did I win the Lotto?” It’s enough to make Reynolds’ pardoner, Monica’s boyfriend, blush.

Not only was Reynolds’ sentence commuted by Clinton, but he was hired by Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Operation PUSH to decrease the number of young Blacks going to prison. {snip} Until Clinton’s commutation, Reynolds, like any other convicted child molester, was required to register as a sex offender in each place he lived. . . .

Just like Clinton, Reynolds never showed any form of remorse for what he did, whether it was to the girl he molested, or to Laurance Capriotti, whom Reynolds cheated, among others, out of $25,000 to earn his 1997 fraud and corruption convictions. {snip}

If the Democratic Party had any self-respect or decency, it would disavow Mel Reynolds. But that won’t happen because, after all, that would be “RAAAACIST!” And, on top of that, the country’s most respected Democrat, Bill Clinton, did set Mel Reynolds free.

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  • JackKrak

    Yes, good people of Chicongo, PLEASE vote this guy in!!!!!!! It will help our cause immensely to put Mr. Reynolds back into a public position where his, um, talents can be broadcast to a nationwide audience.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jesse-Peterson/100003526607299 Jesse Peterson

    Ah, tradition! Ol’ Banjo Eyes (Jesse Sr.) was a child molester, too.

  • MekongDelta69

    If he doesn’t get nominated and elected, all the baby mommas in Chi-Town can ‘axe’ him if he’ll come over and babysit their kids while they’re out partying with Dontavious and NoShawn at the club.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Sex with a minor, sexual assault, kiddie porn charges, registered sex offender, right color, right political party, blamed “racism” for his conviction, compared himself to a slave in the 1800s …’

    Perfect Democrat resume. He’ll be elected in a landslide

    • Gary

      Sad to say, like Albert sted, we have our share of Sickos in the GOP as well. Perverts know no party afflliation.

  • Nicholai Hel

    Isn’t he the president of the Chicago chapter of the ELMO Fan Club?

  • Albert

    The fact is that both parties and all races have their sicko perverts. I really cannot get too worked up about this one.

    • Puggg

      But we don’t send ours to Congress after they’ve done what they did.

      • Brian

        Oh yes we sometimes do.

        • Frank

          Who?

          • schmenz

            Well, Barney Frank for one.

          • Bill

            Unh….did you miss the fact that Barney Frank was a protected class (Fag) and the right political party (Democratic)? That’s why he remains. Liberals and Dems don’t care who they vote for, as long as they are flaming liberals determined to undermine this country in some way or other.

          • schmenz

            Agreed. We in Wisconsin just elected another homosexually-disturbed woman to the US Senate, a Democrat, Mizzz Tammy Baldwin.

    • The__Bobster

      We fire our perverts. You give yours awards.

  • Albert

    Seems like he has a lot in common with Mark Foley.

    • Puggg

      Zero in common. Foley (one of the scant few openly homosexual Republican Congressmen in American political history) gave a 17-year old young man masturbation advice in a chatroom. The advice was little more than what libs want talked about in kindergarten sex ed.

      Funny that, libs tell us that there is no correlation between homosexuality and pedophilia. But they sure insinuated it at the time of the Mark Foley Non-Troversy!

      • Andrew

        Actuallly, he made lewd, perverted comments to several pages as he engaged in phone sex with several of them. Sicko pervert!

        • Puggg

          Even if that’s true, that’s not the same thing as Mel Reynolds having a 15-year old as part of a menage a trois.

        • razorrare

          Remember the joke(but true) going around concerning congressmen & pages?
          What do congressmen use for book markers? They dont,they just bend over a page…
          A well know comedian,W.C. Fields once stated…”The only thing worse than a politician is a child molestorer.”

          • i am

            “A well know comedian,W.C. Fields once stated…”The only thing worse than a politician is a child molester.”

            Little did he realize they were one and the same

      • Brianna

        Foley was sick jerk! Stop making excuses for perverts. Perverts,regardless of race or politcal party or ideology are SICK,SICK SICK!

    • Ed

      Funny! Good one!

    • The__Bobster

      Since the overwhelming number of Congressional perverts were Democrats, it’s “interesting ” that you brought up a Republican.

      • Bill

        It’s called diversion by use of a single out lying data point to “prove” that the other side is just as sick…….and hoping nobody actually does a count of the pervs on the liberal side versus the pervs on the conservative side…..nor look at the scale of the crimes committed by both parties. Albert up there mentions Mark Foley like Albert thinks homos are pervs……but he doesn’t. Wisconsin just overwhelmingly elected a lesbo senator and a homo congressperson. The libs LOVE THEIR perverts and will defend them to the death. They love them so much, they want our grade schoolers to grow up to be LIKE them. Hence all the “tolerance” programs in grade schools lately. Libs HATE conservatives, even if black or homos, and will smear them every way they can. And if they can’t find dirt, they will pay somebody to invent it.

  • dukem1

    BRA.

  • IstvanIN

    The child sex charges would, rightly, put an end to a white man’s political career.

  • MerlinV

    I have no doubt that if left up to blacks this pedophile would be elected to public office. It shows the undeniable fact that no matter what crime a black has comitted, whether its Marion Barry, OJ Chimpson, or this pervert here, blacks will vote for their own based on one and only one criteria — RACE. But don’t you ever do such a thing now. No Sir, you are to assume race doesn’t even exist.

    Bill Clinton wasn’t called the “first black president” for nothing.

    • IstvanIN

      And they are so lazy they won’t even go out and find a candidate who isn’t a child molester or a crack head.

      • The__Bobster

        I remember a race in Camden, NJ, where 6 of the 7 candidates had criminal records.

    • Katherine McChesney

      Isn’t it interesting that Bill Clinton only raped white women. If he loved the blacks as much as he claimed to wouldn’t it stand to reason that he’d rape black women, too? If he didn’t that makes him racist.

  • Dan Reardon

    This creep was treated with kid gloves while incarcerated too. Every time he complained the department of corrections would get a call from one of his political Black cronies. They treated this erectine like a celebrity.

    • Alan

      How do you know this?

  • Michael_C_Scott

    I had it on good authority that only white men molest children.

    • IstvanIN

      Not exactly. Blacks commit crimes but it is only because of white men and the legacy of slavery. We are a bad influence, don’t you know.

    • Katherine McChesney

      I hope this was sarcasm.

      • StillModerated

        Maybe, but let’s ask that goofy assistant professor at Butler University for her opinion!

      • Michael_C_Scott

        Of course it was!

    • The__Bobster

      A large number of the 15-yo welfare mammies had 40-yo lovers.

  • StillModerated

    his wife and three children went on welfare in Boston.

    Well of course they did! These fools never turn down a gibsmedat.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ross.kardon Ross Kardon

    This article says Melvin Reynolds sentence was commuted, but this is absolutely not a Presidential pardon. Only a full Presidential pardon can restore a person from convicted felon, or dishonorable military discharge, negative status
    Therefore, Reynolds is still a convicted felon and subject to all the liabilities that having convicted felon status brings, in the way that it puts such people in a portable prison for the rest of their lives. Unless, of course, such a person can be lucky enough to aquire a full Presidential pardon.
    If you can get convicted of a felony offense and even if you do no prison time, or if you are dishonorably discharged from the United States Armed Forces, you cannot vote, hold any kind of public office, own any kind of firearm, or visit certain countries such as Great Britain or Canada, unless you are granted special visa. I am sure there are even many other foreign countries that will not allow convicted felons to visit there under any circumstances. And You cannot practice such professions as medicine, law, banking, or run a business that serves alcohol.
    For example, I only need a passport to visit Canada or Great Britain. Martha Stewart, as a convicted felon, was denied a convicted felon visa to visit Great Britain. So for rich convicted felons like Ivan Boesky, Martha Stewart, fashion designer Albert Nipon, and comedian Tim Allen, all of their wealth cannot buy them freedom from convicted felon status! And please don’t tell me Martha Stewart, Albert Nipon, and Ivan Boesky did their lock-up time at a country club. Prison is prison, no matter where you serve your time!
    So will somebody please tell me how can Reynold possibly be planning to run for Congress, when he is still a convicted felon!?
    Another message of my post is: unless you are wrongfully convicted of a crime you did not committ, stay on the right of the law or you will have to pay for the consequences the rest of your life!

    • Michael_C_Scott

      Correct on most counts. Felons can vote in every state except Florida and Kentucky, but only after they are off probation or parole – in other words, they must have terminated their sentence completely, and yes a commuted sentence just lets the perp off the hook early, but does not expunge the conviction.

      Australia is another country that does not allow felons, which is odd, given the nation’s original status as a penal colony. Another peculiarity is that the rest of the English-speaking world no longer differentiates between misdemeanors and felonies: everything is simply an “offense”. Originally in English law, a felony was a crime for which one could have been executed, but was not.

      I believe continental Europe is more lenient than Canada or Australia. I don’t know about New Zealand. Japan seems to have a particular dislike for people with prior felony drug convictions. Russell Brand and Paris Hilton were both deported because of drug priors, and John Lennon was deported in 1980 for being caught with half a pound (!) of reefer in his Japanese hotel room.