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    Former U.S. Congressman Reynolds Arrested in Zimbabwe

    HARARE, Zimbabwe (CBSDC/AP) — A Zimbabwean immigration official says former U.S. Rep. Melvin Jay Reynolds has been arrested in the African country.The official, Ario Mabika, told The Associated Press Tuesday that Reynolds is being investigated.
    The state-controlled The Herald newspaper reported Tuesday that Reynolds was arrested for allegedly possessing pornographic material and violating immigration laws.
    Reynolds, an Illinois Democrat, resigned from his congressional seat in 1995 after he was convicted of 12 counts of statutory rape, obstruction of justice and solicitation of child pornography.

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    Prior to leaving office in January 2001, former President Bill Clinton commuted Reynold’s prison sentence on unrelated bank fraud charges stemming from an 1997 conviction.

    Former U.S. Congressman Reynolds Arrested in Zimbabwe « CBS DC
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    Re: Former U.S. Congressman Reynolds Arrested in Zimbabwe

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    I thought it was only repubs that exhibited this sort of reprehensible behavior....
    What? Possessing porn? That's what he was arrested for in Zimbabwe. I imagine the entire congress would be guilty had they brought their "collection" with them.

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    Re: Former U.S. Congressman Reynolds Arrested in Zimbabwe

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    What? Possessing porn? That's what he was arrested for in Zimbabwe. I imagine the entire congress would be guilty had they brought their "collection" with them.
    I think this was the operative link...'Reynolds, a Democrat from Illinois, had to resign from Congress in 1995 after convictions for statutory rape, obstruction of justice and solicitation of child pornography.'

    Now whether it was child porn or not, the article doesn't say, but I'd bet that it wasn't traditional SI swimsuit editions....

    In any case what an upstanding citizen right?
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    Re: Former U.S. Congressman Reynolds Arrested in Zimbabwe

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    I think this was the operative link...'Reynolds, a Democrat from Illinois, had to resign from Congress in 1995 after convictions for statutory rape, obstruction of justice and solicitation of child pornography.'

    Now whether it was child porn or not, the article doesn't say, but I'd bet that it wasn't traditional SI swimsuit editions....

    In any case what an upstanding citizen right?
    Porn is illegal in Zimbabwe period and since only porn was mentioned, not child porn, I only have what the article mentioned.

    Anything else is just assuming and holds no relevance.

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    Re: Former U.S. Congressman Reynolds Arrested in Zimbabwe

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Porn is illegal in Zimbabwe period and since only porn was mentioned, not child porn, I only have what the article mentioned.

    Anything else is just assuming and holds no relevance.
    Wonder if your argument would be the same if (R) appeared after his name? My guess is no, regardless of how you will now tell me ofcourse you would say the same....
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    Re: Former U.S. Congressman Reynolds Arrested in Zimbabwe

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Wonder if your argument would be the same if (R) appeared after his name? My guess is no, regardless of how you will now tell me ofcourse you would say the same....
    You're guess is wrong. You can claim anything you like, but my comments show differently. You just have sour grapes because you are doing here exactly what you claim others will do and got called on it.

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    Re: Former U.S. Congressman Reynolds Arrested in Zimbabwe

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Wonder if your argument would be the same if (R) appeared after his name? My guess is no, regardless of how you will now tell me ofcourse you would say the same....
    As with almost everything here, it comes down to partisanship. If he were a Repub, most conservatives here would be running to deflect attention onto Bill Clinton. Even your comment on the article is highly partisan, then 5 posts in you're decrying partisanship.


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    Re: Former U.S. Congressman Reynolds Arrested in Zimbabwe

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    You're guess is wrong. You can claim anything you like, but my comments show differently. You just have sour grapes because you are doing here exactly what you claim others will do and got called on it.
    Right, I am calling him out because he is a demo reprobate....So what? In case you haven't noticed, I am not a democrat....As for what you would or wouldn't do were this a republican is really just my own opinion, and I am entitled to it...It is not just thrown out there by chance, it is considered after years of watching you post....So...What ever....
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    Re: Former U.S. Congressman Reynolds Arrested in Zimbabwe

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    As with almost everything here, it comes down to partisanship. If he were a Repub, most conservatives here would be running to deflect attention onto Bill Clinton. Even your comment on the article is highly partisan, then 5 posts in you're decrying partisanship.
    No, not decrying anything....I embrace it in this instance....I know that the game would be role reversal if the (D) were changed to (R) here....But does that mean that no one should ever bring up with a (D) gets caught doing despicable things? Maybe. If you're the Wash Press Corp. that is....
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    Re: Former U.S. Congressman Reynolds Arrested in Zimbabwe

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Right, I am calling him out because he is a demo reprobate....So what? In case you haven't noticed, I am not a democrat....As for what you would or wouldn't do were this a republican is really just my own opinion, and I am entitled to it...It is not just thrown out there by chance, it is considered after years of watching you post....So...What ever....

    So what? You are doing the exact same thing you criticize others of doing to Republicans. So basically you are no better than them, good to know.

    And since you have seen what I have posted for years, why don't you put your money where your mouth is and actually post proof of your baseless claims. So yeah, whatever. When you get called out for something, all you have is deflection. Typical hack.

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