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Ex-congressman says he's 'given up on America' after sentenced for 3rd conviction

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posted on May, 11 2018 @ 09:58 AM
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So here's what's wrong with our system and those in charge.

This Chicago ex congressman is complaining that he got caught and blaming it on race. Then says he's moving to africa....LOL!

Yes....we white people forced you to rape thev16 year old AND utilize campaign funds for your own living expenses and evading taxes...

www.foxnews.com...


Reynolds represented Illinois’ 2nd Congressional District, serving from January 1993 to October 1995. He was succeeded by Jesse Jackson Jr., who also served time in prison.
Acting as his own attorney, Reynolds argued it was unfair to give too much weight to his prior convictions, from the 1990s, in calculating a sentence for his conviction at a bench trial last year on four misdemeanor counts of not filing tax returns.



Prosecutors say the undeclared income was money made consulting for Chicago businessmen in Zimbabwe, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.
In 1995, Reynolds was convicted of statutory rape for having sex with a 16-year-old campaign worker. Later, he was convicted of concealing debts and diverting money meant for voter registration drives into his election campaign.



“To put me in jail serves what purpose?” he asked the judge. “To teach me a lesson? ... I've been taught about this racist society ... every day of my life.”



Reynolds, who will report to prison later, told reporters outside court that he already knew where he would go after prison.
“I'm going home to Africa," he said. "I've given up on America because how long do African-Americans put up with this nonsense?”


I say go ahead and revoke his citizenship and send him off...he obviously has done no good for Chicago, nor did his predecessor.....
edit on 5/11/18 by Vasa Croe because: (no reason given)




posted on May, 11 2018 @ 10:07 AM
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a reply to: Vasa Croe

SMFH

I hate the term but, Dindo Nuffin sure fits this guy.



posted on May, 11 2018 @ 10:07 AM
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a reply to: Vasa Croe

Hell, lets save some money and buy him a one way ticket to Zimbabwe NOW. His corruption and Raping 16 year olds will fit in just fine there.
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posted on May, 11 2018 @ 10:13 AM
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That particular Congressional District has produced some real "select" winners !
😃



posted on May, 11 2018 @ 10:17 AM
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a reply to: Vasa Croe

We have a senator in our state who is pulling the exact same thing. Called a bank teller a "house n****r" after she presented a check that her account couldn't cover (it was like $800). Now she's on a tirade saying the teller was black so it wasn't racist, denied saying the phrase but then came back to say she said "house NEGRO" and called the media racist and that it was all a political LYCHING. Look up Lena Taylor of Milwaukee. Lovely person.

Yet another reason I am getting the heck out of this craphole and moving to where there is less vibrant diversity. I get accosted by 2-3 black teens/young men EVERY time I go to the corner store, begging off of me, to the point where I actually told one that I was gonna beat him. It's a phase I use with my cats in jest when they get on my last nerve, and it just kinda came out LOL. They even boldly walk up to the cars pulling in for gas. It's intimidating, harassment and makes me feel like I live in a damn prison. I'm a 50 year old, fatigued and bitchy white woman I haven't got time to live my life like this anymore



posted on May, 11 2018 @ 10:19 AM
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originally posted by: pavil
a reply to: Vasa Croe

Hell, lets save some money and buy him a one way ticket to Zimbabwe NOW. His corruption and Raping 16 year olds will fit in just fine there.

He'd fit in fine in the UK as well, same corruption in our politics, and he wouldn't have been charged with statutory rape because the age of consent is 16.



posted on May, 11 2018 @ 10:21 AM
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originally posted by: xuenchen
That particular Congressional District has produced some real "select" winners !
😃


Private citizen Barack Obama "hung out" there.



posted on May, 11 2018 @ 10:39 AM
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a reply to: Vasa Croe

A dime a dozen.

Surprised... nope, not anymore.



posted on May, 11 2018 @ 10:54 AM
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a reply to: Vasa Croe

Yes, go back to Africa... where no one gets in trouble for that stuff



posted on May, 11 2018 @ 11:01 AM
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originally posted by: bender151
a reply to: Vasa Croe

Yes, go back to Africa... where no one gets in trouble for that stuff


Exactly....its like he thinks these are only crimes because he is black in the US. He calls it home yet isn't even remotely related to being from there.

And from his wiki, it appears Africa should be the last place he wants to go.


On February 18, 2014, Reynolds was arrested in Zimbabwe for overstaying his visa. He was allegedly found to be in possession of pornographic videos he had filmed with several women at the hotel where he was staying. Possession of pornography is a crime in the country. He had also purportedly accrued over $24,000 in hotel charges that he had yet to pay.[6] The pornography charges were later dropped, but he pleaded guilty to violating immigration laws, and was deported to South Africa. He claimed in early March 2014 to be hiding there from Zimbabwean death squads, who he claimed were targeting him because he possessed information about American companies from Chicago doing business illegally in Zimbabwe.



posted on May, 11 2018 @ 11:03 AM
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a reply to: pavil

I agree with you in the context of saving money on a prison sentence. Revoke citizenship and send him if that's what he wants. Simultaneously I feel the legal system is out of control and we have criminalized too many civil offenses. To put so many people in prison is exhaustive on taxpayers and is not a proper punishment for so many crimes.



posted on May, 11 2018 @ 11:08 AM
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a reply to: Vasa Croe

Well....isn't that Ironic, dontcha thing?



posted on May, 11 2018 @ 11:09 AM
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a reply to: Vasa Croe

We can give thanks to this guy in part for Obama:


Obama first realized the political benefits of sex scandals in 1995 when his congressman on Chicago's South Side, Mel Reynolds, resigned (and went to jail) for having sex with a 16-year-old. A local state senator, Alice Palmer, left her seat to run for Congress in a special election; Palmer lost to Jesse Jackson Jr. and decided to try to reclaim her seat. But it was too late: Obama challenged her petitions, kept Palmer off the ballot and won election to public office for the first time.


How Obama Has Benefited From Sex Scandals - Newsweek.
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posted on May, 11 2018 @ 11:35 AM
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a reply to: Vasa Croe

Reminds me of "mayor for life" Marion Barry...caught redhanded doing drugs...on film no less and then blames the system for doing it to him.



posted on May, 11 2018 @ 11:39 AM
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originally posted by: kelbtalfenek
a reply to: Vasa Croe

Reminds me of "mayor for life" Marion Barry...caught redhanded doing drugs...on film no less and then blames the system for doing it to him.


Ahhh...yes...Marion Barry. Wasn't there a push recently to erect a statue in his honor? With role models like Barry and this guy, no wonder there are issues.



posted on May, 11 2018 @ 11:52 AM
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The CBC (Congressional Black Caucus) is overly represented when it comes to corruption and buck dancing by congressmen/women...it really is sad how these politicians seek fame/fortune at the expense of the larger black community.



posted on May, 11 2018 @ 09:17 PM
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a reply to: Vasa Croe

Wow, you have Got to be kidding me! This is what happens when we elect someone "just because they're black". There are plenty, TONS, of "black people" who have integrity and honor and respect, but, since this guy was the one who raised his hand and shouted the loudest, we had to give him the job because it would've been racist not to. Then again, he fits right in with the white congressmen of his time. It's just that he has a race card, a whole deck of race cards apparently.

I take that back, this is what happens when you vote for the guy who talks smooth, has a lot of friends, dresses nice, has perfect hair... Trump is the antidote, yes he has his hairdo and his suits but we weren't ready to take that big of a step yet... but we got rid of the smooth talking charismatic leader, next we get rid of the wealth and the immaculate suits and hair...

, he's a necessary stepping stone to something much, much better but it will all be for nothing if our political SICKNESS isn't cured in the next 6 years... and it needs to extend all the way down to the local level.

Ordinary people need to be involved in the decisions that effect ordinary people. A rich person cannot do that. It's not their fault. They may even Want to help, like Trump does, and Trump is unique, because building hotels and casinos requires construction, so he has seen a lot of hard working people and had the opportunity to observe things from that level. I'm not saying he's "one of us". But it's clear that he is more grounded, more connected to the common man and woman in a way you do Not see with the run of the mill Elites.

But, eventually we are going to need one of our own to take control.

What was that movie, where some technicality leads to an ordinary guy becoming president of the US?



posted on May, 11 2018 @ 09:25 PM
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a reply to: drewlander

We need to start deporting a Lot of people, in my opinion.

People need to finally realize how damn lucky they are to be born here!!!

And I think that's the only way they will learn... send an to a sheet hole where the locals wipe with one hand and eat with the other, and child soldiers with AKs make you their bitch, and give you AIDS.



posted on May, 12 2018 @ 08:45 AM
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a reply to: Vasa Croe

Well...

That individual seems like a right nasty piece of work.


Its imperative that people wishing to fight the good fight, actually be good. There ARE many people from minority backgrounds in jails and prisons up and down the USA, who should not be in jail at all. This has been the case for a long time, but guys like this fellow, do nothing to advocate on those peoples behalf, by being slimy bastards and trying to pass off a legitimate conviction as some kind of racial injustice.



posted on May, 13 2018 @ 02:34 PM
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