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DEMOCRATIC PARTY CHAIRMAN [of Davidson Co.] RESIGNS AMIDST CHARGES OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY.
Nashville City Paper ^ | May 13, 2005 | Craig Boerner

Posted on 05/13/2005 11:14:21 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants

Davidson County Democratic Party Chairman Rodney Mullins resigned Thursday morning amid child pornography allegations, according to press secretary Jean Carter Wilson of the Davidson County Democratic Party.

Wilson said authorities searched one computer at the Democratic Party’s French Landing headquarters in MetroCenter. Wilson said they did not seize that computer. Metro Police spokesperson Don Aaron said Thursday that Mullins has not been arrested.

Metro Police and the FBI are jointly investigating.

“Our chairman has stepped down and he has not been arrested,” Wilson said. “I am told what is happening is he is being investigated for allegations of child pornography on a computer.”

“We at the Party didn’t know anything about this and we hate like heck that it has happened and we are just trying to gather our resources,” she said.

Several phone calls to Mullins were not returned.

Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Randy Button issued a statement Thursday saying he had been informed of the resignation and “that Mr. Mullins is being investigated concerning crimes involving child pornography. If true, this is very disturbing and regrettable news.”

“We don’t have a lot of facts concerning this case, but if true, these are very serious allegations,” Button said. “As a parent, I am very disturbed by any activity that exploits children.”

Federal laws provide for both criminal and civil penalties for possession or distribution of child pornography in some cases.

Wilson said the Davidson County Democratic Party has a full slate of elected officials to lead the party that includes Acting Vice Chair Bob Cooper.

Mullins, 35, had served as chairman for about a year, Wilson said. A new chairman could be elected as early as June.

Mullins had also served as the Tennessee for Dean coordinator for Howard Dean’s presidential campaign in 2004.

Reporter Skip Cauthorn contributed to this story.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: childpornography; corruptdems; democrat; pedophile; resignation
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Couldn't happen to a nicer party.
1 posted on 05/13/2005 11:14:22 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Oops.


2 posted on 05/13/2005 11:15:45 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Every day is Mother's Day when you have James the Wonder Baby!)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Resigned? Obviously to take a position in the national office. His qualifications are up to their specs now.
3 posted on 05/13/2005 11:16:11 AM PDT by TXBSAFH (Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, who's bringing the chips?)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Why resign? He's just embracing diversity! Child porn for a Democrat is a BFOQ.


4 posted on 05/13/2005 11:16:31 AM PDT by Spok (Being paranoid doesn't mean they're NOT out to get you.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Maybe he was just doing research like Pete Townshend of The Who...


5 posted on 05/13/2005 11:16:31 AM PDT by frogjerk
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To: wardaddy; GailA; reelfoot; BloomNTn; fieldmarshaldj; Morgan's Raider; mariabush; Sloth; Recall

Calling Tennesse Freepers!


6 posted on 05/13/2005 11:16:41 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
More heart and soul of America there, all right...

NOT.

7 posted on 05/13/2005 11:17:21 AM PDT by mewzilla
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To: TXBSAFH

P.S. Not a word of this in the Tennessean.


8 posted on 05/13/2005 11:17:42 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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Couldn't happen to a nicer party.

It isn't exclusive to the RATS unfortunately.

GOP fundraiser Richard Anthony Delgaudio who called Clinton a bad example for children was convicted of taking pornographic photos of children.

9 posted on 05/13/2005 11:18:34 AM PDT by Phantom Lord (Advantages are taken, not handed out)
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Well, it seemed like breaking news to me. Sorry.


10 posted on 05/13/2005 11:18:42 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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Thoroughly unsurprising. There are only two types of Democrats - ones that have been caught, and ones that haven't been caught yet.

Regards, Ivan


11 posted on 05/13/2005 11:19:32 AM PDT by MadIvan (One blog to bring them all...and in the Darkness bind them: http://www.theringwraith.com/)
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Couldn't happen to a nicer party.
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I pray it happens more. Democrats are pure scum.


12 posted on 05/13/2005 11:19:35 AM PDT by KStorm (Liberalism almost guarantees a non-natural death for your children and your children's children.)
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To: Phantom Lord

Raising money FOR and being the HEAD OF a party are two significantly different positions, but both need to be taken out and shot.


13 posted on 05/13/2005 11:19:55 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! All Rats must be destroyed!!!


14 posted on 05/13/2005 11:20:28 AM PDT by DarthVader (Liberal Democrat = Fat, drunk and stupid is a hell of a way to go through life)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

does that mean the gay agenda is over?


16 posted on 05/13/2005 11:21:32 AM PDT by Republicus2001
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To: Spok

Don't worry - the ACLU will rush to his rescue!


17 posted on 05/13/2005 11:21:54 AM PDT by mlc9852
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To: Blood of Tyrants

I was just readin' the message board of "Nashville Paper"...

Look at the comments of this Loner-guy

http://www.nashvillecitypaper.com/index.cfm?section=9&screen=opinion&news_id=41443

Greetings from Music City, USA


18 posted on 05/13/2005 11:22:38 AM PDT by dj_animal_2000
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To: Blood of Tyrants
We here in PA. don't have a 'child' problem, but Don Sherwood our Rep, Republican by the way, has been accused of having an affair with a 29 year old and he's 60 something???? So Reps are as bad as Dems. in my books.
19 posted on 05/13/2005 11:22:50 AM PDT by HarleyLady27 (Prayers ease the heavy burdens of the living....)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Hey, she looked 16, how was he to know she was only 9.


20 posted on 05/13/2005 11:23:34 AM PDT by Casloy
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