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Judge: Detroit mayor removal hearing can't proceed { Kwame Kilpatrick }
AP via SFGate ^ | 8/18/8 | COREY WILLIAMS, Associated Press Writer

Posted on 08/18/2008 12:32:29 PM PDT by SmithL

A judge has ruled that the Detroit City Council cannot hold a hearing to try to remove Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick from office.

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: citycouncil; cultureofcorruption; detroit; kwame; kwamekilpatrick; mayor; rat; ruling
The fix is in.
1 posted on 08/18/2008 12:32:29 PM PDT by SmithL
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To: SmithL

Finally, Kwame gets a break!

What a meathead.


2 posted on 08/18/2008 12:36:32 PM PDT by RexBeach
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To: SmithL
Kwame Kilpatrick

That's an Irish name, no?

3 posted on 08/18/2008 12:36:45 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: SmithL
The fix is in.

Duh...it's Detroit, the capital of Democratic Party corruption. You Michiganders must be so proud!

4 posted on 08/18/2008 12:38:19 PM PDT by mort56
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To: RexBeach

Would you please stop insulting Rob Reiner? Thank you. :)


5 posted on 08/18/2008 12:38:21 PM PDT by xc1427 (It's better to die on your feet than to live on your knees...Midnight Oil (Power and the Passion))
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To: Puppage

Black Irish.


6 posted on 08/18/2008 12:38:24 PM PDT by Snurple
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To: SmithL
"Wayne County Circuit Judge Robert Ziolkowski said Monday that the city charter does not give the council power to force out Kilpatrick."

The law is the law, if the charter says they can't then it will have to be done a different way is all. I doubt a judge with the name Ziolkowski has ulterior motives in this for favoritism anyway.

7 posted on 08/18/2008 12:39:44 PM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: SmithL

Detroit ain’t never gonna get rid of Kwame, he is that cities cross to bear, its symbol.
Corruption, graft, lies, cover ups and what not. Over the years Detroit has become the worst of America.


8 posted on 08/18/2008 12:40:52 PM PDT by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: Snurple

Careful with the strong stuff.

9 posted on 08/18/2008 12:41:08 PM PDT by SolidWood (God Bless Georgia and grant them victory over Russia!)
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To: SmithL

When’s he up for re-election? Anybody taking bets?


10 posted on 08/18/2008 12:41:24 PM PDT by nina0113 (If fences don't work, why does the White House have one?)
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To: Abathar

I’m actually hoping they lift Kwame’s travel restrictions so he can attend the convention in Denver and show his full support of B. Hussein Obama. The photo ops will be priceless and will hopefully be enough to put Michigan in the Republican column come November.


11 posted on 08/18/2008 12:42:46 PM PDT by rangers
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To: SolidWood

LOL! Ive had that before, not as good as Murphy’s stout but pretty tasty.


12 posted on 08/18/2008 12:44:56 PM PDT by Snurple
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To: Abathar

“The law is the law, if the charter says they can’t then it will have to be done a different way is all. I doubt a judge with the name Ziolkowski has ulterior motives in this for favoritism anyway.”

Does a Polock take bribes?


13 posted on 08/18/2008 12:45:53 PM PDT by billhilly (I was republican when republican wasn't cool. (With an apology to Barbara Mandrell.))
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To: rangers

Unless there’s been a change, my understanding is that he has specifically been allowed to attend the convention.


14 posted on 08/18/2008 12:47:04 PM PDT by the anti-liberal
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To: rangers

The Obama camp has made it clear that they don’t want him at the convention at all, and have done so publicly.

If you see a group of people standing around the airport with saps and baseball bats looking at Detroit flights with Obama shirts on you’ll know why...


15 posted on 08/18/2008 12:48:02 PM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: mort56

Cuyahoga County OH and Western PA (Mike Veon scandal) are giving Detroit a run for it’s money.


16 posted on 08/18/2008 12:50:31 PM PDT by mrmargaritaville
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To: Snurple; Puppage

Smoked Irish.


17 posted on 08/18/2008 12:51:49 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (His Negritude has made his negritude the central theme of this campaign)
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To: billhilly

All depends on the who’s and the what’s, and I will guarantee that no one is stupid enough to touch money from Kwame with a ten foot pole right now.


18 posted on 08/18/2008 12:51:56 PM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Joe Boucher

This is not the brightest councel in the Nation. One councelwoman got up to speak and did NOT know they were tearing down Tiger Stadium.


19 posted on 08/18/2008 12:54:53 PM PDT by 70th Division (If we lose the Republic we have lost it all.)
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To: SmithL
I'm not all that surprised that the city charter doesn't have a provision for removing the mayor from office.

It sounds like they need to fix that, however I'm betting it would need to go to voters, and that they won't be able to get it on the ballot by November.

The only way he is likely to be removed is if he's in jail. Maybe then the governor won't be able to ignore or stall on the issue any longer and would have to remove him.

20 posted on 08/18/2008 1:11:20 PM PDT by untrained skeptic
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To: untrained skeptic

Maybe Robert Mugabe can fill in as mayor while Kwame works out his legal problems. He could be mayor emeritus.


21 posted on 08/18/2008 1:20:20 PM PDT by Comparative Advantage
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To: Puppage

Funny,he doesn’t look Irish...


22 posted on 08/18/2008 1:45:29 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (168 grains of instant conflict resolution)
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To: 70th Division

As a boy I ice skated in ponds around Walled Lake. Went to see
Jake Woods Al Kaline Rocky Calavito Norm Cash at Tiger Stadium.
Folks fled way back then from Detroit.


23 posted on 08/18/2008 1:55:09 PM PDT by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: rangers
I’m actually hoping they lift Kwame’s travel restrictions so he can attend the convention in Denver and show his full support of B. Hussein Obama.

Even in the wake of being jailed for unauthorized travel to Canada, he was allowed to travel to the convention. Somehow I don't think Obama has enough juice to pull that off, so perhaps we'll see a Kilpatrick superdelegate vote for Hillary?

24 posted on 08/18/2008 2:18:44 PM PDT by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: Puppage
Kwame is an irish name ?
25 posted on 08/18/2008 2:25:31 PM PDT by stylin19a
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To: Puppage

Not sure about ‘Kilpatrick’, but ‘Kwame’ surely is.


26 posted on 08/18/2008 2:31:32 PM PDT by expatpat
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To: SmithL
Kwame has Got to Go!!!

Go! Go! Go!

Go and party with his main man Obama at the Democrat Convention. Kwame knows Obama gets down and the dawgs will have a fine time.

Plus, Kwame takes a Get-Out-Of-Jail-Free card if Obama is selected President.

27 posted on 08/18/2008 3:04:33 PM PDT by ricks_place
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To: Joe Boucher
Where are you going to send me?

Detroit?

28 posted on 08/18/2008 3:23:30 PM PDT by BBell
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To: mrmargaritaville
Cuyahoga County OH

And people worder why Cleveland is in a free fall. Liberals are just destroying the entire area.
29 posted on 08/18/2008 5:30:25 PM PDT by DarkWaters
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; george76; ...

It can wait until after the November election. The longer the Kwamification of Detroit goes on, the worse it will be for the Dhimmicrats. And the Pubbies are likely to need Michigan.


30 posted on 08/18/2008 11:32:12 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile hasn't been updated since Friday, May 30, 2008)
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To: Joe Boucher
Detroit ain’t never gonna get rid of Kwame, he is that cities cross to bear, its symbol. Corruption, graft, lies, cover ups and what not. Over the years Detroit has become the worst of America.

Nah, Detroit is just another Democrat parasite nest like hundreds of other Democrat parasite nests across the nation. It is those Democrat parasite nests that are mostly responsible for the little blue areas on this election map:


31 posted on 08/18/2008 11:41:56 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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