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Stripper’s murder may topple Detroit's mayor Kwame Kilpatrick
The Sunday Times ^ | August 31, 2008 | Tony Allen-Mills

Posted on 08/31/2008 8:56:17 PM PDT by george76

Detroit has been shaken by claims of lurid conduct and a cover-up at city hall.

He is an ordinary 15-year-old boy who wants to know what happened to his murdered mother. Yet Jonathan Bond’s painful and protracted quest for justice has plunged him into the heart of an explosive political scandal that has shaken Detroit ...

Bond is the son of Tamara Greene, a statuesque black stripper known as Strawberry, whose murder in 2003 triggered an avalanche of sordid allegations about mayoral misconduct, police cover-ups, aromatic bubble baths, lurid text messages, extramarital affairs and a talking turtle.

The case pits Kwame Kilpatrick, the charismatic 37-year-old mayor of one of America’s most blighted metropolises, against a teenage plaintiff whose white lawyer, Norman Yatooma, has an unusually personal stake in the outcome.

Yatooma told The Sunday Times: “No reasonable compassionate person could look at Jonathan and turn away. This is a kid who had the world in front of him and had everything ripped up beneath him.”

Yatooma knows exactly how that feels. Fifteen years ago his father was murdered in Detroit when he tried to intervene in a carjacking. His killers have never been found and Yatooma has devoted much of his career to helping the children of murdered parents.

At the heart of the Kilpatrick case is a hotly disputed account of a supposed party at Manoogian Mansion, the city-owned home on the Detroit River that is the mayor’s official residence. It was there in late 2002, according to court documents, that Strawberry was hired to perform at a raucous party allegedly attended by Kilpatrick, several police officers and “nude exotic dancers”.

At one point, the court documents allege, Kilpatrick’s wife, Carlita, “arrived at the party unexpectedly and assaulted Tamara Greene and possibly one other dancer”.

(Excerpt) Read more at timesonline.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: cultureofcorruption; detroit; kilpatrick; kwame; kwamekilpatrick; talkingturtles
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1 posted on 08/31/2008 8:56:17 PM PDT by george76
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To: SunkenCiv; Lancey Howard

the Kwamification of Detroit


2 posted on 08/31/2008 8:58:36 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76
...But...but...but Sara Palin had a baby only eight months after she was married! </sarc>

Good Lord, strippers and guns and government funds. What is with these people?

3 posted on 08/31/2008 9:00:11 PM PDT by GAB-1955 (Kicking and Screaming into the Kingdom of Heaven!)
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To: george76

May 2007, Barack Obama, who called Kilpatrick a “great mayor” who is doing an “outstanding job,” also said that Kilpatrick “is going to be doing astounding things for many years to come.”

Color me astounded.


4 posted on 08/31/2008 9:04:02 PM PDT by flowerplough (VP choices: If McCain picks a liberal, he's dead. If O'Bama picks anyone, he's overshadowed.)
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To: george76

We hope this nightmare will end sometime this week when the Governor decides whether to boot him from office. If he does not make a plea deal with the Prosecutor before the Governor ousts him he loses his bargaining power. He has made an offer to plead guilty to a couple felony counts, 5 years of probation, loss of law license and can’t run for office for two years. She turned him down and said her deal includes some jail time. I won’t be happy till this thug is behind bars.


5 posted on 08/31/2008 9:04:41 PM PDT by kempster
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To: george76
Has anybody talked to the Duke lacrosse team?

(Do I really need a sarc tag?)

6 posted on 08/31/2008 9:04:50 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Fire mission!)
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To: george76

“This is not the Kwame Kilpatrick I know!”


7 posted on 08/31/2008 9:05:45 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Fire mission!)
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To: george76; MaryFromMichigan
Bond is the son of Tamara Greene, a statuesque black stripper known as Strawberry, whose murder in 2003 triggered an avalanche of sordid allegations about mayoral misconduct, police cover-ups, aromatic bubble baths, lurid text messages, extramarital affairs and a talking turtle.

OK, now I'm interested.

8 posted on 08/31/2008 9:06:20 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: GAB-1955

By the way, he is wearing a tether and cannot leave the state. Much to my dismay, a judge ordered that he couldn’t travel to the Democratic National Convention.


9 posted on 08/31/2008 9:06:37 PM PDT by kempster
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To: george76

“Stripper’s murder may topple Detroit’s mayor Kwame Kilpatrick”

“Forget it, Jack — it’s Chinatown...”


10 posted on 08/31/2008 9:07:13 PM PDT by Fishrrman
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To: george76
Bond is the son of Tamara Greene, a statuesque black stripper known as Strawberry, whose murder in 2003 triggered an avalanche of sordid allegations about mayoral misconduct, police cover-ups, aromatic bubble baths, lurid text messages, extramarital affairs and a talking turtle.

WHAT?

11 posted on 08/31/2008 9:08:49 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner ("We must not forget that there is a war on and our troops are in the thick of it!"--Duncan Hunter)
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To: george76

I was in Detroit today. I didn’t think it was possible for Detroit to be worse than it was, but it sure has gotten even worse than when I was last in Detroit.


12 posted on 08/31/2008 9:12:36 PM PDT by TWohlford
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To: george76
Good Grief...This is what comes from Chicago's politics! These are the same people trying to get their friend to be the President of the United States!!! GOD Help us!
13 posted on 08/31/2008 9:13:38 PM PDT by txroadkill (Sarah Palin - Vote for her?!? Hell, I want to marry her!)
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To: george76
(yawn...)

Detroit is just another typical Democrat parasite nest. They are littered across the country and account for most of the little blue (Democrat) areas on this map:


14 posted on 08/31/2008 9:14:47 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Talking Turtle (last sentence): “Detroit television station WXYZ reported that, the weekend before the story broke, the mayor went to Asheville, N.C., to deliver an inspirational Martin Luther King Day address to a local civic organization. Neither Kilpatrick’s wife nor Beatty have said that they went — but hotel staff told the television station that the mayor and his “girlfriend” enjoyed a two-hour couple’s massage, complete with an “aromatic bubble bath,” champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries. The mayor’s massage tab: $504. The TV station said the woman gave her name as “Carmen Slowski,” an apparent reference to the name of a talking turtle in Comcast cable ads.” http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/02/15/AR2008021503541_3.html


15 posted on 08/31/2008 9:16:14 PM PDT by PghBaldy (Obama is like a character played by Margaret DuMont.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
a talking turtle.

Maybe it was a guy who shelled out money.

(Or maybe not!)

16 posted on 08/31/2008 9:17:45 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: txroadkill

I agree. A travesty. One of Obama’s biggest supporters is the Hip Hop “artist” Ludicris. He basically told all the white bitches to step aside, its Obama’s turn. “Luda” also wants McCain crippled. Nice culture we live in. Obama actually listens to this piece of scum on his Ipod. He also allows his young daughters to listen to Snoop Dog. Are those Snoop’s love ballads? No wonder we’re going into the sewer.


17 posted on 08/31/2008 9:20:36 PM PDT by donaldo
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To: kempster
Much to my dismay, a judge ordered that he couldn’t travel to the Democratic National Convention.

Yeah, I was really hoping America's "Hip-Hop" mayor would show up in Denver with his diamond earrings, pimp suit and "posse" of bodyguards and sell Obama to white soccer moms across the country.

18 posted on 08/31/2008 9:23:52 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: Alia; girlangler; ~Vor~; Grampa Dave; LucyT

How’s the mayor going to explain Carmen Slowski?

the folks down in Asheville North Carolina are really angry about the hotel tab Kwame and Carman Slowski ran up there.

Kwame was invited to speak at a Martin Luther King Prayer Breakfast for young people in Asheville. His expenses were paid by the MLK organization.

The MLK organization has said that they will charge back to Kwame any expenses not related to his speech.

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080131075152AALuFl6


19 posted on 08/31/2008 9:27:35 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

The third-worldification of America continues unabated.


20 posted on 08/31/2008 9:29:20 PM PDT by hometoroost (...the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual. Galileo)
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To: george76

“The MLK organization has said that they will charge back to Kwame any expenses not related to his speech.”

They’d better’d hurry, supposedly a plea agreement is in the works that might include jail time, heavy duty money outflows, loss of law license, and a few other reasons not to pay bills.

This is before anyone revives the dead stripper investigation, or the FBI releases details on the half-dozen investigation they’ve got going in Detroit.


21 posted on 08/31/2008 9:31:12 PM PDT by TWohlford
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To: george76
the Kwamification of Detroit

LOL

22 posted on 08/31/2008 9:41:11 PM PDT by dragonblustar (Democrats. One party, so many asses.)
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To: martin_fierro
Talking TURTLE? What's up w/this?

BTW, ever wondered what a turtle would say if it DID talk?

''Boy, this grass is so high it's gonna take me all day to get to...now, where the heck was I going?'' ''Oh, shoot, I knew I shouldn't walk on that black stuff. Nice breeze and everything, but it's (splat)...''

23 posted on 08/31/2008 9:43:56 PM PDT by SAJ (If Hanna gets into GOM, this is gonna get UG-LY...)
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To: martin_fierro
Bond is the son of Tamara Greene, a statuesque black stripper known as Strawberry, whose murder in 2003 triggered an avalanche of sordid allegations about mayoral misconduct, police cover-ups, aromatic bubble baths, lurid text messages, extramarital affairs and a talking turtle.

And what stories that turtle could tell...

24 posted on 08/31/2008 9:47:45 PM PDT by TheThinker (It is the natural tendency of government to gravitate towards tyranny.)
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To: martin_fierro
the mayor’s hotel bill on a visit to North Carolina – including a $500 “couple’s massage” with bubble bath and chocolate-coated strawberries. The mayor was reported to have been with a woman who gave the name of a talking television turtle.

Nicko the Talking Turtle

25 posted on 08/31/2008 9:58:55 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: grellis; cripplecreek; Beagle8U; AuntB; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Kuksool; Norman Bates; ...

Word to the McCain/Palin campaign- feature Mayor Kilpatrick and Governor Granholm in your negative TV ads.


26 posted on 08/31/2008 9:58:58 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (If Islam conquers the world, the Earth will be at peace because the human race will be killed off.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Decent article here and lots of good photos:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1050881/Why-John-McCains-beauty-queen-running-mate-grizzly-bear-office-wall.html

Why John McCain’s beauty queen running mate has a grizzly bear on her office wall


27 posted on 08/31/2008 10:01:03 PM PDT by AuntB ( "During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: martin_fierro

Say what????


28 posted on 08/31/2008 10:03:44 PM PDT by milagro
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To: TheThinker

"You one sexy bitch, baby."

29 posted on 08/31/2008 10:21:18 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: george76

“Charismatic”????!!!
Anyone with half a brain could have seen this
from Day One!
Detroit is done.


30 posted on 08/31/2008 10:23:46 PM PDT by gigster
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To: george76

Detroit and Washington DC have proven they cannot self-govern. The Feds need to take over both municipalities to ensure equal protection for all citizens. This sort of 3rd world corrupt government is what you’d expect from the UN and African nations.


31 posted on 08/31/2008 10:44:08 PM PDT by MovementConservative (John Roberts and Sam Alito.... Thank you GWB)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
"a statuesque black stripper known as Strawberry, whose murder in 2003 triggered an avalanche of sordid allegations about mayoral misconduct, police cover-ups, aromatic bubble baths, lurid text messages, extramarital affairs and a talking turtle.

A talking turtle?..

And would this "talking turtle" be a "post turtle" by any chance?

Seems I read a funny story a week or so ago about an old Texas farmer guy who made the comment the Obambi reminded him of a "post turtle."

Could our golden boy be one and the same "talking turtle?"

32 posted on 08/31/2008 10:48:01 PM PDT by spokeshave (Obama wants to raise taxes and kill babies. Palin wants to raise ba bies and kill taxes.)
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To: martin_fierro

33 posted on 08/31/2008 11:30:06 PM PDT by Impy (Spellcheck hates Obama, you should too.)
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To: kempster

Please ping me with the outcome of the action against this criminal. Thanks.


34 posted on 09/01/2008 12:21:27 AM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt (Tony Snow founnd out - to live is Christ, to die is gain....Thanks be to God for Tony's life!)
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To: george76

Kwame Kilpatrick is the perfect one that most represents Detroit.


35 posted on 09/01/2008 3:28:32 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: MovementConservative

Well at as to Washngton, D.C. there is precedent. Washington has had and lost home rule a number of times, primarily due to corruption (surprise).


36 posted on 09/01/2008 4:24:36 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: martin_fierro
Bond is the son of Tamara Greene, a statuesque black stripper known as Strawberry, whose murder in 2003 triggered an avalanche of sordid allegations about mayoral misconduct, police cover-ups, aromatic bubble baths, lurid text messages, extramarital affairs and a talking turtle.

Fear the turtle!


37 posted on 09/01/2008 4:27:47 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama wants to raise taxes and kill babies; Palin wants to raise babies and kill taxes.)
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To: george76
the mayor’s hotel bill on a visit to North Carolina – including a $500 “couple’s massage” with bubble bath and chocolate-coated strawberries. The mayor was reported to have been with a woman who gave the name of a talking television turtle.

I read through the thread, and I thank you for pinging me to this sorry tale of conduct by Democrat Kwame.

A $500 massage? Who is Carman Slowski?

I say good luck to the MLK Organization on getting ANY money back out of Kwame's abuse of privilege. I'm sorry the MLK organization was taken so badly advantage of.

A P.S.: sigh.. egads, back where I'm from, the San Francisco Bay Area, "talking turtles" is a sexual "code" term. Egads. Uh, I'll try to keep it clean in explaining, but it is used by straight and homosexual alike.

38 posted on 09/01/2008 4:54:05 AM PDT by Alia
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To: AuntB; All
"Indeed, should anything happen to her running mate John McCain – a frail 72-year-old with a history of malignant skin cancer – Sarah could become the first female president."

Nice touch. They always seem to get that barb in there, no matter what they're talking about, LOL!

She may become the first female President (choke on it Hillary!), but it won't be due to the death of John McCain; she'll earn it on her own merits, just like everything else she's done in her life to date. :)

39 posted on 09/01/2008 4:58:43 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: george76

These people are animals. And more proof that the ‘Rats don’t care about life at ALL; whether it’s an unborn baby, or a grown woman. Both are inconsequential.


40 posted on 09/01/2008 5:00:14 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: george76
declared Officer Tony Davis in a letter to Ella Bully-Cummings, the Detroit police chief, in March.

Is the name Bully good for the image of any law enforcement agency?

41 posted on 09/01/2008 5:11:39 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Kwame’s congress mamma must be a great mother...they talk about Palin?

LMAO - at the hip hop sub human culture.


42 posted on 09/01/2008 5:24:10 AM PDT by palomonte
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To: flowerplough

See the messiah is omniscient. He said the mayor would “be doing astounding things” and he has.


43 posted on 09/01/2008 5:46:53 AM PDT by festus (Tagline removed.)
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To: george76

Where are the PICS of this “statuesgue woman”?


44 posted on 09/01/2008 6:07:48 AM PDT by 2harddrive (...House a TOTAL Loss.....)
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To: george76; AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...

Thanks geo.


45 posted on 09/01/2008 6:27:45 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile hasn't been updated since Friday, May 30, 2008)
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To: 2harddrive
Who killed Tamara Greene?

A pic is available here, along with a link to a PDF of her autopsy.

46 posted on 09/01/2008 6:43:40 AM PDT by csvset
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To: Springman; sergeantdave; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; ...
If you would like to be added or dropped from the Michigan ping list, please freepmail me.

From the timesonline...King Kwame's lurid tale is making news across the pond.

The piece is a very concise account of that lurid tale.

47 posted on 09/01/2008 6:44:53 AM PDT by grellis (MCCAIN/PALIN 08)
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To: george76

Stippers? I would not sully my reputation, cavorting with trollops and scarlet women. Such allegations are beneath me, a man charged to carry out the duties entrusted to me by citizens of this great city. Every waking moment is consumed by such tasks. I can assure you, such charges are baseless and without merit.

48 posted on 09/01/2008 7:05:50 AM PDT by csvset
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To: GAB-1955
Good Lord, strippers and guns and government funds. What is with these people?

The liberals version of giving opportunity by leveling lowering the playing field.

Don't pull yourself up by boothstraps remove the boots. Heaven only knows what Obama loset if full of!

49 posted on 09/01/2008 7:34:59 AM PDT by restornu (Some how you always try to re invent the wheel!)
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To: GAB-1955
strippers and guns and government funds

"Send strippers, guns and money,
mom, get me out of this."

50 posted on 09/01/2008 7:47:54 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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