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Former Detroit mayor Kilpatrick released from jail
AP ^

Posted on 02/03/2009 8:45:06 AM PST by RatherBiased.com

DETROIT (AP) - Kwame Kilpatrick regained his freedom early Tuesday morning, emerging from jail after a 99-day sentence and stepping back onto the streets of the city he once ruled as mayor.

The 38-year-old Kilpatrick, about 25 pounds lighter than when he entered jail at the end of October, left the downtown Detroit facility wearing a dark suit just after 12:30 a.m.

On the sidewalk, Kilpatrick stood for a long moment amid bright television camera lights, a crush of awaiting reporters and swirling snowflakes, smiling occasionally to those in the crowd who called his name and shouted: "We love you, Kwame! Detroit loves you, baby!"

Flanked by a number of men, several dressed in fedoras and long coats, Kilpatrick then was rushed to a waiting blue Chevrolet Suburban. The Democrat waved from behind tinted windows as he was whisked away as part of a multi-vehicle caravan.

Kilpatrick made no statements to the media during his release, upon the orders of new defense attorney Willie E. Gary.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Politics/Elections; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: kilpatrick; kwamekilpatrick

Culture of corruption, anyone?

1 posted on 02/03/2009 8:45:06 AM PST by RatherBiased.com
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To: RatherBiased.com

He’s free to accept a job in the Obama Administration.


2 posted on 02/03/2009 8:47:26 AM PST by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on the rights of animals would do so on behalf the unborn)
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To: LottieDah

Yep


3 posted on 02/03/2009 8:48:34 AM PST by ConservativeMan55
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To: RatherBiased.com

Out just in time to be a part of Obama’s team.


4 posted on 02/03/2009 8:49:31 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: RatherBiased.com

It’s gonna be raining at the strip club tonight.


5 posted on 02/03/2009 8:49:33 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: LottieDah

I was about to say...He seems like a perfect Cabinet appointee!


6 posted on 02/03/2009 8:50:01 AM PST by Boiling Pots (Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious)
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To: RatherBiased.com

Pretty amazed AP mentioned his party affiliation, albeit in like the 5th paragraph.


7 posted on 02/03/2009 8:50:08 AM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: RatherBiased.com
Flanked by a number of men, several dressed in fedoras and long coats,...

Fruit of Islam?

8 posted on 02/03/2009 8:51:10 AM PST by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: RatherBiased.com

Name that party. Oh, never mind.

‘Twould be easier, perhaps to have a list of all dhimmicrats who are NOT either convicted felons or should have been convicted (e.g. sleezeball Teddy).


9 posted on 02/03/2009 8:51:21 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: RatherBiased.com

So how does an ex-mayor who has been in jail for over three months and is obviously now unemployed afford an entourage such as the one described?


10 posted on 02/03/2009 8:51:22 AM PST by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: AppyPappy

Decades ago, Detroit had so much going for it.


11 posted on 02/03/2009 8:51:37 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: trisham
Out just in time to be a part of Obama’s team.

Secretary of Virtuous Affairs?
12 posted on 02/03/2009 8:51:40 AM PST by ZX12R
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To: RatherBiased.com
Marion Barry proves that this mobster will return... and detroit just loves him... bona petit!

LLS

13 posted on 02/03/2009 9:03:20 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (hussein will NEVER be my president... NEVER!)
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To: the_devils_advocate_666
So how does an ex-mayor who has been in jail for over three months and is obviously now unemployed afford an entourage such as the one described?

The bigger question should be, why would these people even want to be associated with this convicted AH?

Just goes to show you, how many low life's and traitors we're surrounded by here in the U.S.

14 posted on 02/03/2009 9:05:21 AM PST by dragnet2
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To: LottieDah

LOL


15 posted on 02/03/2009 9:05:30 AM PST by A. Morgan (Yikes! Are we in serious trouble, yet, or what?)
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To: facedown

Nah...just a pack of wannabes not nearly in the same league with the Chambers Brothers, Errol Flynns, The Purple Gang & theYoung Boys Inc. Kwame is just another post-modern punk.

The good ol days of the motor city....ah!


16 posted on 02/03/2009 9:09:27 AM PST by Leg Olam (I have a dream that one day, chickens can cross roads without having their motives questioned)
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To: RatherBiased.com

“I used to rule the world, seas would rise when I gave the word. Now in the morning I sleep alone, sweep the streets I used to own.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3mYc1m3lsM


17 posted on 02/03/2009 9:15:08 AM PST by FrdmLvr (What fresh hell is this?)
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To: RatherBiased.com

He’ll move right up the ranks of the democrat party.


18 posted on 02/03/2009 9:21:06 AM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (liberalism = serious mental deficiency)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

“Decades ago, Detroit had so much going for it.”

Then came Liberalism.......

You only have to look at Detroit to see what happens when Liberalism takes over.

http://www.detroityes.com/home.htm


19 posted on 02/03/2009 9:22:00 AM PST by EnglishOnly (Fight all out to win OR get out now.)
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To: EnglishOnly

People on my dad’s side lived there. Many worked for Ford in the administration and on the assembly line. They left after the riots in ‘68.


20 posted on 02/03/2009 9:46:43 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: trisham
Out just in time to be a part of Obama’s team.

You're not too far off. It's only a matter of time before we learn that he took bribes from Synagro...and didn't pay taxes on them.

21 posted on 02/03/2009 10:08:41 AM PST by Fredgoblu
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Good for your Dad and likewise everyone else who left.
I was the last of my Family to leave Dearborn in 1979.
I remember those Riots well, - our City Mayor had water-cooled machine guns set up in Garbage trucks with the side doors open. “I remember the newspaper quote from the Mayor...”If they come this way ....start shooting., “I’ll take care of the paperwork””.

Detroit was a great town with beautiful Historic buildings and Churches now,......all a wasteland.

Time was that the Ford Rouge employed over 110,000 people.

I went last summer to a Rouge Plant tour with my brother and sister when we did a Family Reunion. It’s so sad, - all my relatives have left Detroit Metro Area.

Time was.........If you could’t get a job in Detroit....than you just couldn’t get a job period. Too bad the Libs have ruined one of the greatest cities of all time.


22 posted on 02/03/2009 10:10:47 AM PST by EnglishOnly (Fight all out to win OR get out now.)
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To: EnglishOnly
Years ago, wife and I and another couple sailed on an Interlake steamer from Two Harbors to Rouge Steel. It was 4th of July weekend but still chilly out on the big lake but Interlake treated us to more food and drink than we could consume.
We arrived at Rouge the morning of the third day and asked Ford security to call us a cab to the airport.
The cabby showed up and as he opened the trunk for our bags, I noticed he had a gigantic Philippine bolo knife strapped to his leg.
"Why the big knife ?" I asked.
"They took my gun permit after the last cab-jacking," was his reply...
23 posted on 02/03/2009 10:24:01 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: RatherBiased.com

Now he can run for governor and be elected by the “battered vote syndrome” sufferers in Michigan.


24 posted on 02/03/2009 11:18:57 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: RatherBiased.com

The King is dead. Long live the King!...He’s already talking about taking his revenge against the people who did this to him...


25 posted on 02/04/2009 3:21:50 AM PST by equaviator ("There's a (datum) plane on the horizon coming in...see it?')
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To: equaviator

Kwame petitioned today to be allowed to move to Texas to accept a job from Covisant, a division of Compuware. Peter Karmanos hired him on the same day he announced the layoff of 200 service workers from Compuware in Detroit. This guy must really have some magic to mesmorize a corp exec like this, or___________.

Fill in the blank


26 posted on 02/12/2009 2:12:14 PM PST by kempster
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To: kempster

“This guy must really have some magic to mesmorize a corp exec like this, or___________.”

...They (Compuware) or he (Pete) owe(s) his mother a favor. A really BIG favor.


27 posted on 02/13/2009 7:08:35 PM PST by equaviator ("There's a (datum) plane on the horizon coming in...see it?')
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