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  • Video: Tennessee GOP links Obama to Kilpatrick (Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick)

    08/13/2008 12:56:44 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 11 replies · 133+ views
    hotair.com ^ | August 13, 2008 | Allahpundit
    The predictable reaction’s ensuing as we speak, in fact, as Politico presses Tennessee GOP spokesman Bill Hobbs for an explanation. Hobbs should have consulted his rulebook. Verdict: Racist. Sentence: A prominent mention in Peter Beinart’s next column.
  • Governor's Office Issues Removal Plans

    08/12/2008 7:34:43 PM PDT · by Westlander · 3 replies · 100+ views
    wxyz.com ^ | 8-12-2008 | wxyz
    The Detroit City Council’s attorney William Goodman must provide the names of all witnesses he plans to call at the removal hearing of Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick by August 15, according to an order Governor Jennifer Granholm issued today. Sharon McPhail, Kilpatrick’s General Counsel, must submit their list of witnesses on August 25.
  • The Obama/Wright/Kilpatrick Collision

    08/11/2008 9:51:55 AM PDT · by mojito · 8 replies · 133+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | 8/11/2008 | Steve Mitchell
    Two percent. That's the percent of voters outside the "Motor City" that have a favorable impression of embattled Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick. You don't have to be a pollster to understand how strongly disliked Kilpatrick is throughout Michigan. Sit in any restaurant or bar, and all you hear is people talking about Kilpatrick's troubles. Indicted in March on eight felony counts for committing perjury during a whistleblower trial that eventually cost the city about $9 million, the Mayor spent one night in jail on August 7th for violating his bond and then was arraigned the next day for a new...
  • Mayor Arraigned On Assault Charges

    08/08/2008 9:25:06 PM PDT · by Westlander · 7 replies · 154+ views
    wxyz.com ^ | 8-8-2008 | wxyz
    Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was arraigned on assault and obstruction charges today in 36th District court.
  • New Warrant Issued For Mayor

    08/08/2008 8:30:34 AM PDT · by Westlander · 53 replies · 280+ views
    wxyz.com ^ | 8-8-2008 | wxyz
    (WXYZ) Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is expected to be arraigned on felony assault charges either later today or early tomorrow.
  • DISGRACED JAILED DETROIT MAYOR TO FACE MORE CHARGES TODAY

    08/08/2008 6:20:09 AM PDT · by ricks_place · 69 replies · 259+ views
    Mediatakeout ^ | 8/8/8 | AP
    <p>The mayor of Detroit went to jail Thursday. August 08, 2008. DETROIT (AP) — Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick spent the night in a one-man jail cell with no TV and a phone only for collect calls, the consequence of violating his bond in a criminal case that has dogged him for months.</p>
  • Video: This is not the Kwame Kilpatrick Obama thought he knew

    08/07/2008 4:51:15 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 24 replies · 207+ views
    hotair.com ^ | August 7, 2008 | Allahpundit
    A palate-cleansing flashback for you from June 2007 to salute Detroit’s mayor of unknown party affiliation being sent to jail. The requisite sadness having been duly expressed, all that’s left is to clear a little space in the background of this image and perform the obligatory P-shop coup de grace. You might be seeing this clip turn up in a McCain ad in Michigan circa mid-October. Click the image to watch.
  • Astounding Things, Indeed!

    The Mayor of Detroit, Kwame Kilpatrick, was sent to jail today for violating travel restrictions that are a condition of his being free on bond as he awaits trial on eight counts of perjury and other felonies. The travel restrictions were tightened after Mayor Kilpatrick was accused of assaulting a sheriff's deputy who served a subpoena on him. Mayor Kilpatrick is a superdelegate to the Democratic National Convention. In May 2007, Kilpatrick received this glowing endorsement from Barack Obama, who called him a "great mayor" who is doing an "outstanding job." My favorite part is where Obama says that Kilpatrick...
  • Mayor in Detroit sex scandal case ordered jailed (Kilpatrick violated bond provision)

    08/07/2008 10:08:18 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 167+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 8/7/08 | AFP
    DETROIT, Michigan (AFP) - The mayor of Detroit, Michigan, embroiled for months in a torrid sex scandal, was placed under arrest Thursday for violating a provision of his bond forbidding him from leaving the country. A Detroit judge ordered embattled Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick jailed for a recent unauthorized trip he made to nearby Windsor, Canada, violating the terms of his bond. His jailing seemed certain to ramp up efforts to force his resignation, which he so far has stubbornly resisted. "I thought I made it clear to you that this court comes first in everything," Wayne County District Court Judge...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Judge Sends Detroit Mayor To Jail

    08/07/2008 9:33:31 AM PDT · by PROCON · 25 replies · 88+ views
    clickondetroit.com ^ | Aug. 7, 2008
    Judge Revokes Bond, Suspends Travel DETROIT -- Judge Ronald Giles sent Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to Wayne County Jail for failing to notify the court of his trip to Canada and violating the terms of his bond. Despite Kilpatrick's humble apologies to the court beforehand, Giles said he needed to treat Kilpatrick as an ordinary citizen and sent him immediately to jail. Giles revoked Kilpatrick's bond and suspended all travel. "What matters to me though is how the court overall is perceived and how if it was not Kwame Kilpatrick sitting in that seat, if it was John Six-Pack sitting...
  • Detroit Mayor Sent to Jail

    08/07/2008 7:58:34 AM PDT · by mak5 · 21 replies · 89+ views
    WXYZ.com ^ | 8/7/2008 | WXYZ.com
    Judge Ronald Giles has ordered Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick into Wayne County Jail for violating his bond. The 36th District Court judge stressed that he was treating Detroit's mayor in the same way he would "John Sixpack." Judge Giles also revoked the mayor's ability to travel. Additionally, he ended the drug testing that had been imposed on Kilpatrick, saying that all 4 of the previous tests had come back negative.
  • Detroit's Mayor has been Jailed

    08/07/2008 7:52:39 AM PDT · by taildragger · 172 replies · 1,061+ views
    wjr radio ^ | 08/07/2007 | Frank Beckmann
    The Mayor has been jailed do to violating the terms of his bond. He went to Windsor without permission and the Judge Giles had him sent to jail
  • Send the Mayor of Detroit a message

    08/07/2008 7:54:46 AM PDT · by equaviator · 17 replies · 109+ views
    http://www.kwamekilpatrick.com/messageboard.html
  • Mayor's Bond Revoked, Drug Tests Ordered

    07/25/2008 1:01:30 PM PDT · by Westlander · 13 replies · 47+ views
    www.clickondetroit.com ^ | 7-24-2008 | clickondetroit
    Wayne County Judge Ronald Giles has revoked Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's previous bond and ordered random drug screening on Friday based on testimony from two detectives in the accusations that Kilpatrick assaulted Detective Brian White.
  • Mayor threatens legal action if reports tie him to FBI investigation (Detroit)

    07/01/2008 10:48:30 AM PDT · by Abathar · 13 replies · 86+ views
    Livingstondaily.com ^ | July 1, 2008 | Ben Schmitt and Zachary Gorchow
    The mayor today denied any involvement in the Detroit City Council scandal involving a multimillion dollar waste contract before he has been accused of anything. Kilpatrick, through one of his lawyers, sent a letter to WXYZ-TV (Channel 7) Monday threatening to sue if the station aired reports saying the mayor was a proponent of a sludge recycling contract with Synagro Technologies Inc. "Mayor Kilpatrick had no involvement whatsoever in this contract,” Attorney Jim Parkman III wrote in the letter to WXYZ-TV (Channel 7) that was obtained today by the Free Press. “Mayor Kilpatrick has never been questioned by the FBI...
  • Kilpatrick to Skip Obama Rally at Joe Louis

    06/14/2008 3:48:53 AM PDT · by Westlander · 15 replies · 167+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 6-13-2008 | Associated Press
    DETROIT (AP/WXYZ) - Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick will be conspicuously absent when Barack Obama makes his first campaign stop in the city since effectively wrapping up the Democratic presidential nomination. The embattled mayor, facing criminal charges and public scrutiny in an embarrassing text-messaging sex scandal, has decided not to attend Monday night's rally at Joe Louis Arena.
  • Obama can't be too cozy with Detroit mayor

    06/01/2008 9:00:51 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 142+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/1/08 | Kathy Barks Hoffman - ap
    LANSING, Mich. - After his preacher problems, Barack Obama doesn't need another association with a charismatic, radioactive public figure. Still, Kwame Kilpatrick, the tarnished mayor of Detroit, is a hard man to avoid completely. That places the Democratic presidential candidate in a bit of a dilemma when he campaigns in Michigan this week and later in the race. Obama meets voters Monday in Troy, a Detroit suburb, just when his party needs to ease wounds from its internal fight over the renegade Michigan primary. The party's rules committee decided Saturday to seat the state's delegates at the convention but hold...
  • AP: Mayor Scandal Distracting Business Leaders

    05/28/2008 3:25:57 PM PDT · by Westlander · 7 replies · 97+ views
    AP ^ | 5-28-2008 | Jim Irwin
    The married mayor also signed off on a confidentiality agreement that hid from the Detroit City Council the role those text messages played in an exorbitant $8.4 million settlement of a whistle-blowers' lawsuit by former police officers. The scandal has led the City Council to ask Gov. Jennifer Granholm, a fellow Democrat, to remove Kilpatrick from office for misconduct. The council accuses the mayor of violating provisions in the city charter as part of the whistle-blowers' settlement. The nine-member council also is expected to begin forfeiture of office proceedings against the mayor in about two weeks.
  • Admonished by Judge, Mayor Denies Blame

    05/21/2008 8:11:07 PM PDT · by Westlander · 17 replies · 76+ views
    WXYZ.COM ^ | 5-21-2008 | WXYZ
    A day after a judge lashed out upon learning Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick had skipped a court hearing and taken a trip to Texas, the mayor tells WXYZ the uproar "had nothing to do with me."
  • Judge lashes out at Detroit mayor's lawyers over hearing

    05/21/2008 5:55:43 AM PDT · by equaviator · 11 replies · 176+ views
    examiner.com ^ | 5/20/08
    DETROIT- Attorneys for Kwame Kilpatrick are catching a judge's anger after the Detroit mayor missed a hearing in 36th District Court. Judge Ronald Giles complained Tuesday about Kilpatrick's absence and the short notice given of a weekend trip to Texas. Tuesday's hearing was on a motion filed by defense attorneys. Kilpatrick informed the court Saturday that he was flying to Texas on city business that night. His bond allows travel outside the state, but Giles has said the mayor is to attend hearings. Kilpatrick and former Chief of Staff Christine Beatty face a Sept. 22 preliminary examination on perjury and...
  • {Jennifer Graholm } MI gov will review request to remove Detroit mayor ( Kwame Kilpatrick }

    05/20/2008 8:57:10 PM PDT · by SmithL · 17 replies · 111+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 5/20/8 | KATHY BARKS HOFFMAN, Associated Press Writer
    Lansing, Mich. (AP) -- Gov. Jennifer Granholm's office will review a City Council request to remove Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick from office, the governor's staff said Tuesday. Kilpatrick already faces perjury and other criminal charges involving a whistle-blowers' lawsuit settlement, and Granholm has said she wants the criminal process to play out. But that could last months, leading the council to ask the governor to remove Kilpatrick. State law allows the governor to remove an elected official from office for a number of reasons, including when an officeholder has been guilty of official misconduct. The 10-page petition and the supporting...
  • Council To Ask Gov. Granholm To Remove Kilpatrick From Office

    05/20/2008 8:11:20 AM PDT · by Westlander · 13 replies · 145+ views
    ClickOnDetroit.com ^ | May 20, 2008 | ClickOnDetroit.com
    The Detroit City Council Tuesday will officially ask Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm to remove Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick from office. Last week, council members voted 5-4 to begin forfeiture of office proceedings against Kilpatrick. On a separate 5-4 vote, they approved asking Granholm to terminate Kilpatrick's hold on the mayor's office. A third vote -- to censure the mayor -- passed on a 7-2 vote.
  • Detroit City Council Votes to Begin Removal Process of Mayor Kilpatrick

    05/13/2008 11:09:23 AM PDT · by taildragger · 17 replies · 640+ views
    various | 05/13/2008 | various
    Detroit City Council Votes to Begin Removal Process of Mayor Kilpatrick. In a 5 to 4 vote, however one Council Women thinks the Mayor may be making overtures in regards to resigning
  • Detroit council takes step toward mayor's ouster { Kwame Kilpatrick }

    05/13/2008 10:29:40 AM PDT · by SmithL · 8 replies · 91+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 5/13/8 | COREY WILLIAMS, Associated Press Writer
    The Detroit City Council has taken the first step toward removing Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick over a scandal involving explicit text messages to his former aide. The council's 5-4 vote Tuesday begins a process aimed at removing Kilpatrick. Council members also voted to ask Gov. Jennifer Granholm to remove the mayor and voted to publicly censure him. . . . The mayor's office has said the council's actions are politically motivated. . . . Prosecutors have charged the two with perjury and obstruction of justice.
  • Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick tapes own TV show

    05/05/2008 6:30:31 AM PDT · by equaviator · 14 replies · 46+ views
    examiner.com ^ | Apr 29, 2008
    DETROIT- Kwame Kilpatrick is adding "talk show host" to his mayoral duties. The Detroit mayor on Monday taped the first installment of his new cable public access television show. WWJ-AM and WXYZ-TV report Kilpatrick's first two guests were city Police Chief Ella Bully-Cummings and City Council President Pro Tem Monica Conyers. Kilpatrick says he liked doing the show. He'll have a two-minute commentary at the end of each new show. "Real Talk with Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick" debuts on Comcast Channel 10 on Monday, May 5. The show repeats on Wednesday and Friday.
  • Graphic Text Messages Released; They Sealed Whistle-Blower Deal (Detroit and Mayor Kilpatrick)

    04/29/2008 2:21:55 PM PDT · by taildragger · 18 replies · 851+ views
    Click On Detroit ^ | April 29, 2008 | None Shown
    A judge on Tuesday allowed the release of raunchy text messages that a lawyer allegedly used to get Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to shell out $8 million in city money to make a police whistle-blower lawsuit go away.
  • Pulpit Racism Leads Blacks To Destruction

    04/08/2008 3:30:35 PM PDT · by abigail2 · 69 replies · 92+ views
    Investors Business Daily ^ | April 4, 2008 | Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson
    Racism in the pulpit has been an ugly reality in the black community for some 40 years. Yet, it took the mad rantings of Barack Obama's pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr. to bring it to our national consciousness. For the sake of the future of our great country, it is time we spoke frankly about this insidious cancer.
  • In Focus: Dems Hemorrhaging Superdelegates

    04/03/2008 3:04:28 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies · 131+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | March 27, 2008 | Sheryl Longin
    Just when the party needs them most, the Dems super-delegates are dropping like flies. First there was William Jefferson, followed by Eliot Spitzer, then Kwame Kilpatrick, and today, Anibal Acevedo-Vila. This morning’s announcement of the indictment of Puerto Rico’s governor along with twelve others, including prominent Philadelphia democratic fundraiser Robert Feldman, worries party faithful for more reasons than one. Governor Acevedo-Vila , “a Harvard educated attorney and politician,” who according to AP, “was elected governor in 2004 after campaigning on an anti-corruption platform,” just last month endorsed Senator Obama for president.But as WaPo’s the Trail points out: " The reach...
  • High-Profile Blacks Lend Names, Financial Support to Defense Fund for Kwame Kilpatrick

    03/31/2008 12:40:33 PM PDT · by troy McClure · 14 replies · 452+ views
    BlackAmericaWeb.com ^ | Sunday, March 30, 2008 | BlackAmericaWeb.com and Associated Press
    Embattled Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is picking up financial support from some high profile national business and political leaders to help mount a defense against charges of perjury and other felonies. On Tuesday, Kilpatrick and his former Chief of Staff Christine Beatty were arraigned on multiple perjury, conspiracy, misconduct and obstruction of justice charges. They face a June 9 preliminary examination in Detroit's 36th District Court. The charges stem from statements Kilpatrick and Beatty gave under oath last summer during a whistle-blowers' trial. Both denied having a romantic relationship in 2002 and 2003. Supporters of Kilpatrick’s Detroit Justice Fund include...
  • Free Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick!

    03/29/2008 7:04:49 AM PDT · by connell · 22 replies · 776+ views
    Modern Conservative ^ | Clark Baker
    It's hard to imagine how Detroit's liberal populace can charge hip-hop Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick for perjury. After all, doesn't everyone lie about sex? I'm not certain that Kilpatrick should be charged or convicted either. Those of us who live in cities like Detroit or Los Angeles accepted that kind of political double standard long ago. Detroit clearly needs to loosen up a little -- maybe create its own ethics commission. That's what works for us. In LA, our Ethics Commission makes it unnecessary for police to investigate messy corruption scandals or other embarrassing felonies. Our Commission would issue a warning...
  • You Made Your Bed, Kwame – Now Lie in It Without Likening Yourself to Men Like Ossian Sweet

    03/28/2008 1:58:17 PM PDT · by ricks_place · 22 replies · 871+ views
    BlackAmericaWeb.com ^ | March 27, 2008 | Gregory Kane
    Oh, no, this Negro didn’t. Somebody please tell me that Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick did not play the race card in his recent state of the city address. Please tell me that he did not compare himself to Dr. Ossian Sweet, the famous Detroiter who, in 1925, held off, by force of arms, a riotous white mob threatening to drive him and his family from their home. Kilpatrick’s problems are nothing like Sweet’s, and Kilpatrick brought them all on himself. Sweet was exercising his right as an American citizen to live where he wanted free from harassment and violence. Kilpatrick’s...
  • (Judge)Mathis: I Do Not Support Mayor (Detroit)

    03/27/2008 11:14:34 AM PDT · by ShadowDancer · 19 replies · 941+ views
    ClickonDetroit ^ | March 27, 2008
    Mathis: I Do Not Support Mayor Judge Mathis Denies Heading Up Defense FundPOSTED: 12:57 pm EDT March 27, 2008 UPDATED: 1:11 pm EDT March 27, 2008 DETROIT -- Embattled Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is establishing a legal defense fund called The Detroit Justice Fund to pay his mounting legal bills. "Of course, all fundraising requirements will be met," said an official from the Mayor's office. "There will be no set donation amounts." One of the names tied to heading up this defense fund committee was Detroit native Judge Greg Mathis. On Thursday, Mathis sent out a statement denying his involvement....
  • Mayor's Lawyers Want Steamy Texts Tossed

    03/26/2008 4:24:04 AM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 20 replies · 902+ views
    Breitbart.com ^ | Mar 26, 2008 | COREY WILLIAMS
    DETROIT (AP) - Legal experts say that the heart of the perjury case against Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick—steamy text messages that seem to contradict his sworn denials of an affair with an aide—might be less open-and-shut than many believe. Kilpatrick's attorneys want to keep the intimate and sexually explicit text messages out of a trial, and at least one outside defense lawyer says the admissibility of such high-tech communications is an unsettled legal question. Even if they are admitted, experts say the defense will exploit any ambiguity in the messages, in the questions the mayor and former Chief of Staff Christine...
  • Detroit mayor, aide plead not guilty

    03/25/2008 11:18:50 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 35 replies · 854+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/25/08 | Corey Williams - ap
    DETROIT - Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and his former top aide have pleaded not guilty to charges they lied under oath about having an affair. The mayor and former Chief of Staff Christine Beatty were arraigned Tuesday. Not guilty pleas were entered for them on charges of perjury, conspiracy, obstruction of justice and misconduct in office. Both are accused of lying under oath about an affair and their roles in the firing of a top police official. Steamy text messages first reported by the Detroit Free Press revealed a flirty, sometimes explicit, dialogue between the two. Attorneys for both say...
  • A MAYOR'S PASSION PITFALL (lover Kwame's lusty texts to aide)

    03/25/2008 6:09:56 AM PDT · by Liz · 13 replies · 1,173+ views
    NY POST ^ | March 25, 2008 | RITA DELFINER with AP
    Detroit's sex-scandal Democrat mayor---married father of three---was charged with perjury after steamy text messages undercut his sworn testimony that he didn't have an affair with a top aide. Kwame Kilpatrick, 37, was also charged with conspiracy, obstruction of justice and misconduct in office...... His former COS, Christine Beatty, 37, had denied under oath that she and her boss had a fling, was charged with perjury and obstruction of justice. The probe began after the Detroit Free Press published excerpts of text messages going back to 2002. "I'm madly in love with you," Kilpatrick texted. "I hope you feel that way...
  • ABC, CBS and NBC All Fail to ID Indicted Mayor as a Democrat

    03/24/2008 9:45:40 PM PDT · by kingattax · 25 replies · 979+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | March 24, 2008 | Brent Baker
    Two weeks since the ABC and NBC evening shows took multiple days before getting around to informing viewers that disgraced New York Governor Eliot Spitzer belonged to the Democratic Party -- after every ABC, CBS and NBC morning and evening news program last year immediately highlighted the party of Republican Senators David Vitter and Larry Craig -- Monday's broadcast network evening newscasts all failed to note, verbally or on-screen, Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's party. ABC anchor Charles Gibson announced on World News: “Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was charged today with felonies that could cost him his job and 15 years...
  • Kilpatrick, Worthy at a Glance

    03/24/2008 2:53:13 PM PDT · by Dane · 16 replies · 571+ views
    AP ^ | March 24, 2008
    Kilpatrick, Worthy at a Glance By The Associated Press – 1 hour ago NAME: Kwame Malik Kilpatrick. AGE: 37. EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in political science, Florida A&M; law degree from Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University. POLITICAL CAREER: Detroit mayor, 2002-present; Michigan House, 1996-2001; minority floor leader, 1998-2000; House Democratic Leader, 2001. PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Teacher in Detroit Public Schools, 1993-97. PARENTS: U.S. Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick, D-Detroit, and Bernard Kilpatrick, former chief of staff to Wayne County Executive Ed McNamara and a former county commissioner. PERSONAL: Wife, Carlita; twin sons Jalil and Jelani and son Jonas. DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS:...
  • Felony Charges for Detroit Mayor, Beatty

    03/24/2008 10:38:11 AM PDT · by Westlander · 14 replies · 392+ views
    AP ^ | 3-24-2008 | AP
    DETROIT (AP) - Kwame Kilpatrick, a one-time rising star in American urban politics who embraced his "Hip-Hop Mayor" image as Detroit's youngest elected leader, was charged Monday with perjury and other counts after sexually explicit text messages surfaced that appear to contradict his sworn denials of an affair with a top aide.
  • Detroit Mayor Charged With Perjury (Another Dem Scandal, Top Story on Drudge)

    03/24/2008 8:42:52 AM PDT · by NYC Republican · 64 replies · 2,003+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 3/24/08 | AP
    Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, a one-time rising star and as Detroit's youngest elected leader, was charged Monday with perjury and other counts after sexually explicit text messages surfaced that appear to contradict his sworn denials of an affair with a top aide. Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy also charged the popular yet polarizing 37-year-old mayor with obstruction of justice and misconduct in office. Former Chief of Staff Christine Beatty, 37, who also denied under oath that she and Kilpatrick shared a romantic relationship in 2002 and was charged with perjury and obstruction of justice. In all, Worthy authorized a 12-count criminal...
  • Detroit's Mayor Kwame Indictment Press Conference On RIGHT NOW

    03/24/2008 8:09:02 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 164 replies · 7,868+ views
    ME | 3-24-08 | TCRLAF
    This is going to be FUN!
  • Probe into Detroit mayor nearly done (Kwame Kilpatrick and possible charges clock is ticking..)

    03/23/2008 1:06:07 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 756+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/23/08 | Corey Williams - ap
    DETROIT - A prosecutor poised to reveal the results of her probe into whether Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and his former top aide committed perjury or other crimes insists her own re-election bid did not affect the investigation. On Monday, Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy will put an end to two months of speculation when she announces what she found in her independent review of a text-messaging sex scandal that has consumed the city. "We're not the ones that created this scenario," Worthy said Friday. "We are the ones who simply want to do the right thing and do a thorough...
  • All-Day Coverage on Prosecutor's Decision

    03/22/2008 5:57:22 PM PDT · by Westlander · 1 replies · 136+ views
    www.wxyz.com ^ | 3-21-2008 | WXYZ
    On Monday, March 24 at 11am, Wayne County Prosecutor Kim Worthy will announce her decision about whether to bring charges against Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and/or any of his staff in the text messaging scandal.
  • Kwame And Beatty: Somebody Else Lied To Our Blackberries

    03/21/2008 9:58:26 AM PDT · by an amused spectator · 32 replies · 1,211+ views
    The Detroit Free Press | March 21, 2008 | Detroit Free Press staffers
    You just can't make this stuff up:Mayor Would Attack Messages' Authenticity http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080321/NEWS01/803210357Other Detroit Free Press updates: Kwame Crocker sez:Mayor Kilpatrick: 'Enough is enough' http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080321/OPINION02/803210334 And the City of Detroit's money bonfire continues:Judge stops effort to block text messages http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080321/NEWS01/80321020
  • Detroit mayor charges possible next week

    03/19/2008 2:29:40 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 573+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/19/08 | Corey Williams - ap
    DETROIT - Prosecutor Kym Worthy promised Wednesday not to further delay announcing whether she will bring perjury or other charges against Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and his former top aide. Her decision had been expected by the middle of this month, but Worthy pushed the announcement back. "It will be next week, for sure," the Wayne County prosecutor said. Worthy has been looking into claims that Kilpatrick and one-time Chief of Staff Christine Beatty lied under oath during a whistle-blowers' trial last summer when they denied having a romantic relationship in 2002 and 2003. The Detroit Free Press in January reported...
  • BIG VOTE: Council Wants Mayor to Resign

    03/18/2008 12:18:59 PM PDT · by Westlander · 15 replies · 752+ views
    AP ^ | 3-18-2008 | AP
    DETROIT (AP) - A nearly unified City Council voiced its displeasure with Kwame Kilpatrick on Tuesday, calling on the scandal-tainted mayor to resign. The lone vote against the resolution came from Monica Conyers, the council's president pro tem and the wife of U.S. Rep. John Conyers.
  • Detroit council asks mayor to resign (passes resolution 7-1, amounts to a "no confidence" vote)

    03/18/2008 11:35:21 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies · 1,350+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/18/08 | Corey Williams - ap
    DETROIT - The Detroit City Council on Tuesday called for the resignation of Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, who is being investigated over an alleged affair he swore under oath he did not have. He quickly rejected the request. The resolution, passed 7-1, amounted to a "no-confidence" vote because the council lacks the power to force Kilpatrick to step down. Mayoral spokeswoman Denise Tolliver said Kilpatrick has no intention of quitting. "City Council, according to the charter, is free to pass nonbinding resolutions. However while certain members have been playing judge and jury in the court of public opinion, Mayor Kilpatrick has...
  • Spitzer departure puts pressure on Detroit mayor[Kwame Kilpatrick]

    03/16/2008 2:11:48 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 28 replies · 1,322+ views
    Houston Chronicle/New York Times ^ | March 15, 2008 | NICK BUNKLEY
    Stunning closing to speech also may haunt Kilpatrick DETROIT — The swift resignation of New York's governor, Eliot Spitzer, just days after he was linked to a high-priced prostitution ring, has put new pressure on the embattled mayor of this city, Kwame Kilpatrick, with critics calling for him to step down quickly. "Lying under oath, I think most people would think that's more serious a crime than hiring a prostitute," the Michigan attorney general, Mike Cox, said last week. "Eliot Spitzer, whether you like him or not, did put the state of New York above his own interests. But the...
  • New Probe on Claim of Detroit Mayor Bash { Kwame Kilpatrick }

    03/14/2008 10:49:39 AM PDT · by SmithL · 13 replies · 696+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 3/14/8 | DAVID EGGERT, Associated Press Writer
    Lansing, Mich. (AP) -- The state attorney general said his office will look into new claims that Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick threw a party with strippers at the mayor's mansion in 2002. Attorney General Mike Cox told reporters Thursday he wants to meet with retired Detroit police desk clerk Joyce Rogers. The woman recently came forward and said she read a report filed by stripper Tamara Greene claiming she was assaulted by Kilpatrick's wife during a party at the mansion. Rumors of a party involving strippers at the mayor's official residence have never been substantiated. Kilpatrick repeatedly has denied the...
  • Trying to hang on, Detroit's mayor says the issue is not his sex scandal, but racism.

    03/13/2008 2:45:27 PM PDT · by Westlander · 37 replies · 1,445+ views
    Newsweek Web Exclusive ^ | Mar 13, 2008 | Keith Naughton
    You might think the resignation of New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer would put more pressure on Detroit's embattled mayor, Kwame Kilpatrick, to do the same. But Kilpatrick, seven weeks into his own text sex scandal, shows no signs of giving up the fight. In fact, with a prosecutor contemplating perjury charges and his city council in revolt, Kilpatrick has chosen the nuclear option in this deeply divided city. At the end of an otherwise routine state-of-the-city speech Tuesday night, Kilpatrick went off on a racially explosive tirade against his critics and the media.
  • Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's Temper Tantrum at State of the City Speech: Lil' KK Drops "N" Bomb

    03/12/2008 4:27:06 PM PDT · by FrdmLvr · 45 replies · 3,171+ views
    YouTube | 3/11/08 | YouTube
    Check out Kwame's meltdown before his hand-picked, by-invitation-only audience at his State of the City speech in Detroit on Tuesday, March 11. These people went from Escorts to Escalades after they became Kwame appointees, so naturally they still support their meal ticket. http://youtube.com/watch?v=Z3WBeXBjjZA