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  • Paper Asks For Mayor's Resignation

    08/13/2008 10:18:25 AM PDT · by Westlander · 13 replies · 61+ views ^ | 8-12-2008 | clickondetroit
    DETROIT -- With a picture of Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's face next to it, "No More” read the headline of the well-respected African American Detroit newspaper, the Michigan Chronicle. "If (Kilpatrick's) love of Detroit is as strong as he professes, he will make the right decision, which we believe, is to step down," the paper wrote in Wednesday's morning edition.
  • New Calls For Mayor To Resign

    08/13/2008 3:51:13 PM PDT · by Westlander · 11 replies · 92+ views ^ | 8-13-2008 | WWJ
    Detroit (WWJ) -- There are new calls for Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to resign amid the scandal that has the mayor facing ten criminal charges. Congressman John Dingell issued a statement Wednesday calling for the mayor to resign.
  • 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 8-8-2008 | wxyz
    (WXYZ) Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is expected to be arraigned on felony assault charges either later today or early tomorrow.

    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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 8/7/2008 |
    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
  • Mayor's Bond Revoked, Drug Tests Ordered

    07/25/2008 1:01:30 PM PDT · by Westlander · 13 replies · 47+ views ^ | 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 ^ | 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.