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  • Detroit, the showcase of liberal governance where fire stations use soda cans as warning devices

    09/06/2014 10:44:57 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 20 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/6/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The argument against liberals ever being in charge of our lives can be reduced to a single word: Detroit. Detroit has fallen from its position as one of the greatest cities in America at the beginning of the 1950s to a perfect reminder of what liberal Democrats will do when given enough power and enough time to show who they really are. “The Motor City” had an unbroken succession of liberal Democrat mayors for more than 40 years and each of these men has contributed to the steady decline of their city. Acting in concert with greedy unions these mayors...
  • A Whole Lotta Democratic Corruption Going On

    03/28/2014 4:49:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 28, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    Has Nancy Pelosi seen a newspaper lately? (Pro tip, hon: Like the Obamacare monstrosity, you have to read it to find out what's in it.) I'd love to see her face in the wake of the veritable epidemic of Democratic corruption now sweeping the country. Pelosi's blink count must be off the charts. I'm going to make it easy on Pelosi and put all of the latest cases in one handy rogue's gallery reference list. But let's not be naive. It's clear to me that the Barack Obama/Eric Holder DOJ is clearing the decks before the midterms. Prediction: The FBI's...
  • Twofer: MAIG Mayors going to prison (Don’t drop the soap, boys)

    10/16/2013 8:27:30 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 3 replies
    Guns Save Life.com ^ | October 15, 2013
    Twofer: MAIG Mayors going to prison (Don’t drop the soap, boys) October 15, 2013 It’s been a busy week for Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG) group of gun-grabbing mayors. First up, Filthy Filner, the San Diego Mayor who had a reputation for sexually harassing lots of lots of ladies, pled guilty to some reduced charges. Rumor had it his plea was to avoid convictions with the word “sexual” in them.
  • Ex-Mayor Sentenced to 28 Years in Corruption Case That Helped Detroit Go Broke

    10/10/2013 4:49:22 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 46 replies
    Kwame M. Kilpatrick, the former mayor of Detroit, stood before a federal judge on Thursday and apologized for putting the people of his city through a corruption scandal so vast that prosecutors say it helped accelerate Detroit’s march toward bankruptcy.
  • Ex-Detroit mayor sentenced to 28 years in prison for corruption (Kwame the K)

    10/10/2013 10:58:13 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 76 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 10/10/2013
    <p>Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was sentenced Thursday to 28 years in prison for corruption, the apparent last step after a series of scandals destroyed his political career and helped steer a crisis-laden city even deeper into trouble.</p> <p>Kilpatrick, who served as mayor from 2002 until fall 2008, fattened his bank account by tens of thousands of dollars, traveled the country in private planes and even strong-armed his campaign fundraiser for stacks of cash hidden in her bra, according to evidence at trial.</p>
  • US: Detroit ex-mayor should get 28 years in prison

    10/03/2013 2:14:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 47 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 3, 2013 5:05 PM EDT | Ed White
    Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick should be sent to prison for at least 28 years for “astonishing” corruption that enriched him and his family while a desperate city slid toward financial collapse, prosecutors said Thursday. The 51-page filing came a week before Kilpatrick is to be sentenced in federal court for two dozen crimes, including racketeering conspiracy, fraud and tax offenses. The government presented a scathing summary of evidence from his months-long trial and said the corruption tops all recent cases prosecuted elsewhere in federal court. Detroit “desperately needed resolute leadership. Instead it got a mayor looking to cash in...
  • Former Home of Kwame Kilpatrick's Sister Now Asks $40 K

    09/04/2013 9:48:33 AM PDT · by kevcol · 23 replies
    Curbed - Detroit ^ | September 3, 2013 | Sarah Cox
    When last we heard of 7435 LaSalle Boulevard in Detroit, it was busy going into foreclosure in 2010. At the time, disgraced Mayor Kilpatrick's sister, Ayanna, and her husband owed more than $210,000 on a mortgage. Now for a mere $40K, you can own the home where Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick once shoved two county sheriffs handing a family friend a subpoena! The 3,500 square foot abode has four bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 2 half bathrooms, and a two-car garage. The price is $39,900.
  • AWOL Detroit City Councilman Allegedly Gave Pricey Gifts To Teen Mentee

    06/27/2013 9:00:34 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 9 replies
    Jalopnik Detroit ^ | Aaron Foley
    Ten days ago, intern-bullying Detroit City Council President Charles Pugh disappeared from public view, stopped showing up to meetings and deleted all traces of social media in the midst of a municipal struggle swirling around a possible city bankruptcy. Today, he's facing serious allegations of misconduct with a recent high school graduate. A woman, who has chosen to remain unidentified, told her son's vice principal at Frederick Douglass Academy for Young Men that she was concerned about gifts he was receiving through Pugh, who runs a mentoring program (named after him: the Charles Pugh Leadership Forum) for students at the...
  • Former Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick (D-Mich.) to lead UFO sighting inquiry

    04/12/2013 4:24:49 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 20 replies
    upi ^ | April 11, 2013
    WASHINGTON,- A group hoping to prove existence of extraterrestrials plans hearings in Washington led by former U.S. Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick, it announced. The gathering, called "The Citizen Hearing on Disclosure" and hosted by the Paradigm Research Group, based in Bethesda, Md., will offer more than 30 hours of congressional-style hearings, April 29 to May 3, at the National Press Club in Washington, The Detroit News reported Thursday. Cheeks Kilpatrick, a member of Congress from 1997 to 2010 and mother of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, will join five other former members of Congress to interview witnesses who claim a...
  • Detroiters pledge uprising during state takeover: ‘Make sure you are prepared and you will survive’

    03/15/2013 5:18:24 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 179 replies
    Councilman Kwame Kenyatta and a packed room of Detroiters warned today of an impending revolt against state intervention, urging residents to stock up on canned food and supplies. “Even the Bloods in the hood fight for their territory,” Kenyatta said during a 20-minute monologue on the civil rights struggle at today’s city council meeting. “You are going to have to drag me out of here for me to leave.” Kenyatta cited Frederick Douglass, a former slave who became an intellectual and civil rights icon, because of his position that black people must sacrifice their lives, if necessary, to win freedom...
  • Plane circles Detroit with pointed message for ex-Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick after federal conviction

    03/11/2013 4:22:13 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 25 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | March 11, 2013 | Eric Lacy
  • Ex-Detroit mayor Kilpatrick convicted of racketeering in corruption trial

    03/11/2013 8:09:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    US News ^ | 03/11/2013 | Erin McClam
    Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was convicted Monday of racketeering conspiracy after prosecutors said he presided over a breathtaking profit machine by rigging contracts and demanding bribes. The racketeering count carries up to 20 years in prison. Kilpatrick was convicted of at least six other criminal counts and acquitted of one, and jurors said they were unable to reach a verdict on two. Kilpatrick was charged with 30 federal crimes. The verdict was still being delivered in federal court in Detroit. Jurors began deliberating Feb. 18. Kilpatrick, 42, was charged with bribery, extortion and tax evasion Prosecutors said that Kilpatrick,...
  • Kwame Kilpatrick guilty of racketeering conspiracy, extortion

    03/11/2013 7:49:39 AM PDT · by tips up · 35 replies
    My Fox Detroit ^ | 3/11/13 | My Fox Detroit
    Kwame Kilpatrick guilty of racketeering conspiracy, extortion...
  • Kwame Kilpatrick says his trial in Detroit won't be fair

    08/17/2012 6:07:03 PM PDT · by equaviator · 18 replies
    ClickonDetroit.com ^ | August 17, 2012 | Bisi Onile-Ere
    <p>With no television cameras allowed, Local 4 captured just a few images during a media Q & A session with former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick on Thursday.</p> <p>The disgraced ex-mayor was the featured guest speaker at the Detroit Chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists.</p>
  • Biased Message Pitched in Taxpayer Funded Textbook

    05/21/2012 5:19:21 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 10 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/20/2012 | Tom Gantert
    Students in high schools around Michigan and the nation are being taught how former U.S. Representative Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick, D-Detroit, was “more interested in finding solutions than focusing on politics,” according to a 2005 American Government textbook still in use. “The best public policy is bipartisan,” Kilpatrick is quoted as saying on page 339 of a profile of her called, “Voices on Government,” in Prentice Hall Magruder’s “American Government." Except, nobody considered Kilpatrick, the mother of ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, to be bipartisan in the 14 years she served in the U.S. House of Representatives. “Kilpatrick had one of the...
  • Texas to ex-Detroit mayor: Get a job

    02/22/2012 11:00:54 PM PST · by bkopto · 11 replies
    Forth Worth StartleGram ^ | Feb 20, 2012 | Lois Norder
    Ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is whining about an order from Texas parole officials that he find a job....(SNIP) The newspaper reports that in an email to a Texas parole official, Kilpatrick is unhappy that the state has told him he can't make some public appearances and out-of-state trips, hurting his ability to earn money. "I'm incredibly confused about why I'm being treated differently than ANYONE else," wrote Kilpatrick, who lives in Grand Prairie. Kilpatrick was released from prison after serving a year on a charge of obstruction of justice but faces a federal corruption probe for what the government describes...
  • Ex-Detroit mayor Kilpatrick released from state prison

    08/02/2011 7:39:49 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | August 2, 2011 | CNN Wire Staff
    <p>Kilpatrick had been serving time for violating probation related to a 2008 case against him.</p> <p>The former mayor walked out of the prison and got into a waiting SUV early Tuesday. He was given "a small amount of cash from the cashier's office" upon his release, said John Cordell, spokesman for the Michigan Department of Corrections.</p>
  • Friends & supporters of Kwame Kilpatrick

    Welcome to our official website- "The Real Kwame Kilpatrick" http://www.friendsofkwame.com/index.asp We developed this website to provide our friends, family and supporters with a way to stay connected with us. We invite you to show your support, as well as share faithful messages and encouraging messages with us. Thanks for taking the time to visit us online and stay tuned for upcoming projects and announcements! - Kwame Kilpatrick & Family
  • US files new corruption charges against ex-Detroit Mayor Kilpatrick; father indicted, too

    12/15/2010 4:04:54 PM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    ap ^ | December 15, 2010
    Imprisoned ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was indicted Wednesday on new corruption charges, and his father, Bernard Kilpatrick, also was implicated in what a federal prosecutor called a "pattern of extortion, bribery and fraud" among some of the city's most prominent officials.
  • Breaking: Ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick indicted on federal fraud, tax charges

    06/23/2010 1:45:24 PM PDT · by Kieri · 47 replies
    MLIVE ^ | 06/23/10 | Various
    Ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has been indicted on federal fraud and tax charges. Federal prosecutors say the alleged scheme is related to the Kilpatrick Civic Fund, a tax-exempt fund that was supposed to pay for voter education and other purposes. Instead, Kilpatrick is accused of using it as a slush fund to take cash payments for himself, friends and relatives. In an indictment filed Wednesday, he's accused of failing to report at least $640,000 in taxable income between 2003 and 2008, which includes money, private jet flights and personal expenses paid by the civic fund. The government says he used...
  • Ex-Detroit mayor (Kwame Kilpatrick) indicted on federal fraud charges

    06/23/2010 1:16:44 PM PDT · by Justaham · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 6-23-10 | Ed White
    DETROIT (AP) - Ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, already in state prison for probation violations stemming from his conviction for lying about an affair with his chief of staff, was indicted Wednesday on federal fraud and tax charges for allegedly using his charity as a slush fund. Federal prosecutors said the alleged scheme is related to the Kilpatrick Civic Fund, a tax-exempt fund that was supposed to pay for voter education and other purposes. Instead, they accuse the former mayor of taking cash payments from the fund for himself, friends and relatives. He is charged with filing false tax returns for...
  • Jesse Lee Peterson Radio Show! Uniting the Races with Truth Instead of Dividing them with Lies!

    06/09/2010 7:34:36 PM PDT · by abigail2 · 36 replies · 76+ views
    Bond Action, Inc. ^ | June 10, 2010 | abigail2
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  • Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick sentenced to 5 years in prison for violating probation

    05/25/2010 7:59:32 AM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies · 1,250+ views
    ap ^ | May 25, 2010 | COREY WILLIAMS
    A judge has sentenced former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to from one-and-a-half to five years in prison for violating the terms of his probation on an obstruction of justice conviction. Kilpatrick was led from the courtroom in handcuffs. Groner ruled last month that the 39-year-old Kilpatrick failed to report all of his assets and meet other conditions of his probation.
  • BREAKING: Arrest Warrant Requested For Kilpatrick

    02/25/2010 12:25:53 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 36 replies · 1,261+ views
    clickondetroit.com ^ | Feb. 25, 2010
    FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. -- Michigan corrections officials have asked a judge to issue an arrest warrant charging ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick with violating his probation. In the warrant request, obtained by Local 4, Kilpatrick would be charged with two counts of obstruction of justice. The charges stem from Kilpatrick’s failure to make a $79,011 restitution payment last Friday. The document also said the former mayor didn't provide "a complete and accurate accounting of all finances" of his wife Carlita, and failed to surrender all tax refunds as ordered by Judge David Groner. According to court records, Kilpatrick submitted $40,2233 towards...
  • Ex-Detroit Mayor Ordered to Pay Over $300,000 ( Kwame Kilpatrick )

    01/20/2010 6:03:27 PM PST · by george76 · 27 replies · 694+ views
    wsj ^ | JANUARY 20, 2010 | ALEX P. KELLOGG
    A Michigan judge on Wednesday ordered former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to pay more than $300,000 to taxpayers in the next three months to avoid returning to jail, including nearly a quarter million in loans from a trio of prominent businessman that he hadn't previously disclosed. The flamboyant former mayor has been in and out of court in recent months after being accused by local prosecutors of trying to avoid payment of $1 million in restitution he owes the city stemming from multiple felony convictions, including perjury. Mr. Kilpatrick, a former college football player who was known as the "hip...
  • { Kwame Kilpatrick } Former Detroit mayor files lawsuit over racy texts

    10/28/2009 6:00:02 PM PDT · by SmithL · 7 replies · 472+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 10/28/9 | COREY WILLIAMS, Associated Press Writer
    DETROIT, (AP) -- Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick filed a lawsuit Wednesday against a lawyer who leaked racy text messages to the Detroit Free Press and kicked off a scandal that brought down Kilpatrick's administration and sent him to jail. The lawsuit, filed in Wayne County Circuit Court, cites recent testimony by attorney Mike Stefani before a disciplinary board that he leaked the messages to the newspaper. The suit says Stefani violated a confidentiality agreement requiring him to turn over all copies of the explosive messages in exchange for settling police whistle-blower lawsuits involving three ex-Detroit officers he represented. James...
  • Former Detroit mayor Kilpatrick released from jail

    02/03/2009 8:45:06 AM PST · by RatherBiased.com · 26 replies · 833+ views
    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,...
  • BREAKING: Names Released in Synagro Case

    01/28/2009 4:39:46 AM PST · by Westlander · 63 replies · 4,311+ views
    WXYZ.COM ^ | 1-28-2009 | WXYZ
    DETROIT (WXYZ) - A sludge-hauling executive's account of greed and bribery has linked former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, his father, Bernard Kilpatrick, and City Council President Monica Conyers as the major figures in the Synagro scandal, according to a story on the Detroit Free Press web site.
  • Ousted Mayor [Democrat Kwame Kilpatrick] Goes On Shopping Spree (in jail)

    12/12/2008 6:47:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies · 2,146+ views
    WDIV-TV Local 4 ^ | December 12, 2008
    DETROIT -- Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick went on a shopping spree during his first full day in jail, spending $40 on food, toiletries and XXXL long johns. Records released Friday to the Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News show Kilpatrick's purchases included granola bars, barbecue potato chips, shampoo and $2 worth of Vaseline. In late October, Kilpatrick began serving a 120-day sentence for obstruction of justice and assault. With good behavior, he could be out of jail after 100 days. Kilpatrick was in a scandal that involved courtroom lies, sex with a top aide and incriminating text messages....
  • { Christine Beatty } Ex-Kilpatrick aide pleads guilty in sex scandal

    12/01/2008 8:44:13 AM PST · by SmithL · 11 replies · 725+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 12/1/8 | ED WHITE, Associated Press Writer
    DETROIT (AP) -- Ex-mayoral aide Christine Beatty pleaded guilty Monday in a text-messaging sex scandal with former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick that gripped the city for nearly a year. She will spend four months in jail. "I lied under oath," a tearful Beatty told the judge, echoing the words her former boss, Kilpatrick, uttered in a courtroom during his own guilty plea three months earlier. Both admitted lying when they claimed they were not romantically involved. They were both married at the time. Beatty, 38, pleaded guilty to two obstruction of justice charges. Under the deal with prosecutors, she will be...
  • LIVING DOWN TO EXPECTATIONS: The swift rise and predicted fall of America's Hip-hop mayor

    09/05/2008 5:55:28 PM PDT · by sinanju · 22 replies · 259+ views
    The Root (black website) ^ | September 5, 2008 | Natalie Y. Moore
    During his first term, his nicknames in the local media ran the gamut: "Big Diamond," "thug," "pimp," "player," "Kwame Soprano," "Swami," "his thugness," "ghetto," "gangsta," "inept club crawler," "hustler," "Puffy Kilpatrick." Often it was just plain ole Kwame—the reverent title of "Mayor," "Mr. Mayor" or "Mr. Kilpatrick" chucked aside. Back then, stereotypical characterizations like that made me cringe and embarrassed for my colleagues in the news media. Now, as Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick announced his resignation and heads to jail, all I can do is just shake my head. He is fulfilling a prophecy the media laid out for him long...
  • Obama Endorses Kwame Kilpatrick (video)

    10/28/2008 2:59:00 PM PDT · by jackv · 15 replies · 691+ views
    Beltway Blips ^ | 8/7/2008 | Powerline
    Kwame Kilpatrick was today ordered to go directly to jail without passing GO or collecting $200. Bound to be a tough blow for Democratic POTUS nominee Barac...
  • Detroit's ex-Mayor Kilpatrick jailed for 4 months

    10/28/2008 2:39:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 853+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/28/08 | Corey Williams and Ed White - ap
    DETROIT – Kwame Kilpatrick was sent to jail for four months Tuesday for his part in a sex-and-text scandal and the judge chastised the disgraced ex-mayor for arrogance and disregard for the rule of law. Wayne County Circuit Judge David Groner's sentence was the finale to the scandal that destroyed Kilpatrick's reign at City Hall and threw local government into disarray for months. "At a time when this city needed transparency, accountability and responsibility, you exhibited hubris and privilege at the expense of the city," the judge said. He ruled that Kilpatrick not be given an opportunity for early release....
  • Former Detroit Mayor Kilpatrick sent to jail

    10/28/2008 1:31:54 PM PDT · by SmithL · 32 replies · 757+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 10/28/8 | COREY WILLIAMS and ED WHITE, Associated Press Writers
    DETROIT (AP) -- A judge has sentenced former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to 120 days in jail, nine months after a newspaper story about text messages ignited a scandal at City Hall. Wayne County Circuit Judge David Groner ordered the sentence Tuesday afternoon and noted Kilpatrick would not be given an opportunity for early release.
  • Kilpatrick Sentenced to Jail

    10/28/2008 1:32:28 PM PDT · by Westlander · 23 replies · 519+ views
    WXYZ.Com ^ | 10-28-2008 | WXYZ
    WXYZ) - Surrounded by his family and friends, former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was sentenced to 120 days in jail. Wayne County Circuit Court Judge David Groner also ruled that Kilpatrick will not be eligible for an early release.
  • Former Mayor Dines, Allegedly Ditches Bill Club Staff Say Kilpatrick Didn't Pay $126.16 Bill

    10/24/2008 4:43:45 AM PDT · by equaviator · 23 replies · 1,003+ views
    ClickOn Detroit ^ | October 23, 2008
    DETROIT -- Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has scarcely been seen around town since his resignation in September, but attention is once again being drawn to him for a lunch he had Thursday. It would seem Kilpatrick was trying to take advantage of a perk he had while mayor, exclusive lunches at exclusive Detroit restaurants. Every mayor of Detroit is given an honorary membership to the Detroit Club, a private club on Cass Avenue downtown. The club is known for the socializing and business that happens inside it by some of Detroit’s most influential leaders, including Kilpatrick while he was...
  • Kwame Kilpatrick: Scourge of Detroit

    09/14/2008 8:06:54 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 26 replies · 62+ views
    City Journal ^ | 14 September 2008 | Justin Torres
    The Motor City’s train wreck of a mayor finally steps aside—for now. ___ Kwame Kilpatrick’s resignation as Detroit mayor is effective September 18, but the city will be dealing with the legacy of his administration for years to come. Kilpatrick agreed to resign as part of a plea agreement on charges of perjury, obstruction of justice, and official misconduct, filed after hundreds of sexually explicit text messages, printed in local papers, proved that he had committed perjury when he testified in a civil trial that he had not had an affair with his chief of staff, Christine Beatty. The case...
  • Ad in Battleground Michigan Exposes Barack Obama's respect and admiration for felon Kwame Kilpatrick

    09/05/2008 2:47:27 PM PDT · by WilliamReading · 37 replies · 328+ views
    WASHINGTON, DC – One day after Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick pleaded guilty to two felony counts of obstructing justice by committing perjury and no–contest to one count of felonious assault for shoving a sheriff’s deputy, The Freedom's Defense Fund (FDF) launched an ad in Macomb County, Michigan. The ad calls into question Senator Obama’s judgment and takes issue with the praise Obama lavished on Kilpatrick at the Detroit Economic Club in May 2007. The tag at the end of the ad asks the viewers, “Do you know who Barack Obama’s friends are?” To view the ad please visit: http://www.freedomsdefensefund.com/videos.html “For...
  • Friends Like These (How the Detroit mayor's fall hurts Obama)

    09/05/2008 10:42:22 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 19 replies · 86+ views
    newsweek.com ^ | September 5, 2008 | Keith Naughton
    Long before sex, lies and texting caused Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to plead guilty to two felonies and resign on Thursday, he and Barack Obama shared a warm man-hug before a huge Motown crowd. It came 16 months ago, as Obama was launching his campaign for president with a scalding speech to the Detroit Economic Club upbraiding Detroit's automakers for not building more fuel-efficient cars. But while that speech gave Obama green street-cred, his praise of Kilpatrick as a "great mayor" who will do "astounding things for many years to come" backfired. As Kilpatrick now heads to jail for four...
  • They Said It Flashback! Obama On Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick

    09/04/2008 1:16:29 PM PDT · by VMIPubby36 · 27 replies · 109+ views
    Obama: "I want to, first of all, acknowledge your great mayor, Kwame Kilpatrick. Who has been on the front lines doing an outstanding job of gathering together the leadership at every level in Detroit to bring about the kind of renaissance that all of us anticipate for this great city. He is a leader, not just here in Detroit, not just in Michigan, but all across the country people look to him. We know that he is going to be doing astounding things for many years to come. I'm grateful to call him a friend and a colleague and I'm...
  • Guilty Plea Entered, Mayor Resigns

    09/04/2008 7:39:42 AM PDT · by Westlander · 45 replies · 346+ views
    WXYZ.com ^ | 9-4-2008 | WXYZ
    Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has pleaded guilty to felony charges in Wayne County Circuit Court. He will be forced to resign immediately.
  • WSJ Breaking:Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick resigns in deal with prosecutors.

    09/04/2008 7:31:24 AM PDT · by Glenn · 25 replies · 97+ views
    WSJ ^ | 09/04/2008 | None
    Full story to follow shortly.
  • Democrat Mayor Of Detroit Kwame Kilpartick Resigns

    09/04/2008 7:38:45 AM PDT · by Quaker · 12 replies · 148+ views
    Stuck On Stupid ^ | Sept. 4,2008 | Quaker
    He has agreed to plead guilty to corruption charges with a one million dollar fine.
  • BREAKING NEWS: (Detroit) Mayor to Plead Guilty

    09/03/2008 2:04:11 PM PDT · by abb · 65 replies · 695+ views
    wxyz.com ^ | September 3, 2008 | staff
    (WXYZ) From the Wayne County Prosecutor: A plea may be imminent in the Kilpatrick text scandal case. It is expected that Defendant Kwame Kilpatrick will plead guilty today at 5:15 p.m. The plea will be take place before Judge Edward Ewell in Frank Murphy Hall of Justice Courtroom 302. Prosecutor Kym L. Worthy will be making a brief statement and a press release will be sent out after the plea is entered on the record. On the date of sentencing she will hold a press conference.
  • Stripper’s murder may topple Detroit's mayor Kwame Kilpatrick

    08/31/2008 8:56:17 PM PDT · by george76 · 51 replies · 1,498+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | August 31, 2008 | Tony Allen-Mills
    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...
  • Michigan remains tricky for Obama

    08/21/2008 8:12:08 AM PDT · by Darren McCarty · 13 replies · 113+ views
    Among all of the 2008 presidential battlegrounds, Democratic-leaning Michigan - with 8.5 percent unemployment and an auto-industry economy in deep recession - should be an easy slam-dunk for Sen. Barack Obama. But the freshman senator from neighboring Illinois remains stuck in a dead heat in the state against Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, who is "within striking distance of winning, strange as that may sound," veteran Michigan election analyst Bill Ballenger said Tuesday. Mr. Obama narrowly leads his Republican rival by 3.2 percent, 46 percent to 42.8 percent, according to the Real Clear Politics Web site, which tracks the presidential...
  • Judge: Detroit mayor removal hearing can't proceed { Kwame Kilpatrick }

    08/18/2008 12:32:29 PM PDT · by SmithL · 30 replies · 242+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 8/18/8 | COREY WILLIAMS, Associated Press Writer
    A judge has ruled that the Detroit City Council cannot hold a hearing to try to remove Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick from office.
  • FBI probe targets father of embattled Detroit mayor (RAT Kwame Kilpatrick is now FAMOUS!)

    08/16/2008 8:11:12 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies · 162+ views
    8/16/08
    FBI probe targets father of embattled Detroit mayor Leftist link only...
  • Judge Rules Enough Evidence For Mayor To Stand Trial

    08/15/2008 11:28:18 AM PDT · by Westlander · 6 replies · 95+ views
    www.clickondetroit.com ^ | 8-15-2008 | clickondetroit
    DETROIT -- Wayne County District Court Judge Ronald Giles ruled there is enough evidence for Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to stand trial on felony assault charges.
  • Judge: Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to Stand Trial in Assault Case

    08/15/2008 12:07:18 PM PDT · by Panzerlied · 17 replies · 139+ views
    Fox News ^ | Friday, August 15, 2008
    DETROIT — A judge ruled Friday there is enough evidence for Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to stand trial on two felony assault charges stemming from a confrontation with two investigators. The investigators testified that an angry Kilpatrick shoved one of them into the other and made racial remarks while they were trying to deliver a subpoena in the mayor's perjury case to a Kilpatrick friend last month. Judge Ronald Giles made the ruling after hearing several hours of testimony and arguments in 36th District Court. The mayor remains free on bond ahead of an Aug. 22 arraignment in Wayne County Circuit...