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Friday, August 08, 2008

Wow A "Hip Hop Mayor" Goes to Jail.......Who Would Have Guessed? Yeah, Right!-Detroit's Kwame Kilpatrick Pulls a Go To Jail Card

I'll get back to this in a few, but check what the Washington Post has to say about this. But I would expect no less from "Kwame" with the hip hop mayor moniker. We have to stop this folks. Stay tuned.

An excerpt from the Washington Post:

Detroit Mayor Jailed for Violating Bail Conditions

Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, indicted in an obstruction-of-justice case, was jailed yesterday for violating his bail conditions by taking a business trip to Canada.

Kilpatrick, who faces eight felony counts including perjury and misconduct in office, was ordered to the Wayne County Jail by District Judge Ronald Giles.

Kilpatrick admitted the trip to Windsor and apologized in court, but he insisted that the journey over the border was an emergency to promote the sale of the city's half of the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel. He is to appear in court at 9 a.m. today to appeal the decision.

On Tuesday, his mother, Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick (D-Mich.), scraped out a win in the party primary. The six-term incumbent's campaign was dominated by the media frenzy surrounding her son.

Since Kilpatrick was elected in 2001, at the age of 31, his administration has been punctuated by scandal. Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy says that during a whistle-blower lawsuit, Kilpatrick lied to a jury about an affair with his former chief of staff, Christine Beatty. The case was brought by two police officers, who said they were fired after investigating the mayor's behavior.

For the article in its entirety, click below:

Detroit Mayor Jailed for Violating Bail Conditions

Would you elect this guy as mayor? I kid....I kid.

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