Worse Than I Thought
I sometimes feel like I am watching a sick comic-opera instead of a political crisis. Now he is facing charges that he assaulted a sheriff's deputy. This guy has got to go.
He says he has been under unbelievable stress and scrutiny. Well I guess he brought it on himself. I don't think he really expected the judge to treat him like a common criminal. Kudos to that judge.
And it's not just the mayor either. Detroit is a family business as the mayor is the son of Congresswoman and Monica Conyers, the president pro-tem of the city council, is the wife of another Congressman, John Conyers. (With all that pull in Congress you'd think Detroit would be better off.) She too is neck deep in a scandal involving money from a Texas Company that has been hired to ship out Detroit's sewer sludge. She claims to have done nothing wrong but we shall see.
Update: Appears that Kilpatrick was released this morning and State Attorney General Mike Cox has filed felony charges against him and has put the trial on fast track which means he probably has something or else wants to push him enough to get him to resign. It is interesting that the court refers to him as "Defendant Kilpatrick" and not "Mayor Kilpatrick."
In this YouTube Mike Cox says he is unsure of "an arraignment today" but this video is several hours old.