Friday, August 08, 2008

Worse Than I Thought

Kilpatrick's getting in even deeper.

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.


Anonymous Americaneocon said...

Interesting story, Shoprat.

This says a lot about black urban machine politics corruption, but that angle's too politically incorrect for the MSM.

11:23 AM  
Blogger The Vegas Art Guy said...

If the mayor were a republican this would be trumpeted all over the media, once again the silence is deafening.

12:00 PM  
Blogger Tim said...

You Guys, come on! This story is front page news throughout the world! The Guardian in London, New York Times,, it's everywhere! Go to (shoprat has alink right here). The "liberal" Free Press is calling for this man's head! This is going to end very badly for the "Hip-Hop mayor". Please, at least READ the newspaper before condenming it.
Look, damn near EVERYBODY in this state wants him out as of yesterday. All the area politicians, Democrat and Republicans alike are saying it's time to go. We are waiting, Governor Grandholm, what else will it take from this man before you do something?

12:20 PM  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

What an insignificant little nematode.


1:23 PM  
Blogger benning said...

BZ: Stop dissing the nematodes!

I cannot believe that this is the sort of represntative the black community in America wants. Yet we see it time after time. Marion Barry in D.C. is a case in point. They can claim he was entrapped, but what they saw in those videos was a man without character, willing to do anything for his own gratification. D.C. still re-elected him to office!

Surely Black America has more to offer as leaders than these scum? If not, what can be done? Detroit dies while the inbred leadership of the black community steals, lies, and blames whites for their own stupidity.

9:00 AM  

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