I was wondering if this was going to happen today… From the Detriot News:
In a stunning and historic day, Kwame Kilpatrick was charged with perjury, obstruction of justice and misconduct in office Monday, the latest blow to the Detroit mayor embroiled in a text-message scandal.
Kilpatrick could go to prison if convicted of any of the eight felonies filed against him by Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy. His former chief of staff, Christine Beatty, faces seven felonies.
“Our investigation has clearly shown that public dollars were used, people’s lives were ruined, the justice system was severely mocked and the public trust trampled on,” said a visibly angry Worthy. “This is as far from being a private matter as one can get.”
This is the latest of problems that Detroit’s mayor has had to face. Parties at the mayor’s mansion, reports of using the city’s credit card for personal trips & expenses, and giving family members jobs without work are just a few of the antics Detroit’s citizens have had to contend with. Then there is the unsolved murder of a stripper that had supposedly performed at one of those mayoral mansion parties, and to top it all off, a $6,500,000 settlement to two former police officers who blew the whistle on the mayor’s activities.
Yes, people make mistakes, but the honorable ones take responsibility for those mistakes. That action shows character and decency. In all the press conferences and a speech from his church(!), Detroit’s mayor showed that he does not have the honor nor decency of a leader, but the morals of a self-serving ego-centric power hungry politician. And you know how I feel about career politicians…
I agree with The Patriot on the following comments from an earlier post:
Is this how Detroit will continue to be seen? This is how Michigan makes the national news. Because the Detroit mayor is a liar and possibly a murderer.
Note to Mayor Kilpatrick: Don’t resign, I want you to be hauled out of the mansion in cuffs as the acting mayor.
Patroit, you just might get your wish.