Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to face felony charges

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DETROIT -- Judge Thomas Jackson has ruled Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to be released from jail, but issued a new bond.

“I don’t believe it should be a complete and total remand without any type of bond,” said Jackson. He said he agreed with why Judge Ronald Giles made the decision he did based on the information he had.

Jackson ruled the mayor to pay a $50,000 cash bond, no travel and a tether to alert the court of his whereabouts.
I kinda figured this would happen today.
 

abudabit

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If this mayor gig fails he can always go back to playing for the Lakers.
 

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Moments after a judge allowed for the release Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick from jail, Michigan's attorney general announced he was charging the mayor with two felony assaults.
 

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UPDATE: Kwame is screwed.

No way is he gonna survive with this one if the officer's hip was really fractured.

DETROIT — Mayor Kwame M. Kilpatrick, already fighting eight felony charges including perjury, was charged Friday with two felony counts of assaulting or obstructing a police officer. The officer, a sheriff’s deputy, was attempting to serve a subpoena.

Michigan’s attorney general, Mike Cox, announced the new charges one day after Mr. Kilpatrick was sent to jail for violating the terms of his bond by traveling to Canada in July on city business. Each count carries a penalty of up to two years in prison or a $2,000 fine upon a conviction.

“It’s a very straightforward, simple case,” Mr. Cox said. “I cannot recall ever seeing — let alone hearing of — a situation where a police officer trying to serve a subpoena was assaulted.”

Moments before Mr. Cox’s announcement, a circuit court judge, Thomas E. Jackson, allowed the mayor to be released from jail after posting a $50,000 cash bond. He also took away the mayor’s travel privileges and ordered him to wear a global-positioning tether.

But Mr. Kilpatrick, 38, who is in his second term as mayor, could soon be headed back to jail, as assault charges would be another bond violation.

The incident that prompted the new charges happened July 24, a day after Mr. Kilpatrick traveled across the Detroit River to Windsor, Ontario, on city business without court approval, a violation of the terms of his bond in the perjury case. That violation is what prompted Judge Ronald Giles of the 36th District Court in Detroit to have Mr. Kilpatrick sent to the county jail Thursday.

Mr. Cox, a Republican who called for Mr. Kilpatrick to resign in March and who is widely expected to run for governor in 2010, decided to bring the assault charges after reviewing a report from the state police, who investigated the Democratic mayor’s run-in with the deputy sheriff, Brian White.

Mr. White, testified that he suffered a fractured hip after being shoved into his partner by Mr. Kilpatrick, who played football in college. Mr. White also said that Mr. Kilpatrick, who is black, had criticized his partner for working on the case and told her that as a black woman, “You shouldn’t even be riding in a car with a guy named White.”

On Thursday, Mr. Kilpatrick, 38, admitted to Judge Giles that he traveled in violation of his bond and apologized, promising to not make such a mistake again. He also noted that he had asked his young sons to watch the hearing so they could see their father admit wrongdoing.

But the judge responded that he must treat the mayor as he would any other defendant and revoked Mr. Kilpatrick’s bond.

“If it was not Kwame Kilpatrick sitting in that seat — if it was John Six-Pack sitting in the seat — what would I do?” Judge Giles said. “And the answer is simple.”

Mr. Kilpatrick’s office released a statement saying that his chief of staff, Kandia Milton, would serve as acting mayor. “Residents can be assured government will continue to operate as usual,” the statement said.

Mr. Kilpatrick’s trip to Windsor was related to his effort to sell Detroit’s half of the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel. He has said the city needs the money to avoid significant layoffs, but the City Council rejected the deal.

Mr. Kilpatrick, who is in his second term as mayor, told Judge Giles that he was acting in the city’s interest, and blamed his failure to seek court approval on the “tremendous strain and scrutiny” he is under while continuing to govern while fighting the charges against him.

The mayor’s jailing came nearly seven months after text messages between Mr. Kilpatrick and his former chief of staff, Christine Beatty, were published by The Detroit Free Press. The messages appeared to contradict testimony by Ms. Beatty and Mr. Kilpatrick in a lawsuit against the city denying that they were having an affair. In March, the Wayne County prosecutor charged Mr. Kilpatrick with eight felonies, and Ms. Beatty, who resigned after the scandal broke, with seven.

On Wednesday, Mr. Kilpatrick and Ms. Beatty agreed to waive their right to a preliminary hearing that had been scheduled for September. Experts who have been following the case believe the move was intended to prevent more damaging text messages and other evidence from surfacing before trial.

If Mr. Kilpatrick is convicted on any of the felonies he is charged with, he would lose his job as mayor under the city charter. The Detroit City Council has begun several other processes aimed at getting him out of office, however.

Council members are preparing to hold hearings into whether the charter allows them to remove Mr. Kilpatrick on grounds other than a felony conviction, and they also have asked Michigan Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm to invoke that gives her the power to oust city officials with sufficient cause.

Ms. Granholm has set Sept. 3 as the date to hear a defense from Mr. Kilpatrick before making a decision.
Everyone is gunning for him to leave, this dude is foolish if he doesn't resign.
 

WhiteHonkyDevil

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UPDATE: Kwame is screwed.

No way is he gonna survive with this one if the officer's hip was really fractured.



Everyone is gunning for him to leave, this dude is foolish if he doesn't resign.
That's the thing, though. Everyone has been gunning for him to leave for YEARS. Still, though...he refuses, and wonders why nobody contributes to the Kwame Kilpatrick Legal Defense Fund.

Yes, he begged for public donations earlier this year, and didn't get shit.
 

CougarHunter

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If this fucker actually did that to a cop, he shouldn't have lived through the beatdown.

Oh and its Deputy White, not Mr. White.
 

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I don't think so. There are a lot of people calling in from Detroit stating how much they think he sucked. People in Detroit really do hate this liar uh guy. He really screwed up that city (which is kind of redundant considering its Detroit).

Fuck him.
Ohh, you are so full of shit.

:haha7:


you really think people dont see your agenda./
 

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That is not true.

Just because you're from Jersey- don't make up shit about Detroit.

Just pick on Cleveland.
My view of Detroit comes from watching "Animal Cops - Detroit" on Animal Planet, and it looks to have been a really nice place, judging from the house sizes, lot sizes, etc. but it seems the current residents of those homes do not seem to be the originals, they no longer care for their lawns.
 

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If Mr. Kilpatrick is convicted on any of the felonies he is charged with, he would lose his job as mayor under the city charter.
And there you have it.

I don't think anyone anticipates that Kwame is going to be doing any hard jail time (even though, if you guys remember from a few months back to the threads we've had about this jackass before, there's at least circumstantial evidence out there linking him to a MURDER of a woman).

But I'm guessing they damn sure want him to get convicted of at least one of the felonies, even if he serves zero jail time, just so they can use that to get him the fuck out of office.
 

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I don't think so. There are a lot of people calling in from Detroit stating how much they think he sucked. People in Detroit really do hate this liar uh guy. He really screwed up that city (which is kind of redundant considering its Detroit).

Fuck him.
:icon_roll
 

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My view of Detroit comes from watching "Animal Cops - Detroit" on Animal Planet, and it looks to have been a really nice place, judging from the house sizes, lot sizes, etc. but it seems the current residents of those homes do not seem to be the originals, they no longer care for their lawns.
I always think of it as like the Detroit in Robocop, except instead of technology you have malt liquor and instead of OCP you have corrupt shiftless golfers.
 

CougarHunter

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Haha the fucker violated his bail again over the weekend.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080811/ap_on_re_us/detroit_mayor

DETROIT - A prosecutor on Monday accused Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick of violating his bond in an assault case by spending time over the weekend with his sister, one of 11 witnesses listed by authorities.

Kilpatrick and Ayanna Kilpatrick were together at their mother's house Saturday, a day after he was released from jail for violating bond in a separate perjury case, said Doug Baker of the Michigan attorney general's office.

The mayor is charged with assaulting two investigators who were trying to deliver a subpoena at his sister's house in July in the perjury case.

In a court filing, Baker said the mayor had been ordered to have no contact with witnesses.

Kilpatrick's defense team, however, believes the mayor is not in trouble. Attorney Jim Thomas said Magistrate Renee McDuffee clarified Friday that Kilpatrick could have contact with his sister.

In a statement, Kilpatrick spokesman Marcus Reese accused state Attorney General Mike Cox, a Republican, of trying to score political points with the latest filing against the embattled Democratic mayor.

District Judge Ronald Giles will hold a hearing on the matter on Tuesday.

Giles is the judge who sent Kilpatrick to jail Thursday for violating his bond conditions in a perjury case involving Kilpatrick and a former top aide. The mayor traveled to Windsor, Ontario, for city business July 23 without first notifying authorities.

Baker's filing asked the court to look at what happened and amend the terms of Kilpatrick's bond. The document doesn't mention any possible changes, and Baker left court without speaking to reporters.

Kilpatrick was released Friday after a higher court, acting on an appeal, set his bond at $50,000.

Baker referred to the perjury case by saying the mayor has "demonstrated an inability to adhere to reasonable bond conditions."

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy confirmed reports that she met last week with community leaders, who are encouraging her to end the perjury case with a plea bargain.

Worthy, an elected official, defended her attendance at the meeting, saying it was an opportunity to listen to constituents. She declined to comment on any deal with Kilpatrick.

Kilpatrick and his former chief of staff, Christine Beatty, were charged in March with perjury, obstruction of justice and misconduct in office. They are to be arraigned Thursday in Wayne County Circuit Court.

Prosecutors say text messages contradict their denial of an affair, a key point in a trial involving a former deputy police chief who claimed he was illegally fired.

Kilpatrick is the son of U.S. Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick, D-Mich.
This is the general attitude of "Nobody tells me shit, I do whatever the fuck I wants to." I deal with on a daily basis.
 

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A judge ruled Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick didn't violate bond conditions in an assault case by visiting his sister, who is one of the witnesses listed by authorities. The mayor spent time with his sister during the weekend.
 

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A judge ruled Thursday that Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick will no longer have to wear an electronic tether ordered as part of his bond in his perjury case and may travel to the Democratic National Convention in Denver, where he is a superdelegate.
I bolded the impotent part.
 

CougarHunter

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Looks like the mayor isn't going anywhere afterall.

The electronic leash stays on keeping him in Michigan.
 

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So when does Omni Consumer Products break ground on Delta City?
 

Edible Napalm

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Lawyers for Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick have proposed a deal in which he would resign, plead guilty to two felonies, make restitution and serve five years' probation in exchange for avoiding jail time, a newspaper reported Sunday.
 

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There's absolutely no reason for the prosecution to accept a plea deal without jail time: at the very least, it's abundantly clear that he committed perjury, for which he'd have to do time if convicted. I honestly can't see him having any substantive argument to defend himself on that matter.
 

CougarHunter

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Lawyers for Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick have proposed a deal in which he would resign, plead guilty to two felonies, make restitution and serve five years' probation in exchange for avoiding jail time, a newspaper reported Sunday.
Bolded up the important part. I'm sure Ted Bundy's lawyer wanted probation too.
 

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[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3NL6oLE7CQ&feature=user[/media]
Gov. Jennifer Granholm opened a hearing to determine whether Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick committed misconduct and should be removed from office in a scandal over steamy text messages and a multimillion-dollar legal settlement.