Mayhem has literally broken out on the streets of Detroit. Protesters have formed outside of city government offices with placards and voices screaming, “Free Kwame! Free our Mayor!” Dissension is in the air and the citizens of Detroit are at one anothers throats over the Mayoral Madness.
But could this all perhaps be a part of the master plan? What master plan, you ask? The plan to run away with a legal victory in favor of Kwame Kilpatrick. Far fetched? Could be. But the facts, however, proves the case.
Why would Mayor Kilpatrick knowingly break the statutes of his bond just to go across the bridge for a 90 minute meeting? Especially after Judge Giles had specifically told him not to appear before his court with another bond violation or else? Being the mayor of a large and thriving city, Kwame is used to the usual above and below board perks. Isn’t one of those perks being able to contact any judge in the city of Detroit, informing and requesting an okay to handle “emergency” city business? Does anyone really believe that a judge would turn down this request? As the mayor, what red tape existed that Kilpatrick patriots could not have cut in an expedited fashion to save a city in crisis?
Kilpatrick has top-notch legal representation that he pays enormous fees to, or so he alleges. Did he perhaps run this emergency past them? Did they agree to his scheme to run across the bridge to save the city of Detroit? Did they warn him of what would be the out-come if he violated the conditions of his bond?
Or did they encourage him to do so?
Ponder this: Prosecutor Kym Worthy has a pretty strong case against Kwame Kilpatrick. She has text-messages. She has public apologies. She has the resignation of Christine Beatty. She has piles and piles of testimony from the civil lawsuit that cost Detroit taxpayers nearly nine million dollars. She has an open and shut case for perjury and criminal misconduct. Any “Law and Order” fan will accurately surmise this. How can you beat a case with this much evidence?
Strategy. With all the media and citizen hoopla going on in Detroit, where will the Kilpatrick legal minds find an unbiased jury? A jury without passion or a jury who could really care less in the city of Detroit? EVERY ONE has an opinion in the ‘D.’ With Kilpatrick’s arrest yesterday, which made nationwide headlines, will it be hard to get a change of venue? Take the trial to Howell, or Flint, or Northville. Anywhere but Detroit. Anywhere the population is resistant and neutral to Kilpatrick and the climate can be manipulated.
Would Kwame Kilpatrick, who claims ”I listen to my attorneys,” go along witha plan that included an over-night stay in the Wayne County Jail, simply to deconstruct and prepare a whole new case, complete with new faces and places? If this is the plan, IF this is the plan, Kym Worthy gets part of her wish granted. It is true that the 36th District Court may lean a great deal towards the Kilpatrick administration. IF the hypothetical plan succeeds, then the motion to change venue is more than likely.
YET, taking the trial that has affected every living soul in Detroit for almost six years now, out of the city limits, PERIOD, is not a good thing. Maybe Kwame’s attorneys have found a way to beat an air tight case of solid truth with a technicality.
It happens all the time.
Contributed by Lavande’ & Chocolat Amer Staff Writer Shala-LaNice Stigler and Editorial Director Tracey Ricks Foster
Right about now, Detroiters across America and abroad, are feeling quite sick to their stomach.
Detroit City Council turned its’ proverbial back on ‘guilty before proven innocent’ Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick today. Thinking that he was about to present his city budget to a united City Council, as soon as Kwame sat his ‘I’m the pillar of truth and virtue’ self down, Detroit City Council President Ken Cockeral announced that the majority of City Council had decided not to hear the Mayor’s budget presentation.
Once again, the look on Kwame Kilpatrick’s soon to be convicted face was priceless!
Yet, as much as I loved the ‘in your face’ tactic of Detroit’s City Council today, okay I reveled in it…I took a bath in it, the way Council went about the situation was wrong. Detroit is on the national news media radar. Thanks to Mayor Kilpatrick and former Chief of Staff Christine Beatty. This being the case, whenever and whatever move the Mayor makes, and nine times out of ten lately it has been the wrong one; the major national news outlets pick it up and broadcasts it.
Detroit City Council President Ken Cockeral claims that a majority decision to snub the Mayor didn’t gel until the moment Kilpatrick entered Council chambers. This is hard to believe and highly unprofessional. The Mayor is correct in his statement that City Council could have notified him beforehand.
The City of Detroit is at war. This war is intense. It involves the citizens against City government. It involves citizens against one another. It involves City government against itself. The war is necessary. But in order for some type of resolution to be gained, Detroit herself has to realize that 1. Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick MUST RESIGN! 2. Two wrongs don’t make a right and 3. The nation is watching.
The worst thing a former Detroiter can do is turn on the tv and see Detroit’s City government war broadcast in full on CNN, MSNBC, FOX and Headline News. With a virtual 99% of Detroit government being African American, when Detroit is on tv acting ugly and unprofessional, it makes US ALL LOOK BAD!
And guess what? Instead of Kwame Kilpatrick looking like a stooge, everyone involved looked like a bunch of n****s who have no right to be an elected official. This includes the two councilwomen, Monica Conyers and Martha Reeves who decided to air their discontentment with fellow colleagues publicly.
The whole incident was an embarrassment and another huge blight on the City of Detroit itself. When are Black folks gonna learn?