In a stunning, but not so surprising move this morning, 36th District Court Judge Ronald Giles remanded Detroit’s embattled mayor, Kwame Kilpatrick, to the Wayne County Jail, thereby revoking his already threatened bond. In court, Mayor Kilpatrickawaited his fate with a solemn expression on his face.
The hearing was called when the court was notified that Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick made a specified trip to Canada on July 23, without informing the court. It was noted that the mayor made numerous calls that day in preparation for his trip, however, for some reason, failed to notify the proper authorities of his plans or whereabouts. It is also not known at this time if the Canada trip was business related.
Judge Ronald Giles asked for a two minute break before he alerted the court of his decision. Stating that Mayor Kilpatrick had made a previous appearance before the court just weeks ago after being involved in a shoving incident with a Wayne County Sheriff, and was thereby warned not to appear in front of the bench again before trial, Judge Giles said that even if the mayor was “John Sixpack,” he would say what came next: “You are remanded to the Wayne County Jail.”
An appeal hearing is scheduled for Friday morning at 9am. But for now, Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick will have to spend the night in jail.
If you have read any of Lavande & Chocolat Amer’s coverage of Kwame Kilpatrick and the historical circus mess in Detroit, you will recall that WE predicted that Mayor Kilpatrick would indeed see the insides of a jail. Now, this particular ‘stay’ will more than likely be a temporary one. But, by the end of this year, Kwame Kilpatrick will be trading in the lush digs of the Manoogian Mansion for a prison cell and a jumpsuit.
Keep up the Good Work, Kwame!