Kilpatrick resigned as mayor in September 2008.
On this day in 2008, the Detroit Free Press publishes a titillating story regarding more than 14,000 text messages to and from Mayor Kwame M. Kilpatrick. They suggest that he lied under oath during testimony in 2007 over the use of his security unit and an allegation that he sought to cover up his extramarital affair with Christine […]
Over the summer, Louis Farrakhan also suggested Kilpatrick’s imprisonment is part of a national plot to kick African Americans out of office.
A lawsuit alleges former Detroit Police James Tolbert impeded a probe into the murder of exotic dancer “Strawberry.”
“Siri,” I asked my phone when I pulled up to a red light. “Have you read Ms. Beatty’s story already? These song choices just seem too coincidental.”
The reactions ranged from offensive and salacious to insightful or idiotic.
“The trial was not about these stated criminal counts, but something far more sinister,” Kilpatrick said.
Ken Cockrel Jr. may become the fourth councilman to resign in the past two months.
Farrakhan reiterated his belief that Jews operate the entertainment industry and churn out negative portrayals of black people in an evil plot to control the world.
Farrakhan sought to downplay Kilpatrick’s crimes, saying he was the victim of a racially motivated law enforcement.