Ex-Detroit Mayor Kilpatrick to wear t...

Ex-Detroit Mayor Kilpatrick to wear tether for failing to disclose $2K gift

There are 11 comments on the The Detroit News story from Jan 11, 2013, titled Ex-Detroit Mayor Kilpatrick to wear tether for failing to disclose $2K gift. In it, The Detroit News reports that:

Detroit -- Kwame Kilpatrick was fitted with a GPS tether Thursday, barred from traveling to see his family in Texas and placed on home confinement -- punishment for failing to disclose a $2,000 gift from a Chicago pastor.

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confused

Toledo, OH

#1 Jan 11, 2013
Why would a true religious person donate money to this criminal?
Pete

Livonia, MI

#2 Jan 11, 2013
confused wrote:
Why would a true religious person donate money to this criminal?
The pastor may not really be religious for one thing. He may be running a business. And the thing he has in common with Kwame is his blackness. Kwame asked for the gift based upon his fighting the white man who he said was stalking him. The pastor bought into this racism. The letter he sent in conjunction with the gift said exactly this.

PS. Kwame took or directed the flow of millions of dollars while he was mayor. He spread it around the country, not just Detroit. He tried to own the Detroit based churches by donating city property to those churches that supported him and denying those who failed in support. Who knows whether any money ended up in Chicago?
Pete

Livonia, MI

#3 Jan 11, 2013
The mayor and his attorney act quite blasť or even upbeat about beating any charges of failure to disclose money received. They keep calling it "gifts for the family." MDOC keeps saying gifts were to be included and declared. Meanwhile, they find another $4,000 unreported gift. Kwame has two years handing just on this potential parole violation. Let's see some action.
Snot

Romulus, MI

#4 Jan 11, 2013
The guy needs mental evaluation and should be found innocent by reason of insanity, he's not at all normal and acts as if business is just business only in Kwames way wondering what's wrong with that, it's his own thinking about what he sees as ethical.

He doesn't really know how twisted his mind really is, so then maybe we should only feel sorry for him and offer him treatment and allow him his freedom then go back home to be with his loving family ?

End of story....
Pete

Livonia, MI

#5 Jan 11, 2013
Snot wrote:
The guy needs mental evaluation and should be found innocent by reason of insanity, he's not at all normal and acts as if business is just business only in Kwames way wondering what's wrong with that, it's his own thinking about what he sees as ethical.
He doesn't really know how twisted his mind really is, so then maybe we should only feel sorry for him and offer him treatment and allow him his freedom then go back home to be with his loving family ?
End of story....
Kwame still has support in the black community, which is most of Detroit. Their sense is that when big companies(or white folk) negotiate contracts, there's always a carrying cost for extras like PR, gratuities and accommodations. They feel that what Kwame did was nothing more than get his piece of the action, which was due justice after 400 years of enslavement.
End of story....
Meanie

Madison Heights, MI

#6 Jan 11, 2013
confused wrote:
Why would a true religious person donate money to this criminal?
The same reason priests molest boys.
Snot

Romulus, MI

#7 Jan 11, 2013
Lets reconstruct the puzzle then....

Give KK his mayoral office back and a mistress secretary with the same administration and see how it goes ?

A second chance move forward as he would say !?
confused

Toledo, OH

#8 Jan 11, 2013
So Bernard and all others need mental evaluation? Criminal minds have ways of getting around the truth. Bernard started at airport when big daddy ed McNamara took him under his wing. Doesn't excuse outright bribes and wrongdoing by son.one of his big traits is him being a spoiled brat like my youngest sister. Many things start with your upbringing.these smiles on their way into court by him and Ferguson shows how childish they r.
Pete

Livonia, MI

#9 Jan 11, 2013
Meanie wrote:
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The same reason priests molest boys.
Like they say, abstinence makes the church grow fondlers.
Pete

Livonia, MI

#10 Jan 11, 2013
confused wrote:
So Bernard and all others need mental evaluation? Criminal minds have ways of getting around the truth. Bernard started at airport when big daddy ed McNamara took him under his wing. Doesn't excuse outright bribes and wrongdoing by son.one of his big traits is him being a spoiled brat like my youngest sister. Many things start with your upbringing.these smiles on their way into court by him and Ferguson shows how childish they r.
Some reporter once asked Bernard how he knew when a contractor owed him money for his "services." Bernard answered, "when I reach in my pocket and come up empty."
Althea

Dallas, TX

#11 Jan 20, 2013
Y'all should be ashamed of yourselves for making our mayor spend the weekends in his mom's basement. Some cracker got this started by spotting the mayor at Walmart and was jealous of the flo the he was presenting.

Don't give up on Detroit mayor.

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