Legal defense fund will aid Detroit m...

Legal defense fund will aid Detroit mayor Kilpatrick

There are 27 comments on the The Associated Press story from Mar 27, 2008, titled Legal defense fund will aid Detroit mayor Kilpatrick . In it, The Associated Press reports that:

A group of business and political leaders is forming a legal defense fund to help Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick fight felony perjury charges.

Members of the Detroit Justice Fund include Conrad Mallett, former chief justice of the Michigan Supreme Court; S. Martin Taylor, a former DTE executive and a University of Michigan regent; attorney Reginald Turner, a member of the state Board of Education; and Detroit native and television personality Judge Greg Mathis.

The Detroit News says the fund could be announced today. Read more

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Mac Daddy

Allen Park, MI

#1 Mar 27, 2008
I'll contribute to Kwame's if he contributes to mine.
Fool

Waltham, MA

#2 Mar 27, 2008
I can't believe that a bunch of judges and attorneys are supporting this liar. I don't have a problem with anyone being represented during a trial but there is no way that I would help a person that continues to lie even after her or she is caught with their pants down.

GIVE UP KWAME. IT"S OVER
Government Foe

Dearborn, MI

#3 Mar 27, 2008
Fool wrote:
I can't believe that a bunch of judges and attorneys are supporting this liar. I don't have a problem with anyone being represented during a trial but there is no way that I would help a person that continues to lie even after her or she is caught with their pants down.
GIVE UP KWAME. IT"S OVER
I'm willing to bet they all have something to gain if he remains in office.
crwolv

Trenton, MI

#4 Mar 27, 2008
A member of the state board of education!!!Wow no wonder detroit schools suck!!!
Retired DPD

Riverview, MI

#5 Mar 27, 2008
Everyone deserves there day in court .. but I don't what these people are doing ... I wouldn't contribute one red cent ... this person has cost the City of Detroit enough money already .. when is it going to stop?
Tammy

Westland, MI

#6 Mar 27, 2008
A legal fund needs to be set up for the prosecuing attorneys also as Im sure tons of people would donate. I know Ficano said they would give them more money but them getting a fund would show support and asure them the cash to go as far as they need to finally get him!!
Sally

Troy, MI

#7 Mar 27, 2008
How terrible for the residents of Detroit that these people would put the interest of KK before the interest of the city and it's citizens. KK has collect a paycheck and should be able to afford legal counsel. That he is being held accountable for questionable practices and deeds is only right and he will have his day in court, no one is denying him that. If he has decided to have a high priced lawyer then he should be the one to foot the bill.
Poetic Justice

Livonia, MI

#8 Mar 27, 2008
Think how far this money could go to the citizens, schools and police and fire departments of Detroit and Wayne County.$8.4 Million to the whistle Blowers,$860K to Kwames defense team, the money (time of people that could be doing something else), Kwame’s relatives and buddies, he appointed that raped the city coughers. The millions more defending and prosecuting his sorry excuse of a human. This could easily hit $15,000,000.00 The city of Detroit deserves better. How many police officers would $5 million put on the streets making Detroit safer? How many teachers and books would $5 million put in the classroom?

Teachers, Parents and Students stand up and request Reginald Turner (Michigan Board of Education) and Martin Taylor (U of M regent) be removed from their positions due to conflict of interest. Kwame has killed the educational system in Detroit.

A regent: A member of the governing board of a state university or a state educational system
Poetic Justice

Livonia, MI

#9 Mar 27, 2008
A group of business and political leaders, Please, I didn’t see a business person on the list? Worst we can do is boycott Judge Mathis. Teachers in Detroit should be upset that a lawyer that represent them is representing the guy who cause the teachers to lose their jobs, Detroit Education system can’t buy books for the classroom, and maintenance to the buildings. The teachers need to get together and give Reginald Turner two options, quit Kwame or resign off the board of Education.
Linda

Los Angeles, CA

#10 Mar 27, 2008
He lied under oath about his affair. Having an affair is not against the law. So why didn't he just say yes to the question regarding the affair?
Mary Hallie

Detroit, MI

#11 Mar 27, 2008
Do I agree with you!!!!! Geeze louise he is something. I mean i wonder if those police men had anyone picking up the tabs in which they had to pay. I cant believe it.
Retired DPD wrote:
Everyone deserves there day in court .. but I don't what these people are doing ... I wouldn't contribute one red cent ... this person has cost the City of Detroit enough money already .. when is it going to stop?
primmy

Melvindale, MI

#12 Mar 27, 2008
MAN UP KWAME
xanadu

La Crosse, WI

#13 Mar 27, 2008
Linda wrote:
He lied under oath about his affair. Having an affair is not against the law. So why didn't he just say yes to the question regarding the affair?
Hi Linda,

This brouhaha is not about his affair per se. He's an attorney and certainly must realize the penalty for lying under oath is perjury.

The crux of the matter is high ranking police officers were let go - they sued - the Mayor said he'd contest their win - quite abruptly the Mayor backed down and those men were awarded over 8 MILLION dollars.

The police officers that were let go were investigating the Mayor and his 'lady'...she worked for him. The woman, Christine, is a law student so she too would know the penalty for lying under oath.

It goes from there......really is convoluted.

This is not truly about an affair - I mean, who cares where he puts 'Mr. Wiggles'.
Justice

United States

#14 Mar 27, 2008
Judge Mathis denies involvement of KK and calls for Mayor Kilpatrick to step down.

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article...
Big Shooter

Detroit, MI

#15 Mar 27, 2008
Is it possible to donate say, like two cents?
Kate C

AOL

#16 Mar 27, 2008
Linda wrote:
He lied under oath about his affair. Having an affair is not against the law. So why didn't he just say yes to the question regarding the affair?
Because his lover helped him make up the reasons for firing the cop investigating the murder of the stripper who got beat up by Ms. Kilpatrick at the mayor's mansion. This may sound like a made for TV movie, but unfortunately it's true.
Kate C

AOL

#17 Mar 27, 2008
Big Shooter wrote:
Is it possible to donate say, like two cents?
I agree, or better yet, writ him a note telling him to resign, and send it to the donation address. The onslaught of mail should keep them busy.
The Queen

Troy, MI

#18 Mar 27, 2008
Big Shooter wrote:
Is it possible to donate say, like two cents?
NOOOOO, Keep the pennies, remember the $8.4 million has to be paid,help the citizens of Detroit, not him!!!
The Queen

Troy, MI

#19 Mar 27, 2008
Justice wrote:
Judge Mathis denies involvement of KK and calls for Mayor Kilpatrick to step down.
http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article...
Judge Mathis is not in the business of helping the Criminals!!
The Queen

Troy, MI

#20 Mar 27, 2008
Sally wrote:
How terrible for the residents of Detroit that these people would put the interest of KK before the interest of the city and it's citizens. KK has collect a paycheck and should be able to afford legal counsel. That he is being held accountable for questionable practices and deeds is only right and he will have his day in court, no one is denying him that. If he has decided to have a high priced lawyer then he should be the one to foot the bill.
Funny,no asked the Buisness Leaders for their home addresses, many of them are not property owners in the city of Detroit, so their tax dollars will not be paying the $8.4 million.

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