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February 23rd, 2010
04:51 AM ET
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  1. michael armstrong sr. TX.

    When these people are convicted for conspiracy why do they wind up working in public office again could this be apart of why our government is wounded I cant bring myself to say broken because I believe in my country and I believe it will heal .

    February 23, 2010 at 9:56 am |
  2. Scott Stodden

    Kyra if you do the crime you have to step up and do the time, Mr Kilpatrick its time for you to do your time.

    Scott Stodden (Freeport,Illinois)

    February 23, 2010 at 10:23 am |
  3. Jason

    Living just outside of detroit until 07' I was able to personally witness the corruption and cover-up's of not only the mayor but the entire (practically) City Council. Scandal after scandal. Family members and friends on the city pay-roll for various jobs even when they were proven to be in college in another state or never on the job period! The corruption is breathtaking. Or how about the council woman in charge of city voter registration (cannot rmmbr her title) who kept winning re-election year after year until a News 4 investigation turned up a vast majority of those on the voting rolls were deceased, and voted for her. Hmmmm. Then she told the news reporter that if he didn't get that camera out of her face she was gonna "smack him!" Mind you, this is a frail, 70-ish woman.

    The last time Kwame ran for re-election (and WON!) he was embroliled in a scandal about his leasing a Lincoln Navigator for his wife (the one he was cheating on with multiple women) on the city's dime and employing an entourage of body gaurds as well while Detroit struggled on the brink of bankruptcy and schools went unfunded. His mother spoke at a rally and claimed that "they" were trying to get one of Detroit's own! with clear racial overtones.

    Then should we even begin to get into the mess of the stripper who was gunned down in a drive-by shooting in her car after she spoke about "performing" for the Mayor at a party in his mansion while his wife was out of town? Yes, I said murdered. The investigating detectives who started to link the mayor to the murder were "re-assigned" and demoted when they wouldn't back off. The city was sued by the officers and they won millions. The settlement was reached in secrecy after the mayor lied to the City Council about "why" they needed to settle.

    What's being reported in the media right now is just the tip of this man's dirty iceberg. I cannot believe that he has gotten away with so much for so long while getting re-elected for additional terms.

    Amazing!

    February 24, 2010 at 2:14 pm |
  4. Jason

    If CNN is going to follow this "text" scandal they should really do their research/homework into his past and expose the true damage and criminal behavior Kwame Kilpatrick has done over the years.

    Channel 4 News (along with the other Detroit news stations) have an entire room of information and investigations.

    February 24, 2010 at 2:19 pm |