"And what does the LORD require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God"
-- Micah 6:8

"The duty of the prosecutor is to seek justice, not merely to convict."
-- American Bar Association Standard 3-1.2(c)

"There may be a legitimate diversity of opinion even among Catholics about waging war and applying the death penalty, but not however with regard to abortion and euthanasia."
--Pope Benedict XVI, June 2004

Friday, February 01, 2008

Mayor's Plan to Destroy Police Officers Backfires

Kwame Kilpatrick, the race-baiting Mayor of Detroit, has worked hard to paint two whistle-blowing police officers assigned to protect him as money-grubbing liars. The officers revealed that the mayor's police protection detail had been helping the mayor carry on adulterous affairs, while some officers in the unit allegedly engaged in overtime abuse, accident cover-ups and drinking on the job.

Kilpatrick's response to the officer's claims was to call them "lies." "These individuals want money," said Kilpatrick. "They will say anything to get money."

Nevertheless, a jury found in favor of the officers and awarded a $9 million judgment against the Mayor and Detroit.

Lo and behold, now surfaces a series of incriminating text messages that seem to show convincingly that Kilpatrick lied under oath at the officer's trial when he claimed never to have engaged in an illicit affair with his aide.

In a probable attempt to influence the course of a possible perjury prosecution, Kilpatrick amazingly called the Wayne County prosecutor, a political opponent of his, to tell her he would remain neutral in the upcoming DA's election contest. To her credit, the DA has promised a thorough, detached investigation which will not be driven by media hype over the case.

Kilpatrick should resign, Spiro Agnew-style, in the hopes that it will earn him some credit when the perjury charge comes.

1 comment:

Patrick said...

You're forgetting what we learned back in 1998: it is perfectly fine for politicians to lie under oath as long as it's about sex. This is especially true if the economy is booming - which it's not in Detroit right now, so maybe he is in trouble...