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Kwame Kilpatrick

Disgraced Detroit Mayor Says Michigan Lawmakers Have Long Known About Flint Water Crisis

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 01.25.2016 | Politics

In a letter reportedly written from federal prison, disgraced former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick claims Michigan officials have known about contami...

Former Detroit Mayor: Residents 'Are Going To Be Begging For A [White] Savior'

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 02.19.2015 | Black Voices

Detroiters "are going to begging for a [white] savior," disgraced former mayor Kwame Kilpatrick said in a moment of foreshadowing before he went to pr...

Jailed Ex-Mayor's Court Fees Cost Taxpayers BIG

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 02.12.2014 | Black Voices

Disgraced former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was found guilty of numerous counts of racketeering and extortion in his federal corruption case last ...

24 Embarrassing Mayors Who Prove We're Better Than Canada At This

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

In a comically Canadian exchange, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford admitted to reporters Tuesday that he'd smoked crack during one of his "drunken stupors." ...

Former Mayor Receives One Of The Toughest Sentences Of All Time

The Huffington Post | Ashley Woods | Posted 10.10.2013 | Black Voices

Kwame Kilpatrick was sentenced to 28 years in prison Thursday, seven months after he was convicted of public corruption in federal court. It marks ...

Prosecutors: Former Detroit Mayor Should Be Jailed For Decades

Posted 10.03.2013 | Black Voices

Federal prosecutors today asked that former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and his partner Bobby Ferguson be sentenced to 28 years in prison or more f...

Kwame Kilpatrick's Prison Doesn't Offer All The Comforts Of Home

Detroit News | Posted 08.25.2013 | Detroit

Detroit -- Disgraced former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick aired fresh complaints about life behind bars Monday, griping about a lack of ice and exercise equi...

Kwame Wants Out Of Prison.. Again

WXYZ-TV | Posted 06.04.2013 | Detroit

(WXYZ) - Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick says he is not a flight risk because of a knee injury that requires surgery, and wants out of prison, a...

Justice Scaled

Delphia Simmons | Posted 06.08.2013 | Detroit
Delphia Simmons

Recently I learned of something even more disturbing than our former mayor's pending indictment.

Kwame Kilpatrick, The Wire and Why Life Works Out Better Than It Does on TV (Let's Hope)

Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 05.19.2013 | Detroit
Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Kwame Kilpatrick's conviction might feel like the end of a chapter, but there's many more stories to follow. Despite Detroit's own precarious future, we see evidence every day that people, and cities, can change for the better.

Ferguson And Kilpatrick Lost Their Freedom

WXYZ | Posted 03.13.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT (WXYZ) - Kwame Kilpatrick and Bobby Ferguson have given up their freedom, but now the feds are looking for more. Now that the duo’s been ...

WATCH: Does Kilpatrick's Conviction Signal A Change In The City?

Posted 03.11.2013 | Detroit

It took a jury more than two weeks of deliberations to settle on judgments in the federal case charging former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick with run...

LOOK: Does Detroit Radio Station's Stunt Mocking Former Mayor Go Too Far?

Posted 03.12.2013 | Detroit

Many Detroiters reacted positively to news that former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was convicted of 24 charges related to corruption during his tenure at C...

Straight To Jail

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.11.2013 | Detroit

After jurors in a federal corruption trial found Kwame Kilpatrick guilty of a long list of charges, the former Detroit mayor and co-defendant Bobby Fe...


Posted 03.12.2013 | Detroit

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was found guilty of multiple counts of racketeering and extortion, a jury decided Monday. Kilpatrick was convict...

Verdict To Be Announced In Kwame KIlpatrick Case

WXYZ | Posted 05.11.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT (WXYZ) - 7 Action News has you covered with all the information you need to know as we await a verdict in the Kilpatrick corruption trial. ...

Jurors Have ALREADY Deliberated For 12 Days

WXYZ | Posted 05.07.2013 | Detroit

(WXYZ) - The jurors in the Kilpatrick corruption case ended their 12 th day of deliberations a little early Wednesday – but still there is no word o...

Imagine This: 'How Often Do You Lie? All Of The Time Or Some Of The Time?

Detroit News | Posted 04.02.2013 | Detroit

Detroit -- Former City Councilwoman Sharon McPhail, who once called Kwame Kilpatrick a thug and suggested he had someone rig her electric chair massag...

Ex-Mayor On Trial Could Return To Prison After Caught On Walmart Security Cam

Posted 01.09.2013 | Detroit

Kwame Kilpatrick has once again found himself in a sticky situation with the law after he was spotted on a security camera at Walmart. The former Detr...

FBI Agent Shows How To Stuff $90,000 In Pants For Kwame Trial

Detroit Free Press | Posted 03.07.2013 | Detroit

As if they weren't already engaged, jurors in Detroit's public corruption trial saw some eyebrow-raising testimony Friday that could have passed for a...

Kwame Kilpatrick Keeps Busy Outside The Courtroom

Deadline Detroit | Posted 03.02.2013 | Detroit

Kwame Kilpatrick, who resides in the Dallas area, is trying to enjoy the holiday break from his public corruption trial in downtown Detroit. On his...

Is State Giving Kwame Kilpatrick A Break On Parole Violations?

Posted 12.05.2012 | Detroit

He's spent the past months involved in a federal corruption trial, but Kwame Kilpatrick's reported probation violations run the risk of sending the fo...

Appeals Panel Reacts To Arguments In Murdered Stripper Suit Against Kwame Kilpatrick

The Detroit News | Mike Wilkinson | Posted 11.28.2012 | Detroit

Cincinnati — After seven years and thousands of pages of documents, the $150 million civil case brought by the family of a slain stripper against th...

Culture Change Needed in DPD Management

John K. Bennett | Posted 12.10.2012 | Detroit
John K. Bennett

The police department needs a strongly independent Internal Affairs Unit that can act immediately to address ethical as well as criminal issues, and the newly created position of Inspector General should bring transparency.

Sleepy Juror Dismissed From Kilpatrick Trial

CBS Detroit | Posted 12.02.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT (WWJ) - A juror has been dismissed from the public corruption trial against Kwame Kilpatrick for getting a little too much shut-eye. WWJ's...