Friday, January 25, 2008

Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is a Dumbass... And Going To Jail

Yeah, I know I promised to be a kinder, gentler, less critical blogger yesterday. Uhmm, let's wait till Monday to try that one out. Besides, when you see such BS as this from the Motor City (courtesy of WAOD), you gotta call a spade a spade.

Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and his chief of staff lied about their relationship last summer at a police whistle-blower trial that has cost the cash-strapped city more than $9 million, according to records obtained by the Free Press. The false testimony potentially exposes them to felony perjury charges, legal experts say.

Kilpatrick and chief of staff Christine Beatty denied during testimony in August that they had a sexual relationship. But the records, a series of text messages, show them engaged in romantic banter as well as planning and recounting sexual liaisons.

The messages are also at odds with the pair's trial testimony that they did not fire Deputy Police Chief Gary Brown in 2003, an ouster that led him to sue. The text messages show Beatty recalling the "decision that we made to fire Gary Brown."

The newspaper examined nearly 14,000 text messages on Beatty's city-issued pager. The text messages cover a range of issues, from the daily minutiae of city business to political gossip to the latest doings on "American Idol." Kilpatrick and Beatty, both 37, exchanged personal messages almost daily, including romantic notes.

"I'm madly in love with you," Kilpatrick wrote on Oct. 3, 2002.

"I hope you feel that way for a long time," Beatty answered. "In case you haven't noticed, I am madly in love with you, too!"

Other texts contain sexual content, like this exchange on April 8, 2003:

Beatty: "And, did you miss me, sexually?"

Kilpatrick: "Hell yeah! You couldn't tell. I want some more. "
Yeah, I know I'm not supposed to "tear down" "successful black people" but man, do you really expect me to pass this one up?

All they had to do was admit they were having an affair. Yes, both Kilpatrick and Beatty's marriages would have suffered, but both would have likely kept their jobs until the next election (at worst) and they would have saved the fine people of DayTwa $9M in the process.

Keep it in your pants, folks.

Kilpatrick, as I told you right here, presumably dodged a bullet a few months ago, but his dirt has finally caught up with him, and this time it's probably going to cost him his freedom. Considering the fact that homeboy was hailed at "The Hip Hop Mayor" when he was elected several years ago at the age of 30, and is the son of a Congresswoman, this descent might just go down in the all-time annals of Sugar to Sh*t. Then again, Marion Barry got re-elected, so what do I know?

[Question: ....doggonit, I don't even have a question for this Negro Nonsense.]

If you're being lazy and wanna see a YouTube news story instead of reading the Free Press article, here ya' go. Lots of pictures, and moving pictures.

Mayor Kilpatrick, chief of staff lied under oath, text messages show [Detroit Free Press]

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