Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is sent to jail

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    A Michigan judge sent Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to jail today, after learning that the controversial official violated the conditions of his bond in a perjury case by going to Canada for a business meeting without clearing the trip with the court beforehand.

    Kilpatrick apologized this morning to 36th District Court Judge Ronald Giles for the unauthorized trip he made to nearby Windsor, Canada, and pointed out that he "ran in, made a presentation . . . and I ran back."

    Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick ordered jailed - Los Angeles Times
     
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    It is past time people be made to pay for flaunting the law.
     
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    Looks like Obama may lose a super delegate.
     
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    This is certainly an unusual turn of events for a black politician. Maybe there's a racist conspiracy against him? My, my.
     
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    Kwame Is nothing but a gangster wanna be asshole. The result of Blacks electing a black man just because he is black!
     
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    careful.. you are going to make Charles Bass cry.
     
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    Judge: Enough evidence to try Detroit mayor
    DETROIT - A judge ruled Friday that there's enough evidence for Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to stand trial on two felony assault charges stemming from a confrontation with two investigators.

    Detroit mayor to be tried for assault - Crime & courts - MSNBC.com



    The investigators testified that an angry Kilpatrick shoved one of them into the other and made racial remarks while they were trying to deliver a subpoena in the mayor's perjury case to a Kilpatrick friend last month.

    The judge said there was no question the mayor was aware that Wayne County sheriff's Detective Brian White and county prosecutor's investigator JoAnn Kinney were there to perform official business.

    White says the mayor shoved him into Kinney when he was trying to deliver the subpoena.

    "It's clear Kilpatrick knew who Detective White was. He had previous contact with him through his other case," Giles said in his ruling. "He specifically called him by name in this case."

    Kilpatrick and his former top aide, Christine Beatty, were charged in March with conspiracy, perjury, obstruction of justice and misconduct in office, mostly tied to their testimony in a civil trial.
     

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