Thursday, October 10, 2013
One reason that Detroit is such a mess: lousy black leaders
Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has been sentenced to 28 years in prison for a slew of corruption charges stemming from his tenure from 2002 into 2008. The 43-year-old black politician appeared stunned at the severity of the sentence, but the judge said that it was necessary to send a message about politicians getting rich on the public dime. "A man with the charisma and ability of Mr. Kilpatrick chose to use his talents on personal aggrandizement and enrichment when he had the potential to do so much for the city," declared Judge Nancy Edmunds. Kilpatrick has a long history of trouble, including a sexting scandal that led to his resignation from office.