Kwame to resign!

Praise Jesus! Someone announced this yesterday at work; everyone was glad for the news. It finally feels like there may in fact be some silver lining to that Detroit cloud.

From an NPR News in Brief article:

Detroit Mayor Pleads Guilty To Obstruction; Will Resign

"Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick pleaded guilty Thursday to obstruction of justice charges, agreeing to resign from office in the nation's 11th largest city as part of a plea deal with prosecutors.

Kilpatrick, 38, will serve four months in jail in a case that stems from the firing of a deputy police chief. He and former top aide Christine Beatty were charged in March with perjury, misconduct and obstruction of justice. They're accused of lying under oath about an affair and their roles in the firing.

Kilpatrick must also pay $1 million in restitution and serve five years of probation.Beatty did not plead guilty and will appear in court on Sept. 11."

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Woot! I am soooo excited. It's about bloody time!
Loth said…
Hi! Just popping over to say thanks for commenting on my wee Scottish blog. Always nice to see new people. Off for a rummage in your archives now, if that isn't too forward!
Bigenarian, woot woot! I am thinking the same thing.

Loth, Hi. Welcome to my blog. Thanks for checking in, and yes, feel free to read away. I loved your straightforwardness...made me smile!

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