A, um, contentious hearing last week by the Detroit City Council on the Kilpatrick fiasco. Yesterday, Kwame Kilpatrick went to the Detroit City Council to present his proposed city budget. But when he showed up, they refused to let him into their chambers. (Or in Kwame’s more familiar texting parlance, GTFOHWTBS.) Like a certain junior Read More

Kwame Kilpatrick and Christine Beatty are supposed to be arraigned today on perjury charges. Yesterday, Kilpatrick said again that he wasn’t goin’ nowhere. Depending on your perspective, dude is either standing strong or the perfect picture of obdurance. We’re trying to find a poll to see how much public support Kilpatrick has; Detroiters might have Read More

To be fair, no one deserves to be the target of death threats. (Well, you know…exceptions can be made.) But you gotta wonder: what would it take for Kwame Kilpatrick’s supporters to turn against him? Not sacking a high-ranking police official he wanted to keep quiet. Not the allocation of public funds for personal use. Read More

Christine Beatty stepped down yesterday. No surprise there. “I painfully regret the devastation that the recent reports have caused to the citizens of Detroit, to my coworkers, to the mayor’s family and to my family and friends,” she said in a statement (you can read it in full here.) Kwame Kilpatrick, for his part, seems Read More

Kwame Kilpatrick, Detroit’s hulking, scandal-prone mayor, testified under oath in a police whistle-blower trial that he and his chief of staff, Christine Beatty, did not force out the city’s deputy police chief. The deputy police chief and another officer were suing because they allege they were fired for conducting an investigation of members of Kilpatrick’s Read More