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Monday, March 17, 2008

Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick Under Fire - Time For Mayor To Move On

AAPP says: With a new probe of stripper party at Detroit mayor's mansion and reports that the Detroit mayor's wife hit dancer is enough for the people of Detriot to say, Good Bye Mr. Mayor.

It looks like Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick days are numbered as mayor of Detroit. A retired Detroit Police Department clerk said an exotic dancer whose murder remains unsolved filed a police report in 2002, wanting to press charges against Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's wife for allegedly beating the stripper during a party at the Manoogian Mansion.

Tamara Greene

Mike Wilkinson of the The Detroit News reports The claim, made Monday in a federal court filing, alleges that Tamara Greene was sent to the hospital after Carlita Kilpatrick walked in, saw Greene touching the mayor and then beat Greene "with a wooden object."

As reported by Darryl Fears of the Washington Post, Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has lost credibility. The calls for Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's resignation are growing louder as some of Michigan's most powerful public officials described the mayor's use of the N-word during his recent State of the City speech as a new low.

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In the Tuesday speech, Kilpatrick (D) said he is being called the racial pejorative more than ever since recently disclosed text messages indicated an affair between the mayor and his former chief of staff, Christine Beatty, as well as possible financial wrongdoing involving tens of millions of dollars. Kilpatrick also ripped City Council President Ken Cockrel Jr., who joined several council members in defying tradition by refusing to join the mayor onstage.

Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's use of the N-Word in a recent speech adds to his political headaches.
Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick
(By Carlos Osorio -- Associated Press)

Kilpatrick, who is African American, defended his use of the word through his media relations staff, saying he wanted people to know the harshness of the letters, including "death threats," he has received.

But in a meeting on the morning after the speech, Detroit industrialist Dave Bing and two of Kilpatrick's most powerful business allies told him that his words had hurt Detroit and that he was losing credibility. Read More HERE

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