Today at 11:00 A.M., Kym Worthy released her decision on whether or not to file charges, and boy was it a big decision. She filed 12 counts of criminal activity against Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick (Democrat), as well as some against former Chief of Staff Christine Beatty. Here’s what the Detroit Free Press said about her decision (I’m not sure if it was a press conference or what, I would’ve watched it live, but I was in class):
“Kilpatrick is charged with eight felonies and Beatty with seven. They are: perjury, conspiracy to obstruct justice, obstruction of justice and misconduct in office. Worthy said the perjury charges accuse the two of lying during a whistle-blower lawsuit about the firing of Deputy Police Chief Gary Brown and about their romantic relationship.”
Here’s some of what Worthy said: This case was about as far from being a private matter as one can get. Honesty and integrity in the justice system is everything. That is what this case is about. Just when did honesty and integrity, truth and honor become traits to be mocked, downplayed, ignored, laughed at or excuses made for them? When did telling the truth become a supporting player to everything else? … Our investigation has led to other potential defendants, so we will continue our investigation into their activities. Let me be very, very clear: this was not an investigation focused on lying about sex. Witnesses must give truthful testimony and we have to demand that they do. That is why they take an oath. … Some have suggested that the issues in this case are personal or private. The justice system has been severely mocked and the public trust trampled on. … This case is about as far from being a private matter as one can get.”
Worthy also said that she expects Kilpatrick and Beatty to turn themselves in by 7:00 A.M. tomorrow.
The perjury charge alone could carry up to 15 years in prison as well as disbarment and removal from office.
If Detroit wants to prove that it is going to get out of this pattern of corruption, they MUST convict Beatty and Kilpatrick of the crimes that they are OBVIOUSLY guilty of.
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