Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick Shoves a Cop Off a Porch, Faces Assault Charges

Well, the Kwame Kilpatrick scandal continues.  Early last week, sheriff’s deputy Brian White was serving a subpoena to Bobby Ferguson, a friend of Kilpatrick’s.  Kilpatrick threw White into his partner, Joann Kinney, and made a comment shaming her (a black woman) for working with a white man.

Personally, I am appalled that he wasn’t arrested.  If he weren’t a corrupt mayor with a corrupt mother as a Congresswoman, he’d be in JAIL right now.  Although, Wayne County Assistant Prosecutor Robert Moran did not request that Kilpatrick be taken into custody for the assault.

Instead, 36th District Court Judge Ronald Giles changed Kilpatrick’s $75,000 bond from a personal bond in the perjury case (which he was not required to pay – I don’t know why) to requiring him to post $7,500 cash to stay out of jail.  He also revoked Kilpatrick’s privileges to travel without a court hearing, except for already-scheduled travels.  He also ordered periodic and random drug test on Kilpatrick.

Judge Giles said, it doesn’t “matter whether investigator White was pushed or thrown … the fact that defendant Kilpatrick decided to inject himself into this situation where the officers were attempting to lawfully serve a subpoena … defendant Kilpatrick had no right … to come into contact with investigator White or say anything to investigator White. … I  see the behavior as totally irrational.  I don’t know what was going on in defendant Kilpatrick’s life that he exploded, for want of a better term.  This is ridiculous. … I have locked up defendants for approaching or saying things to witnesses for a lot less, let alone touching them. I’m at a loss to defendant Kilpatrick’s behavior here. It’s irrational.”

He made a statement directly to Kilpatrick in the court, saying, “You’re a licensed attorney.  You’re a public official.  Everything you do, every step you take, every word you say is somewhere recorded for everyone to hear.  You need to keep that in mind.”

Robert Moran told reporters, “This underscores a problem that perhaps he’s not taking this as seriously as he should … you can’t bully police officers.”

Here’s what White testified to the court:

He was on his way to serve a subpoena to city employee Brenda Braceful when he saw a Ferguson Enterprises truck in the neighborhood and stopped because he had a subpoena for Ferguson.  He checked the address, and the house was Ayanna Kilpatrick’s, the mayor’s sister.

He approached the mayor’s bodyguard standing outside.  “I identified myself immediately as a police officer, I raised my ID and said I needed to speak to Bobby Ferguson.  He made a sweeping motion with his right arm to the house … he accompanied us to the front door.”

After meeting someone who called himself Derrick Ferguson, White heard shouting from inside.

“‘Don’t tell those f******* anything … Get the f*** out of here.’  At that point Kilpatrickcomes storming out through the door, grabbed me with both of my hands behind me and throws me into investigator Kinney.”

White testified that Kilpatrick then said: “Get the f*** out of here.  Leave my f****** family alone.  Get off my f****** porch.”

White testified Kilpatrick continued accusing him of harassing his family.

Kinney later testified: “It happened so fast … I was like, I couldn’t believe this was happening.”

Kinney said the Mayor told her: “You, a black woman being with a man with the last name White, you should be ashamed of yourself.  Why are you a part of this?”

Now, the issue is a State Police issue, since the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office handed it over to the state to investigate, so that there would be no appearance of a conflict of interest.  Attorney General Mike Cox was happy to take the case, and he has previously expressed his opinion that Kilpatrick should resign.

I trust that Cox will do a good job, and hopefully we can get Kilpatrick out of office and into a prison cell!

Done Ranting,

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6 Responses to “Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick Shoves a Cop Off a Porch, Faces Assault Charges”

  1. Nancy Says:

    “I trust that Cox will do a good job, and hopefully we can get Kilpatrick out of office and into a prison cell!”

    Amen ! the man thinks he is above the law (hmmmm so did O.J.) and disgraces this state! I wish Jennifer would step in – but she is a coward too!

    Do you know why Sponge Bob was afraid to go to Detroit?

    Because Kwame killed “Patrick”!

  2. inkslwc Says:

    I’ve been trying to make Kilpatrick’s name into a joke for the longest time, but haven’t been able to get a good one, so congrats (unfortunately I can’t stand Sponge Bob, so I refuse to personally use your joke, but still – nice one!)

    Absolutely! Both Kwame, his Mommy (Carolyn Cheeks), and even his father all act above the law. I’d love to see his mother get ousted, but the fact that she has 2 opponents instead of 1 means that she’ll be able to win the primary.

    Jennifer won’t step in because that’d anger the African Americans because a white woman would be telling a black man what to do (I forget which councilwoman made a statement along those lines, that we don’t want Granholm to tell Kwame what to do), and then she’d lose part of her base.

  3. joseph1imp Says:

    As a Metro-Detroiter I am appalled and embarrassed by these incidents and the lack of response from our local gov. Why isn’t Kilpatrick in jail?! If I or some other average citezen had assauted a police officer you can bet we’d be incarcerated with a good beating to boot. Are our polititions suddenly above the Law??!!??

  4. joseph1imp Says:

    Corection: Citizen

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