A federal judge denied Ex-Detroit Democratic Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick’s request to leave prison while he awaits sentencing to receive treatment for a “serious knee injury,” according to CBS Detroit.
A true account of Charlie LeDuff’s past few years as a reporter in Detroit, his book on the Motor City is less a memoir than a reckoning. From the the opening scene, where LeDuff discovers a frozen body in an abandoned elevator shaft, to the epilogue, where he visits the empty lot his sister died in, it’s one reporter’s unflinching look at a city bleeding to death.
A jury convicted former Detroit Democratic Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick on Monday of 24 charges, including racketeering, extortion, attempted extortion, bribery, mail fraud, wire fraud, and filing false tax returns, according to the Huffington Post.
Federal authorities may have soured on Detroit’s $137 million train system, given the state’s financial woes and fears of bankruptcy.
A growing controversy over an appearance by Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D., Fla.) at a liberal Miami synagogue has fractured South Florida’s large Jewish community and spawned concern that multiple area synagogues are jeopardizing their non-profit status by engaging in blatant pro-Obama advocacy.
The former Detroit mayor, who has spent 15 months in prison on two separate stints for perjury, assaulting a police officer, and probation violation, now faces more than 30 corruption charges connected to his stint as mayor.
Don’t tell the first lady, but President Obama will hold a $1 million pizza party in Detroit on April 18, courtesy of Denise Ilitch, daughter of Little Caesars’ founders Mike and Marian Ilitch.
The Tigers and Lions may be serious playoff contenders and Eminem may still be making hit records, but the city of Detroit is still on the brink of disaster.