Saturday, September 20, 2008

Detroit Has New Mayor

Hopefully this will put Detroit back on track. In a city riddled with crime and crooked politicians the people need a break. Kenneth V. Cockrel Jr., a former City Council president, was sworn in as Detroit’s 61st mayor Friday, a job thrust upon him after Kwame M. Kilpatrick resigned after pleading guilty to obstruction of justice. After eight months of defiantly insisting he would be vindicated, Mr. Kilpatrick quit amid evidence that he had spent about $10 million in city funds largely to hide an extramarital affair with his chief of staff, who quickly resigned when text messages from her pager became known.


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