SEARCH BLOG: KYM WORTHY
Kym Worthy has made a national splash with her charges against Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick... and this is bound to help her in this year's re-election effort.
Ms. Worthy has been involved in some other notable efforts involving public servants in the City of Detroit.
- This video of police officer Larry Nevers [TV Channel 4] tells a story from his viewpoint of Worthy's prosecution of him. He was convicted of the second-degree murder of Malice Green, a cocaine addict, and received a 15-year sentence.
- This video of Kym Worthy [may be slow loading] announcing that it was disappointing to bring charges against State Trooper Jay Morningstar, who was later found innocent of the charges, to the stated disappointment of Kym Worthy.
- This story about how Kym Worthy would not charge two officers in the beating death of a Detroit man.
There is a reasonably strong argument that county prosecutors should be allowed to run for their offices, but should be barred from other offices such as mayor or governor. After all, a county prosecutor is much more of a politically focused position than a mayor or governor. We wouldn't want to politicize the offices of mayor or governor with people who primarily are interested in publicity and only incidentally [or accidentally?] in good government, would we?
There is often a fine line between aggressive prosecution and persecution. After all, the job of a prosecutor is to prosecute... when there is reasonable evidence of guilt.
Kym Worthy does not appear to have crossed that line with regard to Mayor Kilpatrick...