SEARCH BLOG: DETROIT and KWAME KILPATRICK
For years it has been apparent that Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick had less than stellar character. He is persuasive, however. He can sweet-talk his way into getting his way with certain members of the City Council.
Apparently, Kilpatrick isn't the only one capable of sweet-talking his way to the hearts of the City Council [from the Detroit Free Press]:
FBI targets 4 on councilRecently, I asked the question: Is Detroit Dying? Apparently government officials are going to make sure they get theirs before it happens. These are "leaders" who are elected and re-elected by the residents of Detroit.
Several people caught on tape accepting cash
I guess the prevailing attitude must be, "They might be crooks, but they're our crooks."Also, the in-crisis Detroit Public Schools system is attempting to get back $46 million in "risk-management" fees that were paid out under questionable circumstances.
In an unrelated governmental issue, a 57-year old woman who has adopted 12 foster children and provided them with excellent care had a young, blind girl taken away by the Michigan Department of Human Services because one of her sons had a dog [since gotten rid of] that had some tickets [since paid] for running without a leash.
She appealed to the Michigan Supreme Court's Foster Care Review Board. The board reviewed the case May 23 and said it "strongly believes" it would be in Sparkles' best interest to remain with Stewart.Nevertheless, the DHS rejected that recommendation.
Isn't it wonderful how government protects us all from everything... except government?..