It’s Not Just About An Affair
News reports concerning perjury allegations against Mayor Kwame “Hip Hop” Kilpatrick and his Chief of Staff Christine Beatty have centered on their affair.
An affair, in and of itself, is not reason enough to remove an elected official from office. Bill Clinton proved that with Monica and many other nameless women in Washington D.C. and Little Rock.
What is reason enough to remove an elected official from office, and what Hip Hop should be prosecuted and convicted for, is lying under oath when asked about his role in the firing of two police officers who were investigating his public malfeasance vis-a-vis his misuse of his “security detail.”
Let’s not lose sight of that FACT.
When Gary Brown and Harold Nelthorpe chose to do their jobs and continue an investigation into misconduct on the part of Hip Hop’s security detail, the Mayor retaliated by firing them and then lied about it under oath.
Text messages sent between Kilpatrick and Beatty prove this fact.
Don’t be mislead by the accusation, which will soon come from Hip Hop’s camp, that this is nothing more than an investigation into the sex life of a young black man.
The cost to Detroit, in dollars and reputation, has already been a great deal more than a few City sponsored nights at motels across the country.
It’s a matter of Public Corruption, It’s a matter of Public Trust.
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