Hip Hop Indicted
Pride. Gratitude. Integrity. Doing the right thing. None of these are terms you normally find associated with Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy. Ms. Worthy’s concept of criminal behavior has, to this point, been confined to sensationalizing the actions of white police officers to the point of being able to charge them with criminal conduct.
Today, however, Ms. Worthy showed she has apparently spent the last month and a half becoming acquainted with not only the law, but also with a dictionary.
Kym Worthy handed down a 12 count indictment charging Detroit Mayor Kwame “Hip Hop” Kilpatrick and his former Paramour/Chief of Staff Christine Beatty, with perjury, obstruction of justice, and willful misconduct. Worthy further showed that she actually “gets” this case. She made it clear that it is not about sex, but about lying under oath. Not about sex, but about destroying the reputations of police officers who were only doing their jobs to the best of their abilities. Not about sex, but about wasting taxpayer dollars to defend a lie. Not about sex, but about public corruption.
If convicted on all counts, Hip Hop could face nearly eighty years in jail. Sadly, in Michigan the sentences would have to run concurrently meaning the worst that could happen is Hip Hop spends a few years playing right field on the prison softball team.
Ms. Worthy’s actions today went a long way in changing my opinion of her. She seems to have had an attack of conscience and realized that a crime is a crime regardless of the color of the criminal.
You can watch Ms. Worthy’s press conference here:
The only hurdle standing in the way of Ms. Worthy’s successful prosecution of Hip Hop and Beatty will be seating a coherent jury from the waterheaded, crack addicted populace of the City of Detroit. For Hip Hop to be tried by a jury of his peers, Jackson Prison would have to give furloughs to it’s resident population of Crips, Bloods, Chambers Brothers, and Black Mafia Family members.
So, thank you Kym Worthy, for having the integrity to do the right thing and best of luck to you when it comes to prosecuting Detroit’s Hip Hop Mayor.
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