Monday, March 24, 2008

Kilpatrick charged with perjury and more...

Kwame Kilpatrick

Mayor Kilpatrick and Christine Beatty have just been charged with 12 felony counts - perjury, obstruction of justice, misconduct in office...

From the Freep-

Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and former chief of staff Christine Beatty were charged today with multiple counts of perjury, obstruction of justice, misconduct in office and conspiracy because of their conduct in last year’s police whistle-blower trial, Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy announced.

Some of these counts are against Kilpatrick only, now we have a couple against Beatty only.

Watching it "live, on the newspaper" was interesting; both the Freep and the News players kept crashing on me - and now the Freep site itself is having server problems. Check those sites later for more details.

UPDATE: Both Detroit newspapers now have front-page editorials calling on Kilpatrick to resign. Detroit News here. The Freep calls on officials to remove him from office if he doesn't resign.