While President Trump is passing out pardons like candy, one person not deserving of such an honor is ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick — so says a top federal prosecutor in southeast Michigan. “So far, Mr. Kilpatrick has shown absolutely no remorse for his crimes. He denies any responsibility for the 24 federal felony offenses of which he was convicted, […]

  Is there political power in a rap video? Days after former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick’s youngest son, Jonas Kilpatrick, produced an emotional music video, entitled “Too Much Time,” which calls for Kilpatrick’s discharge from prison, Kilpatrick was abruptly transferred to a low-security federal prison in New Jersey this week. Kilpatrick was transferred after more […]

The last time I spoke with former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was in 2010, following his 99-day jail sentence for perjury and several years before he was sentenced to 28 years in federal prison for crimes that included racketeering and mail fraud. “I understand what my position as mayor meant to our community, and I […]

Kwame Kilpatrick is asking a federal judge to expunge $1.5 million in restitution Kilpatrick has been ordered to pay the city of Detroit. This could be a fool’s errand. “There is NO LOSS TO THE CITY OF DETROIT IN THIS CASE WHATSOEVER!”  Kilpatrick wrote to U.S. District Judge Nancy Edmunds, according to The Detroit Free […]

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The former Mayor of Detroit Kwame Kilpatrick spoke out from prison on the Flint, Michigan water issue. He made his comments in a letter posted by local news station WKYZ.  The larger question is if there was actual knowledge this water was contaminated before distribution began as his letter seems to insinuate, who will black America demand […]

Though ex-Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has been sentenced to 20 years in the slammer for extortion, bribery, conspiracy and other crimes during his years in…

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WXYZ reports Kwame Kilpatrick‘s father Bernard Kilpatrick has begun his 15-month sentence at a federal prison in Texas. Bernard is serving his sentence at a minimum security correctional facility in Texas located 15 miles away from his family. U.S. District Judge Nancy Edmunds ordered the 72-year-old to 15-months back in October 2013 for cheating on […]

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Federal prosecutors want former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to pay about $4.5 million for the rampant corruption that took place under his watch, reports the Associated Press. Kilpatrick began a 28-year prison sentence in October for rigging contracts, taking bribes and putting his own price on public business. Prosecutors on Thursday filed their recommendation for […]

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DETROIT (AP) The father of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has been sentenced to 15 months in federal prison for a tax crime. The sentence ordered Thursday was at the bottom of the guidelines. Prosecutors had initially sought a longer punishment, but that was before Judge Nancy Edmunds calculated the guidelines. Bernard Kilpatrick wanted probation […]

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DETROIT (AP) — A contractor convicted of tag-teaming with a Detroit mayor to commit corruption worth millions was sentenced Friday to 21 years in federal prison. Bobby Ferguson’s punishment was more than double what his attorneys had sought. It came a day after former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was sentenced to 28 years in prison, one […]

Roland Martin talks with the Detroit Free Press’ Rochelle Riley about the Kwame Kilpatrick sentencing.

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Tom and the crew open the show talking about the Kwame Kilpatrick sentencing.