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[*] posted on 7.4.2011 at 07:13 AM

This is obscene. But.......only in amerikkka do the twisted prosper.


• Sun, Jul 03, 2011

By Zenobia Jeffries
The Michigan Citizen

Editor’s note: The Michigan Citizen is the first media outlet to receive a copy of Kwame Kilpatrick’s forthcoming book, “Surrendered,” set for release in July.

DETROIT — Until the lion tells his story, the tale of the hunt will always glorify the hunter.

This African proverb has been a running theme for African Americans since their existence in the New World. It’s no different today, especially for former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick....

...'least, that's what his mouth say....
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[*] posted on 7.16.2015 at 04:00 PM
President Obama visits same Oklahoma prison housing Kwame Kilpatrick, speaks on prison reform

Posted: 2:09 PM, Jul 16, 2015

He visited the El Reno Federal Correctional Institution Thursday, where former mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is being housed. President Obama is the first president to visit a federal prison. The president says the justice system needs to identify which criminals are actually violent and those who made mistakes.

The president's Thursday visit to the federal correctional institution in El Reno, Oklahoma comes days after he pardoned 46 prisoners who faced long sentences for drug crimes. Earlier this year, Kilpatrick's family said they would seek a presidential pardon for the disgraced former mayor.

During appearances this week and last, Obama has spoken about the need to reform the nation's criminal justice system.

In October of 2013, Kwame Kilpatrick was sentenced to 28 years in federal prison for his convictions on racketeering, bribery, extortion, mail and wire fraud, and tax crimes.

The federal Bureau of Prisons shows Kilpatrick's release date as August 1, 2037. That calculates to about 24 years, because BOP officials say it is standard practice to include a prisoner's time served along with his projected credit for Good Conduct Time (GCT). If Kilpatrick doesn't maintain "clear conduct," his release date would become March 10, 2041.

Both Obama and Kilpatrick were rising stars of the Democratic party when they first met in Boston back in 2004.

"Obama made his audition, his political audition, in front of a national stage in Boston. At the same time, Kwame Kilpatrick was there as well. He also made a national audition, a national presentation, and it was a powerful speech he gave," recalls Detroit News columnist Bankole Thompson. The two would meet again four years later. By this time, the so-called hip hop mayor and the senator from Illinois are on very different personal and political paths. Obama is on the verge of making history. Kilpatrick, on the verge of losing it all.

"If Shakespeare were alive, Kwame Kilpatrick's story would be an important classic case in political literature because four years later Barack Obama went to the white house and Kwame Kilpatrick went to prison," says Thompson. Shakespearean fate, so detrimental to one and so fortunate to the other, will bring about another twist as President Obama visits the Oklahoma prison that houses Kilpatrick. The president is there to talk about prison reform. Convicted of corruption, Kilpatrick is there for 28 years--- unless he gets the presidential pardon he seeks.

7 Action News Reporter Curtis Jackson poses the question, "Do you think that he should be pardoned?"

Thompson replies, "Do I think he should be pardoned? (He pauses) I think it is difficult to make the case for pardon."

A decade after Boston, it is now the president and the prisoner. How quickly things---- change.

"History tends to give us very strange circumstances and this is one of those moments," says Thompson.

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the blue pill (illusion), or the red pill (reality)
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