Friday, January 21, 2005

Trouble in Kwame-Town

Hizzoner da' Mayor of Detroit, Kwame Kilpatrick is in a bit of trouble again.

This time it's caused by a questionable lease of a Lincoln Navigator and his bodyguard's caught-on-TV roughing up of a reporter asking about the Lincoln as reported in The Detroit News' article Mayor's guard faces review after clash.

Last year the mayor's wife had a City-leased Lincoln Navigator issued to her. This year the plates assigned to her showed up on a brand new Lincoln Navigator, for which the administration paid 24,995 to lease - $5 below the amount that requires reporting to the City Council.

Stories about the new Navigator have varied from it being the Police Chief's car to being an undercover vehicle.

While the local media may let a fair bit of the accusations levied against the Mayor in the past slide off the radar, the roughing up of one of their own likely isn't to fall of the press' radar screen anytime soon.

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