March 11, 2013, - 10:31 am
**** UPDATE: Kwame Kilpatrick GUILTY! of Several Counts of Extortion; Kwame Kilpatrick Guilty on 24 Counts, his friend Bobby Ferguson Guilty on 9 Counts; father Bernard Kilpatrick Guilty on 1 Count ****
This morning, the federal jury which heard the five-months-long corruption trial against deposed corruptocrat Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick announced that it has reached a verdict. After three weeks of deliberations on 45 counts (including racketeering/RICO charges) against Kilpatrick, his father Bernard Kilpatrick, and his BFF Bobby Ferguson, the jury’s verdict will be announced at 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time, just minutes from now as I write this. Details on some of Nation of Islam acolyte Kilpatrick’s past conduct here, here, here, here, and here.
PIMP DADDY MAYOR GUILTY . . .
Nation of Islam’s Rasul Muhammad, Son of Elijah Muhammad Flanks Kilpatricks @ Previous Sentencing (for Lying Under Oath)
What will the jury’s verdict be? I believe that all three defendants will be found guilty of at least one count each and probably a few more. Even if they are found guilty of just one count it will be considered a victory, since many of the counts carry 20 years in prison. I know a few of the FBI agents who conducted the investigation and they are good guys who did a thorough job. They started this investigation ten years ago, so this is a decade in the making. On the other hand, the prosecutors took five months to present their case, which is too long, and sometimes causes jurors’ eyes to glaze over, and they get fatigue even from the most serious, shocking facts of the case. Still, I think some guilty verdicts are imminent.
However, a good friend of mine has a different view. The fear is that a single Black juror would prevent any guilty verdicts, as has happened in similar recent federal trials in Detroit, including a trial of Ferguson. I read him descriptions of the White and Black jurors as they appeared in a major Detroit paper. The White jurors all answered questions saying they follow the news closely (including FOX News) and claimed not to know a thing about Kilpatrick or why he was on trial, other than that he was once Mayor. Huh? These people clearly lied to get on the jury. On the other hand, the Black jurors all said they knew all about Kilpatrick’s conduct and thought he disappointed the public. And, yet, the defense attorneys–who clamored for more Blacks on the jury (there are four Blacks and one Hispanic on the jury)–allowed these Blacks on the jury. They must have thought the Black jurors were lying, too, just like the White ones. This is what my friend thinks, saying that both White and Black jurors lied to get on the jury to fit their real agendas with Kwame Kilpatrick.
We’ll see if he’s right in a few minutes.
What do you think? Will Kwame Kilpatrick be found guilty?
**** UPDATE: Looks like my friend’s theory was wrong, and I was right. Kwame Kilpatrick, Pimp Daddy Mayor, has been found guilty of several counts of extortion. The judge in this case, Nancy Edmunds, is extremely liberal (and goes easy on Islamic terrorists), but when the spotlight is upon her, as in this case and as was the case in the Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab sentencing, then she throws the book at the guilty. Kilpatrick will do a long time in prison.
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