The KWAME Sutra – Secret Documents Released

More “super secret” text messages have been released per Circuit Court ruling this week. But what really makes the situation more comical is the chain of events leading up to the ruling. First, Mayor Kilpatrick’s (very expensive, NON Detroit, NON African American) defense team attempted denying the messages existed, then when that didn’t work, they denied they belonged to Kwame Kilpatrick but at the same time orchestrated the argument that they shouldn’t be released on public record (even though they ARE public record paid for by the public). Kudos to the Honorable Robert Columbo presiding for employing basic common sense. The Judge simply asked the obvious, which is, if these are NOT the Mayor’s communications, then why object to their release after all, you claim they are not his in the first place right? The judgment: Sorry Kwame, public official correspondance really IS public record. Exactly.   So here’s the video: Wayne Circuit Rules Official Records PUBLIC – Documents Released 

And the “Kwame Sutra” is here. Truly, this sort of communication wholly inappropriate and out of order. What a shameful embarassment for Detroiters who are and will continue paying the price for this Mayor’s misbehaviors, which included his cell phone bill. Not the kind of activity people should be paying for with their tax dollars.

 Article recapping these explicit messages here. Kwame Kilpatrick is aware he can no longer sham the world but he will still keep trying! After these messages were released Tuesday, he went on all the local news channels saying they are “just a hoax, they not mine”. Can you believe it?! Hilarious.

Perhaps equally egregious however, is the fact that Kwame Kilpatrick has also scammed the people yet AGAIN by making taxpayers pay for his legel defense. Attorney James Burdick who represents Kwame Kilpatrick in the text message scandal was awarded a $24,500.00 contract – just $500.00 below the amount requiring City Council approve it. Since it was below the limit, the law department headed by Kwame’s cousin John Johnson pushed it on through. Say buh-bye to another 25K of your hard earned tax dollars Detroiters!

Detroit City Council’s Reaction – Video.

Federal Court Tells City of Detroit: TURN OVER DOCUMENTS

In federal court today Judge Gerald E. Rosen was surprised to discover that unlike the proper protocol of municipal corporations, City of Detroit decided to shred official documents that should be retained. This appears a rather suspicious act on behalf of Kilpatrick’s administration,. and doesn’t help defend him in either the lawsuit regarding slain dancer Tamara Greene, nor  the suit regarding his other text message scandals with Christine Beatty and investigations into misappropriation of millions of taxpayer dollars.

“I find it frustrating and surprising that a municipal government would not keep these kinds of records for some period of time,” U.S. District Judge Gerald E. Rosen said. “There are all sorts of reasons why these records should have been kept.” Greene, who was shot to death in Detroit on April 30, 2003, was linked to a long rumored but never substantiated party at the mayor’s Manoogian Mansion in the fall of 2002. – Detroit News

Right on Judge Rosen! Not the least of good reasons would be: Mayor Kilpatrick’s very own policy that internal communications are PUBLIC record and subject to inspection by the PUBLIC.

How curious to find that somehow, Detroit City’s communications are now magically missing and thus exempt from inspection? Well, the Judge wasn’t buying any of that argument. In response to the City’s attempt to waylay investigations saying “they can’t come up with documents because they shredded them”, the court says, “We’re going to get to the bottom of this”. (GOOD!) Further, while city attorney’s were attempting to halt proceeding of the Tamara Greene murder case due to the Mayor’s 8.4 million dollar text message scandal, federal court also denied this as well and their “gag order” request. People everywhere are happy to find SOMEONE is taking interest in the corrupt leadership that has continued to occurr in Detroit  which has risen to the level of making a significant negative impact upon the entire State of Michigan no less.

VIDEO HERE: City Told By Judge: Delays and Gag Order DENIED and Turn Over Files!

FULL ARTICLE HERE: Judge says, “We’ll get to the bottom of this!”

Kwame Kilpatrick’s Collage of Accomplishments and Revenue Agenda of Fining Senior Citizens!

Unbelievably, despite worldwide knowledge of the abysmal state of Detroit city on every possible level, not the least of which is: hundreds of neighborhoods laden with abandoned, unkempt, crime ridden activity; Detroit City under Mayor Kilpatrick’s leadership has decided to now focus on fining elderly residents who failed to remove their trash can from the sidewalk on a holiday — after residents were informed the trash would be delayed for pickup; a common occurrence in every city during state holidays. Yes everyone, a SINGLE SOLITARY trash can on the driveway of a perfectly well kept home, one of the FEW remaining in Detroit  is singled out despite the mass trash heap that the city itself has become. Let’s compare the logic with the reality of Kwame’s success in managing the city of Detroit in this collage: 

Kilpatrick's Accomplishments

“An 80 year old elderly resident was fined $100.00 plus a $10.00 ‘justice assessment fee’ plus a $20.00 ‘administrative fee’ AND ordered to appear before the city’s Department of Administrative Hearings, presumably to explain their “menace”….” – Detroit Free Press 4/13/08

A local resident comments, “You have got to be kidding me. The City of Detroit is hassling senior citizens about a garbage can yet the majority of the city is a trash laden dump? Unbelievable.” And it IS unbelievable. Yet the serious lack of quality leadership in Detroit is SADLY no surprise. Also today, an observant journalist in Flint recalled the opportunity the city had to improve some of the situation particularly regarding the HORRENDOUS school systems in the city. The Detroit Schools are notorious for being victimized by crime, not having basic necessities like toilet paper, and notorious for theft, drugs, violence, gun use as daily occurrences. Detroit city schools are the absolute WORST in the entire nation. But this is not a priority or concern for Kilpatrick after all, his kids DON’T GO to Detroit city schools! After all his playing the “race card” and pontificating his “deep love of Detroit and whitey is the bad guy”, it is particularly amusing that:

  1. His kids don’t go to any city school but to chartered schools with “white kids”.
  2. His super high powered attorney’s are all “white”, and NONE of them are from Detroit either!
  3. When presented with the opportunity to improve the schools via a generous gift funded by a common citizen who was willing to donate 200million dollars, Kwame squashed the idea and held rallies to encourage people NOT to improve education but instead be “anti-white”. Along with  the other city clowncil idiot Sharon McPhail at the time (surprised?) whom further insulted the idea by publicly humiliating the donors INCLUDING African Americans by presenting them with the “Sambo Sell-out Award” on local news.

Yes, City of Detroit NEEDS NEW LEADERSHIP that knows how to PRIORITIZE other than “extorting” from the elderly now. Speak out and Make Your Own Highway Sign 🙂 

(VIDEOS) Tragedy of America: Detroit Government Suffers From Monica Conyers Abuse

UPDATE: New video regarding Monica’s “justification” for calling Ken Cockrel “Shrek”, now she claims she is a “feminist”. Linked below with image submission by J-Z Detroit (mashup).  Is this what she means?

For history about the disgraceful (but typical) behavior that Detroit City Council member Monica Conyers recently displayed on full worldwide public view, see the original post: Monica Conyers Cat Fights (More Videos). Subsequently, over 2,000 public comments demanding her resignation and / or REMOVAL from city office have been voiced just on this one incident alone. Is anyone listening?  On this point, we would like to share a well articulated address on how the kind of thug behavior and low level of consciousness such as demonstrated by Ms. Conyers, remains the underlying CAUSE of the widespread degradation and breakdown of core values necessary for any successful governing body. While the address was geared overall relevant to the entire country, it absolutely applies here. The City of Detroit remains a LIVING example of the broad range damage incurred on every level, from lack of ethical, educated, leadership. From AEI Public Policy Research:

“…The current system is DESTROYING people…an an utter disaster with enormous profound HUMAN conequences…and the need for new thinking, new ideas and NEW solutions. …How many 8th graders will take up drugs before math and science? How many 13yrs olds will become madames (prostitutes)…? How many need to be killed and sent to prison? We have squandered education…. and dismantled the essential support systems to make gains possible. We have in effect created an unthinking, unilateral education disarmament. Is anyone HONESTLY willing to defend the current system is working?…The tragic truth is the current system is NOT working because of two topics we don’t like to talk about: BAD culture, and BAD government….These intersect to REINFORCE each other to create human and financial cost…we have a failure of government and failure of culture… leading to the rise of BIG bureaucracy combined with a rise of “counter culture” which despised middle class values that taught patterns and habits of destruction. The patterns of bad bureacracy and bad culture have led to disaster…A tragedy of American compassion. — SEE THIS VIDEO WEBCAST: Capitol Reach (What works and what DOESN’T).  

Unfortunately, those MOST needing to listen to this message would never consider setting aside their enormous ego’s to do so. Indeed, when citizens called City of Detroit yesterday voicing outrage the city clerk responded with “… Yeah well it was all the NEWS fault.” Should we be surprised at the utter ignorance demonstrated? Sadly for Detroit,  the sheer lack of concern or integrity by those running the city is NO surprise.

Monica Conyers had the audacity to get on the news and DEFEND her bogus tirade and abuse of the entire council, and, the abuse of the residents who were attending the hearings. She states, “It was EVERYONE’S ELSE’S fault… I’M NOT the “bad guy”… THEY are!“….. Despite unanimous pleas for her to cease her volatile behaviors, SHE CONTINUED. She, like the City Clerk, blamed EVERYONE ELSE — instead of being accountable – and she certainly SHOULD be accountable and also STEP DOWN. She has been likened to a petulant kindergartener that did not get her own tyrannical way. Yet, in response to Ms. Conyers abuse of the other council members, Detroit City Council members President Ken Cockrel along with Sheila Cockrel and the others, all maintained poise, grace, and elegance despite the extremely embarrassing situation. President Cockrel was interviewed briefly after the incident and stated the obvious which was “that type of behavior is just inappropriate“. VIDEO HERE (And Linked Below): 

Council Members Dismayed At Monica Conyers Gross Misconduct

Another interesting point is that Monica Conyers, as shown HERE… and also addressed HERE, clearly supports Kwame Kilpatrick and has continued to CRITICIZE any investigations of him. Then on the news she will pretend she acts “unbiased” on behalf of the victimized people of Detroit, which she clearly does not. After all, it is Kilpatrick who endorses further degredation of the people with advocacy of GAMBLING in the city, which is part of his stimulus fund. RIGHT ON MONICA CONYERS OWN WEB PAGE SHE HAS THE GALL TO ENDORSE A CASINO on the City Council’s OWN website! What?????? See comments on this image screencaptured below: 

Conyers CASINO??? Is this supposed to be GOOD for people?

SOME WORDS OF WISDOM from “ExecuPundit” that perhaps the ENTIRE city government in Detroit should consider: ABOUT THE WORKPLACE PLAYGROUND .

“An amazing number of workplace problems stem from adults failing to act like, well, adults….. I’ve seen workplaces that have high schoolish cliques and others where grade schoolish crudity is flaunted. People who would not tolerate unprofessional behavior for a second in technical matters can have a surprising willingness to stand by as their employees are subjected to playground pranks or bullying….. Back-biting, malicious gossip, flat-out harassment, cruel teasing, withholding information, shunning, and mean nicknames are just some of the childish conduct that rips apart teams, creates stress, and skews the moral compasses of the perpetrators. The conduct is meant to exclude and it is lethal. “- ExecuPundit

AND A BOOK RECOMMENDATION: PROFESSIONALISM IS FOR EVERYONE! “… Covers much more than ethics and appearance; also addresses accountability, being responsible, having a positive work ethic, civility, manners, pressing for excellence, respect, developing skills and expertise, and other attributes of professionalism.”

By the way, was this the REJECTION letter Monica received from her last attempt at availing a job? People wonder….. since we all know she only was appointed to this one by dropping her husband’s political name around town and bullying everyone to obtain the city council position. See also FREEP articles: Conyers Denial which includes on the right sidebar of this article the “Conyers History of Criminal Charges”. 

SKANK HO letter?

TODAY Monica Conyers CAT-FIGHT At Detroit City Council Hearing WITH VIDEO Pls SPEAK OUT

LATEST UPDATE: HERE’s ANOTHER VERSION (search for “scuffle between council and conyers” if they remove it from the home page!)

UPDATED! HERE’S THE VIDEO! Click image link and see also the history below!  

Monica Conyers DISRESPECTS THE ENTIRE CITY COUNCIL

Unbelievable, Monica Conyers CONTINUES her absurdness in full public view as per her typical style. What an embarrassment. Despite outrcries by local attendees at the Detroit City Council hearings today she openly insulted President Kenneth Cockrel and ALL her colleagues of other WOMEN by the way, exclaiming for the world to see:

“You’re not my Daddy. You’re not going to disrespect me. Grow up! Control your house and learn how to treat women.” — Monica Conyers – (Incompetent “Pro-Tem” City Council Detroit – April 11, 2008 — ) See also: Council Hearings Erupt – Detroit News

This behavior, coupled with her PUBLIC ENDORSEMENT of Mayor Kilpatrick’s egregious mismanagement of public money, and her utter lack of ethics is further demonstrated by having her photo plastered on the outrageous Kilpatrick “Justice Defense Fund” which solicits money from the public to defend the Mayor from a very RIGHTEOUS investigation. And this is supposed to be evidence to the people that Monica Conyer’s is capable of UNBIASED SUPPORT for the people of the city???? Obviously NOT.

Monica Conyers LACKS Ethic

Conyers has the gall to attack Cockrel and others, yet she endorses Kwame’s NUMEROUS philanderings by aligning with his defense. What about all the women EXPLOITED by Kwame? This seems to be A-OK with Monica Conyers now advocating herself under the auspice of “feminism” PULLEASE! Speak OUT against the continuing outrage. A letter was recently sent in that was addressed to the City Council as well as all the contacts below articulating clearly that such a disreputable and public demonstration by many, such as Conyers, and others appointed by the Mayor to office (consisting almost entirely of family and friends) is a significant abuse of authority  that makes a mockery of any purportedly democratic government. Not to mention, the city is now funding Kilpatrick’s “Media Watch” campaign which has absolutely NOTHING to do with benefitting the people but again serves guess who? KWAME KILPATRICK. The public is urged to continue CONTACTING local and state authorities that the situation is escalating to the continued detriment and COST of the city, the people, the State of Michigan and EVERYONE. It is intolerable. Hundreds have contacted federal agencies already and at this point, yes they SHOULD be stepping in.

SPEAK OUT! CONTACT:

Just a few random comments of literally THOUSANDS:

Respect is earned, and Ms. Conyers, you have done nothing in your life to have that. My fellow Detroit citizens, it is time we get some pride and recall these children of City Council. Degenerates like Ms. Conyers and Ms. Rose-Collins must not be allowed to continue in their capacity. They have let us down and put this city to shame. Please contact them, call them, write them, to voice your displeasure. Where the $*%&# are the Fed’s? They, or Governor Granholm, should be stepping in at this time, this is getting ridiculous!”

It’s clear Ms. Conyers is the Chief Appologist for the Mayor on City Council. I also found it curious that she didn’t want all City employees’ text messages released becasue there “might be something in there you don’t want public“.

Let’s let Monica Conyers know how disgusted we are with her tantrums. Monica Conyers: (313) 224-4530 (office) // (313) 224- 2011 (fax)

This does not surprise me at all. I have watched Ms. Conyers for a while and concluded before today that she is inept and completely wrong to be on the council. If they have the same rules as other similar bodies they should be able to exclude her from the questioning process. This behavior is completely out of line and rude. The council does not need to put up with this.”

“To the Governor: … can you please stop “waiting for the legal system to work” – the few citizens of Detroit left and the rest of southeastern Michigan don’t have that kind of time. Businesses and people are fleeing daily – well, those at least that aren’t on KK’s payroll or being handed big tax breaks and city contracts. It’s still early in the day and we have had Tolliver doing damage control in Florida, KK sitting in court and the city council having to adjourn because of temper tantrums. This is ridiculous and needs to come to a stop now.

learn how to treat women, Monica? You mean the way you treat them? Roughing them up in bars when they look at you the wrong way? Is that what you mean, princess?”

Monica Conyers Bar Fight—- Monica Conyers should not be blackening the eyes of party goers….. Blackmailing behind the scenes,“, said Clinton, “is much more effective“. Harry Reid commented that “there’s a dark cloud hanging over Monica Conyers” who “lied to get into the altercation and now she’s lying to mislead the rest of us about how it started and the conditions on the ground“. Travis County District Attorney Ronnie Earle said that Conyers should be indicted on charges of torture, noting that the event “prevented Mews from getting a second helping of birthday cake and another scoop of Haagen Daz“. Further, Howard Dean has remarked that “there’s no way that Conyers could win such a fight“, and Jack Murtha said “she has to run away if she wants to win; it’s her presence at the parties which makes her a target“. He further noted that Monica Conyers is “utterly broken“, and that he hopes “that this will be a lesson to her about attending any parties in the future”…. Excerpted from Seattle News on Veiled Chameleon

UPDATE: This article continues on the next post with updated video’s and related information – SEE: Tragedy of America

April 10 2008 Detroit City Council Hearings Recap

There are over 450 comments in queue regarding the ongoing hearings. Wayyy too much to try and include all of them in one post, so here’s a recap, and an image submitted from Sharlene in Detroit which pretty much sums up the general concensus on these proceedings (at end).

Recap of hearing:

  1. The two most FAVORITE council members are: President Kenneth Cockrel and Sheila Cockrel. Why? Because they HAVE a brain. There are several other council members who also conveyed they were willing to get at the truth. And Monica Conyers was NOT one of them – which leads us to the next point.
  2. The LEAST favorite council member by unanimous public comment is: (see also comments posted here and here) — Monica Conyers! Why? B-I-G agenda. And also, for pursuing uninformed lines of questionings that clearly were intended to divert the public from the facts. Like instead of asking for FACTS of execution of Colbert-Osamuede, she asked, “so tell us what you have learned from this experience? what can the council do to improve in the future?” WHAT! This was an offense to many citizens all of whom were wondering where she got a law degree –WONKA SCHOOL? Yes we all learned today that anyone can steal 9 million from the City of Detroit and get away with it if they are Monica Conyers friend. Her “photo feature” on Kilpatrick’s Detroit (in) justice Fund website isn’t helping change public view along with her biased approach to this issue that favor’s sweeping things under the rug instead of: THE TRUTH. 
  3. RE: Representing the City, Attorney McCargo: BUSTED. Sorry, no one really believes your hype that “you didn’t know” despite you expressly REQUIRED the prosecution to split the settlement agreement into 2 SEPARATE documents with intent to hide information. Stefani was happy to settle the FIRST TIME as everyone is aware. City of Detroit’s counsel are the ones that sought all the convoluted agreements and why? Because Kwame was GUILTY of something. Duh. Also by the way, responding to every other question the council asked of you with the pat answer of “I can’t answer that under attorney client privilege” is hiding. Behind technicalities. 
  4. RE: City Attorney Valerie Colbert-Osamuede: BUSTED. Another one that sat there with repeated feigns of ignorance. “Gee, I didn’t know about the secret agreement even though I signed off on your behalf for it, I will excuse myself before the whole world under the auspice of ignorance because I didn’t know about it even though I choreographed it and signed it, and I didn’t know that I should inform y’all at city council about this 8.4 million dollars.” Wah… Right. A local resident describes her testimony best, “I’m positive that I didn’t know what I knew about a secret deal when I knew that there was something to know, but I didn’t know that I should know what I knew when I knew that it was pertinant to know. I can only recollect what I knew at that time to be correct that I knew that there was nothing to know that I should report anything if I didn’t know what I knew. Had a I known what I knew I would have probably known it and I could have told you but since I only knew what I now know I gave you all of the information.” Yep, this sums up the whole 4 hours of it.

And here’s the submission of the day entitled: D is for Decepticons — by Sharlene.  

Subliminal Message for Detroit City Government: Watch Manda Bala

This had to be posted separately although originally it was intended to go along with the recap of today’s hearings by the Detroit City Council. However, the comments by the public so voluminous on this event, the movie recommendation would have gotten lost amidst the other points, so here it is: MANDA BALA. It would be worth anyone’s time to watch this revealing film that has won several awards, but it is particularly being suggested for anyone in Detroit City government, and particularly, those in high public offices (read: the Mayor). While the film centers on the corruption of government in Brazil, the concept APPLIES.

Abstract: Manda Bala—> points fingers at corrupt politicians, illustrating how their greed leads to civilian poverty, and how this destitution leads to crime.

 Manda Bala - About the cost of political corruption

Self explanatory enough? (though perhaps not for Monica Conyers… the public consensus regarding her participations in the city’s hearings unanimously has been: “she clearly has a big “agenda”, and this is to divert any negativity away from herself or the city at the expense of the citizens and… the TRUTH“.) The subliminal message for our leaders is: WE DON’T WANT DETROIT TO BECOME LIKE THIS. Fair enough request?