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.  

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Homo Erectus Not Extinct; Hunter-Gathering of Political Allies Lives On

Homo Erectus, the precursor to Homo Sapien (the modern human) were known as hunter-gatherers and for developing extended societal roots. Anthropologists believed them to be one of the first of hominids to live in band societies, and ultimately brought to extinction through natural selection and the course of evolution.

From a recent comment submitted regarding the unbearable situation for Detroit:

“…Here we see Homo Erectus is not exinct… the hunting and gathering of political allies lives on in Kwame Kilpatrick’s administration….  This was in response to the latest news about Judge Giles’ (the judge conducting initial trial on the case) and his history with Kwame Kilpatrick. News reports that not only does Judge Giles’ wife, Joyce Hayes-Giles, have personal ties with Kilpatrick’s administration, but also that she had Kilpatrick’s current Deputy Chief of Staff (Eddie McDonald) and Kilpatrick’s former campaign manager (Jamaine Dickens) work on her own 2007 campaign for Vice President of the Detroit School Board; a position she still holds. (Sidenote: This is the same school board by the way that also has child abuser Reverend David Hayes among its meritorious members.)

Political consultant Sam Riddle observed that the Hayes-Giles’ political connections raise questions:

“For the judge to say he has no connection with the mayor when his wife has worked with those individuals, it’s a bit misleading.” – Free Press April 4th, 2008 

Yes, and most would also add that Judge Giles himself contributed to Kilpatrick’s campaign additionally, which lends further discredit to impartiality. Does it not? Commentators on the Free Press respond with exclamation “CALL IN THE FEDS!” because there is no way any judge in the local district can competently trial this case whatsoever; it is known that all of them are tied, one way or other, to Kilpatrick’s “extended family” administration.

And this is why, and a very VALID reason why Wayne County Prosecutor’s office seeks to obtain exemption of the 36th District judges; i.e.: for a FAIR trial without underlying political agenda’s impeding the interests of JUSTICE, without further exploitation of the City of Detroit whose residents are PAYING for it.

Duh. Impartial judges are needed.

Then too, exploiting relationships is not new to Kwame. After all, yet again today it was announced that Kwame’s good buddy Bobby Ferguson is now under investigation by the City of Detroit for obtaining (repeatedly) million dollar contracting jobs. People want to know how it happened that coincidentally, all these bids were awarded to the SAME person? Did a bidding process occur for equal opportunity? 

Gee, what do YOU think happened?  Perhaps the oompa-loompa’s depicted above say it best.