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‘A Sad And Sorry Spectacle': Detroit Reacts To Ex-Mayor’s Corruption Conviction (page 2)

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Detroit police block the street outside federal court while the Kilpatrick verdict is read inside. (credit: WWJ/Mike Campbell)

Detroit police block the street outside federal court while the Kilpatrick verdict is read inside. (credit: WWJ/Mike Campbell)

Meantime, supporters of the former mayor were sending him well-wishes via social media.  Posted one woman, “Prayin and believin that GOD has the true and FINAL verdict! ~ love you fam keep ya head up!”

“Mr. mayor, I want you to know that I have and will always look up to you and a man, father and mayor. i will continue to lift you and your family up in prayer. Keep your head up and know that this too shall pass. So since they don’t have you to talk about maybe now they will address the REAL issues in the city!!! You are loved and uplifted!!! much love to you and yours,” wrote a man.

Reaction from listeners posting on WWJ’s Facebook page was, for the most part, less supportive.

Wrote Nick Chirco, “What a great MAYOR!, he bought escalades for his wife, held crazy parties, lowered detroit’s population, made detroit the most miserable city in America…. WHAT A COOL ASS MAYOR HE WAS!!!”

“It’s time he looked humble for a change and not cocky,” posted Jean Richardson.

(More social media reaction here).

Also among those commenting Monday afternoon was Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy, who Kilpatrick claimed worked with the media to put him in jail back in 2008.

“I would like to congratulate the U.S. Attorneys Office on their successful prosecution of this complex corruption case. I will reserve any further comment until Defendant Kwame Kilpatrick is sentenced,” said Worthy said.

MORE: Kilpatrick Verdict: Guilty Of Racketeering

Kilpatrick Sent Immediately To Jail

Verdict In Kwame Kilpatrick Case: Charge By Charge

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