Vickie’s City Beat Blog
“People have rolled up their sleeves here. People are putting their hands in dirt. People are making art,” said Aku Kadogo.
Detroit’s men and women in blue will be seeing a lot of green when they move into the new $60 million pubic safety complex.
Over 100 people from all walks of life joined forces in Detroit to stitch together a masterpiece.
The week kicked off with a bit of a blow for the prosecution.
Ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is charged with fraud, bribery, tax crimes and racketeering conspiracy. His father, Bernard Kilpatrick and Detroit contractor Bobby Ferguson are also on trial in Detroit federal court. Trial Update by Vickie [...]
City contractor Johnson Akinwusi wrapped up his testimony saying he paid nearly $5K for suits the incoming mayor had in layaway.
A nasty fall by defense attorney Susan Van Dusen on Monday tripped up the trial this week and caused federal prosecutors to re-direct their focus on new allegation not detailed in the 100 page indictment.
WWJ City Beat Reporter Vickie Thomas brings us the latest from the Kwame Kipatrick corruption trial in Detroit federal court.
Sean H. Robinson said: “We put these people on pedestals and don’t think that they are fallible.”
One Detroit man is taking an unusual step to warn others about crime in his city.