Is there anything to be learned from the corruption in the city of Detroit?
February 21, 2010
I read this story about former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick with sadness. The Detroit Free Press tells about how the disgraced former head of the Motor City took big bribes from a contractor doing business with the city.
The story tells about FBI evidence against Kilpatrick and against his father and one former staffer.
What protections and accountability mechanisms exist to detect these criminal acts and how often does it happen in other cities in Michigan and around the country?
The citizenry of our state need to be thankful to the Free Press for asserting their journalistic responsibilities. But with the immense weakening of the news media, how much of this blows right by reporters?