How many people knew about the corruption in Detroit and did nothing?
March 22, 2010
Reading yesterday's Detroit Free Press story about Bernard Kilpatrick, former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's father, and the allegations about intense corruption still makes me feel nauseated as I eat my morning oatmeal.
But, I am haunted by the question of how many people knew about what was happening and did nothing? Obviously, there were business people who knew because many are facing serious allegations about their attempts to get city business.
Does the new media in Detroit have functioning City Hall bureaus where they work the beat, get to know the people and get plugged into what's happening? Probably not?
This story several years after the fact is enlightening and valuable, but should it have been gotten and reported much earlier.