Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick resigned today after dragging the city through months of financial pain suffering. As one watched the feed from the Wayne County Court room that Kilpatrick and his co-defendant, former Chief of Staff, Christine Beatty, both occupied, you could not help but feel sadness for the two who have laid waste a community, and promising careers for a few moments of physical pleasure.
His agreed to plea deal strips him of his Law License, pension benefits, requires him to pay one million is restitution, forbids political office for 5 years, and, places him in jail for 4 months. Not to mention what it does to his wife and children.
Perhaps none of the above concerned him when he committed the offenses that ended his run as Detroit’s mayor. It is certain that it will occupy his thoughts now.