Liberty Just in Case

A Dialogue for the September 12th World

Detroit: Worst City in America

Posted by redsatellite on September 5, 2008

Has to be. I mean…c’mon. It’s a cesspool of everything wrong about a large industrial city.

Mayor Kwame M. Kilpatrick pleaded guilty to felony charges here on Thursday and agreed to resign from office and serve 120 days in jail, ending eight months of political turmoil but also opening a new era of uncertainty for the city.

After the agreement, Gov.
Jennifer M. Granholm of Michigan suspended her hearing on whether to remove Mr. Kilpatrick for misconduct, relieving her of being in the awkward position of possibly ousting the mayor, a fellow Democrat, from office.

The City Council that will now try to bring stability to the nation’s 11th largest city is known for its volatility.

And some members of the Council are under federal investigation for possibly taking payoffs before approving a multimillion-dollar sewage contract. 

Detroit is a violent corrupt urban landscape. And may very well be- the most dangerous city in America (although Los Angeles is closing fast). And now it’s criminally mismanaged with no real leadership?

One big recipe- for disaster.

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