DETROIT (July 26) - A detective working a criminal case against Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick said coincidence led him to a house to try to deliver a subpoena.
Brian White wasn't prepared for what he said followed: a physical confrontation with the beefy mayor that involved a profanity-laced tirade by Kilpatrick and a possible hip fracture for the investigator.
After hearing the allegations Friday, a judge said Kilpatrick's behavior was "totally irrational." He changed the terms of the mayor's bond in the criminal case, ordering him to immediately post $7,500 and undergo random drug tests.
The 38-year-old mayor and his former top aide, Christine Beatty, are charged with perjury, misconduct and obstruction of justice, all tied to their testimony in a civil trial last year.
White noticed the mayor's police bodyguards outside the house, which belongs to Kilpatrick's sister. He said he flashed his badge, got their OK to proceed and rang the doorbell.
"Don't tell those (expletive) anything," White quoted the mayor as saying. "I hear, `Get the (F-word) out of here.'"
Kinney, who is black, testified that the mayor criticized her for working with White, who is white.
"You should be ashamed of yourself," she quoted Kilpatrick as saying. "Why are you a part of this?"
Kinney said she had never met the mayor.
Take note of the fact that there is no black leader who does not resort to demagoguery of one sort or the other.
Take note as well that there is no black leader who does not see Whites as the mortal enemy...