October 10th, 2013
03:48 PM ET

Ex-Detroit mayor gets 28 years

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick on Thursday was sentenced to 28 years in prison after he was convicted in March of two dozen federal charges.

The charges include racketeering, extortion and the filing of false tax returns. He was accused of using the mayor's office to enrich himself and associates.

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  1. chrissy

    Lol @ hamsta, IF you really read it did you notice the 161 amendments put in it by your beloved GOTP traitors?? If you wanta know why its a mess thats where you should start. Each and every one of them were to benefit THEIR special interest groups! Before you start slingin your bs you better do your research!

    October 11, 2013 at 11:34 pm | Report abuse |
  2. The Hamsta

    Sure chrissy, anything wrong with ACA? Just blame it on the republicans! Take it from someone who came back from the dead in 05, Don't try to fix what isn't broken!

    October 11, 2013 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    @ hamsta as i said previously DO YOUR RESEARCH before you go off about ACA! Im not making it up you can find it for yourself and if you have half a brain and see WHOs benefiting by those amendments and then see which congressional leader is being backed financially by those benefiting you will see the dirty truth!

    October 12, 2013 at 12:27 am | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    Lol @ Matthew, he will never admit to being wrong for one thing and two, he just loves to argue! Doncha Archie?

    October 12, 2013 at 12:31 am | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    Lol good night and good luck @ Matthew!

    October 12, 2013 at 12:37 am | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    Lol i know thats right! If they had half the enthusiasim to complete just 50% of their required tasks as they do putting up brickwalls this country would be in good shape!

    October 12, 2013 at 12:41 am | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    Hey @ hamsta, im sure you'll be reading this sometime today. Anyway maybe you and Boehner can become roomies. You guys are like 2 peas out of the same pod. And he might be job hunting very soon. After over 200 years he took it upon hisself to change the rules of the House. Now only he or a republican designee can propose a vote no matter how many House members want that vote. Rule 22~4! What a pompous jerk. Yep you 2 are very much alike.

    October 12, 2013 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  8. The Hamsta

    That's okay chrissy, I wouldn't mind roommating with Boehnor while you sit next to ObaMe in front of a firing squad. What little wrong Boehnor has done pales in comparison to the multiple treasonous and terrorist acts ObaMe has committed against the citizens of America.

    October 12, 2013 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      Tissue?

      October 12, 2013 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Hamsta

      No thanks banasy, you might need a tissue factory after 2014 and 2016 because the ObaMe administration has the lowest approval rating in history. On a side note, what is wrong with you loony liberals in California? Illegal immigrants have the "right" to practice law in California court? What don't you understand about an illegal immigrant is a FELON? Felons are automatically disbarred under federal law.

      October 12, 2013 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      TP rating? 21%. Dog doo has a better approval rating. Tissue?
      Do you understand the difference between State law and Federal law yet? Why not? Do you know that CA props LA up? Why not?

      October 12, 2013 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      And Obama can't run again in 2016, so...? Demonrats will keep the WHY until at LEAST 2024. Do you actually look at the approval ratings? GOP is 24%, TP is 21%. And every day that your party holds our economy hostage, it plummets. Tissue?

      October 12, 2013 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      TP rating? 21%. Tissue?
      Do you understand the difference between State law and Federal law yet? Why not? Do you know that CA props LA up? Why not?

      October 12, 2013 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      *That's WH, not Why. Auto correct mistake.

      October 12, 2013 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      And "Democrats". I inadvertedly used a Fox reference. Feel free to use it, Hamsta.

      October 12, 2013 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  9. The Hamsta

    I guess banasy doesn't know federal law OVERRULES state law. Then again she is a liberal.

    October 12, 2013 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      Yes, it does. So what, exactly, was your non-point? Besides complaining? Need your tissue? You lost. Buh bye.

      October 12, 2013 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      And, yes, federal law does overrule. Which is why the ACA is LAW. Deal with it. baby. And do give your TP idiots the clue that they need to use LEGAL means to make a difference.

      October 12, 2013 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
  10. chrissy

    Lol yep hes still whining over that loss too. And one thing is really certain, there won't be a repub POTUS for a very, very long time!

    October 12, 2013 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
  11. The Hamsta

    Because chrissy capitalism hasn't failed, you liberal socialist are destroying capitalism with socialism. You say it's all in fairness, it's only fair that the useful idiots who put this socialist dictator in office get put in front of the firing squad with him. ObaMecare is illegal, uncon sti tutional and unAmerican. You heard about the food stamp glitch? If you are dependent on the government to feed you that is just a taste of what's to come.Socialism fails every time. Besides, if we didn't execute the useful idiots the socialist dictator would feed the useless unproductive to the gas chmbers anyway. You don't think the Jews were told they would be fed to the gas chamber do you? No, they were told they were going to "take a shower". That's how socialism and communism work every time. What makes you think this time will be any different? You liberals (closet case socialists and communists) are guilty of treason.

    October 12, 2013 at 11:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      Hayek also wrote that the state has a role to play in economy, and specifically, in creating a "safety net". He wrote, "There is not reason why, in a society which has reached the general level of wealth ours has, the first kind of security should not be guarnteed to all without endangering general freedom: that is:some minimum of food, shelter, and clothing, sufficient to preserve health. Nor is there any reason why the state should not help to organize a comprehensive system of social insurance in providing for those common hazards of life against which few can make adequate provisions.

      October 13, 2013 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  12. The Hamsta

    The ends justify the means, let no crises go to waste! Invent a crises if possible! The liberal democrats method of operation.

    October 13, 2013 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      Like a shutdown? I think your theory works both ways. Your tea Party ideas even have their failures. Society in general does not understand your views. To understand your views american people in masses would have to read the views form Hayek, Myrdal, and Keynes. Which had taken a lifetime of research, lifetime of observation, and trying to put human nature into a tidy box. But even in Hayek he contradicts his own views in his lifetime. I do not question your patriotism, do not question ours. It will be the common ground of wise thinkers, of people who love their country, have empathy for less fortunate, the watchful ey of its people to regulate its government, and the will to do what is right for all its people that will survive the will of Money, Market, and Regulation.

      October 13, 2013 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  13. chrissy

    Wow @ cnn, you delete my rebutal to @ hamstas abusive post to me why?? I did not call him names nor did i swear. Yet you leave his abusive posts?? Whats up with that?

    October 13, 2013 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  14. chrissy

    Or was it your resident troll on your payroll who deleted it?

    October 13, 2013 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  15. chrissy

    No @ fake hamsta, THAT would be YOUR method of operation!

    October 13, 2013 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
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