Supporters of convicted former mayor Kwame Kilpatrick start trust to help with legal funds
A new YouTube video and website is calling for supporters of convicted former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to donate to his legal fund.
The video, fronted by former congresswoman Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick and Freedomjusticetrust.com, encourages citizens to remember the good done by Kilpatrick during his tenure.
According to www.freedomjusticetrust.com, “The definite purpose of the Trust is to raise money to free Kwame Kilpatrick from prison, and support efforts to realize justice in his legal fight.”
The webpages are filled with photos of Kilpatrick with his wife and with his sons as well as images of Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King Jr. Those heroes appear on the disgraced mayor’s sites as a not-so-subtle suggestion that Kilpatrick, too, was railroaded.
Check out the video here:
Kilpatrick was sentenced to 28 years in prison after a jury convicted him on 24 charges including racketeering conspiracy in March.
His supporters allege, “the 28-year prison sentence is a culmination of a meticulously-crafted series of events to erase Kilpatrick’s accomplishments from the history books, lay blame on Kilpatrick for every shortcoming the city has faced over the past 50 years and, ultimately, to take Detroit.”
Kilpatrick is currently serving the longest prison corruption sentence in history.
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