Detroit Mayor Heads To Trial

Will the beleaguered city support him?

of charges does not necessarily prove that you are guilty,” says Rev. Horace L. Sheffield III, pastor of The New Galilee Baptist Church and chairman of the Detroit Ecumenical Ministers Alliance. “[The Detroit news media] have historically dumped on and downed Detroit. Their preoccupation with it is what has tarnished the image of Detroit. They are always portraying black leadership in Detroit in a negative way.”

Dan Webb, Kilpatrick’s lawyer, said he is convinced that a jury will exonerate Kilpatrick.

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