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.