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The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Verdict Decided, No Facts Needed

Mar 23, 2009

A Detroit court released previously secret text messages related to ex-mayor Kwame Kilpatrick’s perjury conviction. One in particular gives an unusually clear glimpse behind the screen of politics. This refers to a prior investigation of the Mayor in 2003.

From the mayor’s lawyer to Kilpatrick: “Mike ... asked who we would rather be cleared by him or Duggan.”

This means: Republican Mike Cox, attorney general of the state of Michigan, is asking Democratic mayor Kwame Kilpatrick whether Kilpatrick prefers to have Republican Cox or Democratic county prosecutor Mike Duggan announce that the mayor is cleared of the charges. Cox is asking this, before the investigation has even started!

It’s all about scratching each other’s back in private, and scamming the public in public.