When are these house Negroes going to learn that it's not cool to violate the public trust? As if Motown doesn't have enough problems, here comes Monica Conyers (The wife of congressman John Conyers) pleading guilty to conspire to take a bribe. You all know how I feel about black elected officials who get into power and give the rest of us their asses to kiss while they live high on our dime. The shit is repugnant and it is seriously house. They love money so much that they betray the very people who put them in office to get it.
This woman was the City Council President Pro Tem but she didn't act in the best interest of the people of Detroit. Instead, she acted in the best interest of a company called Synagro Technologies. Oh field how do you know that she really did it? How do you know that she wasn't set up by "the man"? Well, if she was, it was a hell of a set up, because she pleaded guilty. And the facts just don't look good. I mean, let's see now, meeting someone in a parking lot to take an envelope of cash on behalf of Synargo Technologies? Yeah, if I were her lawyer I would probably advise her to plead guilty, too. That, coupled with the fact that she suddenly switched her vote to get the company a 5-4 vote in their favor, pretty much sealed the deal for me.
So here we go again; another depressed predominantly black city, being let down by the people who are supposed to be helping the plight of the citizens within its concrete walls. But I am sure she will serve her time or pay her fine, and the citizens of Detroit will just embrace her like they did another one of their disgraced officials.
"On the sidewalk, Kilpatrick stood for a long moment amid bright television camera lights, a crush of awaiting reporters and swirling snowflakes, smiling occasionally to those in the crowd who called his name and shouted: 'We love you, Kwame! Detroit loves you, baby!"'
Maybe I shouldn't feel so sorry for the good people of Detroit. They deserve everything that they ask for.