A radio ad supporting embattled Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is running on stations in the city.
Adolph Mongo, who was responsible for a controversial ad in 2005 that suggested Kilpatrick’s critics were involved in a lynching, told The Detroit News that the goal is to suggest the mayor is innocent and put pressure on Wayne County District Attorney Kym Worthy to offer a plea bargain.
"Stop the chaos and bring this to an end," Mongo said. "Stop the lynching and dragging him all over the state."
On Tuesday, Kilpatrick won a small legal victory, the Detroit Free Press reported. A state appeals court upheld a judge who relaxed the conditions of Kilpatrick’s bail, ruling that he does not need to be electronically monitored and can attend the Democratic Convention in Denver.
The ruling does not have any immediate effect on Kilpatrick because he faces two sets of criminal charges, for allegedly lying in a deposition in a civil suit and for allegedly assaulting two sheriff’s deputies.
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