Talk:Kwame Kilpatrick

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Jail Incident Reported[edit]

On July 15,2010,a local TV station in Detroit reported that Kilpatrick had been involved in an incident in the jail where he was held. The news report claimed that Kilpatrick's wife visited him in jail,and during the visit,he fondled his wife's breasts. The report claimed that this incident was caught on videotape,by jail surveillance cameras. Signed, Anthony Ratkov, July 16,2010. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.226.148.5 (talk) 06:26, 16 July 2010 (UTC)

I encourage you to add any information that you believe will enhance this article. --99.60.184.133 (talk) 22:24, 2 August 2011 (UTC)

Similar Scandals[edit]

I don't think Marc Dann or Mark Sanford deserve to be classified under the same degree of 'scandal'. The Sanford scandal did not break a single law, and Marc Dann's only real crime was hiring incompetent criminals for posts under him. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.213.78.34 (talk) 19:26, 12 August 2011 (UTC)

Partisanship + self-promotion = need to update[edit]

He is a member of the Democratic Party[3] and co-author of Surrendered! The Rise, Fall and Revelation of Kwame Kilpatrick.

Half of this sentence duplicates information in the infobox and appears intended to associate criminality with a specific political party. That information needs to be folded in to the infobox. Editing the article to remove the duplication.

The second half of the sentence is self-promoting, and is not sufficiently noteworthy to warrant a mention in the top paragraph. I'll put in a separate edit which will mention the book as a separate item. The item will go under the header "Post-Mayoralty", which is the same form used in the article about Kilpatrick's predecessor, Dennis Archer.

I separately edited the main article to correct some chronology and remove some duplicate information under the "Second conviction" section. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Steve Radant (talkcontribs) 16:03, 29 November 2011 (UTC)

The infobox is just a summary. It should include information that is duplicated in the text. The real problem I see is that the lead devotes too much space to his crimes and trials instead of being a proper summary of the article. Rmhermen (talk) 16:23, 29 November 2011 (UTC)

More sources[edit]

This is an opinion on Kilpatrick's governing and dealings with the deficit. WhisperToMe (talk) 14:56, 18 May 2012 (UTC)

Simply Amazing.[edit]

The people of Detroit elected this guy. No one reads the newspapers in Detroit? How did this perpetuate for YEARS?

It's simply criminal in itself that this guys behaviour was allowed to replicate time after time. Wikipedia is strangely quiet on this. Blondesareeasy (talk) 19:32, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

Booking photo[edit]

I agree that this more recent photo is apropos, since it shows where he will be for a couple of decades. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 208.46.237.36 (talk) 20:47, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

I have removed this again as it is both a WP:BLP violation and a copyright issue. Rmhermen (talk) 16:42, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
What is the nature of the alleged BLP issue? The mugshot was released by a public entity and there is no copyright issue. --Mox La Push (talk) 06:03, 1 October 2014 (UTC)
I concur that the booking photograph is appropriate, given the fact that more than 60% of the e-ink in his WP bio details his crimes, he has been convicted multiple times, he's now serving a multi-decade sentence in Club Fed, and he will surely be remembered historically for his crimes and punishment rather than any fleeting mayoral accomplishments. SoBanal,SoBanal (talk) 02:27, 3 October 2014 (UTC)
I've added a mug shot produced by the federal government and therefore not subject to alleged copyright restrictions. --Mox La Push (talk) 06:17, 11 October 2014 (UTC)

Use of mugshots in any BLP is generally something which requires an actual consensus on this talk page. I see none. I would also note that using the infobox to give his "residence" as a prison is a tad iffy. Cheers. Collect (talk) 15:07, 11 October 2014 (UTC)

excessive details for sure[edit]

An encyclopedia biography is not improved by having such stuff as claims that a publisher's attorney had a bench warrant issued - it is not even directly connected to the subject of this BLP. Will someone trim the excess verbiage to get this down to what is actually useful for readers? Collect (talk) 15:19, 11 October 2014 (UTC)