Piety Hill Musings

The ramblings of the 51 year old Rector of St. John's Episcopal Church of Detroit. Piety Hill refers to the old name for our neighborhood. The neighborhood has changed a great deal in the over 150 years we have been on this corner (but not our traditional biblical theology) and it is now known for the neighboring theatres, the professional baseball and football stadiums and new hockey/basketball arena.

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Thursday, September 04, 2008

A hard day for the City of Detroit

The Mayor had to resign today, after pleading guilty to two of the felony counts.

This could have been settled months ago, if the Mayor would have been honest right from the start (actually, if he had been honest from the very start none of this would have happened).

Instead he postured, blamed the media, the suburbs, etc....

And today he had to admit he lied on the stand in his testimony in the whistle blower case.
This after, I am sure, hundreds of thousands of additional lawyers fees to try to wiggle his way out of it.

Resignations of appointees are starting to pile up, including the Chief of Police (perhaps the next chief will have the good police sense to reappoint the mounted unit!).

And a number of city council members are being investigated for a bribery probe by the FBI.

God help the city of Detroit. The citizens deserve better leadership.