Yesterday, additional text messages were released concerning Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and his former Chief of Staff Christine Beatty. While the public viewing the messages will get caught up in the salaciousness of the content, Beatty is fighting to stay out of jail after rejecting a plea deal in her pending perjury case.
The Detroit Free Press reports that many are questioning whether Beatty should have taken the plea deal offered that would have required her to spend 150 days in jail. I've stated that I think Kilpatrick got off very light after taking the city of Detroit through all of this chaos. Beatty at least resigned her position, and presently is an unemployed mother. Yes, she made some bad decisions, and has to pay a penalty, but the city of Detroit needs to move on and attempt to negotiate a penalty that's acceptable to all parties if that's possible.