Santiago Esparza, Detroit News staff writer
Former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick says he was unfairly treated by the media, prosecution and a judge in a wide-ranging interview published in the current issue of an urban magazine aimed at prison inmates and the hip-hop community.
He also said he plans to still fight for Detroit and work to repair his relationship with city residents in one of the more candid interviews he's given since being imprisoned — even acknowledging some blame.
"The people of Detroit have been through so much. The economy is bad. There are excessive job losses, and they are depressed," Kilpatrick said in the current issue of Don Diva magazine. "Many think one of their favorite sons betrayed them. In a way, I did … but it is not how the media is portraying it to be.
"I want them to understand the truth and understand that I truly apologize to them forRead More »from Kwame Kilpatrick to mag: ‘In a way, I did’ betray Detroit