Monday, December 28, 2009
Detroit, Pay the Lawyers!
Mlive.com is reporting that state court Judge Robert Colombo, Jr. issued an order that the City of Detroit is to reimburse nearly a half-million dollars in fees incurred by the Detroit Free Press when it successfully sought the production of public records denied to it by its corrupt former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick (pic).
Now here's the thing, we the people own the public records. That is why these records are called "public records." What is going on when our elected officials play games like this? That anyone in Detroit tolerated this bullshit is outrageous.
Detroit has been and is on welfare-life support, so Detroit, where does any elected official in Detroit get off refusing to produce public records? Where does any elected official authorize the expenditure of reesources to fight a request for the production of records that already belong to us? There is no debatable principle. None.