By Linda Lee

While a jury still deliberates on Kwame Kilpatrick’s fate in his corruption trial, the ‘poor’ ex hip-hop mayor of Detroit who claims he is broke, can now thank his Mommy for keeping him out of jail on yet another probation violation. Kwame’s mommy, Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick paid her son’s $500 restitution payment to the city of Detroit this month, according to the Department of Corrections in order to keep her son out of jail.

The disgraced ex-mayor spent a weekend in jail for a probation violation, when local news reporters followed him when he picked up a $2,000 wire transfer from a Chicago pastor, which of course he neglected to report. That is what landed him in the pokey this past January. Kilpatrick claims he has had a difficult time generating income, in part, because he’s spent the last six months in federal court for his corruption trial, and says he is $1.8 million in debt, owing $650,000 in legal fees alone.

Kwame's MommyBy: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images

Kwame’s Mommy
By: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images

My opinion: Let’s all get out our tiny little violins and play a sad little tune for this ‘poor guy,’ right? WRONG! He has proven time and time again to be a straight our liar, a crook and ran the city along with his family and friends in a flamboyant ‘gangster-style’ that led him to believe that he was always above the law. Now his mommy is doing her part to protect her little cub by paying the measly $500 a month restitution payment. I think it’s simply disgusting all the way around.

My parents taught me the difference between right and wrong, and made it clear that they would never support any of their children if we disobeyed the law. I can still hear my Dad telling all us kids, “You better keep your nose clean, and don’t you ever call me expecting me to bail you out of jail if you don’t!” 

I personally think Kwame’s mommy needs to let her adult son ‘man up’ and face the consequences of his actions and stop trying to bail him out of one mess after another. There comes a time, when a parent has to let the chips fall where they may, in order to lead by example of what behavior is appropriate and what is not.

Did your parents let you learn life lessons the hard way, or did they always bail you out, even when they knew you were in the wrong?

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