Detroit's 'Hip Hop Mayor' Ordered to Jail : News & Views Detroit's Hip Hop Mayor gets bounced to the slammer for breaking the terms of his bond.

Detroit's 'Hip Hop Mayor' Ordered to Jail

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Oops! Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has been ordered to the county jail after a judge found he had violated his bond by traveling out of the country, to Canada, and not informing the proper legal channels. Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick, D-Mich., the mother of Kwame Kilpatrick, fought to save her political career Tuesday in a primary election overshadowed by her son's scandal.

In his defense, the mayor said he was sorry and that it won't happen again. The ruling by Judge Ronald Giles came after the apology, and he claimed that he would have given the same treatment to any other criminal that arrived at his court. Naturally, Kilpatrick's attorneys say they will immediately appeal the ruling.

We would love to hear from our Detroit-area audience. What is your reaction to this latest troubling news?

UPDATE: Detroit Mayor To Be Released, Faces New Charges