Mayor Assails Plea Deals As Detroit Murders Rise

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After putting police on overtime for a month, holding community meetings, and staging prayer vigils, Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick demanded that Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy stop plea-bargaining on gun crimes, says the Detroit Free Press. Worthy disagreed, meaning that two of Detroit's top officials were squabbling after a day on which five people were killed in Detroit. Kilpatrick met last night with Worthy, Detroit Police Chief Ella Bully-Cummings, U.S. Attorney Jeffrey Collins, and Wayne County Sheriff Warren Evans. "We can't plea with people on guns," the mayor said yesterday before the meeting. "We . . .

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