Kwame Kilpatrick has looked cool as he makes his way in and out of the Detroit court house, but on the inside he is boiling over.
Apparently the former Detroit mayor is angry at his parole agent at the Department of Corrections because the officer keeps denying his requests to go home.
In an email Kilpatrick writes:
"I humbly ask, have your requests for exact dates of financial transactions, flight buddy passes, a stop at a restaurant on the way to home base, etc., outweighed your community supervision and parole agent mission of helping the parolee to reconnect to family and community? Has it outweighed your mission to support the parolee in making the successful adjustment to parole?"
The former mayor of Detroit and current ex-convict goes on:
"Has your willingness to "dot and cross" blurred your focus on the fact that you are responsible for making decisions that substantially affect real human beings (wife, children, family, community), whom are not on parole? Has your fear of public and media scrutiny moved you to make decisions that are within a vacuum of self-preservation? I pray that without pretense, pride, ego and a strong sense of real honest thought, you answer these questions."
"If you want certain information from me, without any confusion, write those instructions into the special conditions. You have not done that! You have instead conformed and deformed words to mean what you want them to mean. That is not only inappropriate, its wrong."
Then, Kilpatrick switches from mad to emotional:
"I am a human being. I am spiritually, emotionally and have familial attachment to four people that love me very much. My home is in Texas. I am not requesting to travel anywhere else. I want to go home. Again, I am not a flight risk, I pose no threat to the public, and I must return for federal court jurisdiction by Monday morning."
Finally, he flips back to incensed:
"Your 'investigation' will not be halted, or hindered by my going home. I humbly request that the larger issues of parole, i.e., safety of the public, rehabilitation, reconnection, successful adjustment, and yes, even understanding that parolees are human beings, outweigh any notion of personal scrutiny, fear, and self-preservation."