05 April 2008

Judge Orders Christine Beatty To Wear A Tether

Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's former chief of staff and receiver of the same, Christine Beatty, was ordered to wear a tether after Chief Magistrate Steve Lockhart learned that she had been planning a trip out of town. The magistrate explained that, "when this country was formed and we threw the British out, we also threw out the British system of royalty." And to prove that everyone is equal in the eyes of Michigan law, he barred Beatty from leaving the state and ordered her to pay for the electronic tether intended to track her movements. There was no mention of a muzzle requirement.

The mayor, on the other hand, is still allowed to roam tether-free, giving him continuous opportunities to represent. Could be there's another saucy health spa in the future. If nothing else, we can count on Mayor Kilpatrick keeping Detroit close to the front page.


  1. Khaki Elephant said...

    Judge Paula Humphries of the 36th District Court overturned the order requiring Beatty to wear an electronic tether. She's still supposed to stay in town, but can do so without wearing the beeping bling.