According to a story in the Detroit Free Press, former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick wants, no needs, to get out of jail “because he is not getting enough ice to nurse his bad knee, nor the physical therapy he needs to get stronger. “Ice necessary for recovery after therapy has not been provided at FDC-Milan when Mr. Kilpatrick returns from his therapy,” [Attorney Harold] Gurewitz wrote, adding Kilpatrick also cannot perform his daily prescribed exercises at Milan because he is not allowed to have the items required for the exercises.”
So, his lawyer argues that he isn’t a flight risk because of the bad knee. But if the judge lets him out of jail to rehab the knee then he could become a flight risk when it heals, right?
So far no one seems inclined to let him out. We wanted to do what we could to help. Maybe we should send Kwame some ice. And a lawyer can think all the way through his arguments!!
You can listen to how we tried to help: