Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy is in the news a lot lately because of the Kilpatrick scandal but this isn't the first time we've seen her in the public eye, she was one of the prosecutors who helped put infamous Detroit cops Walter Budzyn and Larry Nevers behind bars in the early 90's for the beating death of crack head Malice Green.
Never's has a book in release called "Good Cops, Bad Verdict" which details the politics of racial hysteria in the City of Detroit. In my opinion these cops were wrongly convicted and sent to prison and some of the blame has to fall on Kym Worthy. Her conduct during the trial was questionable at best and there is some reason to believe that her indictment of Kilpatrick has something to do with her own personal lust for the spotlight as well as some of her own political ambitions. Kym Worthy for Mayor anyone?
If you are interested in reading the book, you can get it at Never's website. I don't think you will be surprised at the racial hysteria that is discussed during the Budzyn-Nevers trial, but it will shed some light on Worthy and the judicial system in the City of Detroit. The usual suspects are all in the book, race-baiting former Detroit Mayor Coleman Young, crazy council-woman Sharon McPhail as well as Worthy. Remember, this is the City that allowed Coleman Young to call the cops "murderers" before they were even charged with a crime, let the jury watch Malcom X while sequestered during the trial (the movie opens with Rodney King's beating) and let Chief of Police Stanley Knox declare "this isn't Simi Valley, we will convict."
Kym Worthy is discussed in the book, she doesn't come off as particularly fair or bright, but I will let you decide for yourselves. Check out the book before the Kilpatrick trial starts, it will give you great insight into the political system that plagues Detroit.
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