Detroit lawyer demoted for calling court "ghetto"

Grant Barrett gbarrett at WORLDNEWYORK.ORG
Wed Apr 8 12:47:42 UTC 2009

"The city of Detroit's former top lawyer today filed a federal lawsuit
against the city saying she was illegally demoted when she described
36th District Court as a 'ghetto court.' Kathleen Leavey, who is
white, said in the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court that she was
not talking about race. 'The Slang Dictionary defines "ghetto" as
"backwards and messed up,"' Leavey’s lawyer, James Fett, wrote in a

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