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Wed Jan 23, 2019, 06:55 AM

Consultant: Warren Mayor Jim Fouts called Kwame Kilpatrick an 'N-word,'

Warren Mayor Jim Fouts called Kwame Kilpatrick the N-word on election night 2007, according to a Macomb County political adviser, the latest in a string of racist, sexist and controversial slurs linked to the suburban mayor in recent years.

Political consultant Joe DiSano leveled the previously undisclosed allegation during a sworn deposition in a racial-bias suit filed against the city by an African-American former Warren police officer.

DiSano's deposition was filed in federal court Friday in former police officer DeSheila Howlett's continuing attempt to show Fouts failed to provide diversity and anti-discriminatory training and repeatedly used discriminatory and racist language.

During his April deposition, DiSano described a discussion in November 2007 on the night Fouts, a longtime city councilman, won his first election as mayor. DiSano tried to arrange a phone call between Fouts, the newly minted mayor of Michigan's third-largest city, and Kilpatrick, the mayor of Detroit.

Read more: https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/macomb-county/2019/01/21/warren-mayor-jim-fouts-called-kwame-kilpatrick-n-word-ex-aide-says/2636161002/

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Wed Jan 23, 2019, 07:07 AM

1. And there is more...

Audio recording reveals Warren mayor Fouts calling disabled child a 'mongoloid'

Another day, another audio recording of Warren Mayor Jim Fouts spouting disparaging comments. This time and once again regarding a disabled child.

On the latest recording, a 2015 snippet published by Motor City Muckraker, Fouts can be heard referring to the daughter of 2016 Republican presidential candidate, Rick Santorum as a "mongoloid baby" going on to describe her as having "her tongue hanging out the side and all kinds of shit."

This recording follows a long list of incredibly offensive comments made by the 76-year-old mayor who is seeking reelection for what would be his fourth term this year. In the past, he has said that people with disabilities "aren't even human beings." (A comment that cost Fouts his 910AM radio show in 2016.)

Just last week, Muckraker released a recording in which Fouts can be heard bragging about how easy it is to pay for a prostitute in Amsterdam: "You could get a 16-year-old girl if you wanted to."

Read more: https://www.metrotimes.com/news-hits/archives/2019/01/21/new-audio-recording-reveals-warren-mayor-fouts-calling-disabled-child-a-mongoloid

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