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Reports: Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry Arrested
FoxNews ^ | July 04th 2009

Posted on 07/04/2009 10:30:03 PM PDT by Steelfish

Reports: Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry Arrested

The charges against Barry reportedly involve a domestic situation, but allegations against him are unclear.

FOXNews.com Sunday, July 05, 2009

Washington D.C. councilman and former mayor Marion Barry was arrested Saturday night, police told NBC 4 in Washington.

"It's my understanding that he was taken into custody," Park Police Chief Sal Lauro told the Washington Post.

The charges against Barry reportedly involve a domestic situation, but allegations against him are unclear.

Barry served four terms as mayor and is known for brushes with the law.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: dc; marionbarry; mayor

1 posted on 07/04/2009 10:30:03 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

- again


2 posted on 07/04/2009 10:31:16 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( Don't mess with the mockingbird! /\/\ http://tiny.cc/freepthis)
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To: Steelfish

“Bitch Set Me Up!”


3 posted on 07/04/2009 10:32:04 PM PDT by TomServo
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To: Steelfish
Anyone else as shocked as I am?


The following is directed to Freepers who haven't signed up for monthlies...



7% is good.  100% is better.  Let's go Freepers.



Thanks to Freepers who have been frequenting the Freepathon thread to ham it up with folks over there.  It helps to raise the visibility of the Freepathon.

4 posted on 07/04/2009 10:32:36 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (_Resident of the United States and Kenya's favorite son, Baraaaack Hussein Obamaaaa...)
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To: Steelfish

Why did he get arrested? Laws aren’t for the ruling class /s


5 posted on 07/04/2009 10:32:50 PM PDT by Dmitry Vukicevich (Well at least I am smarter than 63,250,000 Americans)
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To: Steelfish

up with hope down with dope


6 posted on 07/04/2009 10:33:11 PM PDT by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: Lib-Lickers 2

...and don’t drop the soap.


7 posted on 07/04/2009 10:33:55 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Steelfish

Quick, someone find the word “Democrat” in that story. And, that’s FOXNEWS.com. They should be ashamed of themselves.


8 posted on 07/04/2009 10:34:33 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: Lib-Lickers 2

imho Barry has behavioral issues and a long time drug habit


9 posted on 07/04/2009 10:37:33 PM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT (Mac Conchradha - "Skeagh mac en chroe"- Skaghvicencrowe)
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To: Steelfish

Couldn’t be!


10 posted on 07/04/2009 10:37:45 PM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: Steelfish

A domestic situation? As in domestic violence?

He’s been portraying himself as a frail old man too distracted by his kidney failure to do his taxes. Somehow this doesnt fit with the storyline.


11 posted on 07/04/2009 10:38:33 PM PDT by freespirited (Is this a nation of laws or a nation of Democrats? -- Charles Krauthammer)
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To: Steelfish

I’m guessing some bitch set him up.


12 posted on 07/04/2009 10:42:13 PM PDT by krb (Obama is a miserable failure.)
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To: TomServo

Beat me to it, but I’ll say it again... B!tch set me up!


13 posted on 07/04/2009 10:46:45 PM PDT by GOPyouth (Obama doesn't meddle, except when he does.)
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To: Steelfish

Do democrats ever learn from their mistakes? NO.


14 posted on 07/04/2009 10:47:08 PM PDT by Bullish ( Reality is the best cure for delusion.)
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To: Steelfish

Palin resigns so she can start putting together the pieces of a presidential campaign, more tea parties, and Marion Berry gets cuffed; talk about a trifecta Independence Day weekend.


15 posted on 07/04/2009 10:47:52 PM PDT by Terpfen (Ain't over yet, folks. Those 2004 Senate gains are up for grabs in 2 years.)
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To: OldDeckHand

Absolutely. You know what would be highlighted endlessly if the man had an ‘R’ after his name.


16 posted on 07/04/2009 10:48:16 PM PDT by LimaLimaMikeFoxtrot ("If you don't have my army supplied, and keep it supplied, we'll eat your mules up, sir"-Gen.Sherman)
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To: TomServo
Yep, you know the drill.


17 posted on 07/04/2009 10:50:23 PM PDT by Hoodat (For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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To: Steelfish
Well knock me over with a brick of tainted gov cheese! I'm flabbergasted I tell you...
18 posted on 07/04/2009 10:57:31 PM PDT by BigCinBigD ('When a man believes that any stick will do, he at once picks up a boomerang,')
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To: Steelfish

19 posted on 07/04/2009 10:59:45 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

Stevie Wonder could have see this one coming.


20 posted on 07/04/2009 11:06:20 PM PDT by umgud (Look to gov't to solve your everday problems and they'll control your everday life.)
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To: Steelfish
This can only mean one thing.

He's running for office again.

My best guess would be that DC is going to be a state now that Dems control everything, and Marion Barry is going to be its first US Senator.
21 posted on 07/04/2009 11:07:34 PM PDT by Question Liberal Authority (Carbon Dioxide is NOT POLLUTION)
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To: JoeProBono

22 posted on 07/04/2009 11:18:39 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: umgud
I pity the fool


23 posted on 07/04/2009 11:19:03 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Steelfish

WRC (Channel 4) broadcast a report last night saying that the matter possibly involved domestic harassment or stalking. The report was based on unnamed police sources.

Barry’s attorney, Frederick D. Cooke Jr., said last night that he had heard a “rumor” that Barry had been detained or arrested. Cooke said he had just returned from watching fireworks and was trying to “find out what’s going on.”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/07/05/AR2009070500052.html?hpid=moreheadlines


24 posted on 07/04/2009 11:20:26 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Steelfish
how can this be? He's the mayor. He's a pillar of the african-american society and represents all that is good and honorable.

this has got to be the "man"setting him up for failure.

25 posted on 07/04/2009 11:21:40 PM PDT by erman (Outside of a dog, a book is man's best companion. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.)
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To: Steelfish

NBC 4 is reporting tonight that Marion Barry was arrested today in a domestic dispute. The Twitter Buzz is that the charge was for stalking, but as the commenter on NBCWashington.com wrote, “the only thing it seemed that he was capable of stalking might be a stuffed animal or a warm glass of milk”.

http://www.welovedc.com/2009/07/05/marion-barry-arrested-in-domestic-dispute/


26 posted on 07/04/2009 11:21:54 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

Won’t this stupid POS ever go away? Maybe this will put him in the cross bar hotel for an extended stay.


27 posted on 07/04/2009 11:27:32 PM PDT by BnBlFlag (Deo Vindice/Semper Fidelis "Ya gotta saddle up your boys; Ya gotta draw a hard line")
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To: JoeProBono

That guy is a funny negro fellow.


28 posted on 07/04/2009 11:36:41 PM PDT by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: Steelfish

Poor ole Barry, caught hitting a crack pipe with a prostitute again.....or did he hit her with the crack pipe?


29 posted on 07/04/2009 11:41:30 PM PDT by Brytani (DC Freeper Convention and National Tea Party - FreepMail Me for rooms and convention info!)
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To: kcvl

Does’t he look like James Brown in that pic? On crack, but still like the godfather


30 posted on 07/04/2009 11:43:42 PM PDT by Brytani (DC Freeper Convention and National Tea Party - FreepMail Me for rooms and convention info!)
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To: Steelfish

“The bitch set me up, again.”

(I’m sure 20 other FReepers have already posted this, but I don’t care)


31 posted on 07/04/2009 11:44:50 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: BnBlFlag

He’s simply proving he has the right stuff to be part of the O admin.


32 posted on 07/04/2009 11:45:20 PM PDT by Brytani (DC Freeper Convention and National Tea Party - FreepMail Me for rooms and convention info!)
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To: Steelfish

Smoked crack and got his job back!


33 posted on 07/05/2009 12:12:38 AM PDT by 31R1O ("Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life."- Immanuel Kant)
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To: Steelfish
From CNN.com, 2005...

In 1990, the FBI busted Washington, D.C., Mayor Marion Barry for crack cocaine. Today, the 68-year-old self-proclaimed "mayor for life" is back in politics, serving on the D.C. City Council. ...

In January 1990 Barry's political reign came to an abrupt halt when he was caught on video in an FBI sting operation smoking crack cocaine with a woman at the Vista Hotel. The incident -- played over and over on cable television -- produced what is perhaps the most memorable quote of Barry's long career: "The bitch set me up."

http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/05/02/CNN25.tan.barry/index.html
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An Example Waiting to Be Made
February 17, 2009
Should Marion Barry go to jail for failing -- yet again -- to file his tax returns?

His last stint in the clink didn't seem to have much of an impact on the former mayor. As recently as 2005, he tested positive for marijuana and cocaine use. And in 2002, U.S. Park Police said they found crack cocaine and pot in Barry's Jaguar.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/02/16/AR2009021601376.html

34 posted on 07/05/2009 12:26:39 AM PDT by ETL (ALL the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Steelfish

I’m not so much surprised to hear that he’s been arrested as I am to learn that he’s not already in prison. Who knew?!


35 posted on 07/05/2009 12:30:20 AM PDT by Redcloak ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: smokingfrog

Yes. The headline is incomplete.


36 posted on 07/05/2009 2:32:35 AM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT
Congratulations! You haver just won theprize for "Biggest Understatement"!

I live in Maryland and as a long time Barry observer I can tell you that he has absolutely no, repeat NO redeeming qualities whatsoever.

37 posted on 07/05/2009 5:41:30 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: Steelfish

He must be gearing up another election then. Worked the last time.


38 posted on 07/05/2009 8:31:08 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Hey Obama, spread my work ethic, not my wealth!)
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