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  • Son of late D.C. mayor Marion Barry died of an accidental PCP overdose, autopsy reveals

    11/18/2016 10:05:57 PM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 77 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/18/2016 | Zoe Szathmary and Hannah Parry
    The only son of longtime DC mayor Marion Barry died of an accidental drug overdose, an autopsy has concluded. Marion Christopher Barry, known as Christopher, died in August at age 36. A spokeswoman for the D.C. Medical Examiner, LaShon Beamon, said Thursday that Christopher died of acute phencyclidine toxicity. The synthetic drug is commonly known as PCP or angel dust. Beamon says the death was ruled accidental. Christopher had struggled with drug abuse and was given 18 months of probation in 2011 for PCP possession, the Washington Post reports. Citing a police report, the newspaper said Christopher had smoked K2...
  • Setting the record straight on Marion Shepilov Barry

    06/02/2016 9:01:14 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 6/2/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The following piece appeared on the Coach is Right website, one day after the death of Marion Barry on November 23rd, 1994. Lest we forget the quality of Democrat politicians. Now that Marion Shepilov Barry has gone to the great crack den in the sky it is worth noting what a lowlife he was. This is an honest obituary of one of the worst mayors in American history. *Democrat Marion Barry was the mayor of the District of Columbia from 1979 to 1991 and again from 1995 to 1999. Marion Barry *Because he loved Communism so much Barry took the...
  • DC Legalizes Pot in Capital, Despite Threats From Congress

    02/26/2015 6:06:53 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 10 replies
    abc news / ap ^ | 2-26-2015 | BEN NUCKOLS
    The District of Columbia defied threats from Congress and moved forward Thursday with legalizing possession of marijuana after a voter-approved initiative. Despite last-minute maneuvers by Republican leaders in Congress and threats that city leaders could face prison time, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said the city was implementing marijuana legalization as approved by voters. The new law took effect at 12:01 a.m. Bowser, a Democrat, said the city's plans haven't changed despite a letter from two leading House Republicans warning of repercussions if the city moves forward with legalization. "This is a major milestone on the road to ending marijuana prohibition...
  • DC Councilman Seeks to Name College After Marion Barry

    02/13/2015 3:33:13 PM PST · by Bon of Babble · 44 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Feb. 04, 2015 | Blake Neff
    A city councilman in Washington D.C. is pushing to have the city’s only public university renamed after former mayor Marion Barry. Councilman Vincent Orange, a Democrat, argues that Barry is a worthy namesake for the University of the District of Columbia because he was the school’s “biggest champion” during his life.
  • Marion Barry’s son pleads not guilty in bank dustup

    01/21/2015 3:34:42 PM PST · by billorites · 18 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 21, 2015 | Andrea Noble
    The son of former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry pleaded not guilty to three misdemeanor charges Wednesday that arose from an altercation at a bank in which the 34-year-old is accused of threatening a teller after learning his account was overdrawn.
  • Thousands mourn Barry, DC's 'Mayor for Life'

    12/06/2014 8:53:27 PM PST · by PROCON · 26 replies
    AP ^ | Dec. 6, 2014 | BEN NUCKOLS
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Local and national political leaders, prominent clergy and ordinary Washingtonians who got their first jobs as a result of Marion Barry's programs were among the thousands who gathered Saturday to say goodbye to the man dubbed "Mayor for Life." Barry died Nov. 23 at age 78. He served four terms as mayor and leaves a legacy as the most famous, the most beloved and the most divisive local leader in four decades of District of Columbia self-rule.
  • Marion Barry remembered for love of DC

    11/23/2014 8:39:32 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 26 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 23, 2014
    Marion Barry, who served four terms as the mayor of the District of Columbia and served on the D.C. Council as the representative for the city's Ward 8 until his death Sunday at the age of 78, was remembered for his love for the city he served
  • Marion Barry, Four-Term Mayor of Washington, Dead at 78

    11/23/2014 7:42:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/23/2014 | Allen McDuffee
    Marion S. Barry, Jr., the sharecropper's son and civil rights activist who became Washington, D.C.'s most flamboyant and divisive mayor for four terms, died early Sunday at the age of 78. United Medical Center spokeswoman Natalie Williams said Mr. Barry arrived at the hospital around 12:30 a.m. and died at 1:46 a.m., following a brief stay at Howard University Hospital. No cause of death was given, but Barry had suffered many health problems over the years, including prostate cancer, diabetes, anemia and kidney ailments. Among Washington's poorest residents, Barry was viewed as a symbol of hope for the attention he...
  • Vanity: Marion Barry is dead.

    11/22/2014 11:58:10 PM PST · by Veggie Todd · 55 replies
    AP | November 22, 2014 | Me
    According to AP, Barry has died.
  • The ugly history of the Democrat Party: Part Twenty Four

    11/01/2014 8:54:34 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 1 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/1/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    This installment exposes the worse of the Democrat mayors Chapter Nine: Corrupt Democrat mayors Frank Hague From 1917 to 1947 Frank Hague, himself a street hoodlum “made good,” was the Democrat boss of Jersey City New Jersey and its mayor. Hague literally punched and stole his way to the Jersey City’s mayor’s office. He was the absolute king of Jersey City and twice used “his” judges and fraudulent paid witnesses to falsely convict a political opponent (a naïve ‘reformer’) and send the man to prison. He frequently declared, “I am the law.” Hague was so powerful that Democrat President Franklin...
  • Marion Barry taken to hospital after wrong-way collision on Pennsylvania Avenue

    08/03/2014 8:36:14 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 45 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 3, 2014 | Andrea Noble
    Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry was hospitalized Saturday night after he drove a vehicle into an oncoming lane of traffic and was involved in a wrong-way car crash on Pennsylvania Avenue in Southeast. Mr. Barry’s spokeswoman Latoya Foster said the 78-year-old, now a D.C. Council member representing Ward 8, “had a hypoglycemic attack, became disoriented and had a minor fender bender.” Ms. Foster said both the diabetic former mayor and his passenger, who she did not identify, were being checked out for injuries. “He’s OK,” she said of Mr. Barry.
  • Former D.C. Mayor and now Councilman Marion Barry treated at hospital after car crash

    08/03/2014 8:03:28 AM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    ABC 7 News ^ | August 3, 2014
    Former D.C. Mayor and now Councilman Marion Barry was being treated at Howard University Hospital after being involved in a head-on car crash on Saturday night. ... he was driving the wrong direction along a one-way stretch when he hit another car.
  • I Was a Washington Post Reporter. And a Crack Addict.

    06/30/2014 6:45:39 PM PDT · by kristinn · 40 replies
    Politico ^ | Monday, June 30, 2014 | Ruben Castenada
    As was the case every Halloween, on October 31, 1989, a couple of Washington Post reporters were sent to cover the festivities in Georgetown, where thousands of mostly white and affluent revelers partied through the night. I was dispatched to the other side of town—Potomac Gardens, a rundown public housing project a mile east of the Capitol, where Mayor Marion Barry was scheduled to make nice with the residents. My job was to take notes and contribute a few paragraphs to an innocuous story about how Washingtonians celebrated the holiday. I had already been to Potomac Gardens a handful of...
  • In ‘Mayor for Life,’ D.C.’s Marion Barry takes pride in himself but little blame for problems

    06/16/2014 12:21:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/15/14 | Marc Fisher
    Curiously, the dramatic climax of Marion Barry’s autobiography is exactly the kind of salacious moment that he has long dismissed as irrelevant and sensational, a notorious incident that steers attention far away from his life’s work: It was sometime in the 1980s, and the mayor was at a party at a house he frequented on 11th Street NW. A woman who was doing coke offered him some, noting that the stuff made her “hot.” This was enough for Barry: “I told myself, what the hell? Why not?” She put a line of cocaine on a business card, and the mayor...
  • Can You Spot The Racist, Homophobic Anti-Semites In This Special 10 Item Quiz?

    04/19/2014 3:15:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 19, 2014 | John Hawkins
    As we all know, racism, homophobia and anti-Semitism are very bad and should be condemned. Not only do I condemn all of those things, I'd encourage you to share this quiz to all of your liberal friends so they can wag their fingers right in the faces of the awful people who said all of these terrible things. 1) Who said, "We taught philosophy and astrology and mathematics before Socrates and them Greek homos ever got around to it." A) Rush Limbaugh B) Mark Levin C) Laura Ingraham D) Al Sharpton 2) Who said, "That’s just how white folks will...
  • Gray, Bowser believed to be in close race (DC Mayor)

    04/01/2014 7:36:18 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1 April 2014 | By Paul Schwartzman and Aaron C. Davis
    After months of bitter campaigning, the race for the Democratic nomination for D.C. mayor ended at 8 p.m. Tuesday, with polls closing and voters deciding whether to grant scandal-tarred incumbent Vincent C. Gray the chance for another term. Early returns showed Council member Muriel Bowser (D-Ward 4) with a 48 percent to 28 percent lead over Gray, with just 9,300 votes counted...
  • In Marion Barry, Mayor Gray gets what he deserves

    03/19/2014 9:25:35 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 19 March 2014 | Dana Milbank
    Embattled Washington Mayor Vincent Gray called in a notorious predecessor, Marion Barry, to prop up his reelection campaign Wednesday afternoon. Gray got exactly what he deserved. “Vince Gray,” Barry told a modest crowd in a church basement in Southeast Washington, “is a leader with a solid crack record.” The self-proclaimed mayor for life caught this Freudian slip. “Track record,” he corrected. Barry, now a 78-year-old City Council member in failing health, is, famously, the one with the crack record. Gray’s problems are of the campaign-finance variety. His lawyer has said he expects the mayor to be indicted in a federal...
  • WashPost critic apologizes for e-mail

    11/14/2007 3:56:41 AM PST · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 18 replies · 91+ views
    AP, via Yahoo! News ^ | November 13, 2007 | AP
    WASHINGTON - A Pulitzer Prize-winning music critic for The Washington Post has apologized for sending an angry e-mail in which he called District of Columbia Council member Marion Barry a "crack addict." Tim Page wrote to Barry's aide last week after receiving a press release about the former mayor's views on the financially troubled Greater Southeast Community Hospital. "Must we hear about it every time this crack addict attempts to rehabilitate himself with some new — and typically half-witted — political grandstanding?" the e-mail said. "I'd be grateful if you would take me off your mailing list. I cannot think...
  • D.C. Council censures Marion Barry for taking cash payments from city contractors

    09/17/2013 4:45:34 PM PDT · by markomalley · 34 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/17/2013 | Aaron C. Davis and Mike DeBonis
    Marion Barry, the city’s most well-known and polarizing politician, was censured Tuesday by his colleagues on the DC City Council for taking thousands of dollars in cash payments from contractors with business before the city. A divided council stripped Barry of his committee chairmanship, in what some colleagues said was another mark on the city’s dismal ethics record. In the last two years, three council members have pleaded guilty to federal corruption charges. For Barry, the censure inserted another entry in an already checkered political career. As mayor in 1990, Barry was arrested and later convicted for cocaine possession. More...
  • Marion Barry: Weiner a 'good Democrat'

    07/28/2013 10:38:52 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 66 replies
    Marion Barry: Weiner a 'good Democrat' By Bob Cusack - 07/28/13 12:49 PM ET Former Washington, D.C. Mayor Marion Barry said Anthony Weiner is a "good Democrat" who should be talking more about his accomplishments in Congress. In an interview Saturday night on Geraldo Rivera's show on Fox News, Barry said, "One bit of advice to the congressman: I'd stop talking so much about now and start talking about what you did for seven terms while he was in the Congress. He's a good Democrat." A couple weeks ago, Barry said he can "identify" with what Weiner is going through....