Sunday, July 05, 2009

Another case of Name That Party

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Former D.C. mayor, now Washington councilman, Marion Barry has been arrested again.

Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry was arrested July 4 and charged with stalking, police said.

Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry was arrested July 4 and charged with stalking, police said.

On July 4, the U.S. Park Police arrested Barry and charged him with misdemeanor stalking.

About 8:45 p.m. in Anacostia Park, a Washington woman flagged down a Park Police officer on patrol and pointed to Barry, who was in another car. The woman said Barry was stalking her, Park Police spokesman Sgt. David Schlosser said.

Barry was taken into custody, processed and released, but he must make a court appearance for the charge. A court date has not been set.

Barry's other run-ins with the law have included a federal sting operation in 1990, when he was mayor. Surveillance cameras caught him smoking crack cocaine in a hotel room.

Despite his fall from grace, he was re-elected in 1994 to a four-year term as mayor. In his latest political comeback in 2004, Barry won a seat on the D.C. Council, on which he continues to serve.

Barry was arrested in 2002 when traces of marijuana and cocaine were found in his car after he was stopped in the Buzzard Point area of Southwest D.C. No charges were filed, and Barry claimed that the drugs were planted.

And in 2006, Park Police officers stopped him for driving too slowly, prompting him to accuse authorities of targeting him. Barry had been on probation since 2005 for not filing or paying income taxes for several years.

Last year he again failed to file a tax return, and his probation was extended to May 2011, according to the Washington City Paper.


  1. Do you seriously think one party possesses all the crimes or failings?
    What a crock of shit you try to pass off as meaningful commentary. Your ego is out of control. But of course you are having too much personal fun to stop it.

    You are cementing your own reputation with tabloid immaturish slings and arrows. Can't you see that?

  2. Yes thats exactly what I think (sarcasm)...

    No I don't think that...if you took the time to read what I say you would realize what I am saying is when a Dem is in trouble the media usually does not party id that Dem, when I Republican is in trouple the media almost always party id's him...sorry that distinction escapes you.

  3. I take more than enough time to understand what your point is. How could a story about a Dem. be written or reported and have no meantion of his/her party? Maybe its not in the first few sentences, you may have to read further.
    What is the driving purpose of this type of blog. Is anyone reading it besides me and you?
    And if it was read by thousands...its practice is to slam and demean.
    This may not be the building blocks for rebuilding a party. We need civil debate.

  4. What I posted is the entire story and no where does it state party id.

  5. I can't explain why its omitted. Its that particular writer/reporter. But most news watchers would already know his previous id. Do DC Coucilpersons declare party affiliation?

    I'm pretty sure its not a conspiracy to protect a national party. But thats just me.

  6. Well I am not as confident as you happens all too often to be a coincidence.