Former Crack-Smoking DC Mayor Getting A Statue Erected On Pennsylvania Avenue (Video)
An 8-foot statue of former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry was unveiled on Saturday.
Marion Barry was a controversial mayor who served prison time after he was caught on video smoking crack cocaine in a 1990 FBI sting.
This is the kind of thing I will never understand. Corruption, drug and alcohol abuse, I mean he was on video smoking crack with a prostitute in a hotel room. And this community elevates him to hero status, by erecting a statue. And they want statues of great generals taken down?
It seems it’s all cracked up…
The actual unveiling of Mayor Marion Barry’s statue. The weather turned out to be to be pretty good in spite of yesterday’s high winds. In this city Barry was considered a living legend. His wife Cora Masters Barry says his life was always about serving the people. @WTOP pic.twitter.com/MBaFPuH2xb
— Kathy Stewart (@KStewartWTOP) March 3, 2018
Former Washington, D.C. mayor and city council member Marion Barry will have a statue erected in his memory on Pennsylvania Avenue.
Barry, a Democrat, served four terms as mayor of DC from 1979 to 1991 and again from 1995 to 1999. He served several terms as a member of the D.C. City Council and did so until his death in 2014.
Barry rose to national attention after the FBI filmed him in 1990 smoking crack cocaine with a former girlfriend, as part of a sting operation. His defense after being arrested was, “Bitch set me up.”
After his release from prison in 1992, he ran again in 1994 and won in what was considered an impressive political comeback, the Associated Press reports. More
— Deplorable News (@DeplorableNews) March 5, 2018
Eight-foot statue of controversial ‘mayor for life’ Marion Barry is unveiled in DC nearly 30 years after the champion of civil rights was busted for smoking crack cocaine
— Paul Kent (@kentpg) March 4, 2018
8-foot statue of controversial ‘mayor for life’ Marion Barry is unveiled in DC nearly 30 years after the champion of civil rights was busted for smoking crack cocaine
He was known as the controversial mayor who served prison time in the early 90s.https://t.co/f6XIVA1tNr
— Jean Dubois (@Jeandubois06) March 5, 2018