Liberal News media, honors Marion Barry, March 6, 1936 – November 23, 2014, a Washington D.C. criminal. News Media omits all references to ex-mayor Marion Barry’s criminal drug possession and use history as well as the time he spent in federal prisons.
Source marion barry January 1990, when he was videotaped smoking crack cocaine and arrested by FBI officials on drug charges. The arrest precluded Barry seeking reelection, and he served six months in a federal prison.
On January 18, 1990, Barry was arrested with a former girlfriend, Hazel Diane “Rasheeda” Moore, in a sting operation at the Vista Hotel by the FBI and D.C. Police for crack cocaine use and possession. Moore was an FBI informant when she invited Barry to the hotel room and insisted that he smoke freebase cocaine before they had sex, while agents in another room watched on camera, waiting for Barry to accept her offer. During the videotaped arrest, Barry says of Moore, “Bitch set me up I shouldn’t have come up here goddamn bitch”.
Barry was charged with three felony counts of perjury, 10 counts of drug possession, and one misdemeanor count of conspiracy to possess cocaine, even though the cocaine belonged to the government informant. The criminal trial ended in August 1990 with a conviction for only one possession incident, which had occurred in November 1989, and an acquittal on another.
Barry was sentenced to six months in federal prison shortly before the November election, which he lost. His wife and son moved out of the house later that month. In October 1991, Barry surrendered himself at a correctional facility in Petersburg, Virginia. While serving his time, Barry was accused of letting a woman perform oral sex on him in a prison waiting room. Barry was transferred to another federal prison in Loretto, Pennsylvania. Barry was released in April 1992.