Sunday, July 5, 2009

AT LEAST IT WASN'T MORE CRACK

Former D.C. mayor, now Washington councilman, Marion Barry is at it again and has been arrested again--this time for stalking.

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

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.