Marion Shepilov Barry, Jr. (born March 6, 1936) served as Democratic mayor of Washington, D.C. from 1979 to 1991. He was forced to leave office during his third term as a result of his arrest and conviction on drug charges but was later again elected to the D.C. council and ultimately to the mayoralty, serving a fourth term from 1995 to 1999.
- Outside of the killings, DC has one of the lowest crime rates in the country.
- Source: USA Today: Mar 24, 1989. pg. 02.A
- They made all this up to justify questioning me. It's all made up. I don't know what happened. Whatever they say was all made up.
- Responding to allegations by Park Police that he was found with a white substance under his nose and trace amounts of cocaine in his car.
- Source: The Washington Post: 26 March 2002. pg B2
- There is a sort of an unwritten code in Washington, among the underworld and the hustlers and these other guys that I am their friend.
- Explaining why he was upset at being robbed at gunpoint.
- Source: Washington Express: 4 January 2006. pg 11