Marion Barry

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Bitch set me up.

Marion Shepilov Barry, Jr. (March 6, 1936 – November 23, 2014) 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.
    • As quoted in USA Today (24 March 1989), p. 2A
  • 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, as quoted in The Washington Post (26 March 2002), p. 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, as quoted in the Washington Express (4 January 2006), p. 11

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