July 5th, 2009
08:50 AM ET
13 years ago

D.C.'s Marion Barry arrested again

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/POLITICS/07/05/marion.barry.arrested/art.barry.afp.jpg caption="Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry was arrested July 4 and charged with stalking, police said."]
WASHINGTON (CNN) - Former D.C. mayor, now Washington councilman, Marion Barry has been arrested again.

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

About 8:45 p.m. in Anacostia Park, 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, Park Police spokesman Sgt. David Schlosser said.

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.

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  1. mt

    More evidence that the church age has come to an end.

    July 5, 2009 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  2. U.N. Owen

    You have to understand-to people living in the DC Metro burbs (VA & MD) this guy is a walking joke. He's like the court jester, they keep him around so they can laugh. Oh, and @ sifto 77-Marion Barry hasn't gotten away with squat. If he HAD, we wouldn't be reading about his third arrest. You want to think aoout who got away with what, let's take a good hard look @Dick Cheney.

    July 5, 2009 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  3. Viet.Vet(DC)

    I'am no Marion Berry fan, but lets look at this, the man have one kidney and as a result this and other medical condition must take numerous different types of medication daily, he is over 70 years old and can hardly walk any significent distance, but he is stalking someone, give me a break. Its going to be interesting to hear the other evidence they have in this case oh and by the way the Officer who arrested him was from New York and didn't know who Marion Berry was .No S**** ,by the way, I have a bridge in Alaska I can give you a excellent deal on.

    July 5, 2009 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  4. Get Real

    Why can't this idiot just disappear?

    July 5, 2009 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  5. Denna

    Sigh. Now what? This man is the male, African American version of Sarah Palin. He just seems to not be the sharpest knife in the drawer. Seriously, Barry can't be the most qualified person in D.C. for any political job. This man is just slightly more classy than a thug. Yikes!

    July 5, 2009 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  6. Denna

    @Scott L July 5th, 2009 10:30 am ET – Joe Biden: "We misread how bad the economy was"
    Joe Biden: "More jobs will be created in the coming months"
    HUH? Last time I checked, NO JOBS have been created. You liberals voted these clowns into office. This is the worst leadership ever.
    Yes you little tick. We voted Obama/Biden and we are proud. By the way, if you can get a train out of the one horse town you obviously live in, go to a big city. In the area that I live in, I have actually seen crews repairing our rotten, pot-hole pocked streets. There are actually signs letting people know that the jobs are being provided by the stimulus money. By-the-by, George Bush was the worst leadership ever. I don't even want to be alive if we get another president as bad as he was.

    July 5, 2009 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  7. Liberals are retarded

    Please, Dear God don't let D.C. get to vote for national elections. They've been pushing for it recently, and as you can obviously see, it would be a disastrous joke.

    July 5, 2009 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  8. Nev

    This has GOT to make it into Chris Rock's next comedy routine. 😀

    July 5, 2009 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  9. Jack

    I also got arrested last night. for having fireworks

    July 5, 2009 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  10. Kevin in Ohio

    When will the people of DC learn that this man is corrupt and totally off-balance????? This is a perfect example of just why DC does not deserve 2 senators and a voting member of the House.

    July 5, 2009 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  11. Sniffit

    racist DC police; watch out Mr. President, if they can arrest an innocent man like Ken Berry so easily, then they can get to you. A coup is happening people! Don't let the republicans win!!!

    July 5, 2009 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  12. Vern

    Who the heck cares about thie NON- News!?

    July 5, 2009 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  13. Mike b

    He's a disgrace to D.C.

    July 5, 2009 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  14. DaBird

    Marion Barry is a genius compared to the Barry in the White House.

    July 5, 2009 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  15. Laura

    What an idiot!!

    July 5, 2009 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  16. Samuel

    Detroit, D.C., Minnesota, these places are proof there should be voting exams. These libs that vote for these people must be Special. [to borrow a phrase from obama]

    July 5, 2009 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  17. Xrys

    I used to support the idea of DC getting 2 senators and some Reps. But since they keep re-electing/supporting this guy...clearly there's not enough of an intelligent populace to trust with the responsibility.

    July 5, 2009 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  18. Big Russ

    He's a loser but all he did was make a bunch of you into bigger losers, by showing the world how racist or petty you are by some of your comments.

    July 5, 2009 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
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