Councilman Marion Barry (D-Ward 8) was acquitted on all charges late yesterday, his lawyer’s defense of his May 2006 arrest for drunken driving complete. Barry was also acquitted of misuse of temporary tags and driving an unregistered vehicle.
Afterwards, Barry was heard to have said “This was an effort by the government to embarrass me and break my spirit.” No, it had nothing to do with the smell of alcohol, or the failure to abide by the officers’ request. Nope, nothing to do with that.
So, the other big question was, who was in the car with him? He says he won’t reveal who it was, but if you examine the criteria (black, female legislator from Oklahoma), there are just a few options. Anastasia Pittman, Judy Eason Mcintyre, or Constance Johnson… wonder why none would come to his aid?
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