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No statue for ex-D.C. Mayor Barry

No statue for ex-D.C. Mayor Barry

Former mayor shouldn't be honored


How hypocritical can we, as a nation, be? As a country, we vilify criminals and womanizers. Yet we allow a statue to be erected to reflect the greatness of a man who was arrested, charged, detained, prosecuted and jailed for these specific offenses.

Former Washington, D.C., Mayor Marion Barry doesn’t deserve a monument to his greatness to be displayed in our nation’s capital or anywhere else.

We have witnessed in recent months the removal of numerous statues of Civil War generals of the Confederacy. We have seen these statues removed because these war heroes were supposedly promoting slavery.

We have seen in recent months the careers ruined of many men for their mistreatment of women.

Yet, this man, Marion Barry, a convicted drug abuser and woman stalker, has a statue erected and dedicated in our nation’s capitol. That’s a statue that needs to be removed.

Wayne Collins


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