The Washington DC City Council took a large step towards placing a statue of former Mayor Marion Barry in front of its Wilson building, probably to honor his work as a civil rights activist.
In a meeting this week, the Council Committee voted on the measure that would advance such a possibility. It was passed unanimously.
We do wonder if the city of Toronto, Canada, will do the same soon.
Why do we ask? Well, because both Mr Marion Barry (the former mayor of Washington DC) and Mr Rob Ford (the former mayor of Toronto) were both videotaped whilst smoking crack and have both led ‘notorious’ lives.
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Mr Marion Barry was in the presence of model Miss Rashita Moore when he was secretly videotaped in the Vista Hotel in Washington DC in 1990.
You will clearly see the former mayor smoking crack and afterwards being arrested by the FBI.
Further to this, Mr Barry was also accused during his tenure of making racist remarks towards Asians, was accused of tax fraud and several serious traffic violations. Still, seems like he’ll get a statue.
Meanwhile, back in Canada, Mr Rob Ford was even more infamous.
He was filmed whilst high at various occasions and had to admit to questions from the press on various substance abuse occasions during his mayoral tenure in the city of Toronto.
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The above video shows Ford smoking crack from a glass pipe. Though his words are slurred and mostly inaudible during the conversation, it is quite clear he is intoxicated.
Mr Ford, who passed in 2016 due to cancer, said about the video: "Whatever this video shows… Toronto residents deserve to see it and people need to judge for themselves what they see on this video."
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What's really sad is that DC re-elected Barry after all of that. Now that's what you want in a mayor and his voters.