Marion Barry Smokes Crack
After 8pm, January 18 1990, Washington DC Mayor Marion Barry was arrested
on cocaine possession charges at Vista International Hotel. This is a
video snapshot of the mayor toking a crack pipe, taken from the
surveillance film. His arrest was part of a joint FBI - DC police undercover
operation, which earned him prison time. Despite this incident, Barry
was able to gain reelection to office after serving his sentence.