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Marion Barry compares council chairman to Southern segregationists

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In a last-ditch effort to win support for his proposal to grant new legal protections to ex-offenders, Ward 8 Councilman Marion Barry on Monday compared D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson to the Southern segregationists of the 1960s. "You sound like the white southerners who opposed the public accommodation bill and the Civil Rights Act," Barry wrote in a letter. "Mr. Chairman, you are a...

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