ABC Evening News for Friday, Oct 26, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(At Federal Court in Washington: Walter Rodgers) Sentencing of Washington, DC, Mayor Marion Barry on his misdemeanor conviction for cocaine possession featured; scenes shown from outside courtroom; details given of courtroom exchange between Barry and Judge Thomas Jackson. [In "20/20" interview, BARRY - comments on jail sentence.] Reaction of blacks to Barry's sentence noted. [Howard University professor Ron WALTERS - compares Barry's sentence to those of Oliver North and Michael Deaver, who were convicted on felony counts.] Other black politicians singled out for selective investigations and prosecutions shown. [Attorney General Richard THORNBURGH - says there is no policy of targeting any group.] (Artist: Carole Kabrin)
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Further coverage of Barry interview on "20/20" mentioned.