City Desk

Stay Tuned For Vince Gray vs. Ron Moten!

Ron Motten

Peaceaholics founder Ron Moten will soon be waiting right outside City Paper's Adams Morgan office building to confront Vincent Gray. Gray and Mayor Adrian Fenty are both here for a radio interview on WPFW-FM (our downstairs neighbor). It seems Moten doesn't appreciate Gray calling him one of Fenty's "cronies." A close ally of Fenty's, Moten says Gray's proposal to ban vote-buying would mean the go-go concerts Fenty's campaign has been throwing would be illegal.

"I'll be right outside waiting for Vince Gray," Moten told City Desk this morning. "I want to know why he called me a crony."

Moten says his go-go campaign is just like a D.C. version of MTV's "Rock the Vote" and "Vote or Die" projects, and there's nothing illegal about it. He says Gray's camp is just trying to stop him from reaching out to young black voters: "All them old heads around here can't do this." (Things haven't actually gone that smoothly in the hunt for the go-go vote; so far, Moten says, none of the voters he's helped register have received their voter registration cards.)

UPDATE: Gray managed to escape without talking to Moten.

"Vince! Vince!" Moten called, as Gray treid to exit the building following his interview with WPFW. Gray wasn't interested in chatting. He turned and headed for the parking lot. Moten gave chase: "How could you call me a crony, sir?" Moten repeated the question many times, but Gray didn't  answer. With several associates in tow, he walked briskly. Gray made it to his vehicle in seconds, but even as the car door slammed, Moten was egging him on. "That's what you do, you try to detsroy people's character!" Gray's ride practically peeled out of the lot. Still, Moten wasn't done. "Coward!" he grumbled. "Makes false accusations and won't even talk to a person!"

Earlier, as Fenty walked into the studio this morning, Loose Lips columnist Alan Suderman asked him about Moten's plans. Fenty said all Washingtonians should strive to be more like Moten.

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  • forealz

    where is the video?

  • http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/citydesk/author/wmitchell/ Will Atwood Mitchell

    Technical difficulties. Hang tight...

  • nunyabiz

    "Fenty said all Washingtonians should strive to be more like Moten."

    That's pretty scary.

  • downtown rez

    "If everybody in DC did 1/10th of what Ronald Moten does for the community and DC, this city would be 10X as far ahead as it already is.
    You taking some shoes to my brother? Tell him I said hello now"
    Awesome clip.

  • foldingtime

    That was one of the most low-budget things I've ever seen. Is CityPaper now TMZ?

  • candycane1

    @nunyabiz: I agree with you. However, I want him to keep talking, he's really a great example of why one should not vote for Fenty.

  • Jason Cherkis

    Why has Ron Moten taken over Fenty's campaign?

  • Ward 5

    I'm soooooo sick of this man I dont know what to do! Can Fenty not find ANYONE else to campaign for him? He's like a gnat at a picnic that annoys the living crap out of you and just wont go away!

    If he were smart, he'd be friendly toward both candidates in hopes that regardless of who's in office, he'd get some assistance. If I were Gray I would get a restraining order! effin bully!

  • Brian

    The fact that a moron like Moten has any pull in this city is pathetic.

  • just sayin’

    Does Moten even know what "crony" means?

  • Trulee Pist

    Who cares about Moten? What happened during the debate?

  • tformation

    If all Washingtonians strived to be more like Moten, there would be no Doctors, teachers, Police officers, child care workers, CHILD CARE, US Att Office or any number of positions requiring LAW ABIDING CITIZENS because they would all be convicted felons.

    Even his precious "gogo scene" has admitted they will take whatever money they can get from him right now to say what he wants and then will vote against him.

    @ Ward5- We all should be able to get a stay/hear away order on Ron. The gnat at the picnic is the PERFECT analogy. I think the media should stop feeding into his crap but they get a cick out of showing just how ignorant he is so they will keep on printing quotes from him.

  • http://COALITIONAJC COALITIONAJC

    You don’t get to dictate terms to this Coalition. Check out the definition of Coalition. You must realize there is more than one dude in this Coalition. Food for thought, our presence may be in the next room at 7th D. Let’s get started.

    Marion Barry it is highly recommended that you distance yourself from Jacques Chevalier. As you know, this man is noted for harassing women and denigrating people of prominence. Read the following blog he posted about Cora Barry on August 14, 2009 under “dcblackdaddy.”

    http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/citydesk/2009/08/14/cora-barry-ousted-from-tennis-center-loose-lips-daily/#comments

    He has defrauded the DC government of thousands of tax payer dollars under the Homestead Deduction Act. The Coalition is calling for Mayor Fenty, Chairman Gray, the DC City Council, as well as the Internal Revenue, to make a thorough investigation of this man’s fraudulent activity. We are asking the Mayor and the DC government to make sure that any and all fees that have accrued in penalties and interests are paid back. Was this money defrauded from the DC Homestead Deduction Act used to pay for his son’s -- Jacques Chevalier, III -- tuition at Howard University? Is his wife, Carolyn, aware that he is a pervert as well as a thief?

    We are also going to contact States Attorney Glenn Ivey in Prince George’s County to investigate this MOCHA mom who ran mayor in New Carrollton, MD this year and lost.

  • Ward 5

    tinformation - he's none the wiser, i'm sure he's sitting somewhere feeling like he's accomplishing something.

    What's really funny is this statement:

    "I'll be right outside waiting for Vince Gray," Moten told City Desk this morning. "I want to know why he called me a crony."

    Does he know what crony mean? It's probably the nicest word most would call him...
    cro·ny  –noun,plural- a close friend or companion

  • http://COALITIONAJC COALITIONAJC

    You don’t get to dictate terms to this Coalition. Check out the definition of Coalition. You must realize there is more than one dude in this Coalition. Food for thought, our presence may be in the next room at 7th D. Let’s get started.

    Marion Barry it is highly recommended that you distance yourself from Jacques Chevalier. As you know, this man is noted for harassing women and denigrating people of prominence.

    He has defrauded the DC government of thousands of tax payer dollars under the Homestead Deduction Act. The Coalition is calling for Mayor Fenty, Chairman Gray, the DC City Council, as well as the Internal Revenue, to make a thorough investigation of this man’s fraudulent activity. We are asking the Mayor and the DC government to make sure that any and all fees that have accrued in penalties and interests are paid back. Was this money defrauded from the DC Homestead Deduction Act used to pay for his son’s -- Jacques Chevalier, III -- tuition at Howard University? Is his wife, Carolyn, aware that he is a pervert as well as a thief?

    We are also going to contact States Attorney Glenn Ivey in Prince George’s County to investigate this MOCHA mom who ran mayor in New Carrollton, MD this year and lost.

  • http://COALITIONAJC COALITIONAJC

    You don’t get to dictate terms to this Coalition. Check out the definition of Coalition. You must realize there is more than one dude in this Coalition. Food for thought, our presence may be in the next room at 7thD. Let’s get started.

    Marion Barry it is highly recommended that you distance yourself from Jacques Chevalier. As you know, this man is noted for harassing women and denigrating people of prominence. Notice another female being torn down by Jacques Chevalier.

    On August 14, 2009 at 1:31 p.m., Jacques Chevalier, also known as “dcblackdaddy” wrote the following in an online article: “ShadyLady Cora Masters-Barry stole money from youth boxers and D.C. Government in teh 80's and 90's while she was an alleged Boxing Commisioner. That how she got tight with Rock Newman (Box Promoter and Riddick Bowe fame)and met the Williams Tennis sister-gals. Put that lying cheating beeitch on the street and watch she finds another sport to exploit Black youths. Why, you think Marion Barry loeft her, her weight gain is awful, her attitude wreak of sewage slut, will not mention her notorious bad breath well documented in SE. Peter Nickles,you my Negroe, uh Whitey this week, now go run and evict this slick gal Cora MB and do not allow her to rip off anymore youth of color in DC. Fenty, still cannot get my vote but if you evict this slut from SE I will send you a campaign contribution but promise retribution on Cora the Whora!”

    He has defrauded the DC government of thousands of tax payer dollars under the Homestead Deduction Act. The Coalition is calling for Mayor Fenty, Chairman Gray, the DC City Council, as well as the Internal Revenue, to make a thorough investigation of this man’s fraudulent activity. We are asking the Mayor and the DC government to make sure that any and all fees that have accrued in penalties and interests are paid back. Was this money defrauded from the DC Homestead Deduction Act used to pay for his son’s -- Jacques Chevalier, III -- tuition at Howard University? Is his wife, Carolyn, aware that he is a pervert as well as a thief?

    We are also going to contact States Attorney Glenn Ivey in Prince George’s County to investigate this MOCHA mom who ran mayor in New Carrollton, MD this year and lost.

  • Rick Mangus

    If it looks like a duck....! (PART 2)

  • Adrian Bent-Me

    What an example to show the youths he works with. You can resolve anything by aggressively pursuing and chiding your opponent. This is how it's done on "the streets" and look how wonderfully things work there.

    Jeez, do any Fenty supporters want another 4 years of seeing Moten's ugly ass on the news all the time?

  • LaCaiRaine

    Ronald Moten is a rabid animal who needs to be put down and Mayor Fenty things we should all be more like Ronald Moten. This man is who is tell my son's NOT to emulate...this is the real Ronald Moten...A cocaine distribution charge sent him to prison in 1991. Moten began robbing people and selling drugs at an early age and detracting from the positive DC landscape and since has turned his street hustle into multi-million dollar non-profit hustle. Mr. Moten has just changed the people that he robs, now he is robbing the residents of the District of Columbia through our federal and local taxes.

    Watch as this animal pursues his prey.....

    Ron Moten gives chase to VCG Today.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYLR4InB76w&feature=player_embedded

    Mayor Fenty condones Moten's tactics and states more Washingtonian's should be like Ron Moten.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sNTkRNbEi0&feature=player_embedded

  • taye

    The question everywhere is what does Ron Moten have hanging over Fenty's head?

    Fenty, Lawyer, DC Councilman, Mayor.

    Moten, thug, convicted felon, poverty pimp and a non-english speaking idiot.

    What do they have in common? Something simply does not add up with this duo, or does it?

  • DCDem

    Ron Moton is to the Fenty Campaign, what Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh and the fringe of the Tea Party is the the GOP. Except, Fenty openly embraces his lunacy.

    For any one thing he has done right, his strong arm intimidation tactics sets him right back into the position of "thugulicious poverty pimp".

    Whether Fenty likes it or not, Moton has taken over the message of his campaign, like Rush Limbaugh has for the GOP. He has become the Fenty "brand".

    I like it. He will soon see how ghetto fabulous plays out at the polls.

  • Marie Jackson

    Keep talking Ron--you are one hellva campaigner. You make the thugs of the world proud. Finally, that white suit was perfect.

  • noodlez

    FOR ALL THE SHIT I GIVE RON MOTEN I MUST GIVE HIM PROPS ON THE PINK SEER SUCKER HOWEVA BRO MOTEN THE BUTTON DOWN COLLAR OXFORD IS A NO-NO. THE SHIRT IS TO HEAVY FOR THE SEER. A LIGHTWEIGHT COTTON WITH COLLAR STAYS IS WHAT YOU SHOULD HAVE SPORTED WITH THE SEER.

    NOW WITH THAT BEING SAID YOU DONT ROCK THE SEER LIKE YOU ARE WERAING TIMS' AND LEVIS. THE SEER IS QUIET, BOURGEOISIE AND COOL. NOT LOUD, BAMARISH AND HOT!

    HOW IN THE FUCK YOU ARE GONIG TO ANNOUNCE A PRESS CONFERENCE WITH NOTHING TO SAY. ALL THAT NOISE AND YOU DIDNT MAKE A SOUND. THE MAN CALLED YOU A NAME. SO WHAT. IF ITS NOT TRUE THEN YOU IGNORE IT HOWEVER BY YOU FLAILING LIKE A FAGGIE IN HEAT YOU JUST PROVED THE MAN'S POINT.

    I JUST WANT TO THANK YOU RON MOTEN FOR PROVIDING ME AND MY FAMILY WITH LAUGHTER AND CHEER. WITH NO SPORTS TO WATCH AND CSI ON HIATUS YOU ARE GIVING ME MUCH NEEDED ENTERTAINMENT UNTIL THE 'SKINS TRAINING CAMP.

  • HA!

    Noodlez. THAT was funny!!!!

  • Tformation

    Lolol... He's baaaaaaack!

    Thanks for that noodlez! I desperately needed that laugh!
    More like "the gift" my a$$!!!

  • SuperS

    This is terrible and Chairman Gray should get a peace warrant against Ron Moten, no telling how desperate these people will get. Mr. Chairman Gray please protect your self, do not take this lightly.

  • tired

    SuperS this is so true the Chairman does need security. Moten is in need of money his cash cow went home hopefully never to come back.

  • David

    What does Ron Moten have on Fenty????????The fact that Fenty would associate with an ex drug dealer who more than likely sold drugs in the African American Community speaks volumns.

    Mr. Gray should get a restraining order against Ron Moten. This person is a thug and no matter how much money Fenty gives Moten under the disguise of GRANTS. You cannot turn a pig into a silk purse. The man is a street thug.

  • Truth Hurts

    Good for Moten. Don't know the guy, but Gray publicly punked him and made accusations. Moten then confronted Gray and asked him to elaborate. The only one afraid of debating the point on camera was "one city" Gray. He oughta stop singing "Let's get it on" if he won't defend his slurs.

  • Adrian Bent-Me

    TH- As I've come to expect from you- you're frankly delusional. You're praising this man for doing exactly what? He aggressively pursues Gray to get to the bottom of what exactly? Gray didn't respond to comments Moten made about him at Fenty's Go-Go. Moten just wants attention and some dental work.

  • tired

    ABM thank you. truth hurts is delusional among everything else.

  • Truth Hurts

    @ ABM -- When Moten testified before the council, he said Gray was a crony (paraphrasing) of Bruce Bereano, a felon convicted of fraud (financing political campaigns of pols he lobbied by falsifying donor names. Gray, who was in his office at the time, hurried down to the hearing room and angrily ordered that Moten be placed under oath (never before done for nongovernment officials during a routine hearing). He angrily demanded that Moten repeat/explain his statement about Gray. (CP wrote about it)

    Not much different from Moten confronting Gray over his name calling. And btw, Moten's right about Bereano. If you're interested, just google Bruce Bereano and Vince Gray.

    As for tired, I decided awhile ago to ignore him. He's too dumb to debate.

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