Why Charles Barkley Supports The Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

Source: Husna Haq / Yahoo

Former NBA star Charles Barkley recently called Ferguson looters “scumbags,” praised police officers who work in black neighborhoods, and said he supports the decision made by the grand jury not to indict officer Darren Wilson in the Michael Brown shooting.

“The true story came out from the grand jury testimony,” Barkley said, adding that he was made aware of “key forensic evidence, and several black witnesses that supported Officer Darren Wilson’s story…” He continued, “I can’t believe anything I hear on television anymore. And, that’s why I don’t like talking about race issues with the media anymore, because they (the media) love this stuff, and lead people to jump to conclusions. The media shouldn’t do that. They never do that when black people kill each other. “

He also called those who rioted after the decision was announced “scumbags,” and said “There is no excuse for people to be out there burning down people’s businesses, burning down police cars.”

And in a marked departure from other prominent black leaders who have questioned tactics used by officers and, in some cases, accused officers of racial profiling and outright racism, Barkley supported police officers, especially those who work in black neighborhoods.

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  • Kurt Alexander

    uncle tom ….

    • Kevin Pritchard

      first words any of us say who don’t support the cause

      • Sunf1ower_Jones

        No, it’s the first words anyone of us say when we see one. Usually the ones of Charles’s ilk will defend him. My skinfolk ain’t always my kinfolk.

        • Candy

          Barley can’t relate to the people in Ferguson! He crossed over and have forgotten where he came from. I promise there is a cop out there that doesn’t care about that name and one day we will hear Barkley speak a different story. He need to get out of that wifes face and look in the mirrow. Green money don’t change that skin color!

    • TT

      Take a look in the mirror.

  • Kevin Pritchard

    doesn’t surprise me …black folks who made it out of poverty despair and oppression always feel that the ones there are to blame…hell it is called privilege ppl we as a ppl need to learn that cuz that is how we all see things in the world . if you don’t have a hood mentality or grew up poor you don’t see what the ppl in Ferguson see …barkley has a point if it could have been said without sounding self righteous

  • DeMaris Williams

    Always knew he was an Uncle Tom. Mom and dad are probably some Toms too. For Thanksgiving, I’ll bet he ate nothing but Tom Turkey sandwiches. I’ll bet right now he’s probably reading Uncle Tom’s Cabin. I’ll bet his favorite cartoon as a child was Uncle Tom & Jerry.

    • TT

      Got a problem with him speaking the truth, why no protests in Cleveland over the 12 year old child killed? Was it a black cop and this child life was irrrelevant?

      • Soul Writer

        Let’s see if justice will be served in Cleveland first before you ask where is riot. If it isn’t, there may be.

      • DeMaris Williams

        No. I have a problem with Charles Barkley period. The man who was quoted as saying “I can be bought. If they paid me enough, I’d work for the Klan.” . The same man who proclaimed himsels a ” 90’s N!66er”. That’s what I have a problem with. The same guy who owed so much money in gambling debts to casinos in Vegas that they had to bring it out in public in order to get their money. So what would make anyone with a brain think that anything he says is true?

      • DeMaris Williams

        No. I have a problem with Charles Barkley period. The man who was quoted as saying “I can be bought. If they paid me enough, I’d work for the Klan.” . The same man who proclaimed himsels a ” 90’s N!66er”. That’s what I have a problem with. The same guy who owed so much money in gambling debts to casinos in Vegas that they had to bring it out in public in order to get their money. So what would make anyone with a brain think that anything he says is true?

        • TT

          Anyone with a brain would look at the evidence and it points one way, anyone with a brain wouldn’t be looting and destroying the town of Ferguson, since most of the ones doing it don’t live there.

      • QC

        I’m a Cleveland native. Actually, there have been protest in Cleveland over the 12-year-old being killed but the media’s not reporting them, I guess because we’re not one of the coastal cities. The cop was white, plus there’s the video out on the Net. Also, the cop who killed him was deemed unfit for duty by the Independence Police Department, which is a suburb of Cleveland, when he tried to apply for the force. Go to cleveland.com and you’ll get the information.

      • QC

        I’m a Cleveland native. Actually, there have been protest in Cleveland over the 12-year-old being killed but the media’s not reporting them, I guess because we’re not one of the coastal cities. The cop was white, plus there’s the video out on the Net. Also, the cop who killed him was deemed unfit for duty by the Independence Police Department, which is a suburb of Cleveland, when he tried to apply for the force. Go to cleveland.com and you’ll get the information.

        • TT

          Thank you QC, the media around here is selective in what they cover and where they like to stir the pot.

      • QC

        I’m a Cleveland native. Actually, there have been protest in Cleveland over the 12-year-old being killed but the media’s not reporting them, I guess because we’re not one of the coastal cities. The cop was white, plus there’s the video out on the Net. Also, the cop who killed him was deemed unfit for duty by the Independence Police Department, which is a suburb of Cleveland, when he tried to apply for the force. Go to cleveland.com and you’ll get the information.

  • 215-theVoice

    Man told you a long time ago he wasn’t a role model.

  • Midel Cashflow

    Rick James was right.

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    “Ignorance will never end. Even those
    with money can’t buy SENSE!!” Author: Curmilus Dancy II The Political
    Agitator

  • Jennifer R.

    His eyebrows are too much. Way overdone. Makes him look like Cruella de Ville:
    http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20131015002405/disney/images/4/4b/Dalmatians-2-disneyscreencaps.com-4658.jpg.jpg

  • yanni54

    This as he is using the media to talk his BS to. All of a sudden the Ferguson police, the prosecutor and the grand jury let the likes of Charles Barkley know about evidence of that joke of a decision. I guess they forgot to tell this dimwit that the prosecutor decided he did not want an indictment and he purposely did whatever he had to do to get his way, LIKE not believing ONE Michael Brown EYE witnesses, but believing everyone that was pro Darren Wilson, and by leaking any video that would put any kind of negative light on Michael Brown even if it had nothing to do with the murder! There is nothing about this case that anyone with an inch of common sense doesn’t still have questions about and that includes all of the players. Charles Barkley to me is like a male version of Kim Kardashian, who will do or say anything to get attention even if it makes them look like fools!

  • yanni54

    This as he is using the media to talk his BS to. All of a sudden the Ferguson police, the prosecutor and the grand jury let the likes of Charles Barkley know about evidence of that joke of a decision. I guess they forgot to tell this dimwit that the prosecutor decided he did not want an indictment and he purposely did whatever he had to do to get his way, LIKE not believing ONE Michael Brown EYE witnesses, but believing everyone that was pro Darren Wilson, and by leaking any video that would put any kind of negative light on Michael Brown even if it had nothing to do with the murder! There is nothing about this case that anyone with an inch of common sense doesn’t still have questions about and that includes all of the players. Charles Barkley to me is like a male version of Kim Kardashian, who will do or say anything to get attention even if it makes them look like fools!

  • blackconservative

    WELL LET ME SAY IT…ALL THE WAY FROM HARLEM USA…THE PROFESSIONAL LOOTERS ARE SCUMBAGS.

    • THEFUNKenSTEIN

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  • blackconservative

    IS A BLACK LIFE ONLY VALUABLE WHEN TAKEN BY WHITE ANYONE/SOME ONE/ANYTHING/SOMETHING?????

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