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Mon Dec 1, 2014, 02:38 PM

 

Why Charles Barkley supports the Ferguson grand jury decision

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.

During an interview on 97.5 The Fanatic in Philadelphia on Tuesday, the day after the Ferguson decision was announced, host Mike Missanelli asked Barkley about it and why "black America" doesn't trust the ruling.

His response surprised some listeners.

"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 Wilsonís story..." He continued, "I canít believe anything I hear on television anymore. And, thatís why I donít 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 shouldnít do that. They never do that when black people kill each other. "

http://news.yahoo.com/why-charles-barkley-supports-ferguson-grand-jury-decision-163736319.html

Charles should put his NBA Championship ring where the sun don't...oh wait...he never got one! What a shame.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Mon Dec 1, 2014, 03:29 PM

1. Charles is an idiot

He really is

He hated when the Miami Heat dressed in hoodies after Trayvon Martin was murdered. He, like Michael Jordan, doesn't want to get involved in politics. He never takes a stand against oppression.

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Response to RockaFowler (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 1, 2014, 03:33 PM

2. Idiot is being polite...

 

I bet he was a regular poster at Free Republic.

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Response to RockaFowler (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 1, 2014, 04:07 PM

3. For guy who does not want to be involved in politics he sure talks about politics a lot.

 

I'd say he is the most frequently political sports figure. I was on a plane with him once and he was spouting right wing crap. He was pretty

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