Charles Barkley, Former NBA Star, Slams Ferguson Rioters, Leftstream Media and Obama

One thing you can say about former NBA star and current analyst Charles Barkley is that he is not afraid to speak his mind. Like many other celebrities, Barkley has spoken out about the decision by a Ferguson grand jury to not indict Officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown and the aftermath that has ensued. However, Barkley’s stance may come as a surprise to some – especially since he happens to be, *GASP*, a black American:

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During an interview on 97.5 The Fanatic in Philadelphia with Mike Missanelli on Tuesday, the day after the decision was announced, Barkley was asked to share his thoughts on Ferguson. Missanelli asked Barkley why he thought black people didn’t trust the Ferguson decision. Mind you, this is a loaded question to begin with because the radio host has lumped black people together in one collective group who all possess the same feelings and reactions to the decision. Barkley’s answer undoubtedly surprised the radio host.

Unlike others who have ignored the evidence and grand jury testimony as they perpetuate the ‘hands up, don’t shoot’ lie while destroying private property and endangering innocent people by blocking traffic and overtaking malls, Barkley thinks it is important to pay attention to the testimony given to the grand jury because that is what tells the true story.

He continued stating, “Key forensic evidence, and several black witnesses that supported Officer Darren Wilson’s story for the first time Monday Night. 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.”

Saying that those rioting and looting in Ferguson are “not real black people,” but rather are “scumbags,” Barkley took a stand for the police. Obviously not agreeing with the narrative put forth by race baiters like Jesse Jackson that police are using young black men as target practice, Barkley said, ““we have to be really careful with the cops, because if it wasn’t for the cops we would be living in the Wild, Wild West in our neighborhoods. We can’t pick out certain incidentals that don’t go our way and act like the cops are all bad. Do you know how bad some of these neighborhoods would be without the cops?”

Even Obama was not exempt from Barkley’s harsh criticism. In regards to ISIS, Barkley stated, “Obama needs to put some real bodies over there and start shooting those damn guys from ISIS. We can’t wait any longer, those guys are getting out of hand. We can’t just bomb them from a distance, they have to put boots on the ground, they have to go over there and shoot them. We need to put some bodies on the ground and shoot them dead.”


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