NBA great Charles Barkley has voiced his support for the grand jury that chose not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.
Barkley, 51, addressed the controversy in Missouri during a radio interview with Philadelphia’s 97.5 The Fanatic, referring to the rioters as “scumbags”.
Charles sat down with Mike Missanelli and discussed the chaos in Ferguson, Missouri.
Barkley stated, “There is no excuse for people to be out there burning down people’s businesses, burning down police cars”.
He also commended police officer that work in heavy crime areas, stating, “If it wasn’t for the cops we would be living in the Wild, Wild West in our neighborhoods,’ he said. ‘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 if it wasn’t for the cops?”
He said, “The true story came out from the grand jury testimony. 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 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.'”
There have been riots, looting, and business buildings burned in Ferguson since a grand jury declined Monday to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed Michael Brown in August.
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