While speaking with Philadelphia radio station 97.5 The Fanatic, the former NBA player and TNT talking head said he agreed the 28-year-old officer shouldn’t have been charged.
“The true story came out from the grand jury testimony,” Barkley continued. “Three or four witnesses, who were black, said exactly what the cop said.” the 51 year old said. Barkley also called some of the Ferguson rioters “scumbags” for destroying the community.
“There is no excuse for people to be out there burning down people’s businesses, burning down police cars.”
Everyone is entitled to their opinion, and whether you like it or not, Sir Charles Barkley will speak honestly about he feels. But, Mr. Barkley, there is a time and a place for everything and considering the very raw and recent racial tensions in America, now was not the time, nor the place.