NBA great Charles Barkley recently made comments during a radio interview in Philadelphia where he expressed anger at the mainstream press for covering up the truth in the shooting of Michael Brown.  Barkley said that having watched the news, he was led to believe that the shooting in Ferguson was racially motivated until he read about the evidence presented to the grand jury investigating Officer Darren Wilson.

Barkley was especially tough on the rioters, saying there was no sense in them burning police cars and local businesses:

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There is no excuse for people to be out there burning down people’s businesses, burning down police cars.”

Barkley also stood up for the police in America and their value in the black communities:

“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 if it wasn’t for the cops?”

Barkley doesn’t spare the mainstream press from criticism and inferred that their deceptive narrative is the main cause for the violence in Ferguson:

“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.”

And what did Sir Charles say about the rioters?:

“Those aren’t black people, those are scumbags”

Courtesy of Red Statements.