"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 Wilson’s story..." He continued, "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. "
Barkeley, last year, also made up his mind based on evidence, not intellectual fashions;He also called those who rioted after the decision was announced "scumbags," and said "There is no excuse for people to be out there burning down people's businesses, burning down police cars."
In 2013, Barkley famously said he agreed with the George Zimmerman acquittal in the shooting of Trayvon Martin. In July of last year, a Florida jury found that neighborhood watch leader Zimmerman, who is white and Hispanic, was not guilty in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin.
Which HSIB took note of at the time;"That’s probably not a popular opinion among most people. But just looking at the evidence, I agreed with the verdict," he told CNBC host Maria Bartiromo on CNBC's Closing Bell about the Zimmerman verdict.
... there is something that the First Black POTUS could do to get America on the road to better racial harmony; in fact, do some soul searching with someone who has been honest about these things in the past; have a beer summit with Charles Barkley, and do it on national television for the entire country to see.. We are sure that any one of a number of television hosts would jump at the chance of moderating it; Brian Lamb, Charlie Rose, Piers Morgan, Jake Tapper, Steven Colbert or Jon Stewart. Name your poison, as it were.
Charles could explain to Mr. Obama what a 'knucklehead' is, for one thing.