Charles Barkley On Zimmerman Trial: “I Agree With The Verdict”

My faith in Humanity has been restored. 2 Min Pls Watch.


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CHARLES BARKLEY: Well, I agreed with the verdict. I feel sorry that young kid got killed. But they didn’t have enough evidence to charge him. Something clearly went wrong that night. Clearly something went wrong. I feel bad for anybody who loses a kid, but if you looked at the case and you don’t make it — there was some racial profiling, no question about it. But something happened that changed the dynamic of that night, and I know — that’s probably not a popular opinion among most people but just looking at the evidence I agreed with the verdict.

I just feel bad because I don’t like when race gets out in the media because I don’t think the media has a pure heart, as I call it. There are very few people have a pure heart when it comes to race. Racism is wrong in any, shape, form — a lot of black people are racist too. I think sometimes when people talk about racism, they say only white people are racist. There are a lot of black people who are racist. I don’t like when it gets out there in the media because I don’t think the media has clean hands. 

MARIA BARTIROMO, CNBC: I’m glad you made that point.

BARKLEY: Obviously I feel sorry that young kid got killed but just judging by the evidence, I don’t think that guy should have went to jail the rest of his life. Something happened bad that night, obviously.

BARTIROMO: I like what the juror said, they both should have walked away. And if there is a shadow of a doubt, there is a shadow of a doubt.

BARKLEY: And let me tell you, Mr. Zimmerman was wrong to pursue — he was racial profiling. I think Trayvon Martin, God rest his soul, I think he did flip the switch and started beating the hell out of Mr. Zimmerman. But it was just a bad situation. And like I said, the main thing I feel bad for, it gives every black and white person who is racist a platform to vent their ignorance. 

That’s the thing that bothers me the most because I watched this trial closely and I watch all these people are television talking about it. A lot of people have a hidden agenda. You know, they want their racist views, whether they are white or black —

BARTIROMO: The bias comes out.

BARKLEY: The bias, it definitely comes out. It was a bad situation, we all lost. And I feel bad for his parents. You don’t ever want to see anybody lose a kid. (CNBC Closing Bell, July 18, 2013)

~Steve~

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2013/07/18/charles_barkley_on_zimmerman_trial_i_agree_with_the_verdict.html

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Auntie Lulu
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Auntie Lulu

Wow! Charles is definitely my hero. He has had the courage to admit what many black people won’t–there is prejudice among black people, not just white people. I certainly hope that Barkley won’t be subjected to a backlash by the African-American community. Personally, I judge people by how they act; “if someone be wearin’ they pants down around the bottom of they butts” then chances are pretty good I don’t want to know them, but if they act in a manner that is respectful, and indicates that they adhere to socially acceptable norms–then probably I will be more than happy… Read more »

TrailDust
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The voice of reason! How great to hear this statement from Charles Barkley!

adatoc
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Reblogged this on Just Another Ordinary Day and commented:
Reblogged from one of my favorite blogs: Fellowship of the Mind.

Dr. Eowyn
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Thank you, adatoc! You rock!

JosephBC69
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There have been too few balanced, sane commentaries on this; his is definitely of of the very best, IMO.

pproplou04@verizon.net
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pproplou04@verizon.net

Mr. Barkley you are a very honest and couragous man to exhibit these contrevesal views.  It IS traggic when we have a pers

Mr.Nunyodam
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Mr.Nunyodam

Charles Barkley is merely one of many people in history who have exhibited the debilitating symptoms of the “Stockholm Syndrome”. I assure you that Charles doesn’t know what that implies; which is why though he has the right to think and say what he pleases, he probably should keep his social commentary to himself. The fact that Charles “has been” a great basketball player and paid multi-millions of dollars to do so is incontrovertible. However, the very manner in which he conducted himself during his career often found him defending his bullish, unruly, and often non-conformist behavior in statements such… Read more »

Mr Nunyodam
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Mr Nunyodam

I posted a response to this one-sided flagellation and, though it was respectful and grammatically correct, it was deleted in less than 10 min. I did however pass on all of your comments AND mine to a forum that is actually fair minded. I suggest you all do the same.
This one will likely be deleted also… thus, you all and I now know what you’re dealing with… COME OUT FROM UNDER THE DOME!
again;
no Justice
NO PEACE.

Mr Nunyodam
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Mr Nunyodam

to the moderator;
I apologize for this comment, “COME OUT FROM UNDER THE DOME!”. At the time I wrote it my original comment had changed status from under review to, no longer on the page. Thank you for allowing a differing point of view.

Steve
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Nunyodam…nice ebonics. Tells me all I need to know.
You’re just another racist among many.
Did you even bother to watch the trial? Answer me that truthfully and maybe we can have a discussion. If not back to spam.

PS, Just what Justice are you looking for? And if you don’t get it is that a threat of mob violence…yet again.?

Steve. Admin, Co – Founder, and general all around crank ass.

Mr Nunyodam
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Mr Nunyodam

This response is specifically to Steve and not directed to any other person. Period. First, “Ebonics”, come on man, at least know the meaning of your baseless castigations. Since you chose to pounce I’m going to allow myself this one and only response to a petty, baseless attack. All future uninformed attacks will go unanswered. Now, to your only intelligible question; yes I forced myself to endure this trial, the web based version, without all of the politically correct attempts to block views of the evidence and the omitted verbiage that most people were fed through cable news channels. (Ebonics)?… Read more »

Dave
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Dave

On the other hand, I honestly believe that all humans deserve the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness… even 16 yr. old brown boys who want a bag of skittles and an Arizona Ice Tea.

Does that extend to dope-smoking 17 yo men that repeatedly bash someone’s head onto a concrete sidewalk while telling that person they are going to die tonight?

-Dave

Dave
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Dave

Wassa matter, spineless pussy?

Can’t handle more than one line of criticism at a time?

Why am I not surprised?

Wanna take me on?

I’ll stomp your limp d*ck so deep into the dirt, nobody will ever find it.

Not even you.

But be sure to go ahead and take your best shot, dumbMass.

-Dave

Steve
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Nunya, Thank you for your service. Now you talk a lot, but I asked if you watched the trial. What’s the “Web Based” Version”? Did they stream the trial on the web? Because if you saw the same trial I did and more importantly the jurors then how can you say Zimm is Guilty. There is only one way. Thru a preconceived notion. You had your racial glasses on. I’ll never convince you and you will never admit it. White people are sick of being called racist. White people do not go out and riot. There are more blacks in… Read more »

Mr Nunyodam
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Mr Nunyodam

Steve; Because I strive fervently to live by what others view as a simple platitude: “Do unto others as I would have done unto me” I will return today to respond to your intelligent inquiry. First, as the moderator, I wish to thank you for the opportunity to express an oppositional view point. Though I appear to be a bit “wordy” to the “social media” crowd I want you to know that I wear it as a badge of honor. Fact is that people living in the year 2013 abdicate the responsibility of true interactive discourse; especially on centuries old… Read more »

Steve
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Kenneth, OK you may not have guessed it but yes I am a “White Guy” 😆 In my 50’s. I’m assuming you’re a “Black guy”. OK so far so good. Now everyone in the Country says we need a dialogue about race. I agree. Just hard to when most people have their minds made up. Would you care to and see how it goes? So, me being white guy I have no idea what it is to look thru a black mans eyes. And Visa Versa. You say you grew up in Jackson Miss., I can see you experiencing racism.… Read more »

DCG
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“even 16 yr. old brown boys who want a bag of skittles and an Arizona Ice Tea”
He was 17 and chose to confront and beat a man on the pavement. Trayvon was a known drug user and not a child without fault. Shouldn’t he have the “duty to retreat” according to Holder? Actions have consequences.

Mr Nunyodam
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Mr Nunyodam

re: DCG 16, 17 what ever, if he were yours I’d still call him a minor child and, even though you choose a minor point of difference, you still know that if he were yours, you’d call him a child too… If simply using marijuana makes him a bad boy, consider that under the behavior as youths of our current, and those before him, commanders in chief, hell he could have actually been president… Listen you guys I was just looking for a forum to counter Barkley’s inane comments without having to join Facebook. You all win, I’m gone… In… Read more »

Dave
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Dave

I’ve got news for you, dumbMass.

If someone has me pinned to the ground and is repeatedly bashing my head into the pavement and telling me that I am going to die, if I have a gun, I am going to pop their ass.

And I am not going to take the time to inventory the age, race, or their sad life history before I pull the trigger, either.

Liberalism is a self-destructive mental illness, and political correctness is its bastard stepchild.

Why are you trying so hard to be the poster child for both?

-Dave

Dave
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Dave

It appears we have reached the proverbial Match Point.

Whatever.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ebu6Yvzs4Ls#at=602

Thanks for playing.

-Dave

DCG
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“I forced myself to endure this trial.”
If so, you’d know the facts. Shouldn’t Trayvon had the “duty to retreat”, according to Holder?
Such an inconvience.

Mr Nunyodam
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Mr Nunyodam

DCG
Game , set , match?
Wanna’ see that what I said about Barkley and his trial opinion is true?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1C3o_3rlRow

watch what happens when Barkley’s conscious overrides his pandering for dollars.
peace out; enough jousting with you mental midgets…

Mr Nunyodam
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Mr Nunyodam

your site converted the link to a blank screen, so, here it is phonetically:
https://www.youtubeDOTcom/watch?v=V1C3o_3rlRow
change the word DOT to a ( .) period and you can watch him try to squirm his way out of the comments that you pounced on and promulgated.
I’m sure this won’t suffice for a partisan poisoned mind but; someone who read our exchange in a more open forum pointed me to his pseudo-retraction. Ya’ll have fun with yourselves now, ya hear?

Dave
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Dave

Run on back to Kos, little one, as Soros needs his evening waxing, and it is getting late.

-Dave