"I watched this trial closely, and something happened that changed the dynamic that night" • CNBC
Former NBA star Charles Barkley agrees with the outcome of the George Zimmerman trial, reportsMediaite, claiming that there wasn't enough evidence to drop a charge of "Guilty" on Zimmerman's head.
"I agree with the verdict," Barkley told CNBC's Maria Bartiromo. "I'm sorry that young kid got killed, but they didn't have enough evidence to charge him."
While admitting to seeing a level of racial profiling at work in the encounter between Zimmerman and teenager Trayvon Martin, Barkley felt that the young man acted against his best interests when he "flipped the switch" and "started beating the hell out of Mr. Zimmerman."
Barkley also shared his opinion that racism knows no color (well, in a sense), despite the impression you might get from the media:
"I think sometimes when people talk about racism, they say only white people are racist, but I think black people are too."
I'm sure the Democrat Fascists will crucify him for speaking the truth and going against their racists plans. Watch him be called all sorts of racists names by the progressives as they cling onto their ridiculous notion that they are the party of equality and social justice and are not the nation's racist party. What a joke the media and the Democrats have made this country, and how shameful it is that they continue to exploit minorities the way they do.
Good article by the way, not as biased as many are and sensible choices to vote on, though simple yes/no/not sure choices w/o any hyperbole after them would be a good idea for most poll questions on here, to eliminate bias.
So 73 year old singer Lester Chambers would have been justified in shooting the white woman who jumped up on stage and shoved him to the ground after he dedicated a song to Trayvon Martin without being called a racist.? Good thing for her he is a liberal, I guess.
There's a hell of difference between shoving someone once and getting on top of someone and beating them down. From the video I saw I think you'd have a hard time arguing the use of deadly force as a reasonable defense in that one. I love how both you and the article made a point to mention her race, as if somehow that would have a bearing on the situation.
you got that right he is what they hate however.Bill Cosby ,Allen West,Herman Cain,and countless others that have made it on their own and have chosen to not be modern day slaves to the government and the democratic masters.
I am impressed with Barclay's statement. Not all whites are racist and neither are all blacks or other races. Many have bias and are racist. It is refreshing to see this in the news, the news media is biased.
Here is the long awaited PNWest analysis of the Zimmerman trial.
The jurors came to the proper decision. George Zimmerman did not violate the laws that he was charged with breaking. What Zimmerman did was morally wrong but not 2nd degree murder. Zimmerman should have stayed in his car and not tried to follow Martin. That act led to the scuffle where Zimmerman shot Martin. A reasonable person would have listened to the police dispatcher and stayed in their car. But it was not a crime to ignore the dispatcher. By following Martin on foot a reasonable person could also see that they were increasing the likelyhood of a confrontation. Zimmerman did this presumably because he felt protected by his gun. When the scuffle ensued Martin was shot. He was not executed, he was shot during a scuffle where it was reasonable for Zimmerman to fear for his safety. Not guilty was the proper verdict. Stand your ground laws are an invitation to violence but were not relevant to this case.
However, Zimmerman can and will be held civily responsible for the wrongful death of Travon Martin. By ignoring the police dispatcher and following Martin on foot while armed Zimmerman caused the conditions that led to the death of Martin. Much like the families of OJ Simpson's victims Travon Martin's family will have to settle for money rather than a jail sentence for the events of that night.
@PNWest While I agree with what you say, I must include that BOTH were at fault. Martin should have been raised to respect the property rights of others, show respect AND constraint when it comes to both his elders AND while in an unknown situation.
BOTH made HUGE mistakes. BOTH were responsible for the outcome of the situation. The old adage......"when you play with fire, you WILL be burned". Both had their hand in the fire. One died, one will have the rest of his life ruined......just ask OJ Simpson!
@PNWest "Zimmerman should have stayed in his car and not tried to follow Martin. That act led to the scuffle where Zimmerman shot Martin. A reasonable person would have listened to the police dispatcher and stayed in their car. But it was not a crime to ignore the dispatcher."
There you liberals go pushing false narratives again. There is zero proof whatsoever that Zimmerman continued to follow Trayvon after the dispatcher told him not to. The dispatcher never told Zimmerman not to follow him, simply said "Ok, we don't need you to do that", which could be construed by anyone to mean that he just didn't have to follow Martin for them. And Zimmerman was never in the car when the dispatcher told him this. As a matter of fact, Trayvon was the one approaching Zimmerman during the phone call, per the transcripts. Please try to actually get informed and stop listening to the lies and garbage spewed by your pals over at BSNBC...
As the reverend Martin Luther King requested,Judge a man not by his color but by his deeds.Barkley is a man that deserves respect.LOL a rather large majority of the black population love to glaze over Kings request.
Sir Barkley was always outspoken to the chagrin of the Left. Yes indeed, he is diferent from most of the other athletes -- he's a conservative and can think on his feet wtihout being spoon fed and parrot the liberal mantra....
I find conservatives are often spoon fed and parrot their own mantra. Quit often really. Take for instance the death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. There is no doubt in my mind he would have died that day, Fast & Furious weapon or not. But still the right politicizes his death as if not for the Fast & Furious weapon he would still be alive-and the herd echoes faithfully.
Someone mentioned hyperbole a post or two ago, whether that agent would be alive today or not is purely speculation. What we do know for fact, agent was killed with a weapon that "walked" within Fast and Furious.
I could hyperbolate, had Fast and Furious never "walked" all those weapons people would be alive today who are not but it wouldn't make it fact.
Fact: Border Agent was shot dead with a weapon "walked" in Fast and Furious and there has to be a measure of accountability for a "walked" weapon killing a border agent. What has fueled the right isn't as much the weapon as the cover-up and dodge ball both ATF and DOJ have played.
@daclark1911 Paulden is a Democrat in "neutral clothing", trying to appear neutral, but doing a poor job of it by still parroting liberal fascist talking points and trying to downplay and deflect conversations. Doesn't take long to get his number when you read his posts. Very very similar to another poster that went by "jessejaymes".
It's no secret that liberals are the purveyors of political correctness and dumbed down PubEd which translates into schools of indoctrination -- pumping out a bunch of 'lemmings' and low-information voters as evidenced herein---
Regarding Brian Terry, a resident of my community until his death. We on the border are quite cognizant by the means of his death, along with 300 Mexicans that met their fate as well with the contraband weapons that Holder, et al, instigated (unbeknownest to the Mexican authorities) to enhance their war on the 2nd Amendment by weapons obtained secretly by the Feds here in Arizona -- which fortunately backfired on them. Critical questions on "Fast & Furious" are still being ignored by Sgt. Schultz and his shoulder borne parrot.....Wise-up!
@S-N-A-F-U wise up? I love how you beleive you are one of the few in tune with 'the truth.' Not at all a low information voter or a lemming. No sir, your talking points don't at all mirror the conservative conversation about how literally everything the President is evil. <wink-wink/nod-nod>
The evidence was clear that Martin threw the first punch and then started to beat the hell out of Zimmerman. Zimmerman should sue the Martins for his injuries and legal costs. The parents are responsible for their minor children.