NBA Hall of Famer and bombastic TNT host Charles Barkley has once again spoken out on another rash of police killings of young black men. And, much like the previous occasions, the bodacious (but not always rational) “Chuckster” puts the onus of the killings on black people.
Barkley had ample to say about the police killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile that were captured live on video and immediately went viral, igniting unrest in cities across the country.
“We need the cops, especially in the Black community. We as Black people, we’ve got to do better,” Barkley explained himself on ESPN’s “The Dan Le Batard Show.”
“The cops have made some mistakes, Black people have made some mistakes. That don’t give us the right to riot and shoot cops.”
Barkley told Le Betard that there isn’t a scintilla of outrage from blacks when African Americans are killing each other.
“We never get mad when Black people kill each other, well that always has bothered me. I’ve always said we as Black people, if you want respect, you’ve got to give each other respect. You can’t demand respect from White people and the cops if we don’t respect each other,” Barkely said.