NBA Great Charles Barkley Calls Ferguson Looters ‘Scumbags’, 'Aren't Real Black People'

By Eric Scheiner | December 1, 2014 | 5:02pm EST

During an appearance on ’97.5 the Fanatic’ in Philadelphia, former 76er Charles Barkley said those looting as a result of the grand jury declining to indict Police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. “aren't real black people” and are “scumbags.”

“Them jackasses who are looting - those aren’t real black people, those are scumbags” the NBA legend told listeners of the Mikey Missanelli radio show last Tuesday.

Barkley confessed that he was still learning details from the grand jury investigation into the Michael Brown shooting, “We live in quick story media, social network situation. I’m hearing things today I never heard at all.”

“I’m not saying who is right or wrong I’m just hearing the true story that came out of the grand jury investigation.”

Barkley also warned about viewing all police officers in a negative light, “We have to be really careful with the cops man, because 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 added.

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