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Charles Barkley Agrees with Zimmerman Verdict
LA Times ^ | 7/19/13 | Melissa Rohlin

Posted on 07/20/2013 10:00:11 AM PDT by ek_hornbeck

Charles Barkley has never been one to shy away from controversy, and on Thursday he weighed in with his opinion on the George Zimmerman verdict.

“Well, I agree with the verdict,” Barkley told CNBC. “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 — and 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.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: blackkk; blackrage; florida; georgezimmerman; holder; martin; trayvonmartin; zimmerman
Honesty from an unexpected source. I'm sure he'll be excoriated for this by his fellow players.

I don't care much about professional basketball, but it's refreshing to know that not every NBA player has embraced the ghetto thug mindset and attitude.

1 posted on 07/20/2013 10:00:11 AM PDT by ek_hornbeck
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To: ek_hornbeck

I bet there are some others that agree with him, but they won’t voice their opinions.

(Some does not mean a lot)


2 posted on 07/20/2013 10:07:47 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator
I never followed the NBA closely enough to say, but those that do tell me that there was a real sea change in the late 1980's or so, when most of the players went from (generally) being more or less decent role models for youth to being outright thugs.

As this story shows, not all of them have embraced the hood lifestyle and culture, but they really have to swim upstream to do so.

3 posted on 07/20/2013 10:11:51 AM PDT by ek_hornbeck
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To: ek_hornbeck

“As this story shows, not all of them have embraced the hood lifestyle and culture, but they really have to swim upstream to do so.”

Agreed. Though they are far less than the majority, some are still what appear to be decent guys. Negativity seems to always get more press in everything nowadays though.


4 posted on 07/20/2013 10:14:49 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: ek_hornbeck

Charles, there as NO Racial Profiling, no doubt about it.


5 posted on 07/20/2013 10:16:16 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (They can follow the Communist, I'll follow the Constitution...)
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To: ek_hornbeck
“Mr. Zimmerman was wrong to pursue, he was racial profiling,..."

I think you're wrong about that, Charles, I don't know of a scrap of evidence to support that, but you're right that Trayvon flipped out and you're definitely right that the media doesn't "have a pure heart." IMO the media are black-hearted enemies of us all.

6 posted on 07/20/2013 10:18:18 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: ek_hornbeck

I don’t know, he does say there was racial profiling so this sounds like nibbling around the edges to me.


7 posted on 07/20/2013 10:20:09 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: ek_hornbeck

Racial profiling? No question? Sorry Charles. GZ never mentioned a young african-American wearing a hoodie until asked by the NON-EMERGENCY call taker. At that point I don’t believe he was sure though. Now we have the ROTUS beatifying this little wanna be punk with a twitter (or facebook, I don’t remember which) handle of “no limit nigga’”? Friggin bizzaro world for sure. The lsm will never publish the information that WAS relevant about this punk. Dope smokin’ punk WAS the ROTUS 35 years ago. Only dif is that st. tray didn’t have a communist mentor like frank marshall davis.


8 posted on 07/20/2013 10:20:16 AM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: ek_hornbeck

This is at least the third time he’s agreed here on FR!


9 posted on 07/20/2013 10:20:45 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Kickass Conservative
Who is to say that "racial profiling" is wrong to begin with? Having to prove that there was no racial profiling already shows how far the law has capitulated to political correctness.

Should the TSA apply the same stringent search to Grandma Smith from Iowa as to Mohammed from Saudi Arabia? If the police are looking for the perps of a drive-by gang shooting, should a white businessman in a suit and tie be just as suspect as black or hispanic youths in baggy clothes?

Seems to be "racial profiling" is just a combination of statistics and common sense. Many police officers, including black policemen, would say the same.

10 posted on 07/20/2013 10:21:16 AM PDT by ek_hornbeck
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To: TigersEye

Oh, there was racial profiling going on ... Treyvon martin profiled an Hispanic man that he saw as smaller than him, so he decided to try and bash the brains out of an Hispanic man. Charles needs to look at the episode with less racially motivated eyes.


11 posted on 07/20/2013 10:21:43 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: MHGinTN

According to Trayvon’s friend, Rachel, George was also being profiled as a homosexual predator


12 posted on 07/20/2013 10:25:03 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: MHGinTN

I don’t know of any evidence of that either. The evidence is that TM profiled GZ as a gay security cop.


13 posted on 07/20/2013 10:25:33 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: TigersEye; Scotswife

I put zero credulity on Rachel Jeantel’s ramblings. I think she is too deeply into Magic Thinking to be trustworthy. She has been caught making things up, and I think she is making up most of what she is spew forth int he media campaign to misdirect away from the black hatred/democrip hatred of Hispanics.


14 posted on 07/20/2013 10:30:40 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: ek_hornbeck

Nothing infuriates the left more than when a black man goes off the liberal plantation-profiling at its worst.


15 posted on 07/20/2013 10:32:56 AM PDT by Spok
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To: MHGinTN

Show me some evidence.


16 posted on 07/20/2013 10:33:13 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: ek_hornbeck

It’s just PC BS. We know it and they know it. Nowadays it’s just another buzz word to keep the Reparations coming along with the Votes.

Remember, Reparations is a Liberal Code Word for Revenge.


17 posted on 07/20/2013 10:35:30 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (They can follow the Communist, I'll follow the Constitution...)
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To: MHGinTN

Yep, she committed Perjury because of that Michelle Obama like Under Bite.


18 posted on 07/20/2013 10:37:33 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (They can follow the Communist, I'll follow the Constitution...)
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To: TigersEye

Show you some evidence of what exactly?


19 posted on 07/20/2013 10:37:58 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: MHGinTN
I put zero credulity on Rachel Jeantel’s ramblings. I think she is too deeply into Magic Thinking to be trustworthy. She has been caught making things up,

True.

and I think she is making up most of what she is spew forth int he media campaign to misdirect away from the black hatred/democrip hatred of Hispanics.

There is a lot of hatred between blacks and hispanics. But where did you get the notion that the Democrats hate hispanics? Last time I checked, they've been even better at pandering towards La Raza and other Hispanic special interests than our latest batch of PC Republicans.

20 posted on 07/20/2013 10:38:05 AM PDT by ek_hornbeck
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To: MHGinTN

Of your claim that TM profiled GZ as a Hispanic.


21 posted on 07/20/2013 10:38:49 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: TigersEye

I wonder, why is it that you want evidence that Treyvon st skittles Martin profiled George yet you are arguing on an assumption that George Zimmerman profiled Treyvon st skittles Martin. Is there really any way that we are going to have a rational discussion?


22 posted on 07/20/2013 10:40:39 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: ek_hornbeck

After witnessing the decades of democrips exploiting black people by keeping them on the government dole so they are government dependents and thus voting for demcorips as a self preservation, I have concluded that the democrips intend to do the exact same thing with Hispanics in America. I am identifying such exploitation as evidence of hatred to ward the victimized, and I source that as evil at its core. You might find a book by M Scott Peck, People Of The Lie, quite interesting in explaining how such behavior is evil.


23 posted on 07/20/2013 10:44:37 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: MHGinTN
I wonder, why is it that you want evidence that Treyvon st skittles Martin profiled George...

That is very simple. You made the claim that he did and I have never heard any evidence to that effect.

...yet you are arguing on an assumption that George Zimmerman profiled Treyvon st skittles Martin.

I stated flatly that there was no evidence of that either. I was not arguing the assumption at all.

24 posted on 07/20/2013 10:45:10 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: ek_hornbeck

The democrips miscalculated witht he Martin/Zimmerman case. They saw the names of the players and thought they had a racially divided case to exploit. When the pix came out, their kneejerk reaction was already ‘out there’ so they had to shuffle and jive like whirling dervishes, to amp up the racial insanity so as to hide the Hispanic aspect which they had miscalculated/missed.


25 posted on 07/20/2013 10:47:06 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: MHGinTN

Right- but if the left wants to continue with their “narrative” then they will have to stand by what Rachel has put out there.
During the trial, and then again on the Piers Morgan show - she describes how both she and Trayvon had George pegged as a gay man.
If memory serves me right - George also told police that Trayvon called him a “homo” before delivering punches. What Rachel described as “whoop ass”


26 posted on 07/20/2013 10:50:06 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: TigersEye

You can enjoy your opinion all you wish. I am posing the counter, that it was Treyvon Martin who was more likely to be the race profiler because it is my way of smacking down the idiocy that racial profiling is at the heart of this case. In reality racial profiling had little or nothing to do witht he case,e xcept that the low IQ Jeantel has raised the notion that George was profiled as an Hispanic rapist wannabe ... and therein is the real idiocy of the case, taking anything Rachel Jeantel says as truthful.


27 posted on 07/20/2013 10:50:16 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: ek_hornbeck; Kickass Conservative
Seems to be "racial profiling" is just a combination of statistics and common sense.

Actuaries "profile" people and no one says anything about it. :/

28 posted on 07/20/2013 10:53:50 AM PDT by thecodont
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To: MHGinTN

What opinion? I stated facts. There is no evidence that GZ profiled TM as black. There is no evidence that TM profiled GZ as Hispanic. Your assumptions are opinions and you have offered nothing other than your assumptions. Same as Charles Barkley.


29 posted on 07/20/2013 10:55:36 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: MHGinTN
...e xcept that the low IQ Jeantel has raised the notion that George was profiled as an Hispanic...

I don't recall Jeantel ever saying anything about GZ being Hispanic. Show me where she did.

30 posted on 07/20/2013 10:57:00 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: TigersEye
Um, the police person on the line asked George about the suspicious person and George said he 'appeared' black but the hoodie was amking it difficult to see clearly. That is beign taken as profiling, and when Rachel Jeantel gets through being schooled by Crump et al she comes out with this fabrication that Treyvon thought George might be a homo stalker.

I will continue to offer my opinion so long as it has the potential to turn the profiling crap on its head. Treyvon st skittles Martin circled Zimmerman in his vehicle ... saw he was Hispanic. Treyvon gauged Zimmerman's size when George got out and walked after Treyvon for a short distance, so Treyvon saw Zimmerman was smaller than him. Treyvon st skittle Martin doubled back to try and bash the brains out of an Hispanic man st skittle perceived to be small enough to be an easy mark. The reality of Sam Colt caught up with the racially profiling Treyvon st skittle Martin.

31 posted on 07/20/2013 11:15:54 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: TigersEye

What are you trying to push, TE? This entire issue has nothing to do with ‘proof or facts. It is completely ghinned up as a means to divert attention from the real issues in the case and the state of the dying Republic. Go play argumentum diversium with someone else, FRiend.


32 posted on 07/20/2013 11:18:40 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: rktman
8 ... Now we have the ROTUS beatifying this little wanna be punk with a twitter (or facebook, I don’t remember which) handle of “no limit nigga’”?...


33 posted on 07/20/2013 11:25:17 AM PDT by MacNaughton
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To: MHGinTN
Um, the police person on the line asked George about the suspicious person and George said he 'appeared' black but the hoodie was amking it difficult to see clearly.

False. The dispatcher asked GZ what color the person was, GZ did not come up with it on his own.

That is beign taken as profiling,...

To which I flatly stated "there is no evidence of racial profiling by GZ."

...... saw he was Hispanic.

Link please! I'm not interested in your opinions any more than I am Charles Barkley's opinions.

34 posted on 07/20/2013 11:29:26 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: TigersEye

Linky stinky, this is not about reality, TE, this is about countering the idiocy of the leftist trying to exploit the case and divert America’s attention away from the real aborting of the Republic happening as we write!


35 posted on 07/20/2013 11:31:40 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: MHGinTN
This entire issue has nothing to do with ‘proof or facts.

Speak for yourself. That may be how you think, that may be how Charles Barkley thinks but that's not how I think.

I miss the days when if a FReeper made a claim and was asked to back up that claim they would provide some supporting evidence for their claim or leave the thread.

36 posted on 07/20/2013 11:32:05 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: MHGinTN

I don’t make up crap to further my agenda. Algore makes up crap. Don’t be an Algore!


37 posted on 07/20/2013 11:32:58 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: ek_hornbeck

“Who is to say that “racial profiling” is wrong to begin with?”

Depending on where they live, any white person who doesn’t racially profile, does so at their own peril.


38 posted on 07/20/2013 1:20:38 PM PDT by Figment
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To: TigersEye

What is your problem? How high does your horse have to be for you to feel your ego has enough? I am not addressing proof, evidence, or factual content. I AM RAISING the specter of Treyvon was the one racially profiling, in counter to the just as idiotic assertion that Zimmerman was racially profiling. Get over yourself. Traytable st skittles was just as likely to be profiling as the specious assertions from agenda driven idiots that Zimmerman was profiling. Is that such a hard concept for you to grasp? Sheesh!


39 posted on 07/20/2013 3:16:36 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: MHGinTN
I am not addressing proof, evidence, or factual content.

That couldn't be more obvious, Al. LOL

40 posted on 07/20/2013 3:19:25 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: TigersEye

Were you born an a**hole and been that way your whole life? Get over yourself. Who appointed you the FR governor?


41 posted on 07/20/2013 3:24:54 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: MHGinTN
Screw you, nutcase! You did a fine job of undercutting my original point. Good work!

To: ek_hornbeck
“Mr. Zimmerman was wrong to pursue, he was racial profiling,..."

I think you're wrong about that, Charles, I don't know of a scrap of evidence to support that, but you're right that Trayvon flipped out and you're definitely right that the media doesn't "have a pure heart." IMO the media are black-hearted enemies of us all.

6 posted on Saturday, July 20, 2013 11:18:18 AM by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)

42 posted on 07/20/2013 3:26:37 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: TigersEye

Oh my, I apologize. I did not realize your ego was so needy.


43 posted on 07/20/2013 3:49:54 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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