NBA legend Charles Barkley spoke out against the ‘defund the police’ movement advocated for by Democrat politicians and radical activists during an interview with CNN on Tuesday. As The Daily Wire reports:
Barkley, the avuncular former NBA star with the terrible golf swing, is weighing in on the “defund the police” movement now sweeping the most “progressive” (read: regressive) cities in the county.
And he’s not a fan.
“We need the cops, most of the cops do a fantastic job, but instead of defunding and all this other stuff, let’s just do police reform. Everybody should be on board for that whether you’re a Democrat, Republican, conservative or liberal,” Barkley said Tuesday on CNN.
After George Floyd’s death on Memorial Day, calls emerged to wipe out all police departments across the country. Barkley said we all – all of us Americans – feel terrible about Floyd’s tragic death.
While Barkley has felt confident enough to speak out against the ‘defund the police’ madness, how many other celebrities have simply stayed silent out of fear?