Breonna Talyor: Charles Barley and Shaquille O'Neal attacked for 'defending cops'

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"I just feel bad that the young lady lost her life", he said.

Barkley ruffled feathers through a comparison of Taylor's case to that of Ahmaud Arbery and George Floyd.

Charles Barkley and Sahquille O'Neal have been attacked on Twitter for defending the police after giving their views on the Breonna Taylor case.

Yesterday, there was some consternation in National Basketball Association circles with regards to the verdict of the trial of the police officers involved in the Breonna Taylor shooting. "So like I say, even though I am really sorry she lost her life, I just don't think we can put this in the same situation as George Floyd or Ahmaud Arbery".

Regarding the idea of defunding the police, Barkley said, "Who are black folks supposed to call, Ghostbusters?". "So we have to stop that "defund" or "abolish the cops" crap". "But like I say, white people, especially rich white people, they're always going to have cops".

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"We need police reform, and prison reform, and things like that", Barkley acknowledged, "because you know who ain't gonna defund the cops?" He instead stressed the importance of system reform.

"The no-knock warrant is something we need to get rid of.across the board", he continued. Barkley separates the Taylor case because Taylor's boyfriend shot an officer in the thigh, leading to retaliatory fire. Walker, a licensed gun owner, fired a "warning shot" at plainclothes police officers who had entered his and Taylor's apartment. And everyone was asking for murder charges. Because you know, who ain't gonna defund the cops?

LeBron James posted his dissent in a series of tweets online, while Jalen Rose talked about his disagreement with the ruling in the pre-game and halftime shows of Game 4 between the Heat and the Celtics. On Wednesday, it was announced that none of the three police officers involved in the incident would be charged in connection with Taylor's killing.

'When you have a warrant signed by the judge, you are doing your job, and I would imagine that you would fire back'.

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