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Charles Barkley Dismisses ‘Defund Police’ Movement: ‘Most Of The Cops Do A Fantastic Job’



NBA legend and TNT analyst Charles Barkley urged lawmakers to enact police reform but rebuffed calls to defund police that have emerged as a rallying cry from thousands of protesters, politicians, and community leaders across the country.

Calls to “defund police,” along with criticism of police unions, have arisen in the wake of George Floyd’s tragic death in police custody. The outspoken Barkley feels America needs police reform, but stopped short of more extreme alternatives.

“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.

Barkley called Floyd’s killing a “disgrace” that should concern everyone in America regardless of race.

“This is not black or white, this is just about humanity,” Barkley said. “To see a grown man die before our eyes. If you’re not upset by that if you’re white, Je… (Read more)

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