This man who is never short on opinions, most of the time is right-on-the-money.
Basketball Hall of Famer and NBA analyst Charles Barkley said that athletes across the country have turned racial injustice issues into a “circus” and he believes fans could become less interested because politics would be heavily involved in sports.
“What’s happening now is we’re turning into a circus,” Barkley said. “Instead of talking about racial equality, racial justice, and economic justice, we spend all our time worrying about who’s kneeling and not kneeling, what things are being said on buses, what’s being said on jerseys. I think we’re missing the point.”
One of his most intersecting comments comes from the pages of The Goomba Gazette. I was the very first one, ANYWHERE to come up with the suggestion/solution of police policing the police.
Chuck say; “We need police reform, prison reform. Those are No. 1 and No. 2 things to focus on,” Barkley added. “We need the cops, good cops out there policing bad cops. … When we spend time focusing on what’s on the jersey, that’s gonna defeat purpose. My concern is this is turning into a circus instead of trying to do some good stuff.”
Solutions like mine (police policing the police) is too complex and complicated for the politicians to get their heads around. 1st because it is so simple, 2nd does not cost the tax payers a dime, and 3rd it not their idea. If anything they are involved in does not cost billions, can be resolved very simple; does not take 3 years and 400 committees to reach a solution (which it rarely ever does) they want no part of it.
If my solution is not the most logical and easiest to implement, Sluggo never got into Nancy drawers/skivvies.
The good cops who definately out number the rogue cops 1,000 – 1, are right there on a daily basis and can observe first hand what the cowboy cops are doing.
In their sworn oath, it should be written, it is their responsibility and duty to treat a rouge cop just like a common criminal.
This is a lot different than the BLUE CODE the cops live by, where they HAVE EACH-OTHERS BACK, are bound to their fellow officers safety. A rogue cops in essence it a lot worse than the common criminal and should be treat as such.
Possibly if some other celebs like Chuck push this method of reform, it will get some traction.
List of posts I did suggesting police police the police.
Chuck; if you are reading the GG as you should be, let us get together and push this very easy solution to racial harmony.
Needless to say, along with the police policing the police, there needs to be many more other issues addressed to finally come to a peaceful and harmonious solution. One foot in front of the other, step at a time, this can be resolved if we get the right people behind it and get rid of the scumbags that are pouring gasoline on the fire.