Charles Barkley & Shaq Argue That Breonna Taylor’s Murder Isn’t The Same Thing As George Floyd & Ahmaud Arbery, Face Backlash
Many people were left disappointed when news broke that the Louisville police officers responsible for the death of Breonna Taylor would not be charged. Former NBA players Charles Barkley and Shaq (born Shaquille O’Neal) wasted no time in sharing their controversial opinion on this unfortunate situation. During their sports show ‘Inside the NBA’ on TNT, the pair shared that they feel the Breonna Taylor case should not be classified as an example of police brutality. Charles Barkley said,
“I don’t think this one was like George Floyd or Ahmaud Arbery and things like that. I feel sad that this young lady lost her life. I think this one was — the no-knock warrant is something we need to get rid of … across the board. But I am worried to lump all these situations in together.”
Charles Barkley says you can't put the Breonna Taylor case in the same situation as George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery because her boyfriend shot at the police pic.twitter.com/8dMjVMZp39
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“And I just feel bad that the young lady lost her life. But we do have to take into account that her boyfriend shot at the cops and shot a cop. 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.”
Shaq weighed in and replied:
“I have to agree with Charles, this one is sort of lumped in. You have to get a warrant signed and some states do allow no-knock warrants. And everyone was asking for murder charges. When you talk about murder, you have to show intent. A homicide occurred and we’re sorry a homicide occurred. When you have a warrant signed by the judge, you are doing your job, and I would imagine that you would fire back.”
Following their comments, many people took to Twitter to share their opinion on what the men had to say.
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