Our Turn: Remembering Charles Barney

Our Turn: Remembering Charles Barney

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - We want to use our time this week to remember Charles Barney. Barney was only 33-years-old when he was shot and killed Friday night trying to protect his family in the Gardere neighborhood.

Witnesses say Barney confronted a man trying to sell drugs in the neighborhood, telling him not to do that. Police say a half hour later, that man shot and killed him.

Family, friends and neighbors are grief stricken over the loss, and they were quick to point out who Barney was – a man who looked out for his family, but also the other families in the neighborhood. One neighbor said he was like a father to many young people including her two children. Another remembered Barney as a peace-maker, someone who tried to keep order in the community.

We hate that he died trying to do just that. Barney's death brings to mind the quote that "all that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." Charles Barney did something.

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