Rasmussen: 57% of blacks think Wilson should be found guilty of murdering Michael Brown

posted at 4:01 pm on August 19, 2014 by Allahpundit

Via Mediaite, when protesters in Ferguson are asked what needs to happen for the demonstrations to end, usually they answer “Arrest Officer Wilson.” Just arrest? Seems that a lot of people have already tried this case and reached a verdict.

54% say the media would have offered less coverage of the story if a black policeman shot a white teenager. Fourteen percent (14%) think the story would have gotten more coverage under those circumstances, while 23% think the level of coverage would have been about the same.

Even 43% of black adults believe the story would have gotten less attention if the victim was white, but that compares to 55% of whites and 53% of other minority adults who feel that way…

While the investigation continues, most black Americans (57%) are already convinced that the police officer should be found guilty of murder, a view shared by just 17% of whites and 24% of other minority adults.

Wilson will be charged for something. It’s unimaginable at this point, given the backlash, that prosecutors would let him walk on a self-defense claim without putting him in front of a jury. But what will they charge him with? If they go for a home run on murder when there might not be enough evidence to support it, they risk making the same mistake Florida prosecutors did with Zimmerman. If they play it safer by charging him with manslaughter or some variation of negligent homicide, they risk angering the people who want to see Wilson punished severely. What’s a DA to do?

And where do they try this case? Wilson will move for a change of venue on grounds that he can’t get a fair trial in Ferguson, which may well be true. If the trial is moved to a city that’s majority white, though, instead of majority black as Ferguson is, critics will claim that prosecutors are stacking the deck for his acquittal. The jury in California’s trial of the LAPD officers who beat Rodney King famously had no blacks on it; Wilson’s jury will, I assume, have at least six black members to avoid perceptions of a structural bias in favor of letting him go free.

One more variable: Will the DOJ bring civil-rights charges against Wilson before his state trial or wait for the state verdict before doing so? If they wait, they risk riots if Wilson is acquitted. If they file charges beforehand, it might keep a lid on things if Wilson’s found not guilty in state court since protesters will know they have a second bite at the apple for justice.

While you’re busy noodling that, St. Louis police killed a man a few hours ago who reportedly came at them with a knife, yelling, “Shoot me, kill me now.” When he got within two or three feet of two officers, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, they dropped him. Chris Hayes, who’s in Ferguson, went to the scene and said the mood is bad. What that means for tonight’s protests in Ferguson remains to be seen.


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Resist We Much on August 19, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Fixed mis-formatted link above …

ShainS on August 19, 2014 at 9:08 PM

Thank you.

NiteOwl on August 19, 2014 at 9:46 PM

Darn… and Bmore too!!!

NiteOwl on August 19, 2014 at 9:47 PM

I can grantee one thing. 100% of those 57% don’t know what happened, so answering the question in the first place proves that they are ignorant. What they do know is their own racial stereotypes and entitlement beliefs.

The young man Brown (according to Rev Sharpton) wasn’t stealing, he didn’t grab that store owner by the throat and shove him, Brown didn’t swell his massive bulk and advance toward the helpless and retreating store owner. Nah! None of that! Mr Brown was only shoplifting. Rev Sharpton should know that a shoplifter is a cowardly sneak-thief, not a strong-arm burglar.

As for the hands up? Mr Brown was a high school football lineman who was going to college to be a football lineman. I’ve seen a lot of football games and played in a few. Linemen raise their hands to head or shoulder level, duck their heads and charge. The fact that Brown had his hands up and was shot in his forearms and the top of his head supports an assumption pointing to that lineman’s standard position, and not much else.

WestTexasBirdDog on August 19, 2014 at 9:53 PM

Toons of the Day: No 60″ Plasma TV, No Peace!

Resist We Much on August 19, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Fixed mis-formatted link above …

ShainS on August 19, 2014 at 9:08 PM

Thank you kindly, dear sir. I had a run-in with a wasp nest and the bendadryl has thrown my for a loop. I hereby deputise you to post ‘Toons of the Day for me on QoTD. Namaste!

Resist We Much on August 19, 2014 at 10:11 PM

57% of blacks are racist and stupid. This kid is on video stealing from a store and assaulting the store owner. 12 eye-witnesses say he disobeyed an order from a policeman, assaulted the policeman, tried to take his weapon, mocked him, and then was finally killed in self-defense when this 6’4 280 man-child charged the policeman to attack him again.

I suppose blacks think they can / should be able to break the law and do whatever they want…just because Obama does without getting punished…and because holding blacks accountable for their actions is ‘racist’? Stealing without trying to hide it then assaulting the owner as he tries to stop you on the way out is being a criminal THUG. Assaulting a policeman who has a weapon is just STUPID…and you deserve to get shot for doing so.

easyt65 on August 20, 2014 at 12:14 AM

Well lookie here, St Michael wasnt gonna go to college to play football. He’s already a criminal with a juvie record to boot.

Note that he also has a juvie criminal record that is sealed.

Description: Burglary – 1st Degree { Felony B RSMo: 569.160 }Date: 11/02/2013 Code: 1401000OCN: AJ006207 Arresting Agency: ST ANN PD

Description: Armed Criminal Action { Felony Unclassified RSMo: 571.015 }Date: 11/02/2013 Code: 3101000OCN: AJ006207 Arresting Agency: ST ANN PD

Description: Assault 1st Degree – Serious Physical Injury { Felony A RSMo: 565.050 }Date: 11/02/2013 Code: 1301100OCN: AJ006207 Arresting Agency: ST ANN PD

Description: Armed Criminal Action { Felony Unclassified RSMo: 571.015 }Date: 11/02/2013 Code: 3101000OCN: AJ006207 Arresting Agency: ST ANN PD

Source:https[colon]//www[dot]courts[dot]mo[dot]gov/casenet/base/welcome[dot]doClick on “Case Number Search” – Enter “13SL-CR12675-1” (without the quotes) in the “Case Number:” box. Click “Find”.Read more at http://www.liveleak.com/view?i…

Just another thug taken down before moving up to hardcore. Spit.

AH_C on August 20, 2014 at 1:35 AM

Rasmussen: 57% of blacks think Wilson should be found guilty of murdering Michael Brown

At least the same percentage of Hotairians who have adjudicated Snowden and Bergdahl guilty of treason.

“Trial? We don’t need no stinkin’ trial. Who’s got the rope?”

LMAO

Dr. ZhivBlago on August 20, 2014 at 5:48 AM

And 50% of blacks have an IQ of 80 or less (The Bell Curve).

Spartacus on August 20, 2014 at 6:40 AM

An absolutely shocking poll result. /s

dogsoldier on August 20, 2014 at 7:36 AM

and 57% of blacks would be wrong.

brainpimp on August 20, 2014 at 11:07 AM

Rasmussen: 57% of blacks think Wilson should be found guilty of murdering Michael Brown

In other news…blacks voted for Obama

cajunpatriot on August 20, 2014 at 1:08 PM

57% of blacks think Wilson should be found guilty of murdering Michael Brown

Wilson has to be charged first and that hasn’t happened. It should though and he should sit in jail while awaiting trial. Then we can watch what a jury does which will most likely be to let the cop off because even if he really is guilty of murder (as I think he is) cops always get the benefit of the doubt even though they shouldn’t because history shows cops to be just as criminal as the criminals they are supposed to protect us from.

earlgrey on August 20, 2014 at 1:12 PM

57% of blacks think Wilson should be found guilty of murdering Michael Brown

Since all of the facts are not in yet…such a statement as the one above is proof that 57% of blacks are jackasses!!!

logicman_1998 on August 20, 2014 at 2:59 PM

so let me get this straight….with all the one-sided media reporting around the clock on this, with 92% of africans propping up and backing 100% of the progressive agenda, with africans being a communist leaning culture……they could only muster 57% to join in the days of rage against whitey? really? wow, wait till ALL the evidence is out,lined up and discussed!

tm11999 on August 21, 2014 at 8:29 AM

It appears that “justice” to these people means only one thing, death to the white guy. Who was it that said “you can’t handle the truth” from a Few Good Men. And by the way, has anyone read about the young white boy in Salt Lack City that was shot and killed by a “other than white” police officer?

casaler on August 21, 2014 at 9:06 AM

Wilson will be charged for something. It’s unimaginable at this point, given the backlash, that prosecutors would let him walk on a self-defense claim without putting him in front of a jury.

What absolute tripe Allah. You and Noah need to leave this site and go to where you belong. May I suggest HuffPo or Media Matters?

BierManVA on August 21, 2014 at 9:59 AM

Remarkably enough, this 57% also made up those who vandalized innocent store owners, who turned into animals to rob, pillage, and damage their own local community,,,

easyt65 on August 21, 2014 at 2:22 PM

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