In all three cases, Gray, Scott, and Garner, blacks and whites agree. Majorities of both races approve of charging the police officer who shot Scott with murder and charging the six officers transporting Gray in Baltimore; majorities of blacks and whites disapprove of the Staten Island grand jury’s decision not to charge the police officer involved.
But there are still racial differences in the earliest of the recent cases, the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Like the recent killing in Baltimore, that death brought protests which occasionally led to violence. Unlike the three other cases, there was no video of the shooting. And the races disagree on the outcome: 73% of blacks disapprove of the lack of an indictment of the officer involved; 53% of whites approve.