This poll was taken in September—–
It did not receive much press.
Mike Brown was shot dead in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9, 2014.
Michael Brown robbed a local Ferguson convenience store shortly before his death. Then Brown smashed police officer Darren Wilson in the face, severely injuring Wilson, before he was shot dead.
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After weeks of rioting and looting, and numerous reports, nearly two-in-three whites in Ferguson believe the shooting of robber Michael Brown was justified. And, more than 33% of blacks believed the shooting was justified
The Daily Beast reported:
White residents of St. Louis County, Missouri—home to Ferguson—say they believe a police officer’s shooting of Michael Brown was justified. In a poll of the area, 65 percent of African-American inhabitants thought Officer Darren Wilson acted unjustly by killing 18-year-old Brown, while 62 percent of whites found the death justified. The opinion divide showed up again when pollsters asked if Wilson should be arrested and charged. Seventy-one percent of African Americans said he should, while the same percentage of whites said he should not.
More at The St. Louis Post-Dispatch.