Despite round-the-clock media coverage of the Trayvon Martin shooting in Florida, most Americans haven’t come to a conclusion yet whether it’s a case of murder or self-defense.Come to a conclusion yet! The American people should be celebrated for reserving judgment where they haven't heard all the evidence... and for knowing better than to jump to media cues.
One-third (33%) of adults believe crime watch volunteer George Zimmerman should be found guilty of murder in the shooting death of the Florida teenager, while 15% think Zimmerman acted in self-defense, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. But 52% of Americans are not sure.Thank you, 52% of America.
Given the outrage in the black community over the incident, it’s not surprising that 55% of black Americans think the man who killed Martin should be found guilty of murder.Wait! It is surprising. It's surprising that only 55% have given in to the pressure. Don't you think Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson think they hold more sway than that?
Fifty-five percent (55%) of whites, 36% of blacks and 42% of those of other races are not sure at this point whether it was murder or self-defense.Thank you, people of all colors, who refrain from judging where you have not studied all the evidence. This is heartening news of rationality and respect for due process.
IN THE COMMENTS: Meade writes:
"Don't you think Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson think they hold more sway than that?"Honestly, Obama never crossed my mind. Make of that what you will. Do I instinctively protect Obama?
Yes. But didn't you leave out someone? Someone who, if he had a son, would look like himself?