A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 23% of all American Adults believe the police officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri should be found guilty of murder. Twenty-six percent (26%) think he was acting in self-defense.
That suggests that 56% of Americans have already made up their mind as to whether or not Darren Wilson is guilty or innocent in the death of Michael Brown. How can this be? How can so many people have already come to a conclusion in the matter when 1) we don’t have all the relevant facts, and 2) the facts we do have have changed in substantial ways since they were first reported?
What is wrong with America that a majority of its citizens are willing to condemn or exonerate an accused person with so little factual support?
Do a majority of Americans no longer care about truth?