(Patriot Insider) – Well, well, well.
The tables are turning.
According to a USA Today/Ipsos Poll, trust in the Black Lives Matter movement is dropping while Americans are starting to trust local law enforcement more.
I mean, we were all here for last summer’s riot fest.
Big League Politics notes that “The data is interesting but ultimately not surprising. Much of the public reaction following the death of George Floyd and the subsequent riots overwhelmingly favored BLM, but media obfuscation and the conformist tendencies of human nature played a significant role in that.”
However, now that the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin is set to begin, the poll has revealed that black and white Americans have diametrically opposing views on his actions as well as broader racial issues as a whole.
While 60 percent of Americans described the death of George Floyd, who was killed by Chauvin, as murder, this has now dropped to 36 percent.
This could have something to do with the forensic report revealing drugs in Floyd’s system as well as a heart condition.
This is a fourfold increase in the number of people who say they don’t know how to describe Chauvin’s actions when he kneeled on Floyd’s neck for nine minutes.
Roughly the same number of people think that Chauvin was negligent, there has been a noteworthy increase in the number who say he did nothing wrong, interestingly.
Meanwhile, 64 percent of blacks think that Floyd was murdered while just 28 percent of whites believe that this is the case. The latter group is also twice as likely to characterize Chauvin’s actions as negligent.
A majority of whites and blacks, meanwhile, agree that Chauvin should be convicted on some charges, while a narrow majority of whites (54 percent) do.
However, of black respondents, a much greater 76 percent want to see Chauvin convicted.
When they were asked how much they trusted the Black Lives Matter movement as well as law enforcement to “promote justice and equal treatment for people of all races,” 60 percent had said they trusted Black Lives Matter. 56 percent said they trusted local police.
However, these attitudes have greatly shifted.
Now, only 50 percent of respondents said they trusted Black Lives Matter while 69 percent said they trusted the local police.
“It is important to note that both blacks and whites trust BLM less and local police more. Trust in BLM dropped 12 percentage points among blacks and 8 points among whites, though it’s always been the case that fewer whites trust BLM than blacks. Trust in local police, however, rose 14 points among blacks and 12 points among whites,” BLP notes.
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