Part Two: Changing African-Americans Perceptions Of Police
Grand Jury decisions in Ferguson Missouri and New York City not to indict white officers for killing unarmed black men has provoked a kind of national Rorschach test on race. According to a Pew Research Center study, blacks, by a an overwhelming margin, say the Ferguson shooting raises critical racial issues and that the police quote "went too far" in responding to subsequent protests. Only 9 percent of blacks said they agreed with the Grand Jury's decision. In Part 2 of the 5-part series, WGLT's Jon Norton explores why blacks and whites so often differ in their perceptions of law enforcement.