(Western Journalism) A new poll undercuts one of the foundational principles of the Black Lives Matter movement, which views police as antagonists of black Americans.
The Aug. 31 Marquette University Law School poll found that while there were differences in how whites and non-whites view police, majorities in both demographic groups support law enforcement.
The poll of 803 registered Wisconsin voters came days after civil unrest in Milwaukee that followed the police shooting of a black man. In that case, 23-year-old Sylville Smith was shot dead after he ran from officers and pulled a gun, with officials saying the body cameras worn by officers vindicated their actions.
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