MO State Senator: Prosecutor Unfair Because "He Didn't Get The Black Vote"


MEGYN KELLY: Now, I know that his father was killed -- his father was white and killed in 1964 by a black defendant and he's got many members in the police forces, this county prosecutor. But he's been elected four times in St. Louis, which is a majority black county including four days before Michael Brown was shot and killed. So it seems clear that he does have the faith of the people of this county.

STATE SEN. JAMILAH NASHEED (D): Not of the African-Americans that live in that county.

KELLY: He was running against a black woman. He defeated a black woman four days before.

NASHEED: And guess what? Guess what, Megyn? He didn't get the black vote.

KELLY: So does he need to have both the black vote and the white vote in order for him to have your trust?

NASHEED: You cannot have a polarized prosecutor in this case.

KELLY: But what I'm asking you is do we have to find somebody -- how are you going to do that? You're just going to find a replacement and then poll the black community and white community and only if the person has 51% from both communities can he or she handle the case?

NASHEED: What we want to do is make sure that this case is transparent and fair when it comes to justice for Michael Brown. You're talking about a young man whose only crime was walking in the middle of the street.

KELLY: I got that. I understand your position but I'm trying to get you to answer my question because this goes to the heart whether this man can be trusted and four times the people of St. Louis have said, yes, he can.

NASHEED: African-Americans didn't vote for him.

KELLY: You keep saying that, but you won't answer my question. How are you going to find somebody who African-Americans do trust and with if whites don't trust that person? That's why we have elections for these positions.

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