Less than two weeks after Officer Darren Wilson fatally shot Michael Brown, Senator Jamilah Nasheed of Missouri wrote a letter to Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch urging him to appoint a special prosecuting attorney for the case.
In the page-and-a-half letter, Senator Nasheed reminds Bob McCulloch “you have been intimately involved in perhaps the most racially polarized election in the history of St. Louis County, as reflected by election results that demonstrate that there was essentially a black bloc vote against you and the white candidate for County Executive”.
The letter goes onto to say, “If you should decide to not indict this police officer, the rioting we witnessed this past week will seem like a picnic compared to the havoc that will likely occur, because the black community will never accept that there was an impartial investigation from your office.” After McCulloch failed to head the Senator’s warning, she started a online petition calling for his removal from the case, the online petition has received over 117,000 signatures thus far.
Video: “Protester Shoved to the Ground and Beaten by Police in Shaw, Missouri, for Blocking Traffic”
Senator Jamilah Nasheed’s predictions were extremely accurate as last night at least 21 buildings burned throughout the Ferguson area and 61 people were arrested.
Following the announcement of the Grand Jury’s decision to not indict Officer Darren Wilson, she immediately issued a statement. In it the Senator makes it very clear about her feelings of McCulloch.
“I have long been on the opposing side of prosecutor Bob McCulloch on the Michael Brown grand jury case. The prosecutor has a history with the African-American community in this city, leading me and many of my colleagues to believe he would not be able to remain unbiased on this case, even though it has been made clear that the outcome of this case could very possibly lead to further unrest and public suspicion of our local law enforcement.”