Mid-Missouri commissioner makes racial comment in Facebook post

5 months 1 week 1 day ago November 18, 2016 Nov 18, 2016 Friday, November 18 2016 Friday, November 18, 2016 4:43:00 PM CST in News
By: James Bender, KOMU 8 Reporter
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BOONVILLE - Cooper County Western District Commissioner David Booker made a racially charged comment in a post he made to his Facebook account. 

"Democrats haven't been this upset since Republicans took away their slaves," the post said.

KOMU 8 News has called Booker multiple times to get a comment, but he has not responded.

The post is not visible for those who are not Facebook friends with Booker, however, the Cooper County Democrats have posted a screen shot to their page.

Tawny Brown, the president of Concerned Citizens for a Better Community Incorporated said, "To have statements that would be divisive or be counterproductive would limit Boonville's growth and we want to be a place that continues to be inviting for industry and community to feel confident in bringing their kids here and having their family group up here."

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