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St. Louis Co. board member's slavery comment lands on youtube

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St. Louis County Commissioner Keith Nelson is seen on the county-recorded videotape, stating that he would be willing to vote for slavery if his constituents wanted it.

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But Nelson said Thursday, after the video was posted on the Web site YouTube, that the statement is being taken out of context.

His slavery comment was made at a Feb. 27 meeting during a heated debate over the proposed countywide smoking ban, in response to a question from board chairman Bill Kron.

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