North Carolina city councilwoman's tweet comparing police to terrorists sparks outrage


Several police officers have contacted WSOC-TV in Charlotte, North Carolina, because they are upset about a tweet from Charlotte City Councilwoman Lawana Mayfield.

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The tweet was posted in March, but it’s getting more attention during National Police Week.

>> On WSOCTV.com: City councilwoman won't resign after Facebook post questioning 9/11

"Being black in America under number 45 has created homegrown terrorist wearing blue uniforms," the tweet read.

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The tweet came after an officer-involved shooting in Sacramento, California.

An officer shot and killed an unarmed black man while responding to a call about break-ins.

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department officers said the tweet from Mayfield was inappropriate especially as they are asking the City Council for a pay raise and are trying to recruit more officers.

Mayfield has been criticized for social media posts in the past.

Last month, she shared an article about a conspiracy theory about the 9/11 terrorist attack.

A petition called for her to resign, but she said the post was taken out of context.


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