City Councilwoman Could Lose Her Job Over Her Disgusting Tweet Attacking Cops (VIDEO)


Citizens are calling on a Charlotte city councilwoman to resign after a series of controversial tweets and statements, which included criticism of police officers that earned widespread condemnation.

LaWana Mayfield posted a tweet in March that stated “Being Black in America under #45 has created homegrown terrorist wearing blue uniforms. #AReckoningIsComing.” Amazingly, her tweet gathered no attention until this week, when local Charlotte media discovered it.

She now claims she was not referring to all police officers, and continues to stand by the tweet.

Mayfield angered many just a few short weeks ago when she posted a link on Facebook to an article that said 9/11 was essentially an inside job, and the World Trade Center Towers were brought down by a controlled demolition. She posted the article with a statement asking when pieces of the planes that hit the towers would be produced as evidence (Spoiler: they have. Some are on display at the 9/11 Memorial after being found at Ground Zero).

She later removed the post, but refused to answer questions whether she believed 9/11 was an inside job.

Here is a screenshot of the post, which was even debunked by Politifact:

LaWana Mayfield

She also likes to share lots of links on her Facebook page, including to one article entitled “100 Ways White People Can Make Life Less Frustrating for People of Color.”

By the way, her campaign slogan is “Stable, Smart, Strong.”

The Charlotte Police Chief, who is black, blasted her statements, and Mayfield continues to dismiss calls for her to resign.

WSOC reports on the backlash to her tweet.

Charlotte Police Chief Kerr Putney has called a tweet from Charlotte City Councilwoman Lawana Mayfield “offensive.”

Speaking with reporters Thursday, Putney called the situation “hard to stomach.”

“When they go low, we go high,” he said. “I might not be able to hold people accountable. but the community can.”

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

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

The tweet was posted after an officer-involved shooting in Sacramento. An officer shot and killed an unarmed black man while responding to a call about break-ins.

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.

Channel 9 reached out to Mayfield for comment on the latest social media controversy but have yet to hear back.

On Thursday morning, she tweeted, “I have and continue to be one of the strongest supporters of law enforcement but I will NOT turn a blind eye to corruption, assaults, and the killings of unarmed black & brown people. If you are offended by my comments and not the situation YOU need to re-evaluate.”

She doubled down on her use of the word “terrorist.”

And some say her remarks didn’t go too far.

“No, I don’t think so. And I’m not saying that all police are homegrown terrorists,” said Robert Dawkins with SAFE Coalition NC. “But her statement about the police and black people feeling terror from the police is a factual statement.”

The president of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 9 released the text of a letter he sent to Mayfield, stating “I would like to know your intention for distributing that message through social media. What exactly did you intend to gain from such a ridiculous statement? Are you seriously labeling all Peace Officers as terrorists? If so, you are also classifying all those Peace Officers, their parents, spouses, children, and relatives as terrorists. To say the least, you have upset the entire law enforcement community on this ridiculous statement. We are a family and when offended, we are all offended.”

Here is video of Mayfield laughing off calls to resign after her 9/11 Facebook post.

You can visit the Facebook page of LuWana Mayfield by clicking here.

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