NC Councilwoman Calls Cops and Soldiers "Most Dangerous People With Guns"

Councilwoman Jillian Johnson: Photo: Mark Schultz via newsobserver.com

Councilwoman Jillian Johnson: Photo: Mark Schultz via newsobserver.com

A city councilwoman in Durham, NC is in hot water for statements she made against police officers and United States military personnel on Monday.

Councilwoman Jillian Johnson wrote on her private Facebook page that the most dangerous people with guns aren't criminals, but rather police officers and members of the military.

Johnson wrote, “I am all about keeping guns away from dangerous people, but I feel like more of us should be pointing out that the most dangerous people with guns are cops and soldiers, and that the no-fly list and FBI anti-terror efforts are seriously corrupted by entrapment, racial profiling and Islamophobia,"

The inflammatory post was quickly deleted but not after it ignited a firestorm of criticism.

She has since clarified her statement, offering a more nuanced explanation of her message, saying, “I believe that state-sanctioned violence causes more harm, and is therefore more dangerous, than non state-sanctioned violence."

Police have called for the councilwoman to apologize for her comments.

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