Charlotte City Councilman Advocates for Unarmed Police Replacement

Charlotte, NC – A Charlotte City Councilman, Braxton Winston, recently told local media outlet Fox46 that the city would be better served if an unarmed agency replaced the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. He stated that the agency could use their “communications skills” instead of force. Winston is an anti-police activist.

charlotte city councilman
Screenshot of Braxton Winston

So, I think if you look right now, most of those, those potentially violent situations already right now, resolve using interpersonal skills, as in talking and being present…I do not believe that…the utilization of violence creates peaceful outcomes. And I think there’s plenty of evidence in that and we need to do things differently.

Braxton Winston, Charlotte City Council

That customer service approach is not necessarily my view of the types of reforms and changes that are needed for, again, the government’s role in ensuring a safe community.

Braxton Winston

Even local residents, one of whom has been in Charlotte for 74 years, believes that unarmed officers “become a target.”

I think the police, if they weren’t armed, they become a target. And once they become a target, then we’ll be having other situations that will be having vigils for and that is absolutely, absolutely ridiculous.

Thomas Sadler, local resident and president of his neighborhood association

You don’t see the other types of interactions that police officers have, they have still good relationships with people, they still go into do all these beneficial things for our community.

Excerpt: Fraternal Order of Police

This clown clearly hasn’t done a ride-along with CMPD officers, nor does he apparently read the newspaper, where in just the past few weeks a number of police officers across the country have been ambushed at such “violent” calls. Some of those officers died from their wounds.

Former Chief of Police at Law Enforcement Today.

The argument for unarmed police, or unarmed civilians has been made before, but it’s a tremendously dangerous idea. Yes, some police that have the “gift of gab” can talk down a situation. But if they cannot, they can end up dead. Sometimes situations happen so fast that there is no time for psychological evaluations of the perpetrators. Some of the cities that have disarmed their police or defunded them re about to find out just how dangerous dealing with crime really is.

H/T Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children


Turn your back on Big Tech oligarchs and join the New Resistance NOW!  Facebook, Google and other members of the Silicon Valley Axis of Evil are now doing everything they can to deliberately silence conservative content online, so please be sure to check out our MeWe page here, check us out at ProAmerica Only and follow us at ParlerCodias, Social Cross and Gab.  You can also follow us on Twitter at @co_firing_line.

If you appreciate independent conservative reports like this, please go here and support us on Patreon, get your conservative pro-Trump gear here and check out some great pro-Republican gear here.


While you’re at it, be sure to check out our friends at Whatfinger News, the Internet’s conservative front-page founded by ex-military!

And be sure to check out our friends at Trending Views:

Trending Views

Faye Higbee

Faye Higbee is the columnist manager for Uncle Sam's Misguided Children. All of her posts on Conservative Firing Line are also posted on Uncle Sam's.

Related Articles

Our Privacy Policy has been updated to support the latest regulations.Click to learn more.×