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Activists Hold Peaceful Protest Over Police Shootings in Woodland

 
Activists Hold Peaceful Protest Over Police Shootings in Woodland
Posted August 20th, 2014 @ 7:40am by KFBK News - Tim Lantz

Local activists say the two officer-involved shootings in Woodland in less than 24 hours are all the more reason for a law against police violence.  

The California Campaign to End Police Terror claims we're seeing an epidemic of police shootings from Ferguson, Missouri, to Woodland.

That's why last night they held a second peaceful protest and are calling on the governor and lawmakers to pass legislation protecting the public from "death and brutality at the hands of law enforcement."  

Campaign leaders claim there was no need for Woodland officers to shoot 53-year-old Jeffrey Towe Monday when he came at them with a knife.  

They also suggest CHP officers had other options late Monday night when they shot a man suspected of DUI.  

In that case, the officers say 38-year old Heath Austin Nunes from Lincoln pulled a gun and forced them to shoot.

 

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