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Citrus Heights Police Chief Ron Lawrence is taking an active role in calling for the termination of a UC Davis English professor whose past comments advocating that police officers “need to be killed” have surfaced recently in media reports.
Chief Lawrence, in his new position as head of the California Police Chiefs Association, delivered around 10,000 signed petitions to the UC Davis Chancellor’s Office on March 13, calling for the termination of Professor Joshua Clover. Lawrence delivered the petitions along with Assemblyman James Gallagher (R-Yuba City), who has introduced a resolution to the California Legislature calling for the professor’s removal.
“Violence against the police has been on the rise,” Lawrence said in a press conference while delivering the petitions and noting that 144 police officers were killed on duty last year. “And to have a professor at the University of California at Davis advocate for police officers to be killed or injured is absolutely and unequivocally unacceptable.”
The university condemned the professor’s remarks in…
Sentinel staff report–
At a council meeting last week, the city’s mayor and at least three other council members directed the police chief to draft a resolution and letter opposing proposed state legislation that seeks to narrow the circumstances for when police officers can use deadly force.
Although the item did not appear on the council’s March 14 meeting agenda, Councilman Bret Daniels suggested in concluding comments during the meeting that the council take a position to oppose Assembly Bill 392, which he called a “very misguided, flawed effort to change the use of force standard.”
The legislation was introduced last month by Assemblywoman Shirley Weber (D-San Diego) and has gained the backing of the American Civil Liberties Union. It seeks to raise the current standard for when deadly force can be used by an officer from “reasonable” to “necessary,” which advocates say will help save lives and reduce police shootings involving unarmed suspects.
“AB 392, if it does continue on (and) gets passed, will get officers killed. There’s no doubt about it,” said Daniels, who…
By Thomas J. Sullivan–
Citrus Heights fourth-grader Annalyse Solano hasn’t lost track of all the races that she’s competed in, but realizes that as a youngster she’s earned a lot of frequent flyer miles travelling to competitions all across the United States in the past few years.
“The first race I entered, I was about four years old,” the 9-year-old told The Sentinel in a recent interview.
Her proud father, Rigoberto, is a Citrus Heights legend in U.S. Bicycle Association motocross (BMX) racing circles. Annalyse has followed in her older brother Rigo Jr.’s pedals and is currently number one in the district, regional and national’s among 9-year-old girls. On Feb. 23, Annalyse secured her spot in the 2019 UCI World Championships at the USA BMX Gator Nationals in Florida.
She’s now qualified to compete in the 2019 UCI BMX World Championships in Heusen-Zolder, Belgium from July 23-27 as part of the United States team — a step towards Olympic qualification…
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