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Spokane woman wants officer shootings to be hate crimes

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

After a Tacoma officer was shot and killed in the line of duty, a Spokane woman is taking a stand for the men and women in blue.

Jeanette Rockstrom wants her voice heard. Which is why she started a new online petition. She believes that shooting a police officer should be considered a hate crime, and that the discrimination and violence against them needs to stop.

"Holding things against our law enforcement because of what happened somewhere shouldn't even be a factor," Rockstrom said.

She says that if we don't step up now and some something, that hate crimes will continue. She is hoping local legislators will join her cause, and that the petition she started will gain 500 signatures.

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