Protest planned for Friday at Grand Valley State University, Michigan

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Derek Copp, a 20-year-old student at Grand Valley State University was shot in the chest by police in a marijuana raid.

“Apartment neighbors of Grand Valley State University student Derek Copp say they cannot fathom what prompted police to shoot him late Wednesday in a drug-related raid. But they said they were aware of marijuana odors in the complex… The 20-year-old student was in serious condition at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital. Copp, a Spring Arbor native, has been at GVSU since 2007, the same year he graduated from Jackson Community College, according to his page on Facebook. He identifies himself as ‘a left-wing hippie peace-keeping liberal,’ who is seeking a film and video degree. Copp plays the guitar and often volunteers at music festivals to see favorite bands for free, the social networking page states.”

A protest is being held on campus (Grand Valley State University) from 12pm-2pm “to shine the light on the kind of things the police in this area think they can get away with.”