University groups complete Taser resolution draft
University Affairs students met with representatives from Students Against Police Brutality in the Cesar Chavez Student Center tonight, to further amend the resolution concerning the possibility of arming University police with Tasers.
The meeting was called upon after previous revisions to the current resolution draft were lost in an exchange between ASI and the minute taker from the last meeting Dec. 11, 2013.
University Affairs was tasked to help improve technical logistics within the resolution before presenting it to the SF State Board of Directors meeting next Wednesday, Feb. 12. This involved systematic correction of any subjectivity and specification of desired outcome.
“It’s been confusing at times working with them (ASI). There’s a lot of back and forth during meetings, which always puts me on the edge of my seat” said Celia LoBuono Gonzalez, SAPB member. “But, most of the members have been helpful during this process.”
SAPB is a group avidly against the implementation of Tasers on campus and have been at the forefront of student activism for this debate since last semester.
As the meeting continued, the two groups worked through every word of the resolution to weed out mistakes and improve clarity. After agreeing on the completion of the final draft, the meeting concluded and SAPB will now await next week’s decision.
“I hope they (Board of Directors) spend the appropriate amount of time on the case, think about the students and look at the bigger picture,” said Gonzalez.