08 Nov 2017

Tasers: SFPD’s new weapon

Last Friday, all four mayoral appointees in the Police Commission voted yes on the approval for the San Francisco Police Department to use conducted electrical weapons, or tasers, in San

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19 Feb 2014

Students search for definitive answer on why Wong said no to Tasers

SF State President Leslie Wong talks with Xpress news staff about his decision not to arm University police officers with Tasers Monday, Feb. 10. Photo by Jessica Christian / Xpress

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10 Feb 2014

President Wong decides against Tasers at SF State

SF State President Leslie Wong talks with Xpress staff about his decision not to arm University police officers with Tasers Monday, Feb. 10. Photo by Jessica Christian / Xpress In

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06 Feb 2014

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

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07 Dec 2013

Student organizations hold ‘State of Emergency’ rally in Malcolm X Plaza

[set_id=72157638420750273] A group of student organizations held a “State of Emergency” rally Thursday in Malcolm X Plaza. The students said they wanted to raise awareness of different proposed administrative decisions

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19 Nov 2013

Taser dispute rouses plans for protests

A group of students against the University Police Department’s proposed use of Tasers hosted a meeting in the Richard Oakes Multicultural Center, Cesar Chavez Student Center room T143, Tuesday, to

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19 Nov 2013

University has yet to answer why campus police need Tasers

Tasers, Tasers, Tasers… I get it – I’m tired of hearing about SF State’s Taser debate, too. But is the solution to let the administration do whatever they want because

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14 Nov 2013

Students assemble to discuss Taser-use by police at SF State

[set_id=72157637685910014] [HTML1] Live streaming by Jasmin Taylor A group of more than 50 students organized in Malcolm X Plaza, Thursday night, to speak out against the proposition of SF State

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12 Nov 2013

The Taser debate should stop, says Xpress news editor

Drawn by Kirstie Haruta The entire dispute over Tasers is ridiculous and needs to end so we can move on to more important things. SF State President Leslie E. Wong

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29 Oct 2013

No decision has been made on the use of Tasers, says President Wong

SF State President Leslie E. Wong led a campus safety discussion in Jack Adams Hall Thursday, where he was hit with a barrage of student concerns about the University Police

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24 Oct 2013

Taser concern dominates discussion at campus safety forum

SF State President Leslie E. Wong led a panel discussion on campus safety in Jack Adams Hall this afternoon, where he was hit with a barrage of student concerns about

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23 Oct 2013

UPD awaits Taser approval from President Wong

At a party last fall in Redwood City, a fight over drugs broke out. Officers arrived at the scene and SF State student Daniel Atwood decided to make a run

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25 Sep 2013

Taser program standardization stretches statewide for CSU police

While campus police officers across California use pepper spray, guns, handcuffs and batons; SF State’s University Police Department officials propose another tool be added to their utility belt — the

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17 Sep 2013

Xpress staff approves use of police shock weapons with proper training

Cartoon by Kirstie Haruta With 24-hour door monitoring and increased in-and-out visitor registration being enforced in the dorms, it’s clear that campus security is on the rise. But what paramounts

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17 Sep 2013

University police begin Taser training

University Police Department officers patrolling the campus and surrounding areas may soon carry electroshock weapons. These devices, commonly known by the brand name, Taser, are designed to generate an electric

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