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 Francisco. This underhanded decision was done despite the overwhelming disapproval for the opposition.
The myth of
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
After an exclusive meeting last week President Wong told Xpress staff about his decision not to
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 an exclusive meeting with Xpress, SF State President Leslie E. Wong said that he has
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
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 on campus.
More than 40 people were at the plaza where the organizations addressed the proposed use
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 discuss plans to protest Taser use until its demands are met.
The demands include full disclosure
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A group of more than 50 students organized in Malcolm X Plaza, Thursday night, to speak out against the proposition of SF State University Police Department (UPD) carrying Tasers.
Students organized the event, but the audience was also comprised of ASI representatives
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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 should drop any pretense of caring what students think and simply announce to the campus community that
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 Department’s proposed use of Tasers.
The campus safety talk was intended to cover a wide range
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1600"] SF State President Leslie E. Wong speaks to a group of students during a discussion about campus safety in Jack Adams Hall on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013. President Wong used the open forum to answer questions regarding the proposed use of
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 for it.
He hadn't gotten far before an officer fired a Taser at him. The probes
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 Taser — which would make the campus one of the last in the California State
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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 all efforts to improve security is the fact that University Police are now being trained and
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 current that can disrupt a person's muscle control. The University Police Department is drafting plans for their