tasers

Tasers: SFPD’s new weapon

November 8, 2017 Opinion

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 tasers not being “real” weapons falsely reinforces the Police ...

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

February 19, 2014 News

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 arm campus police with Tasers. Since the decision, student groups involved ...

President Wong decides against Tasers at SF State

February 10, 2014 News

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 decided not to arm University police officers with Tasers. “There ...

University groups complete Taser resolution draft

February 6, 2014 News

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 ...

Taser dispute rouses plans for protests

November 19, 2013

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 of UPD’s Taser regulations and reduction of lethal weapons ...

University has yet to answer why campus police need Tasers

November 19, 2013 Opinion

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 we’re annoyed that it’s taking too long to resolve?  That sounds childish. UPD and the school’s administration need to prove to us why they need ...

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

November 14, 2013

[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 University Police Department (UPD) carrying Tasers. Students organized the event, but the audience was also comprised of ASI representatives and a few University staff members. ...

The Taser debate should stop, says Xpress news editor

November 12, 2013 Opinion 5 Comments

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 should drop any pretense of caring what students think and simply announce to the campus community that the University Police Department is arming its’ officers ...

Taser concern dominates discussion at campus safety forum

October 24, 2013 5 Comments

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 the University Police Department’s proposed use of Tasers. With less than 20 students in the audience, Alejandro Garcia Ochoa said the panel was not effectively ...

UPD awaits Taser approval from President Wong

October 23, 2013 News 2 Comments

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 locked onto him and sent him into a spasm, ...

Taser program standardization stretches statewide for CSU police

September 25, 2013 News 3 Comments

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 University system to be patrolled by officers armed with conducted ...

University police begin Taser training

September 17, 2013 News 3 Comments

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 use after the California State University Chancellor’s Office approved the ...