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Tasers: SFPD’s new weapon

Kelly Rodriguez Murillo
November 8, 2017
Filed under 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...

Taser plan sparks mixed reaction

Taser plan sparks mixed reaction

Renee Abu-Zaghibra and Avery Peterson
September 16, 2015
Filed under News

Campus police must undergo 36 hours of training before the University provides them with Tasers, according to a Statewide University Police Association official. Campus police won't be allowed to touch or hold a Taser until they complete an eight hour training class according to Jeff Solomon, the...

CSU oversteps authority on Taser issue

Xpress Editors
September 2, 2015
Filed under Opinion

The California State University reached an agreement with the State University Police Association Aug. 27 that mandates that campus police officers have access to an array of equipment, including Tasers. In an email to the CSU presidents and police chiefs, among others, Assistant Vice Chancellor Micha...

SF State police equipped with Tasers despite history of opposition

SF State police equipped with Tasers despite history of opposition

Renee Abu-Zaghibra
September 2, 2015
Filed under News

Access to Tasers will be mandatory for all University police following a recent collective bargaining agreement between California State University and the State University Police Association. Assistant Vice Chancellor of CSU, Michael Redmond, announced the agreement Aug. 27 in an email to all 23...

University police to carry Tasers following CSU mandate

Renee Abu-Zaghibra
September 1, 2015
Filed under News

A new bargaining agreement between California State University and the State University Police Association Aug. 27 gave campus police access to an array of new equipment, including Tasers and pepper spray. The collective bargaining agreement between the CSU and SUPA mandates that the CSU provide "tactical...

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

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

Julia Middlemiss
February 19, 2014
Filed under 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 w...

President Wong decides against Tasers at SF State

President Wong decides against Tasers at SF State

Andrew Cullen
February 10, 2014
Filed under 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 polic...

University groups complete Taser resolution draft

Julia Middlemiss
February 7, 2014
Filed under 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 reso...

Taser debate sparks student protest

Taser debate sparks student protest

Andrew Cullen
November 25, 2013
Filed under News

The escalation of the Taser debate resulted in a rally in Malcolm X Plaza Friday, where students protested against what they see as the silencing of student voice on campus. Protesters also spoke out against the auxiliary merger between Associated Students, Inc. and the Cesar Chavez Student Ce...

Taser dispute rouses plans for protests

Bradley Focht and Andrew Cullen
November 19, 2013
Filed under Uncategorized

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 o...

University has yet to answer why campus police need Tasers

Beza Beneberu
November 19, 2013
Filed under 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...

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

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

Andrew Cullen
November 14, 2013
Filed under Uncategorized

[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...

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