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Tasers: SFPD’s new weapon

Kelly Rodriguez Murillo November 8, 2017

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...

Campus police facilitate a pedestrian safely awareness on the corner of 19th Ave. and Holloway at SF State Tuesday, Sept. 1. (Brian Churchwell / Xpress)

SF State police equipped with Tasers despite history of opposition

Renee Abu-Zaghibra September 2, 2015

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...

University police to carry Tasers following CSU mandate

Renee Abu-Zaghibra September 1, 2015

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...

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

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...

President Wong decides against Tasers at SF State

President Wong decides against Tasers at SF State

Andrew Cullen February 10, 2014

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...

University has yet to answer why campus police need Tasers

Beza Beneberu November 19, 2013

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...

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

Andrew Cullen October 29, 2013

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...

SFPD one step closer to carrying Tasers

Brenda Reyes March 2, 2011

Police officers in the city might soon be able to rely on more than a baton or gun in the pressure of the moment. The San Francisco Police Commission gave approval, with a vote of 6 to 1 Feb. 23, to study...

Staff Editorial: Tasers – Use with care

Xpress Staff February 10, 2011

When a police officer takes the Law Enforcement Oath of Honor, they swear to have the courage to hold themselves accountable for their actions. But with such incidents as last month when an agitated man...

Protesters throw a smoke bomb at officers during the

Thousands gather at Berkeley to protest planned right-wing rally

Anna Gonzalez August 29, 2017

***Additional reporting by Ian Williams*** BERKELEY, Calif. --  Thousands gathered at Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park Sunday morning in response to an alt-right rally causing an uproar of...

Student voice must be at the forefront of change

Xpress Editors December 1, 2015

President Leslie E. Wong announced that a pouring rights agreement would not be settled Nov. 19 to a bevy of students and faculty members in the Seven Hills Conference Center. The response from those...

National day of action prompts SF State student rally

National day of action prompts SF State student rally

Chantel Carnes October 23, 2015

SF State historic organizations voiced their opposition to the California State University mandate that equipped all campus police with Tasers during the National Day of Action to Stop Police Brutality Thursday. The...

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