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The Taser debate should stop, says Xpress news editor

The Taser debate should stop, says Xpress news editor

Coburn Palmer
November 12, 2013
Filed under Opinion

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 ...

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

Andrew Cullen
October 29, 2013
Filed under News

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 of safety topics, but the proposed use of Tasers by the University Pol...

Taser concern dominates discussion at campus safety forum

Taser concern dominates discussion at campus safety forum

Andrew Cullen
October 24, 2013
Filed under Uncategorized

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...

UPD awaits Taser approval from President Wong

Erica Linker
October 23, 2013
Filed under News

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, shaking violently and convulsing...

Taser program standardization stretches statewide for CSU police

Erica Linker
September 25, 2013
Filed under News

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 ...

University police begin Taser training

Erica Linker
September 17, 2013
Filed under News

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...

SFPD one step closer to carrying Tasers

Brenda Reyes
March 2, 2011
Filed under News

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 the use of Tasers or other less-than-lethal weapons. In approximately three months, the police ...

Staff Editorial: Tasers – Use with care

Xpress Staff
February 10, 2011
Filed under Opinion

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 allegedly stabbed a San Francisco officer and was almost immediately shot in the groin, it is becoming...

City hall approves memorial for Alex Nieto

Alex's father, Regugio Nieto, hugs Jennifer Raviv after the decision was made to build a memorial with the proper language to remember Alex Nieto's death in Bernal Heights, where he was shot 59 times by police officers in 2019. Photo by Tristen Rowean.

Carly Wipf
April 9, 2019
Filed under Latest, News

Alex's father, Refugio Nieto hugs Jennifer Raviv after the decision was made to build a memorial with the proper language to remember Alex Nieto's death in Bernal Heights, where he was shot 59 times by police officers in 2014.  (TRISTEN ROWEAN/Golden Gate Xpress.)     Community honors memory of Alex Nieto five years after...

Thousands gather at Berkeley to protest planned right-wing rally

Protesters throw a smoke bomb at officers during the

Anna Gonzalez
August 29, 2017
Filed under News

***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 violence with counter protesters that left 13 arrested. Counter-protesters, numbering in the hundreds, seized Civic Center Park after police aban...

Student voice must be at the forefront of change

Xpress Editors
December 1, 2015
Filed under Opinion

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 in attendance was clear: Thanks for making the right decision, but include us in the conversation ...

National day of action prompts SF State student rally

National day of action prompts SF State student rally

Chantel Carnes
October 23, 2015
Filed under News

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 CSU and the State University Police Association agreed to allow campus police to...

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