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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...

SF State police equipped with Tasers despite history of opposition

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

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 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...

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...

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...

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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