Tasers in Berkeley?

KPFA Weekend News, 10.10.2015

Both the Richmond and BART Police Departments sent taser advocates to the 10.06.2015 Berkeley City Council hearing, but neither is an exemplar of responsible taser use. BART officer Johannes Mehserle claimed to have mistaken his gun for his taser after he shot and killed Black teenager Oscar Grant, and Richmond officer Kristopher Tong tasered Black teenager Andre Little in the testicles.

Coalition for a Taser Free Berkeley ready to oppose taser use by BPD



KPFA Evening News, 06.29.2014

The Coalition for a Taser Free Berkeley brings Berkeley civic organizations and city commissions together to oppose arming the Berkeley Police with tasers. Taser use is now under consideration by the Berkeley City Council.


Jeremy Miller on the “less lethal” police taser fiction

KPFA Evening News, 04.14.2013

Jeremy Miller, Program Director at San Francisco's Idriss Stelley Foundation responds to the argument that police tasers are a "less lethal" alternative to guns. This week the Idriss Stelley Foundation and other police reform activists claimed victory after San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr withdrew his most recent proposal to arm officers with tasers.

The Idriss Stelley Foundation will hold a celebration and fundraiser next Saturday at El Rio, 3158 Mission Street in San Francisco, from 3 to 8 pm. 


Jeremy Miller speaking against arming police with tasers at the San Francisco Police Commission.

Join the Idriss Stelley Foundation at El Rio, 3158 Mission Street in San Francisco, on April 20th, for a celebration and fundraiser. Five to ten dollar donation requested, but not requred.


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