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San Francisco Police Commission Hearing on Tasers

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Date:
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Time:
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Event Type:
Other
Organizer/Author:
Bob Offer-Westort
Location Details:
San Francisco City Hall (1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place), Room 400

Tasers have been shown by a recent UCSF study—the biggest of its kind—to sextuple deaths in custody in the first year after a police department adopts Tasers, & to keep deaths at 155% of a five-year pre-Taser baseline in subsequent years. Tasers do not prevent police shootings: In fact, police shootings of civilians more than double in the first year after Taser adoption, & remain at 137% of baseline in following years.

On Wednesday, 23 February, at 5:30 p.m. in Room 400, San Francisco's Police Commission will determine whether or not to allow the Police Department to create a plan for Taser adoption. We need our community's voices of dissent to be heard!

The Police Department plans to "load up"—that is, turn out in large numbers so as to intimidate the Commission—so please come early (before 5:00) to make sure you get a seat. We will, however, have a respite room, so you won't need to stay in one spot for the entirety of the hearing.

Childcare & Spanish translation for public comment will be available.
Added to the calendar on Tue, Feb 22, 2011 11:27AM
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by Bob Offer-Westort
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