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PUBLIC FORUM - Should Berkeley Police be Allowed to Use Tasers on the People of Berkeley?

Berkeley Copwatch
Tuesday September 02, 2014 - 12:38:00 PM

Berkeley Police are asking the City Council for tasers. The City Council wants a study. The Coalition for a Taser Free Berkeley is convening a diverse panel to discuss their experiences with tasers and to help Berkeley make an informed decision. We invite members of the public, city employees and police officers who are genuinely concerned about how tasers will affect the community. We will consider taser effects on various communities, mentally ill people, previous cities' experience with tasers and how taser use would be monitored and police officers be held accountable?

Panelists include: 

  • Aram James, Activist and former Public Defender Palo Alto
  • Barbara Ann White, Berkeley NAACP representative and Berkeley Mental Health
  • James Chanin. Founding member of the Police Review Commission, Civil Rights lawyer
  • Jeremy Miller, Program Director, Idriss Stelley Foundation, Co-organizer of the successful campaign to stop San Francisco from getting tasers
More speakers to be announced! Public discussion to follow. 

Thursday September 4th 7pm
1939 Addison St., Berkeley, CA
Two blocks from Downtown Berkeley BART 

This event is free and open to the public. It is wheelchair accessible. 

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