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- SF police union to make last push for Taser ballot measure
- “Proposition H’s path to the ballot is peppered with lies and omissions,” [Police Commissioner Petra] DeJesus said in a text message. “I trust the San Francisco voters can see through this duplicity and turn down this dangerous policy.”
The Truth Behind the POA's Reckless Power Grab
"Yet, amazingly, the POA is falsely claiming Prop. H is consistent with the current San Jose policy, rather than the one discarded eight years ago that had been discredited by tragedy and litigation."
Police Union Is Lobbying To Expand Powers To Tase People Who Don’t Pose a Threat
“If the police figure out that they can utilize ballot measures and a bunch of money to gain additional power or gain back power that was taken away, then they are definitely going to do it”
Vote no on Proposition H: More tasers, more problems
"The SFPOA may persistently deny it, but we know there are problems with brutality and racism within the San Francisco Police Department. Prop H will only make that worse."
En Español- La SFPOA podrá negarlo, pero sabemos que existen problemas con la brutalidad y el racismo dentro del Departamento de Policía de San Francisco. La Proposición H solo empeorará las cosas.
Taser campaign deceptive, Prop. H opponents say
"'They’re choosing to spend an enormous amount of money to take away the power of the chief and the Police Commission to regulate how a dangerous weapon is used,' Crew said. 'This is completely unprecedented for any police union in the country.'"
"Cops Put Out Misleading Mailer"
"The most astonishing element of this ad: Scott Wiener, and Sups. Jeff Sheehy and Catherine Stefani, have signed on as endorsers. You have to wonder if they have actually read the measure and have any idea what it’s about – because nobody who is actually involved in managing the Police Department thinks this is a good idea."
San Francisco Chronicle Editorial Board - "The issue has been addressed the right way. Vote no on Prop. H."
"(A) flawed and overbroad measure would permit stun guns under conditions that can’t easily be modified if trial-and-error points up problems. The department, not the union, should set the rules . . . Vote no on Prop H."
- Black leaders join ranks of Taser ballot measure opponents
"Black community leaders who say their voices have been missing from the discussion around arming San Francisco police with stun guns became the latest opponents of the Taser ballot measure"
SF mayor pulls plug on support for police union’s Taser measure
"'I have always said that I would support a (Taser) policy that works best for the community and for our officers, and the plan approved by the Police Commission does exactly that,' Farrell said. With the commission’s vote this month approving rules for police use of the stun guns, the Police Officers Association’s Proposition H 'is unnecessary,' Farrell said."
SF police chief Scott rejects Taser measure
"'In essence,” Scott concluded, 'The measure would prevent the timely adjustment of [Taser] policies … even if emerging or best policing practices or other legitimate factors calls for such changes to occur immediately.'"
48 Hills: Cops push stunning ballot measure
"(T)he voters have never approved a ballot measure that allows the cops to override civilian policy on the use of lethal force. It’s frightening to think about what could happen if this succeeds."
Long fight over SF cops carrying Tasers heats up again
"Commissioner Bob Hirsch, who voted in favor of Tasers for cops, said the measure’s passage would undermine more than a year of broad efforts to better regulate how San Francisco officers use force in the field and prioritize de-escalation of potentially dangerous encounters. 'I think this ballot initiative is a huge mistake and I oppose it,' Hirsch said, noting that the union had taken part in working groups to determine stun-gun policy and had offered helpful suggestions. 'It’s just not the way that policy for the department should be set. For the life of me I don’t know why the POA did it.'"
Police Commission adopts Taser policy, ballot measure still looms
"The San Francisco Police Officers Association has placed a measure on the June ballot, Proposition H, that would enact a much less restrictive policy than what the Police Commission passed Wednesday."
The Case Against Tasers
"(Tasers) often don't work, when they do they can be deadly -- and they don't stop cops from shooting people."