No decision has been made on the use of Tasers, says President Wong

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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 Police Department dominated the discussion.

Since UPD officers began their eight-hour Taser training session Sept. 12, the prospect of the weapons possible use has concerned students.

“I want to make it clear that no decision has been made and one will not be made until I see the order and the training regiment,” Wong said.

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Taser concern dominates discussion at campus safety forum

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SF State President Leslie E. Wong speaks to a group of students during a discussion about campus safety in Jack Adams Hall on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013. President Wong used the open forum to answer questions regarding the proposed use of Tasers by the University Police Department. Photo by Philip Houston / Xpress

SF State President Leslie E. Wong speaks to a group of students during a discussion about campus safety in Jack Adams Hall on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013. President Wong used the open forum to answer questions regarding the proposed use of Tasers by the University Police Department. Photo by Philip Houston / Xpress

SF State President Leslie E. Wong led a panel discussion on campus safety in Jack Adams Hall this afternoon, where he was hit with a barrage of student concerns about the University Police Department’s proposed use of Tasers.

With less than 20 students in the audience, Alejandro Garcia Ochoa said the panel was not effectively advertised and as a result, their voices were not being heard.

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Campus health center prepares for Obamacare enrollment

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UPDATE: Today Covered California approved SF State’s Student Health Center to become a licensed Affordable Care Act enrollment entity, according to SF State’s lead health coordinator, Aimée Williams.

“Now we have to find out the info and see what comes next,” Williams said. “How do we get trained and when can we get students in here; hopefully in the next few weeks.”

As America rolls out the Affordable Care Act (ACA), SF State works to help students navigate the new healthcare system by becoming an insurance enrollment entity.

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