TASERS for SFPD?
KILLING THEM SAFELY
(San Francisco ~ Theatrical Premiere)
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
3117 – 16th St.
Killing Them Safely, an explosive 2015 documentary film on the controversy over police use of TASERS.
Hundreds of deaths. Zero oversight. In the early 2000s Tasers were marketed to law enforcement agencies as a safe alternative to handguns. They were supposed to curb the use of deadly force – so why have over 500 people died from Taser-related injuries since?
Following the screening discussion with:
NICK BERARDINI, Filmmaker
JEFF ADACHI, San Francisco Public Defender
About the film and its implications for the upcoming decision of the San Francisco Police Commission to possibly start outfitting San Francisco Police Department officers with Tasers.
OccupySF Action Council is one of the co-sponsors
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Friday, May 27
M 27, Friday, 6:30pm, Honoring the Life of Jessica Williams – Rally & March
3rd and Palou
March will go to Bayview police station.
Jessica was murdered on National Say Her Name Day, a day created to uplift the names of Black Women, Girls and Femmes who are murdered by State Sanctioned Violence.
We are calling the community out to help us honor our sister JESSICA WILLIAMS’ life. We are asking the community to come together collectively and lift up her name. We will say her name!
Host: The Last Percent
Saturday, May 28
M 28, Saturday, 6:00pm – 9:30pm, MORAL INJURY from the personal to the political
The Veterans Building
401 Van Ness Ave.
This is part of the G.I. Rights Conference taking place in SF this year.
Joseph Bobro, on Healing From Moral Injury, author of Waking Up From War, founder of Coming Home Project
Lisa Ling and Cian Westmorland
Veterans and Whistleblowers: US Air Force Drone Program
DRONE Warfare and Moral Injury
6:00pm – Vietnamese dinner buffet
Donations sincerely requested
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org / 415-863-3771
Sponsor: Veterans For Peace Chapter 69
M 28, Saturday, 7:00pm, An Evening in Support of Political Prisoners
International Capoeira Angola Foundation
2443 Magnolia St.
Sliding Scale $5-15 No one turned away for lack of funds
Speakers include member of All of Us or None, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement and the Political Prisoner Committee of the National Lawyers Guild. Speakers will present on political prisoners from the Black Power, Puerto Rican Independence and American Indian Movements
An evening of food, speakers and music to support long term Political Prisoner, Romaine “Chip” Fitzgerald, and to build solidarity around US Political Prisoners.
Host: Bay Area Anti Repression n Committee
Sunday, May 29
M 29, Sunday, 4:00pm – 5:00pm, Planning Meeting for #Beyond Occupy – 5 years of activism in the Bay Area
Oscar Grant Plaza
#OO has invited us to join their GA at 4:00 to Start discussing and brainstorming about the 5 year anniversary celebration. we still need venue ideas and working groups. Be part of making this an amazing tribute to Bay Area Activists!
Come out At 3:00 for food or just come at 4:00 for the Meeting
Tuesday, May 31
M 31, Tuesday, 4:30pm, Press Conference – RECALL ED LEE has now been launched
SF City Hall
1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Place
Wednesday, June 1
J 1, Wednesday, 5:30pm, SF Police Commission Meeting, STOP TASERS
SF City Hall, Room 400 – 4th Floor
1 Dr. Carleton B. Goodlett Place
The Police Commission will be considering taser implementation at their next meeting. Come tell them SFPD doesn’t need more deadly weapons!
Remember: The Police Commission has the final say on Tasers
The San Francisco Police Commission will consider a proposal by ex- Chief Suhr to arm SFPD with Tasers as part of updating the Use of Force General Order. After the death of Mario Woods, the Chief proposed handing Tasers out to a number of experienced officers. Taser usage will almost certainly expand rapidly from there. This is the fourth time they have been introduced, the first three being rejected after evidence demonstrated increased danger to the public.
Tasers DO NOT reduce police shootings:
Taser use by police actually increases the rate of fatal shootings. A 2009 UCSF study found that fatal shootings by police more than double in the first year after police departments adopt Tasers.
Tasers CAN KILL:
This is especially true for vulnerable people such as those with mental illnesses.
Check SF Police Commission agenda late Friday: http://sanfranciscopolice.org/meetings/19