Of the ten UC campus police departments, six have equipped officers with Tasers, but only UCLA had a flexible policy authorizing Tasers to be used as a pain-compliance tool against suspects who are passively resisting. The UCLA PD released its new Taser policy on December 10, 2007.
Dec 01, 2006 · According to university regulations cited by the Daily Bruin, the student newspaper, campus police “may use a Taser in a drive-stun capacity, as a pain compliance technique...against passive ...
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- What Is A Weapon?
- What Weapons Are Not Permitted on Campus?
- When Can I Have A Weapon?
- What About If I Have A Knife?
- What Happens If I Am Found in Possession of A Weapon on Campus?
- Notice on Airsoft Guns
- Weapons Related Laws
A weapon is anything that can be used to hurt or injure someone. Weapons could be but are not limited to the following: 1. Knives 2. Guns 3. Pepper Spray 4. Hands, Fists, Feet 5. Any object used to hurt or injure another
Most weapons are not permitted on campus. For example: 1. Any knife including a belt buckle knife, dirk dagger, cane sword, pen knife, lipstick knife, switchblade, butterfly knife or any knife that has a blade longer than 2 1/2 inches, opens automatically or has more than one sharp edge 2. Any gun without written permission and in accordance with California Penal Code 3. Nunchaku 4. Metal knuckles 5. Airsoft, pellet or BB gun 6. Any concealed weapon (hidden from plain sight) Back to Top
Some self-defense weapons can be carried on campus within legal limits: 1. You can have pepper spray as it is for self-defense, not larger than 2.5 oz. and contains a "Warning" label.
You can have a knife, such as a pocket knife, as long as the blade is not more than 2 1/2 inches long, it does not open automatically and has only one sharp edge.
The punishment for having a weapon varies depending on the type of weapon. Punishments can be fines, imprisonment and student judicial sanctions.
Airsoft guns, often marketed as "toys", can be nearly identical to the actual firearms and often contain interchangeable parts. As such, they are indistinguishable from actual firearms and should never be displayed in public places.Possession of airsoft guns on campus is considered a violation of University policy and may violate applicable laws.
California Penal Code 626.9(h) Gun Free School Zone Any person who brings a loaded firearm upon the grounds of a University of California campus without written permission is subject to arrest and prosecution for a felony crime. California Penal Code 12020 Unlawful Carrying and Possession of Weapons The manufacture, import, sale, supply or possession of certain weapons and explosives are arrestable offenses. These weapons include, but are not limited to: a concealed firearm, cane or wallet gun, zip gun, belt buckle knife, blackjack, billy or a concealed dagger. Conviction for any offense under this code is punishable by imprisonment in county jail or state prison. Back to Top California Penal Code 653(k) Possession of Switch Blade Knife Every person who possesses on his or her person (or in the driver or passenger area of a motor vehicle) a switchblade knife having a blade exceeding 2 1/2 inches is guilty of a misdemeanor. California Penal Code 417 Brandishing a Deadly Weapon Any pe...
Jan 17, 2007 · The Taser carries the reputation with it of an ugly American past where cops used cattle prods on African-Americans to gain compliance in Southern states. The Digger would not have used the Taser in that UCLA incident only because he fear the predictable outcry and circus especially when applied to an unruly minority group member.
Nov 21, 2006 · Students Put UCLA Taser Video On YouTube 1583. Posted by ScuttleMonkey on Tuesday November 21, 2006 @12:34AM from the police-buddhism-studies dept. dircha writes "As widely reported, an incident in which Iranian-American student Mostafa Tabatabainejad was tasered up to five times by UCLA police on Friday, has been captured by a fellow student using a video enabled cell phone and published to YouTube.
Nov 17, 2006 · Manufacturers Promote Tasers at UCLA. Four of UCLA's nearly 60 full-time police officers recently won "Taser Awards," given by the manufacturers of the electronic shock device to "law enforcement ...
Aug 02, 2007 · The report added, “The UCLA PD policy stands alone in its legitimization of the Taser as a pain compliance device against passive resisters.” Bobb called for the university to, among other things,...
Nov 17, 2006 · The Taser is usually a less than lethal choice of force but it does have the ability to kill. As stated earlier many people have died because of the use of the Taser. The use of force (and hence power) should be determined by the risk to people in the environment.
effects and risks posed by tasers and presuming that a reasonable police officer would have done the same. AUTHOR Aaron Sussman, J.D., UCLA School of Law, 2012, is Chief Executive Editor of UCLA Law Review, volume 59. For their various contributions and their consistent support, I would like to thank Joanna