Will Eugene Boycott Arizona Tasers?

Portland’s Mayor Sam Adams supports a city boycott of travel to Arizona as a show of opposition to a new anti-Hispanic law, Willamette Week reports.

No word on whether Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy supports a similar ban because of the law critics have called fascist. Of course, such a ban would be largely symbolic as few city employees travel much to Arizona. A more meaningful gesture may be a ban on purchasing one of Arizona’s most controversial exports: Tasers.

Taser International is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona. The Eugene Police department wants to give the corporation tens of thousands of dollars for controversial electroshock weapons that critics say violate basic human rights.

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