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Richmond mourns the death of Asama Ayyad

The communities of Richmond and El Cerrito have been in shock by the homicide of Asama Ayyad, a 20-year old known for his peaceful spirit.
Council members, including Gayle McLaughlin (from left), Jeff Ritterman, Nat Bates and Tom Butt (shown during a June 22 meeting), voted Tuesday to OK the purchase of $84,000 worth of Tasers for the Richmond Police Department during their weekly council meeting. The purchase violates the city council's own resolution calling for a ban on Arizona-based businesses, such as the Taser vendor. However police say the Arizona companty is simply the only place to get the devices. File photo by Ian A. Stewart.

Council OKs Taser purchase, breaks own resolution

Despite its own resolution banning doing business with companies in Arizona, Richmond City Council on Tuesday approved a $84,000 purchase of Tasers from an Arizona vendor during a wide-ranging council meeting.