Robots That Can Kill Suspects?
Cristal M Clark
If this isn’t the stuff of nightmares I don’t know what is, apparently San Francisco Police are allowed to use robots, but with a catch, these robots kill.
That’s rather concerning.
It appears that the San Francisco Board of Supervisors has voted to allow the San Fran police department to use robots against suspects. According to the AP they would be remote controlled not autonomous and would use explosives to kill suspects.
I know you are probably thinking “What in the Bloody Hell?”
This is not new, no back in 2016 the Dallas police department failed in negotiating with a suspected shooter and wired explosives to a robot and sent it in to the wrap up the negotiations. They drove it up to the shooter, detonated it and killed the suspected shooter.
It’s been said that the police do not plan on actually arming any robots with guns as of today but that could very well change in the future.
Police have notoriously killed the wrong individual without the added benefit of a robot that can kill so It is only a matter of time after all before we are talking about a police killing robot killing the wrong individual.
It’s not healthy to allow police to have such power I get why they want it but you do not kill a suspect over your failure to be able to negotiate with them? That’s what policing is coming to now? You fail to be able to talk a suspect into submission over the course of several hours so you just send in a robot to kill said suspect.
Does this not sound just a little Judge Dredd to anyone?
Cristal M Clark
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