In a stunning turn of events a city council has just approved the use of killer robots, when policing residents.
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Like something from a dystopian novel, now killer robots are allowed to use lethal force against criminals in an effort to protect citizens and law enforcement officers.
Mission local reports. A policy proposal that is heading for Board of Supervisors approval next week would explicitly authorize San Francisco police to kill suspects using robots.
This policy defines how the SFPD may use military-style weapons. It was put together by the police department. The rules committee of the Board of Supervisors, which is composed of Aaron Peskin, Rafael Mandelman, and Connie Chan, has scrutinized it over the past few weeks.
Among the criticisms of the draft policy are its language about robot power, the exclusion of hundreds of assault rifles from its inventory of military-style guns, and the omission of personnel costs from its weapons price list.
Peskin, chair of the committee, initially attempted to limit the SFPD’s authority over the department’s robots by inserting the sentence, “Robots shall not be used as a Use of Force against any person.”
A thick red line was drawn across his suggestion the following week by the police.
It was replaced by language that codifies the department’s authority to use lethal force via robots: “Robots will only be used as a deadly force option if there is an imminent risk of loss of life to members of the public or officers and SFPD has no other force options available.”.”
This could mark a legal Rubicon for the city: robot use-of-force has never before been either approved or prohibited in San Francisco. A version of this draft policy was unanimously accepted by the rules committee last week and will come before the full board on Nov. 29.
This video is out of Russia where a robotic dog is armed with a gun, and this could be coming to American streets.
San Francisco has a number of robots ready to roll with upgrades in order to make them lethal.
News punch wrote. IMG1>> The SFPD has 17 robots in its arsenal, 12 of which are fully functional. According to police spokesperson Officer Robert Rueca, they have never been used to attack anyone, however that is set to change with the new proposal. The robots are generally used to investigate and defuse potential bombs or to surveil areas too dangerous for human officers. Police robot uses defined in the new draft policy include “training and simulations, criminal apprehensions, critical incidents, exigent circumstances, executing a warrant or during suspicious device assessments.”
So now that the liberal left can use robots to do police work, they suddenly care about the safety of officers? Where was this during the summer of love? Or where was the effort to keep Americans safe over the last few decades when the homeless epidemic was over taking the city streets in San Francisco. They really don’t care about keeping crime under control, as long as their perceived power increases. Imagine the level of fear, and control they can get when they say “You better listen, or we will send in the robot” That would surely send chills down the spine of anyone who knows that a heartless robot was now coming for their lives.
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