A line from Robocop comes to mind: ‘You have twenty seconds to comply.’
I’ve seen the movie, and it didn’t end well.
Apparently, the San Francisco Police Department didn’t see the movie in 1984, 1991, 2003, 2009, 2015, or 2019. They are now proposing a new policy to give robots the license to kill.
The San Francisco Police Department submitted a proposal that would give robots the ability to use deadly force in dangerous situations.https://t.co/PUobApEYiV
— Wittgenstein (@backtolife_2023) November 24, 2022
Terminator Model Number T-3.5 has now been activated……… Coming soon to a city or Town near YOU! 👀🧐🤔🤨👇🏿👉🏿 SFPD authorized to kill suspects using robots in draft policy – Mission Local https://t.co/aRevyFiOkc
— Black Voltron Reloaded (@BlkVoltronRlded) November 24, 2022
The SFPD is not alone in wanting its very own ED-209. In Oakland, California, the police department discussed whether cops should be able to kill people with shotgun-armed robots. Thankfully, they decided against the absolutely horrible plan.
OPD is not adding armed remote vehicles to the department. OPD did take part in an ad hoc committee discussion with the Police Commission and community members to explore all possible uses for the vehicle.
— Oakland Police Dept. (@oaklandpoliceca) October 18, 2022
The shotgun-toting robots prefer to be called “percussion actuated nonelectric disruptors,” and the Oakland Police Department wants some, though is currently offering a compromise measure where they'd only be armed with pepper-spray. https://t.co/MzYKENoAZs
— SFist (@SFist) October 18, 2022
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