In late November, we shared a report that the San Francisco Police Department proposed a new policy to give robots the license to kill.
Thankfully, we can now share that the San Francisco supervisors voted to cancel the plans for the “killer police robots.” Maybe they watched the movie(s) about this very thing.
In a complete reversal, the Board of Supervisors just voted for a military equipment policy that bans police from using robots to kill. Thank you to all the residents and civil rights advocates who made their voices heard!
— Dean Preston (@DeanPreston) December 6, 2022
Groups protested outside San Francisco’s City Hall, and the San Francisco Board of Supervisors listened.
“The news comes a day after community groups protested outside San Francisco’s City Hall condemning the ordinance, which the San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved in an 8-3 vote on Nov. 29.”
San Francisco cancels plans for 'killer police robots' after public outcry https://t.co/c6evpjNU3F
— Cop Crisis (@copcrisis) December 7, 2022
#JusticeLeagueCA The people of SF have spoken loud and clear: There is no place for killer police robots in our city. We will continue to push back against increased militarization and surveillance technologies in the name of “security” and “safety”.https://t.co/4ZGlocKuf5
— Justice League NYC (@NYjusticeleague) December 7, 2022
Good news about a problem that never needed to be created in the first place: https://t.co/gbPanvrGQt
— Alexander Honkala (@xhonk) December 7, 2022
👎One week ago the Board voted to approve a policy authorizing police to use robots to kill.
👍Today the Board voted to strip out that language & replace it with a ban on police using robots to kill.
This is a crucial change that will make us all safer.https://t.co/DpQ8yw6Mnr
— Dean Preston (@DeanPreston) December 7, 2022
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