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Friday, January 27, 2023

America. San Francisco Police to Use “Killer Robots”

Robot similar to the one used by San Francisco police, tested in Santa Clara, California.

looks like it’s out a scene from robocop And it’s not much different. An advisory committee for the City of San Francisco in California, United States 8 votes in favor and 3 against allow police access Armed robot controlled by remote control to patrol the streets and Murder “Suspect” in extreme cases.

The use of robots had only been tested in isolated cases and in other states around the country, but generalization of the measure in San Francisco, a city with a reputation for being progressive, may finally be happening. Witness case of its implementation in other big cities,

In the face of criticism, the advisory committee clarified that armed robots They would only be used “in cases of extreme circumstances where human life is at stake”., a definition that does not give any parameters for judicious use of these tools in a country where The police are questioning the perpetrators of the barbaric and casteist killings systematically.

Various civil rights defense organizations have risen up against the “law enforcement tool policy”. really, He was harshly criticized by members of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). And they agreed on the consequences it could have, above all, for the Afro-American population.

,Police Already Shoot Black People With Virtual Impunity, allowing them to work remotely would lead to more errors and avoidance because You can’t take robots to courtsaid Joel Haley, director of the ACLU Criminal Justice Program.

The San Francisco police already had these devices in their inventory, acquired from 2010 to 2017, but now they have the green light to use them on the streets.

is about Leap in power and militarization of local police forces, For decades and under both Republican and Democratic governments, the police force they discarded war material That the US military-industrial complex could not put an end to the “global war market”. State and local governments signed agreements with arms companies or the Department of Defense confiscation of military material that was grossly disproportionate to the use that he wanted to give them. Thus, during protests against the killings of African-Americans, images of tanks, shields, sophisticated weapons, and sound equipment were seen to stun and suppress protesters. was the matter of Visuals from the small town of Ferguson (protesting the killing of Michael Brown in August 2014) overrun by armored tanks and armed soldiers for warWhich exposed the federal state’s mechanism to recycle military weapons.

use of robots implies another step in that policy and Could add the use of artificial intelligence to the cocktail of racist repression Directed against the poorest and most vulnerable populations.

while during the protest black lives matterDemands after the brutal killing of George Floyd “discredit the police”And not only have various candidates toyed with the idea over the past two years, even during the last presidential election campaign Police not funded, but progress made in their fundingEven in Democratic districts.

The debate during that period involved the Left who raised There is a need not only to rescue, but to eliminate the oppressive forces, It is clear today that, under San Francisco’s leadership, the police will not only continue to maintain their racist and class bias, but also incorporate technology to enforce state policy in the United States.



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