• Police robots may get license to kill in San Francisco

    15 days ago - By RT

    Cops will be permitted to use their unmanned vehicles against human targets if a local proposal is successful
    The San Francisco Police Department is seeking permission to deploy lethal robots against human suspects, according to a policy proposal sent to city officials. While the SFPD's robots are primarily designed for bomb disposal and surveillance, police say they can be used as a last-resort “deadly force option.”
    In a document setting out how the SFPD plans to use all of its military-style equipment, the department wrote that “robots will only be used as a deadly force option when...
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