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    San Francisco Police Propose Using Robots to Kill Dangerous Criminals

    According to the petition, “robots will only be used as a deadly force option when the risk of loss of life to members of the public or officers is imminent.”

    The San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) in California, USA, has proposed a new policy that would give robots a ‘license to kill’.

    “Robots will only be used as a deadly force option when the risk of loss of life to members of the public or officers is imminent and outweighs any other force option available to the SFPD,” the petition, filed with the Board of Supervisors, states. from the city.

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    “A rare and exceptional circumstance”

    Initially, Aaron Peskin, dean of the Board of Supervisors, tried to limit the proposal by inserting the phrase “robots should not be used as a means of force against any person,” local media reported.

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    However, Peskin finally decided to accept the change because “there may be scenarios where the use of deadly force is the only option.”

    “The SFPD has always had the ability to use deadly force when the risk of loss of life to members of the public or officers is imminent and outweighs any other force option available,” police officer Eve told The Verge. laokwansathitaya.

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    “The SFPD does not have any kind of specific plan, as unusually dangerous or spontaneous operations where the SFPD needs to apply deadly force via a robot would be a rare and exceptional circumstance“, he added.

    robot capabilities

    According to the project, the SFPD currently has 17 remote-controlled robots, but only twelve are working. While most of the robots listed in the department’s inventory are primarily used to defuse bombs or deal with hazardous materials, newer Remotec models they have an optional weapon system.

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    In addition, these can be used in training, criminal apprehensions, exigent circumstances, execution of court orders, or during evaluations of suspicious devices.

    The San Francisco Rules Committee approved unanimously a version of the project last week, which will be presented to the Board of Supervisors on November 29.

    Source: RT

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