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San Francisco Police proposes to deploy robots with capacity to kill folks

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A police division within the US has proposed to deploy robots with the power to make use of “deadly force” and kill folks. According to the San Francisco Police Department, the usage of “deadly force” is justified within the face of imminent hazard and lack of different choices . 

New Delhi,UPDATED: Nov 25, 2022 07:31 IST

Robots are usually used for inspection and bomb disposal. (Photo: AP)

By India Today Web Desk: The San Francisco Police Department or SFPD, in a draft doc, has proposed the usage of robots able to “deadly force” and killing suspects whereas responding to incidents.

The draft doc outlines how the police division proposes to make use of its assortment of 17 robots, though 12 will not be operational, The Guardian reported.

Robots are usually used for inspection and bomb disposal. But the San Francisco Police Department within the US desires to make use of them for “criminal apprehensions, critical incidents, exigent circumstances, executing a warrant or during suspicious device assessments”, a US media report stated.

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According to SFPD, the usage of “deadly force” is justified within the face of imminent hazard and lack of different choices .

The SFPD proposal would additionally permit these robots to kill folks “when risk of loss of life to members of the public or officers is imminent and outweighs any other force option available to SFPD”, in keeping with The Guardian.

The draft doc stated giving robots the power to kill (as these robots will be modified so as to add machines and grenade launchers) would help officers with “ground support and situational awareness”.

A model of the doc has been accepted by a committee. It awaits the choice of the total board subsequent week.

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Nov 25, 2022