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San Francisco Leaders Vote to Allow Police to Deploy Lethal Robots

San Francisco Leaders , Vote to Allow Police , to Deploy Lethal Robots. On November 29, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved a controversial policy that will allow police robots to use lethal force. . CNN reports that the decision allows police to deploy ground-based robots to kill... . ... “when risk of loss of life to members of the public or officers is imminent and officers cannot subdue the threat after using alternative force options or de-escalation tactics.”. According to 'The Washington Post,' the policy still requires a second vote next week and the approval of the mayor. There could be an extraordinary circumstance where, in a virtually unimaginable emergency, they might want to deploy lethal force to render, in some horrific situation, somebody from being able to cause further harm, Aaron Peskin, San Francisco Board of Supervisors, via 'The San Francisco Chronicle'. There could be an extraordinary circumstance where, in a virtually unimaginable emergency, they might want to deploy lethal force to render, in some horrific situation, somebody from being able to cause further harm, Aaron Peskin, San Francisco Board of Supervisors, via 'The San Francisco Chronicle'. Three members of the group, Dean Preston, Hillary Ronen and Shamann Walton, voted against the policy. . There is serious potential for misuse and abuse of this military-grade technology, and zero showing of necessity, Dean Preston, San Francisco Board of Supervisors, via 'The San Francisco Chronicle'. According to police spokesperson Robert Rueca, despite having a fleet of robots, the department does not plan on outfitting them with firearms. 'The Washington Post' reports that Rueca said robots could be equipped with explosive charges to breach fortified structures. . The spokesperson also said robots could be used to "contact, incapacitate or disorient" a suspect without risking the life of a police officer. The spokesperson also said robots could be used to "contact, incapacitate or disorient" a suspect without risking the life of a police officer. CNN reports that the first known example of a police robot using lethal force was in 2016 when Dallas police killed an armed suspect by detonating a bomb squad robot
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