San Francisco law enforcement have proposed a new weapon to combat the liberal city’s skyrocketing crime rates: Robots with a license to kill.
No, this in not a joke. The San Francisco Police Department introduced a draft proposal that would authorize unmanned, heavy-duty robots to use lethal force against human suspects.
The robots will be utilized for “criminal apprehensions, critical incidents, exigent circumstances, (and) executing a warrant or during suspicious device assessments.”
Though the proposed policy noted that killer “robots will only be used as a deadly force option when risk of loss of life to members of the public or officers is imminent and outweighs any other force option available to SFPD.”
The department already has 17 remotely piloted robots that were acquired prior to the beginning of 2022, including the REMOTEC F6A, which can climb stairs and lift 65lbs, the QinetiQ TALON, which has the ability to dispose of explosive devices, and the IRobot FirstLook, which is utilized to perform persistent observation, and investigate “dangerous and hazardous material while keeping its operator out of harm’s way.”
The controversial plan was approved by the rules committee, and will be voted on by the city’s Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.
The liberal California city’s proposal has been met with skepticism by many, including local civil rights lawyer Tifanei Moyer who told Mission Local that the use of killer robots by law enforcement is “not normal.”
“No legal professional or ordinary resident should carry on as if it is normal,” she said. “We are living in a dystopian future, where we debate whether the police may use robots to execute citizens without a trial, jury, or judge.”
Spotify podcaster Joe Rogan shared an article titled: “San Francisco Police Seek Permission for its Robots to Use Deadly Force,” through Instagram on Thursday.
“What could go wrong using robots to kill people in a land where men can get pregnant and billions of dollars can be lost as amphetamine popping incels manage made up money,” he wrote. “WE’RE FIIIIINE.”
“How long before liberals start calling Robots racist,” a responder questioned.
“Clearly a robot bigot,” added another.
Conservative actor James Woods posted a similar article on Twitter. “San Francisco police propose allowing robots to kill in ‘rare and exceptional’ circumstances” – Fox News,” he captioned. “Remember when abortion was going to be ‘safe, legal, and rare?'”
Twitter was chock full of killer robot movie references, though most replies were just baffled that that the country’s most liberal city would resort to taking such a hands-off method to fighting crime.
“San Francisco police propose allowing robots to kill in ‘rare and exceptional’ circumstances. What could possibly go wrong?” One person shared along with an image of the killer robots from “Terminator.”
“You have 20 seconds to comply,” one person shared along with an image from 1987’s “Robocop.”
“San Francisco, a city ruled by the compassionate left for 40 years is going to let robots kill its citizens,” added another. “Progressive.”
“San Francisco police want to use robots to kill people,” someone commented. “The human rights situation in the United States is INCREDIBLY worrying.”
“Stay out of San Francisco!” One person cautioned. “Because if criminals don’t kill you, robots might.”