Defund the police?

TrueAnon episode 256: Programmed To Kill

San Francisco’s police department and mayor dare to ask: Do Robot Cops Shoot at Electric Crooks? And if not, can we make them?

TrueAnon looks at the failed rollout of unmanned vehicle-borne IEDs by SF’s police department.

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Would be great to see more over-policed areas reallocate their funding to initiatives like this:

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nationwide, last year’s fatal shootings by police break records

The record-setting police violence matches a nationwide trend, according to data collected by the Washington Post. Last year, police killed 1,055 people, the highest since the Post started tracking fatal police shootings in 2015. As of Dec. 20, 2022, it estimates the nation’s law enforcement will set another record with 1,069 deadly police shootings.

more context here:

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Keep hitting cops & cities in the wallet! :fist:t4:

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Total incompetence all around this firearm killing.

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Too much of it reminded me of this John Oliver report on coroners and medical examiners. It seems reform hasn’t happened in that profession either. I hope the family of the victim can successfully sue the hell out of the people directly involved in this killing, as well as those whose action and inaction led to the injustice that followed. :rage:

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I would give them just a smidge of benefit of the doubt that, if they had been told they were looking at a homicide that was also a shooting, they might have done a better job. Imagine being a medical examiner and being told - possible heart attack with stick wound - and instead finding a bullet with both human and canine DNA!?!

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With the backtracking on statements about cause of death (heart attack vs. bleeding after gunshot) and this…

the case’s lead investigator, Det. Jamey McGinty, asked Quinn if it was possible the tools used to inspect the dog were also used during Christensen’s autopsy. The same pathologists – who had no veterinary certifications – examined Christensen and Buzzo.

She said she was sure the same instruments were used for both Christensen and the dog.

Ultimately, she wrote to McGinty that “I would not say to any degree of certainty there could not have been DNA transfer between items of evidence.”

…I put them into the incompetent category, because it sounds like they were not sure if the transfer was from the bullet or the tools used during the autopsy.

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Wow, according to reports these debtors’ prison schemes were used in multiple counties in Missouri:

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And after lawyer’s fees, they’re still only getting about a third of what the city extorted from them? :face_with_symbols_over_mouth:

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Wonder Years Reaction GIF

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Fun fact Robocop is a satire.

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It’s kind of misleading that they put up the photo of the Spot Robot Dog, when it’s going to be the K5 that’s the one that will be “on patrol”. Even if it doesn’t commit suicide again, I bet it winds up in the Hudson very soon.

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I think that’s because potential uses for SPOT go beyond passive surveillance, and it comes with a variety of attachments:

K5 looks manageable and less maneuverable…:thinking:…like the coach of the robot team:

Regular Season Sport GIF by MLB

ETA: Oops, I was imagining paint…thick, camera-obscuring paint.

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they’re buying two of the dogs. initially they plan on using them for high risk situations like bomb disposal, but i have to say, ive never heard of an american police agency that doesn’t use all of the toys at their disposal whenever they want.

the next big protest will be a high risk situation in need of defusing before you can blink.

so… i think it’s a fair depiction.

( the dalek will be paired with a human officer, so probably not going swimming soon. we can only hope that its panopticon always filming nature leads to some great lawsuits against the cops. )

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If you read the ArsTechnica article, it even states that it will be even less able to access areas than Robocop’s ED-209, because it will only be able to use ADA-compliant ramps. :roll_eyes:

Hopefully tougher than the bomb disposal robots used to try to inspect Ahmad Khan Rahimi’s pressure cooker bomb.

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Don’t be so sure. When I lived in NYC in the 90s, it wasn’t uncommon to find entire burnt-out police cars on their sides or roofs in more-or-less random parts of the city, and presumably they had officers nearby during the incidents. Mostly just officers pissing off the locals and paying the price, as far as I can tell, these sorts of small, local protests didn’t even make the news usually.

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