Hot on the heels of brilliant success with Sustainable, Self-Cleaning public toilets that worked for three whole days (!) without breaking down, the city of San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors has voted to allow police to equip robots with the ability to “use deadly force”… now and then ( https://www.therobotreport.com/san-francisco-will-allow-police-to-use-robots-with-deadly-force/). Only when all else fails.
Robocop lives! Although it’d be just too bad if he turned into the Terminator. Back to the drawing board.
Now, of course robots will only kill people when all else fails, and they’ll only be authorized to do so by “only a few high-ranking officers,” so nothing can possibly go wrong. They won’t just strap guns or hi-tech suspect zappers onto existing robots. Instead, the robots will be armed with “explosive charges” and maybe other goodies.
Mis-genderers, dead-namers, and Climate Change deniers, beware! You are gonna get yours, and how!
And it’s San Francisco, so you know there’ll be no problems with it.