The Oakland Police Department is pushing for automated programs with a potentially lethal shotgun-like attachment, according to The Intercept .
Oakland Police and Oakland Police Commission subcommittee, a civilian oversight body, discussed rules surrounding the city’s usage of military-grade police equipment in September. According to California state law, local police should be authorized by city market leaders before they can deploy army equipment.
Most of the meeting on September. 21 concentrated on contemporary policing, with the commissioners and police heads debating the usage of tear gas and adobe flash bangs. But two hrs into the meeting, the conversation shifted to a gun-shaped item for robots called the “ percussion actuated nonelectric disruptor, ” a tool used by bomb squads at war as well as for domestic operations.
The accessory could be loaded with explosive forces ranging from blanks to pressurized drinking water to even shotgun shells. This is a concerning new development in the potential use of weaponized robots against the American individuals by police across the country.
“ But God forbid something does happen where it’s the only option, ” a member of the Oakland Law enforcement Commission said at the meeting. “ Which is, I dislike to say it, a robot with a shotgun may be our only hope. ”
For the moment, Oakland police and commissioners agreed that robots can only be armed with spice up spray, though conversations from the meeting suggest armed automated programs with shotguns might be used sometime in this decade.
The future of American policing in liberal towns could very well be armed robots. This particular dystopic nightmare is only probable due to city leaders, not only in Oakland but across the country, who identify as “ progressive” and far left-leaning that have ushered in social justice reform that has greatly backfired, unleashing a tsunami of violent crime while also hellbent in banning guns from law-abiding citizens.