Its like WALL-E, but actually a badass.
A six-hour standoff in the desert of Antelope Valley, California ended whena crafty robot took away the weapon of amurder suspect who refused to surrender.
Thats right,a robot utilized by the Los Angeles Sheriffs Department cut through the fence that was blocking authorities, rolled up behind52-year-old Ray B. Bunge, and then the sneaky devil of a machine scooped up the rifle at his feet.
BEEP BOOP GIVE ME YOUR PEW PEW MECHANISM, is something this robot probably did not say.
After Ray realized Oh snap, that Terminator just snatched my gun, he surrendered without incident.
Now, hesbeen charged withattempted murder, criminal threats, assault with a deadly weapon/firearm, robbery and felony vandalism.
And getting owned by a BattleBot.
After theuse of a robot to kill amurder suspect in the Dallas police shooting back in July, the ethics of utilizingthese robots against a civilian population has come into question (cough, Skynet, cough).
UC Davis law professor Elizabeth Joh said,
If lethally equipped robots can be used in this situation, when else can they be used?Extreme emergencies shouldnt define the scope of more ordinary situations where police may want to use robots that are capable of harm.
Although it seems like theuse of a robot was warranted this time, should there be more oversight and restrictions for its use?
Or should we just give up and bow down to our robot overlords?
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