• TheAlbatross@lemmy.blahaj.zone
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    2 months ago

    I’m less concerned about how these are deployed against soldiers as I am about how they’re being provided to police departments as they are in the US.

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      2 months ago

      This is exactly my concern. These little bullet dogs patrolling the street with someone able to take control of the trigger and blame it on a malfunction

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      1 month ago

      Ding ding ding. Rubble-covered battlefields aren’t the end-goal here. The end goal is urban warfare, precision strikes, and area denial by police. Cops can post these on patrol outside of a billionaire’s house. Charging isn’t an issue, because you can simply have them automatically return to base for charging, and patrol in automatically rotating shifts.

      Or have them near protests, and “accidentally” start killing people. When people get upset, cops will go “oops it was a malfunction. Too bad you can’t blame us for that. Because of, ya know, the malfunction. It totally malfunctioned. 100% wasn’t programmed to kill on sight, to break up the protest quickly. Nope, definitely a malfunction.”